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Proving ‘Em Wrong

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

Brett Wallace has been defying conventional wisdom for years. A 6-foot-1, 245-pound behemoth with thighs like tree trunks shouldn't have 29 career stolen bases in 39 attempts, but Wallace does. A man as big as Wallace should be tied to first base, or so it goes, but Wallace has slid across the diamond and played strong defense at third as a junior, committing just six errors through his first 48 games before making two in a weekend series against Loyola Marymount.

Draft | #2008#Draft Preview

Midseason Top 50 College Prospects

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

The top 50 college prospects for the 2007 draft, compiled by Baseball America through discussions with scouts. Rankings are based on overall future potential without regard to signability or where players will be drafted in 2007, and no players under control to other clubs (i.e., drafts-and-follows) were included.

Draft | #2007#Draft Dish

Hold On Tightly

With the draft only two days away, the first round is beginning to take shape. High schoolers dominate the top of the draft, although David Price has a big lead for the top spot in the final Draft Tracker. The Vanderbilt lefthander grabbed the lead in our first Draft Tracker and never let it go.

Draft | #2007#Draft Tracker

Brackman In A Free-fall

Mike Moustakas finally breaks through to the fifth spot, knocking Andrew Brackman out of the top six for the first time. Brackman lands all the way near the bottom of the first round.

Draft | #2007#Draft Tracker

Vitters On The Move

The second Draft Tracker in preparation for the 2007 draft comes with plenty of movement throughout the ranking. California high school third baseman Josh Vitters makes the most dramatic rise, moving up seven places to No. 3.

Draft | #2007#Draft Tracker

College Crop On Top

The first ranking of the 2007 draft's best prospects, enough to fill the first round, based purely on talent. College players take up the top three spots and six of the top 10.

Draft | #2007#Draft Tracker

2007 Top 200 Draft Prospects

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Baseball America's comprehensive review of the top prospects for this year's draft, based on discussions with high school and college coaches and professional scouts and executives. Our list is based on the overall professional potential of the players, not necessarily on where we expect them to get drafted.

Draft | #2007#Draft Preview

How The Draft Works

The basics of Major League Baseball's first-year player draft. Includes who is eligible, what the draft is, when it occurs and how it operates.

Draft | #2008#Draft Basics

Scouting Reports: No. 101-200

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The scouting reports on the draft prospects ranked from No. 101 to 200 nationally. Our rankings are based on conversations with front-office personnel, scouts and college and high school coaches in the weeks leading up to the draft.

Draft | #2008#Draft Preview

Getting Defensive

Maurice Patton -Premium Content

With five extra-base hits in five games in early May—including three home runs—Vanderbilt's Pedro Alvarez was starting to answer any questions regarding his power stroke as Major League Baseball's amateur draft neared. With three errors in the Commodores' Southeastern Conference series against Georgia, the junior third baseman was creating a few queries as well.

Draft | #2008#Draft Preview

Hunter In, Thames Out

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Pepperdine welcomed ace righthander Brett Hunter back to the mound this week for the first time since Feb. 29, but the Waves might be without West Coast Conference player of […]