Alan Matthews

High Heat: March 24

Alan Matthews -

He was just a sophomore in high school, but the groundwork was already laid for this local legend. With his Jackson High Timberwolves facing elimination in the district playoffs, Travis Snider belted a pair of home runs against Edmonds-Woodway High (Edmonds, Wash.). A year later, he furthered his lore as one of the region's top power hitters when he smashed "the shot hear 'round the state."

High School | #2006

Draft Dish: March 29

Alan Matthews -

The life of a major league scouting director is never boring, but check in with one 75 days before the draft, when things are really spinning, and there's no telling what state he'll be in—that's state of mind or of the country. At least a dozen of the most significant talent evaluators in baseball tried to clear their minds and schedules for the third weekend in March, when all three of the Atlantic Coast Conference schools in North Carolina's Research Triangle played host to conference opponents.

Draft | #2006

High Heat: May 22

Alan Matthews -

Scouts took notice of Vista High righthander Trevor when he began throwing 94 mph this spring. But can Cahill, an academic standout, be swayed from his commitment to attend Dartmouth this fall?

High School | #2006