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Try, Try Again

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Isaac Hess will pick up his glove and head to the mound for the Victoria Seals, just as he has 11 times before. It's everything that had gone on since his last start that may make everything feel a little different.

Minors | #2009#Independent Audit

Nice Move

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As a former big league manager with the Indians, San Angelo skipper Doc Edwards has a pretty good idea of what kind of player he's looking for when he heads to a tryout camp. But he can't take credit for finding Bryan Frichter.

Minors | #2009#Independent Audit

Their Last, Best Chance

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When the final pick of the 50th round of the draft has been called out and more than 1,500 players have been selected, there are still hundreds of players left disappointed. Last year Mike LaLuna was one of them. The shortstop at New York Tech headed into his senior season knowing that he needed to build on a .317/.377/.427 junior season. Instead he slumped to .268/.360/.411 as a senior and watched whatever hopes he had of being drafted disappear.

Minors | #2009#Independent Audit

Midseason Top 25 Prospects

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While subscribers can see a more in-depth look at the top 25 prospects and will get a listing of the organizations who have improved their stock and which teams have […]

Minors

USA College National Team Announced

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USA Baseball announced its 22-player roster for the college national team, with Cal State Fullerton shortstop Christian Colon highlighting the team as the lone returnee from last year’s club. Coach […]

College

Angels Take Locker Again

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In high school Jake Locker fell to the 40th round because teams believed that he was set to head to Washington as a football player. Scouts were right, as Locker […]

Draft

Royals Look Willing To Spend

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A year ago, the Kansas City Royals set a draft record by spending $11.1 in bonuses, largely because they were willing to draft and sign players like Tim Melville, a […]

Draft

So What Did You Think?

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  Consider this an open thread for your thoughts of the first round of the draft. What picks did you like, what picks did you dread? And what did you […]

Draft

Royals Love Their Cats

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By taking Aaron Crow, the Royals have taken a Fort Worth Cat for the second time in four years. Kansas City also took Luke Hochevar No. 1 overall after Hochevar […]

Draft

Scheppers Makes His Case

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If Tanner Scheppers was going to give scouts a reason to draft him high in the first round, he made a pretty convincing closing argument. In his final start for […]

Draft

Regionals TV Schedule Announced

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If you want to see Stephen Strasburg pitch, you’ll need to have ESPNU this weekend. ESPN will feature the Tallahassee and Irvine Regionals for the only national coverage of the NCAA baseball tournament […]

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