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Orioles Organization Report

Roch Kubatko -Premium Content

Rommie Lewis, once one of the top pitching prospects in the Orioles organization, quit baseball for a year after dealing with personal issues and losing his passion for the game. He sat out the 2005 season, took a job at a pizza joint and wondered if he'd ever play again. He decided to return and was 3-2, 3.73 in 31 innings this season at Bowie.

Majors | #2007#Baltimore Orioles#Organization Reports

Braves Organization Report

Bill Ballew -Premium Content

Once the weather began to break, Ka'aihue started to show signs of the offense he displayed in 2006, when he hit a combined .281/.407/.550 with 28 home runs and 80 RBIs between low Class A Rome and Myrtle Beach. Consistency coincided with the arrival of May, and he began blistering the ball during the first three weeks of June, hitting .413/.493/.778.

Majors | #2007#Atlanta Braves#Organization Reports

Wells Rolls Back To Tide

Alan Matthews -

Less than a week after announcing he was leaving Alabama’s head coaching post, Jim Wells changed his mind. In a press conference Wednesday evening in Tuscaloosa, Wells said he “personally […]

College

International League All-Stars

Matt Eddy -

The International League announced its roster for the 20th annual Triple-A all-star game, the tenth pitting the IL against the Pacific Coast League. The contest takes place July 11’”one night […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

College Top 25: June 27

For the second year in a row, Oregon State finished the season on top of the college baseball world and on top of Baseball America's final Top 25 rankings. The Beavers, who had reached No. 4 in the rankings in late March but entered the NCAA tournament unranked, vaulted five spots to No. 1 after winning their final 10 postseason games—the last four by six runs or more.

College | #2007#Top 25

BAPR Plus: June 27

J.J. Cooper -

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is putting together a scoreless streak, Rick Ankiel extended his home run lead and Jeremy Jeffress had his first rough outing of the season. Triple-A Rick Ankiel keeps on […]

Minors

Bonuses Trending Down

John Manuel -

BA’s Draft Database is constantly being updated with signings, and the recent signing of Reds first-rounder Devin Mesoraco made him the ninth first-rounder to sign. The Reds gave Mesoraco $1.4 […]

Draft

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’™s installment considers all transactions reported between June 16-22. Last week’™s transactions available here. Draft picks are presented alphabetically by position here, but to see each team’s draft in […]

Minors | #Transactions

Rough Waters Ahead

Chris Kline -

Talk about a tough schedule. Double-A Akron manager Tim Bogar’s club is currently on an 11-day road trip. At the end of those 11 days, Bogar will hop on a […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Class Of ’08 Makes Modest Impression

Alan Matthews -

There weren't any of those sticky "Hello, My Name Is" nametags. No one was even privy to pregame introductions. This was the first wide-scale national scouting event of the summer, and before major league teams had time to polish off the paperwork of the 2007 draft, more than 300 of the nation's top rising high school seniors gathered in Cincinnati for '08 orientation.

Draft | #2008