HUDSON, N.C.–Tuesday was a nice day for a road trip, and with the matchup scheduled for 6:30 p.m., about three hours west of BA Headquarters, I found out quickly I wasn’t the only one with last night’s game at South Caldwell High on the itinerary. [...] Continue Reading »
For two teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference, when the going gets tough, they go to their bullpen, and that’s where their best professional prospects await the call. Clemson and Maryland met this weekend in College Park, Md., where scouts had to hope for tight games in order to take a look at Tigers closer Daniel Moskos (pictured below) and Terrapins closer Brett Cecil. [...] Continue Reading »
Two quick notes before we bear down this weekend as action picks up around the country . . .
â€¢ In a draft where college hitters provide some depth but few elite bats, Lamar is giving scouts two good reasons to visit Beaumont, Texas. Redshirt junior catcher Michael Ambort is the bigger name because he was drafted out of high school (41st round, 2003) and again last year (18th round), a season that he missed due to an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. [...] Continue Reading »
The major league draft doesn’t come with the fanfare of that of the NFL or NBA. No endless combine video clips and (force-fed) live studio analysis. Baseball’s draft doesn’t even offer creased Starter caps and a glitzy New York stage, complete with David Stern’s artful pronunciation of seven-syllable names of 7-footers from Eastern Europe. Here it is 2007, and Major League Baseball is just now getting around to putting its draft on TV (though the deal still hasn’t been officially announced). [...] Continue Reading »
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