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East Coast Professional Showcase Top 20 Prospects

Alan Matthews -Premium Content

Each summer, scouts from across the Eastern United States invite the region's best rising high school seniors to the East Coast Professional Showcase. Last year's ECPS field included five first round picks, including Bill Rowell (Orioles, ninth overall), Kasey Kiker (Rangers, 12) and Jeremy Jeffress (Brewers, 16). Following are the top 20 prospects from the Class of 2007 in attendance at this year's event, as judged by Baseball America associate editor Alan Matthews in conjunction with scouts in attendance. The ranking reflects the player's overall ceiling, with some consideration given to event performance.

High School | #2007#East Coast Professional Showcase#Events

Reds Trade For Fourth Southpaw

Jim Callis -

The Reds continue to lead the National League wild-card race, and general manager Wayne Krivsky continues to acquire lefthanded relievers. Following previous deals for Eddie Guardado, Bill Bray and Rheal Cormier, Cincinnati traded for Scott Schoeneweis on Wednesday. The Blue Jays will receive either a player to be named or cash.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Daily Dish: Aug. 16

After much speculation since signing as a first-round pick out of Arizona last year, the Indians have committed to moving outfielder Trevor Crowe to the right side of the infield.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Daily Dish: Aug. 15

Good news for Royals fans: Zack Greinke continues his turnaround at Double-A Wichita; Billy Butler and Alex Gordon keep hitting; and Luke Hochevar reports for his pro debut at low Class A Burlington.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Daily Dish: Aug. 14

Though there was a report over the weekend that the Royals have no plans of calling up Double-A sluggers Alex Gordon and Billy Butler when the rosters expand in September, that certainly did little to faze the two hitters as they continued their red-hot August.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish