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Baranik Ready For Fall Finale

Mike Lemaire -Premium Content

Perfect Game's World Wood Bat Association Championship tournament kicks off Oct. 21 in Jupiter, Fla. Thousands of players come from all over the country, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico to play in front of hundreds of scouts and college coaches. In most cases, this is the last big look at players until their high schools begin playing this spring. One player hoping to make a lasting impression is Louisiana righthander Carson Baranik, who Baseball America intern Mike Lemaire profiled this summer. . .<br/>

High School | #2010#Events#Perfect Game World Wood-Bat Association Championships

Cecchini Brings Winning Attitude

Nathan Rode -

Every player that goes through the draft process has a whirlwind year leading up to the June event. Garin Cecchini is no exception. On the summer circuit he established himself […]

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Cowart On His Way To Tempe

Nathan Rode -

As scouts evaluated Kaleb Cowart this spring, inevitable comparisons to Casey Kelly came up and grew as the draft approached, with Cowart evaluated as both a hitter and pitcher. While […]

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Undersized Players Shine At Aflac

Dave Perkin -

SAN DIEGO—Sunday’s Aflac All America game, won by the East squad, 5-3, can be comfortably described as the triumph of the little guys. Several players who enjoyed terrific performances can […]

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Wrigley Recap

Nathan Rode -

CHICAGO—Saturday marked the third consecutive year the Under Armour All-America Game powered by Baseball Factory was played at Wrigley Field in Chicago, a good conclusion to a four-day event that […]

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Lindor Grows Into An Impressive Leader

Tyler Jett -

Growing up, Francisco Lindor played a "3-2 game" during which his father, Miguel, pitched to him while both pretended the count was full. Whatever you do, Francisco was told, don't strike out. Strike outs meant running sprints. So with the 16U National Team trailing Cuba by one in the top of the 9th at the World Youth Championship in Taiwan, Lindor wasn't about to take a third strike, even if the ball looked outside.<br/>

High School | #2010#Aflac All-American Classic#Events

Bird, Brickhouse Follow Teammates’ Footsteps

For the third consecutive year, the Under Armour All-America Game powered by Baseball Factory will be played at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The 2010 event is loaded with promising high school players once again and two in particular already have a connection to the game. Catcher Greg Bird and righthander Bryan Brickhouse were teammates of 2009 participants. Bird was a batterymate of Kevin Gausman while Brickhouse's best friend was Jameson Taillon. Like Taillon and Gausman, Bird and Brickhouse are no strangers to playing in front of scouts and will perform on a national stage on Aug. 14.

High School | #2010#Events#Under Armour Preseason All-America Tournament

Area Code Games Top Position Players

Dave Perkin -

LONG BEACH, Calif.—Scouts generally agreed that the 2010 Area Code games, which concluded here yesterday at Blair Field, were unusual in one respect: There was no single dominant hitter/position player […]

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