Nathan Rode

Wait Doesn’t Faze Trout

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Just like Aaron Hicks in 2008, Mike Trout was the only player in attendance for the draft. As the picks went by, the cameras kept showing Trout in anticipation of […]

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Four For Four

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The goal of any high school baseball player is to ultimately win a state championship. A small percentage of participants get the chance to play in one and even fewer get that sweet taste of victory. The luckiest get to experience it more than once. Zack Von Rosenberg has

High School | #2009#High Heat

State Report: Virginia

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Since 1999, Virginia has had at least two players on our predraft Top 200 Prospects list every year, and for a few years in the early '00s it looked like the state was becoming a veritable talent hotbed. The 2009 season continues a trend in the other direction, though.

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Garden State Grinder

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In the midst of a strong senior season, outfielder Mike Trout looks like he could be headed toward a first-round selection in June's draft. His path toward becoming an elite prospect hasn't always been smooth, though—and it didn't even start out in the outfield.

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Baseball In The Garden State

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Finding and ranking the top high school teams in the country is a daunting task. Not only is there an overwhelming amount of talent, it is difficult to stack contenders […]

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Schuster’s Bid For Fifth No-No Ends

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Gaither High (Tampa) junior outfielder Drew Doty laced a double in the top of the third inning ending lefthander Patrick Schuster’s bid at a fifth straight no-hitter and a run at […]

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TJ For Thompson

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Baseball America has learned that righthander Chad Thompson will undergo Tommy John surgery on May 1. An Arizona State commit, Thompson’s frame is a dream for scouts. He stands at […]

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Schuster Can’t Be Touched

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Throwing a no-hitter in high school will put you in the local paper without question. You may get some national coverage if you’re a draft prospect. Now, being a draft […]

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A Second Look At Myers

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Just over two weeks ago, at the Impact Invitational in Cary, N.C., Wil Myers was one of several North Carolina prep prospects playing under the keen eyes of area scouts, […]

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Preseason High School Top 50

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A familiar face sits atop the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Preseason Top 50. Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas, a three-time state champion in Nevada, earns the preseason top spot. The Gaels have five Division I signees on the roster and won an American Legion national title as a unit in addition to their domination of the Silver State.

High School | #2009#Team Rankings