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Tago On Top

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LONG BEACH—Nothing much seems to bother Peter Tago. Like Harry Houdini escaping from a locked water tank, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Tago wriggled out of jam after jam on Tuesday at […]

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Covey’s Performance Sliding

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LOS ANGELES—On a cool evening back in early March, righthander Dylan Covey of Maranatha High in Pasadena, Calif. made his first start of the 2010 season. Covey looked every bit […]

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Pepperdine-San Diego Mound Report

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LOS ANGELES—Most visitors to Malibu come to visit the beach or to tour stars' homes (Barbara Streisand lives nearby). Last weekend, dozens of scouts came to the Pepperdine versus San […]

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Sizing Up Harper

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Baseball America's Dave Perkin—the only scout BA employs—usually covers California but hasn't been able to resist the lure of Bryce Harper or Las Vegas. He caught Harper for four games over the weekend and put together this scouting report.

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Checking In On SoCal Talents

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LOS ANGELES — The scouting profession can take an individual to places he never planned—or never particularly wanted—to visit. On Thursday, April 15, I traveled to the isolated hamlet of […]

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Scouts Flock To SoCal Tournaments

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LOS ANGELES — Unlike college students, springtime provides no break for scouts. In Southern California, Easter week annually has scouts scurrying from venue to venue to catch glimpses of top […]

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Murphy Stands Out In SoCal

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LOS ANGELES — In a distinct and somewhat dispiriting contrast to recent years, the Southern California high school draft class of 2010 offers scant quality in lefthanded pitching—with one notable […]

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Marquee Matchups In Southern California

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LOS ANGELES — The 2010 spring high school baseball season in Southern California is both unusual and convenient. A large number of high-profile matchups featuring top prospects have and will […]

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Hahn Offers Intrigue In 2010 Class

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LOS ANGELES—On a cold and windy Monday night, outfielder Cory Hahn of Mater Dei High (Santa Ana, Calif.) drew a rapt audience of approximately 40 scouts. Hahn, ranked No. 72 on […]

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Covey Sharp In 2010 Debut

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PASADENA, Calif.— Righthander Dylan Covey of Maranatha High School in Pasadena, Calif. enjoyed a sensational start to his 2010 spring season, recording 12 of 15 outs via strikeout in a […]

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Cook, Thompson impress in duel

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LONG BEACH— The premier pitching match up of Division I college baseball’s 2010 opening weekend in Southern California occurred Friday night at Blair Field in Long Beach. Pepperdine righthander Cole […]

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Velasquez Steals Show In Compton

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COMPTON, Calif.—Vincent Velasquez has finally found his true calling.  Velasquez, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound righthander, attends Garey High School in Pomona, Calif. Previously in his prep career, Velasquez dabbled at shortstop, […]

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Terry Impressive For Cerritos

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CERRITOS, Calif.—The predominant feature of junior college baseball in Southern California is eardrum-busting, mind-numbing, window-shattering pregame and between-innings music. Thundering from high-tech loudspeakers which possess thrust equal to a NASA […]

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