Alan Matthews

WWBA Fall Championship Top 10, Best Tools

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Here's a look at the top 10 seniors at this year's WWBA tournament, as judged by national writer Alan Matthews in consultation with scouts in attendance. Rankings reflect the player's ceiling and likelihood of reaching that ceiling, with some consideration to performance at the event.

High School | #2008

Prep Draft Class Continues To Improve

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Eighty high school travel teams from the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and a smattering of other Latin American countries met to play 173 games in 96 hours at the spring training complex of the Cardinals and Marlins, and hundreds of scouts and college coaches—including 17 scouting directors—gathered to size up the talent at the World Wood Bat Association fall championship.

Draft | #2008

Jucos Adjust

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Recruiting rules and regulations are changing as often as the recruits themselves. It’s been a year since Major League Baseball eliminated the draft-and-follow process, and within this year the NCAA […]

College

Hosmer Adds To Accolades

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JUPITER, Fla.–One of amateur baseball’s most talked about players over the past few years has been Eric Hosmer, a sweet-swinging first baseman from South Florida. His senior year is upon […]

Draft

Intensity Gauge

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JUPITER, Fla.–Just as many of the scouts and college recruiters were catching flights out of West Palm Beach Sunday, the year’s final major scouting event was offering exhilarating baseball and […]

Draft

Giants Nab Barr

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JUPITER, Fla.–Following the 2005 season, the Dodgers hired former Giants executive Ned Colletti as their general manager, and now the Giants have returned the favor, as John Barr was named […]

Draft

Fall Classic

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JUPITER, Fla.–For baseball junkies, the only eye-popping velocites that can typically found this time of year are on Fox’ broadcasts of playoff games–where the radar gun readings at times appear […]

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Will Work With Wood

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JUPITER, Fla.–As we have done for the past year or so, Baseball America is attending another major wood bat amateur tournament and providing insight and highlights here on the Draft […]

Draft