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State Report: Colorado

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The last time Colorado had back-to-back years with top 100 picks was in 1996 and 1997, with Shawn Chacon (Rockies) and Darnell McDonald (Orioles). With righthander Tyler Sample getting picked 80th overall last year (Royals), the Centennial State repeat the feat with a toolsy high school outfielder from Fort Collins.

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Draft Tracker: June 2

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With 19 players listed about Baseball America's Top 200 Draft Prospects, it's a strong year for high school players in the state of Florida. So, when nearly all of them converge to a small city in Central Florida for a postseason all-star tournament, it's a must-see event for scouts considering the first-year player draft is less than two weeks away. They showed up in droves. Nearly 100 scouts attended the event, including scouting directors for at least 10 teams.

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State Report: Utah

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While Utah righthander Stephen Fife was the 85th overall pick in last year's draft, going to the Red Sox in the third round, it was actually an unusually thin year in the Beehive State, with just four players drafted. Utah won't have a player drafted in the top 100 picks this time around, but there will be a lot more than four players selected overall and the state should return to its 2006 and 2007 levels, when 12 and 11 players were drafted.

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State Report: Upper Rockies

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Even in a traditionally desolate region, it's a down year in the Upper Rockies. Idaho normally leads the way for the region—and NAIA power Lewis-Clark State always leads Idaho—but it was a substandard year for talent both for the Warriors and the Gem State. Montana and Wyoming are barren.

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State Report: New Mexico

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The last time New Mexico had two players drafted within the top 200 was way back in 1996, when players in this year's class were just starting tee-ball. It could happen again this year with a polished high school hitter and a live-armed reliever as the state's top two talents.

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Day Three In Sebring

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Even with scheduled extra-inning play, today’s  games seemed a little less action-packed than yesterday. And, although we dodged the rain, it was 90 degrees with 50 percent humidity, so everyone […]

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Day Two In Sebring

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At about 1:30 today, after the North and South squads took batting practice, some serious rain started falling, sending everyone scattering for cover and making a mess of the field. […]

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State Report: Washington

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Even though Washington will likely produce two top-five-round picks, it still isn't a great year in the Evergreen State. It was especially down on the high school side, as many of the top prospects coming into the year had disappointing showings in the spring. The few that did play well are considered tough signs, with strong college commitments.

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Top Talent On Display In Sebring

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SEBRING, Fla.—Between getting bumped off my first flight, sitting on the runway in the layover flight for an extra 45 minutes, waiting in a 40-person line to get my rental […]

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Eliopoulos Has Helium

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It’s a down year in general for Canada. Unlike the past two years, there won’t be a first-rounder from the Great White North. That said, lefthander Jake Eliopoulos will likely […]

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Another Day At The Office

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Arizona State righthander Mike Leake pitched a gem tonight at home against Oregon—not that it should necessarily surprise you, as Leake’s been one of the most consistently-good performers in college […]

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Staying Loose

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To some, seeing Rockies lefthander Christian Friedrich picking up where he left off last year with the low Class A Asheville Tourists was a bit of a surprise. Most college pitchers taken in the first or supplemental first rounds the year before began their first full season in high Class A or even Double-A.

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Strasburg Throws No-Hitter

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We got sidetracked during a marathon two and a half hour draft conference call tonight when we noticed Stephen Strasburg had a no-hitter going against Air Force in the seventh […]

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Trojans Trio So-So In Seattle

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SEATTLE—With boating season set to kick off today, I made sure to leave extra early for yesterday’s University of Washington game against Southern California. A commute that normally takes about […]

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A Peek Ahead To 2010

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When planning my trip out to Seattle, I knew I wanted to see Bishop Blanchet High third baseman Jake Lamb. I grew up near Seattle, so I knew to expect […]

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