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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.

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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.

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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.

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