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March Matchups

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Every scout in any portion of the country yearns to see games where upper echelon prospects match up against each other. Southern California scouts have been treated to an unusually […]

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Channeling The Clipper

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Back around 1990, I was rummaging through the discount bin in a video store when I spotted an unexpected gem. Hidden under several random cassettes was a tape encased in […]

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Have To Adapt

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On Feb. 19, on a very comfortable 70-degree night in Ocala, Fla., righthander Keyvius Sampson took the mound for Forest High's first game of the season. About 930 miles north, another one of Baseball America's top 100 high school prospects, Neuqua Valley High lefthander Ian Krol, was preparing for his high school season indoors. The high temperature in Krol's hometown of Naperville, Ill., that day? A bitter 24 degrees and windy. Such is life for amateur pitchers in cold climates.

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Draft Tracker Returns!

A Southern California righthander is following in his father's footsteps, a Texas A&M two-way player is impressing scouts and a pair of Gauchos are moving up draft boards.

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CATCHERS Player College/H.S. Update Bailey, Luke Troup County HS, LaGrange, Ga. Top prep catcher in a great year for prep catchers Stassi, Max Yuba City (Calif.) HS Hit three home […]

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Draft Order All But Set

Jim Callis -

With the signings of two more compensation free agents this week, the 2009 draft order is nearly finalized. The Dodgers re-signed Type A free agent Manny Ramirez for two years […]

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Action Jackson Stands Out At Cal

Dave Perkin -

The primary pet peeve among scouts is the tendency of some D-I programs to take batting practice with numberless jerseys, making identifying players frustratingly difficult. (Editor’s note: In fact, scouting […]

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Cabrera, Cruz Yield Four Comp Picks

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Type A free agents Orlando Cabrera and Juan Cruz have struck deals with new teams, resulting in the creation of two additional supplemental first-round choices and the reassignment of two […]

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Thompson Quiets Doubters

Dave Perkin -

On Saturday, Feb. 28, a highly-anticipated preseason pitching matchup featured two top prospects for the June 2009 draft: Righthander Chad Thompson of El Toro High and lefthander Tyler Matzek of […]

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Kipnis’ Pro Future Cloudy

John Manuel -

Arizona State’s Jason Kipnis was a fourth-round pick a year ago, but scouts still aren’t sure what to make of him. Our scout at the DeMarini Invitational, at ASU’s Winkles […]

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Bearing Down on Backstops

John Manuel -

For the second day of play at Arizona State’s Winkles Field-Packard Stadium, our scout focused on a pair of catchers who were presesason All-America picks, as selected by major league […]

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Leake Wins Duel With Gibson

John Manuel -

Baseball America tapped a scout in Arizona to break down the action at this weekend’s DeMarini Invitational at Arizona State’s Winkles Field-Packard Stadium. DeMarini Invitational Day One Kyle Gibson vs. […]

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Fields, Mariners Agree To Terms

Jim Callis -

Righthander Joshua Fields, the 20th overall pick in the 2008 draft, has agreed to terms with the Mariners. A baseball source said Fields will receive $1.75 million, splitting the difference […]

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