Baseball America

Conor Glassey

Joe Sanders Update

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Remember when we told you about Joe Sanders’ broken jaw? I caught up with his dad, Jack, to learn more about the break and the consequential surgery that took place. [...]

College

Something In The Water?

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Madras, Ore. has a population of just over 5,000. So when a player from there starts getting compared to Madras’ most famous resident—Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury—most coaches and [...]

Draft

Manto On White Sox Hitters

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Kannapolis, N.C.—Between last year’s draft, the signing of a Cuban defector and dealing righthander Javier Vazquez to the Braves, the White Sox have added several quality bats to their farm [...]

Minors

Matzek Has Blister

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Baseball America has learned that Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo, Calif.) High lefthander Tyler Matzek, BA’s No. 1 high school prospect, has recently developed a blood blister on his left index [...]

Draft

Have To Adapt

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On Feb. 19, on a very comfortable 70-degree night in Ocala, Fla., righthander Keyvius Sampson took the mound for Forest High's first game of the season. About 930 miles north, another one of Baseball America's top 100 high school prospects, Neuqua Valley High lefthander Ian Krol, was preparing for his high school season indoors. The high temperature in Krol's hometown of Naperville, Ill., that day? A bitter 24 degrees and windy. Such is life for amateur pitchers in cold climates.

Draft | #2009#Draft Dish

Making Some Noise

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The numbers he put up last season make him seem almost superhuman. But Indiana catcher Josh Phegley is a lot more Clark Kent than he is Superman. Sure, the junior first-team All-American had a breakout season last year, but it hasn't gone to his head. He still has that "Aw, shucks" Midwest humility.

College | #2009#Season Preview

Working Wonders

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In today's age, the minor league teams drawing the most fans are typically those with the newest ballparks. That's not the case with the Birmingham Barons. Sure, Regions Park is newer than the stadium they left, but that can be said of every ballpark in America. After all, Rickwood Field is the oldest standing ballpark in the country.

Minors | #2008#Awards#Freitas Awards