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Tropical Trip

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Once the high school season concludes toward the end of the spring, the summer showcase circuit will kick into gear. Underclassmen from all over the country will make their stops at camps in an effort to hone their skills and get noticed by college recruiters or professional scouts. However, some high school players will bypass the circuit and head to the beautiful beaches of the Dominican Republic to play on the diamonds and experience the culture of the baseball-rich Caribbean island.

High School | #2008#High Heat

Decker Decks Pitchers

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With the draft just around the corner, news and information on the top prospects isn't hard to find. Guys like Pedro Alvarez, Brian Matusz and Eric Hosmer will be all over headlines and covers until they're picked. There are plenty of guys flying under the radar, however, that could be marquee picks in the early rounds of the draft on June 5. Outfielder Jaff Decker has simply dominated his competition in Peoria, Ariz., while righthander Tyler Sample has bounced back from Tommy John surgery to be a legitimate option coming out of Colorado.

High School | #2008#High Heat

High A Dish: Hot Bats Continue

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Chris Valaika stayed hot, Barry Enright got his first victory, and Tommy Hanson hasn’t gotten any easier to hit. California League Bakersfield (Rangers) 6, Rancho Cucamonga (Angels) 4 Third baseman […]

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High A Dish: Can’t Stop Wieters

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Matt Wieters continues to roll for Frederick while Jon Still takes advantage of the hitter-friendly California League. California League Stockton (Athletics) 5, Rancho Cucamonga (Angels) 3 Shortstop Josh Horton hit […]

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