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Rocking Lompoc

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High school hitters have garnered most of the attention in California this draft season, and the best high school pitchers in the state reside north of the L.A. area, where […]

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Greek For “Home Run”

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Chatsworth (Calif.) High shortstop Mike Moustakas entered the season with high hopes. Paired with his prep teammate, third baseman Matt Dominguez, the duo was among the best pairs of high […]

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Draft Dish: May 9

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Orioles lefthander Adam Loewen, the fourth overall pick in 2002, set a record for the largest signing bonus ever by a draft-and-follow—a player who is drafted but doesn't sign, goes to junior college and signs prior to the next year's draft—that seems likely to never be broken.

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Scherzer Debuts Well

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Former Missouri righthander Max Scherzer allowed one hit and struck out six in his professional debut Saturday night, pitching 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball for the Fort Worth Cats […]

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Figueroa Latest Suspended

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The commissioner’s office has suspended Dodgers minor league lefthander Jonathan Figueroa for 50 games for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance in violation of the minor league drug prevention […]

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Meet “The Selectables”

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That’s what the PDF file the Major League Scouting Bureau sends to major league organizations is called–2007 Selectables. It’s a list of draft-eligible players who have been turned in by […]

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Angels Call Up Wood

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After spending two years as the Angels’ No. 1 prospect, Brandon Wood will get a chance to end his streak. The Angels promoted Wood to the major leagues for the […]

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NCAA Releases RPI

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The NCAA’s official baseball website has featured one ranking this season–Baseball America’s top 25. Now it has two. As mentioned last week, for the first time the NCAA is releasing […]

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Walk This Way

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The Huntsville Stars had no singles among their hits Thursday night and drew 15 walks in a nine-inning game. Rather than an easy victory, though, the Stars were beaten 10-4 […]

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Virginia Tech Cancels Midweek Game

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Monday’s horrific shootings at Virginia Tech have much greater implications than baseball, of course, but they have touched the baseball team. No baseball players are reported to be among the […]

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Weekend Box Scores

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One of the best things about getting to the office early on a Monday morning is going through all the college box scores and press releases that get faxed our […]

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Kindall, And Company

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College baseball has a nascent Hall of Fame, based in Lubbock, Texas. (It’s just as logical a place as Cooperstown, N.Y., when you think about it.) The first class of […]

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Pop-Up Player: Kyle Lotzkar

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Philippe Aumont rightfully gets top billing among Canadian players eligible for the 2007 draft; the 6-foot-7, 220-pound 17-year-old from Quebec was sitting at 89-92 mph last summer in the Cape […]

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Inside the Numbers

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The NCAA’s baseball statistics were updated today; you can go get the report here. That naturally begs the question of why the NCAA doesn’t have baseball stats up until the […]

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