Alan Matthews

Road Weary

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MARIETTA, Ga.–Scouts covering the World Wood Bat Association tournaments in suburban Atlanta are downtrodden and weary at this stage of the summer. This week’s 17-and-under tournament includes more than 120 […]

Draft | #Summer Scene

East Cobb Alumni Wait Patiently

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MARIETTA, Ga.–Each July, some of the best high school scouting can be done in Marietta, Ga., where a series of World Wood Bat Association tournaments are held at the East […]

Draft

Pelzer Breaks Kneecap

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The Padres popped one of the best arms available in the ninth round when they drafted Wynn Pelzer out of South Carolina. Though his Cape Cod League numbers weren’t great […]

College

A’s Ink Desme, Horton

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With five picks among the top 90 selections, the Athletics had an opportunity to seriously supplement their farm system and continued to do so with the signing of two of […]

Draft

HS Player Of The Year: Mike Moustakas

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Mike Moustakas slugged his way to becoming the first high school player drafted this year when he was taken with the second pick by the Royals. He was selected as the Los Angeles City Section player of the year for the second consecutive season, and trumped that honor by becoming just the second player from the Golden State to be named Baseball America's High School Player of the Year.

High School | #2007

High School Player Of The Year: Mike Moustakas

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Mike Moustakas slugged his way to becoming the first high school player drafted this year when he was taken with the second pick by the Royals. He was selected as the Los Angeles City Section player of the year for the second consecutive season, and trumped that honor by becoming just the second player from the Golden State to be named Baseball America's High School Player of the Year.

High School | #2007#Awards#Player Of The Year

Wells Rolls Back To Tide

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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 […]

College

Class Of ’08 Makes Modest Impression

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There weren't any of those sticky "Hello, My Name Is" nametags. No one was even privy to pregame introductions. This was the first wide-scale national scouting event of the summer, and before major league teams had time to polish off the paperwork of the 2007 draft, more than 300 of the nation's top rising high school seniors gathered in Cincinnati for '08 orientation.

Draft | #2008

Class Of ’08 Makes Modest Impression

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There weren't any of those sticky "Hello, My Name Is" nametags. No one was even privy to pregame introductions. This was the first wide-scale national scouting event of the summer, and before major league teams had time to polish off the paperwork of the 2007 draft, more than 300 of the nation's top rising high school seniors gathered in Cincinnati for '08 orientation.

High School | #2008#Events#Perfect Game National Showcase

SoCal’s Finest Ring In New Year

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Less than four days after the final pick of the 2007 draft was made, the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau held the first wide-scale showcase of the new scouting season. Forty-four players from Southern California gathered in Compton for workouts and a nine-inning game that served as a good ice-breaker for the summer showcase and tournament circuit.

High School | #2008

The Draft Goes Public

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Major League Baseball's draft has always been the year's most discussed day in baseball's inner circles, but for the first time in the draft's 43-year history, the masses were invited to partake in the pastime.

Draft | #2007