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Perkin Breaks Down Hicks

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BA’s Dave Perkin, our scout for Prospects Plus, took in SoCal prep two-way star Aaron Hicks last Thursday, and after seeing him for several outings previously, he sees improvement for […]

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Alvarez Update

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Not surprisingly, Vanderbilt is not releasing much information about star third baseman Pedro Alvarez and his hand injury. The NCAA has privacy policies in place to protect student-athletes that many […]

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Pender Big Leagues St. Joe’s

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The Washington Post reported today that George Washington and St. Joseph’s will play the first game in the Washington Nationals’ new 41,000-seat ballpark. The March 22 game will be a […]

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Opening Weekend Tidbits

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The first weekend of Division I college baseball produced some news regarding top draft prospects. A quick rundown: • Preseason All-American Pedro Alvarez, the consensus (but not unanimous) top prospect […]

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Bad News In Omaha

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Right before we put our College Preview issue to bed, I got a call from Steve Pivovar of the Omaha World-Herald. No one knows the College World Series like Steve, […]

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Pirates Hire BA’s Kline

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For the second time this offseason, a major league organization has hired a member of the Baseball America editorial staff to fill a position on its scouting staff. The Pittsburgh […]

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Akins To Be

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Baseball America has told Nick Akins’ story once before, and it’s a story that keeps developing. Akins did not play in 2006, yet was the Dodgers’ 13th-round pick that year […]

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