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Wittels Moves Forward

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Florida International shortstop Garrett Wittels saw his hitting streak end at 56 games Friday, amidst controversy about whether he should have been playing at all in the wake of an offseason arrest for rape.

College | #2011#On Campus

Another Elite ACC Backstop

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In the past three years, the Atlantic Coast Conference has produced three catchers drafted among baseball's top five picks: Tony Sanchez in 2009, Buster Posey in 2008 and Matt Wieters in '07. This year, the ACC assembly line has cranked out another standout catcher (though not a projected top-five pick): Miami junior Yasmani Grandal, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound switch-hitter with a power stroke.

College | #2010#On Campus

Boosting Popularity

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Puerto Rico hasn't generated the same kind of talent since starts like Ivan Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran made the major leagues. The Puerto Rico Baseball Academy is working to bring relevance back to the island.

High School | #2010#High Heat