Alan Matthews

Opportunity, Demands Explode For Youth Players

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The arena—the sphere of competition and exposure—for today's amateurs has changed as drastically as the arenas in which those competitions are held. While the game's fundamentals remain much the same as they were 10, 20, even 50 years ago, how youth and high school-age players are developing the tools to perform those fundamentals have become profoundly complex.

High School | #2005#For The Ages

Rare Convergence Leads To Busy Weekend For N.C. Scouts

Alan Matthews -Premium Content

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#Draft Dish