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Gillaspie, Marshall Sign Rich Deals

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Wichita State third baseman Conor Gillaspie and Sterling High (Baytown, Texas) righthander Brett Marshall received lucrative bonuses on Wednesday. Gillaspie, a supplemental first-rounder, signed for $970,000 with the Giants. Marshall, a sixth-rounder, […]

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Cracking the Codes

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Now in its 22nd year, the Area Code Games have morphed into a blend of baseball showcase, job fair, gossip mill and industry convention. Scouts, college coaches, agents, parents, press, […]

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Angels Give Gomez $450,000

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The Angels signed Flanagan High (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) shortstop Rolando Gomez on July 31 for $450,000, the fourth-highest bonus known to be given to a player drafted after the 10th round this […]

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Shockers Infield Takes A Double Hit

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Wichita State’s 2009 infield has taken two significant hits this summer, losing two late-round picks to pro teams. In late June, Goddard (Kan.) High middle infielder Logan Watkins signed with […]

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More Above-Slot Signings

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Just like they did four years earlier, the Rockies have paid an above-slot bonus to land a multisport star in the 14th round. Colorado signed The Baylor School (Chattanooga, Tenn.) […]

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Robinson Breaks Through

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I was sitting in the shady comfort ofthe Press Box at the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy in Compton on Wednesday, watching the second game ofthe inaugural Breakthrough Series. […]

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Worth Following Up

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Though Major League Baseball did away with the draft-and-follow process by instituting an Aug. 15 signing deadline beginning with the 2007 draft, teams still pick players with the intention of evaluating them further in what is known as a summer follow. The summer follow usually arises for prospects who had performed well in the past but played poorly in the spring leading up to the draft, or for players who were hurt during the spring and were either unable to play or hampered by their injuries.

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