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BAPR Plus: June 28

J.J. Cooper -

A couple of top prospects who have had seasons to forget got a chance to shine on Wednesday. Larry Broadway had a big day for Columbus, while Trevor Crowe’s struggles […]


Red Sox Organization Report

John Tomase -Premium Content

Ryan Dent, an 18-year-old shortstop (no relation to Yankees villain Bucky Dent) out of Wilson High in Long Beach was one of the most athletic players in the 2007 draft. Clocked at 4.1 seconds to first base out of the righthanded batter's box, the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder hit .474 with 29 RBIs and 28 steals. The Sox selected him No. 62 overall.

Majors | #2007#Boston Red Sox#Organization Reports

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 […]


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