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2010 Summer College Player Of The Year

Aaron Fitt -

The total package—the leadership, the absurd numbers and the strong performance in Team USA's biggest win of the summer against Japan—makes Sonny Gray Baseball America's 2010 Summer Player of the Year. A rising junior righthander at Vanderbilt, Gray is the third Commodore to win the award in the last five years.

College | #2010#Summer Scene#Summer Stock

Springer Dashes Into National Spotlight

Tyler Jett -Premium Content

George Springer needed just 90 feet to prove he was ready to make an impact. In a fall 2008 intrasquad scrimmage, Springer took one too many steps away from third base. Connecticut catcher Doug Elliot saw Springer's aggressive lead and called for a pitch-out. Time to teach the freshman a lesson. But Springer read Elliot's call and countered. When Elliot fired the ball to third, hoping to catch the runner napping, Springer bolted to the plate. By the time the catcher got the ball back, Springer had stolen home.

College | #2010#Summer Scene#Summer Stock

Brain And Brawn

Aaron Fitt -

Whenever coaches and scouts talk about Christian Colon, they invariably start and finish with praise for his baseball IQ, instincts, leadership skills and confidence. Colon is just a darn good baseball player, they'll say, a born winner who simply finds a way to get the job done.

College | #2009#Summer Scene#Summer Stock

A Big Hit

Powell Latimer -Premium Content

Harold Riggins is more than meets the eye. The 6-foot-3 first baseman looks 230, weighs 270, hits for average in a power hitter's body, and spurned pro scouts in favor of three years at North Carolina State, 800 miles away from his home and family in Normal, Ill.

College | #2009#Summer Scene#Summer Stock

Cox Shines In Wet Cape All-Star Game

Aaron Fitt -

Soggy weather only put a slight damper on the Cape Cod League all-star game, which made a successful return to Fenway Park on Thursday after a 22-year absence. More than 13,000 fans packed most of the infield seating bowl for the league's home run hitting contest and all-star game, which the West team won 3-0 in a game shortened to four and a half innings by rain.

College | #2009#Summer Scene#Summer Stock

Tough Sale

Powell Latimer -Premium Content

In 2007, Florida Gulf Coast coach Dave Tollet was looking at an intriguing recruit. A 6-foot-6 lefthanded pitcher named Chris Sale spent most of his time throwing an unspectacular 82-84 mph at Lakeland (Fla.) High. But every once in a while, the kid's velocity would shoot up to 88, flashing major-college zip before diving back to the low 80s.

College | #2009#Summer Scene#Summer Stock