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Friends, Family Root On Mier

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In our 2009 Draft Preview issue, our scouting report of Bonita HS, La Verne, Calif. shortstop Jiovanni Mier made mention of his large and enthusiastic support group, which consists of […]

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Catching Up With Nick Franklin

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I’m not going to lie—I’m a big Nick Franklin fan. I was at the FACA Baseball Classic in Sebring (the state’s all-star high school event), where he stood out and […]

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Rangers Take Sierra

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With their sixth-round pick, the Texas Rangers took a familiar name: Ruben Sierra Jr. He’s another high-upside pick for the Rangers, who are having a great draft so far. Ruben’s […]

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Clarification On Givens

Conor Glassey -

There was a bit of confusion on the Orioles pick of Mychal Givens in the second round, 54th overall. Though he was announced as a righthanded pitcher, I got confirmation […]

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Best On The Board For Day Two

Conor Glassey -

 For those keeping score at home, here are the best-available picks still on the board, according to our latest Top 100:  30. Max Stassi, c, Yuba City (Calif.) HS 38. […]

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Catching Up With Max Walla

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With their second-round pick, the Brewers drafted Albuquerque (N.M.) Academy outfielder Max Walla, a player we noted had helium yesterday. Walla was having a party and talked about his reaction […]

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Fuentes Represents For Puerto Rico

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In the days leading up to the draft, outfielder Reymond Fuentes had spoken with officials from the Rangers, Tigers and Diamondbacks. So when the Puerto Rican speedster learned that he […]

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Wait Doesn’t Faze Trout

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Just like Aaron Hicks in 2008, Mike Trout was the only player in attendance for the draft. As the picks went by, the cameras kept showing Trout in anticipation of […]

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High School Top 25: June 9

Bellaire (Texas) High's bid for a national championship ended this past weekend when it was eliminated in the region finals of the Texas playoffs. Still alive after taking two out of three from Calallen High (Corpus Christi, Texas) is the new No. 1 team, Moody High (Corpus Christi, Texas). Moody is now into single-elimination format and will face Arlington Heights High (Fort Worth, Texas). The winner of that game will face the winner of Texarkana's Texas High and Brenham (Texas) High).

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Walla Impressive At Workouts

Conor Glassey -

One player to keep an eye on during tomorrow’s draft is New Mexico high school outfielder Max Walla. He was tough to see at Albuquerque Academy, but has been performing […]

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Four For Four

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

The goal of any high school baseball player is to ultimately win a state championship. A small percentage of participants get the chance to play in one and even fewer get that sweet taste of victory. The luckiest get to experience it more than once. Zack Von Rosenberg has

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Matzek’s Outro, Owens’ Intro

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LOS ANGELES—On evening of Sept. 9, 1965, a Chicago Cubs lefthander by the name of Bob Hendley pitched the best game of his life against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hendley […]

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Day Three In Sebring

Conor Glassey -

Even with scheduled extra-inning play, today’s  games seemed a little less action-packed than yesterday. And, although we dodged the rain, it was 90 degrees with 50 percent humidity, so everyone […]

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Day Two In Sebring

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At about 1:30 today, after the North and South squads took batting practice, some serious rain started falling, sending everyone scattering for cover and making a mess of the field. […]

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Top Talent On Display In Sebring

Conor Glassey -

SEBRING, Fla.—Between getting bumped off my first flight, sitting on the runway in the layover flight for an extra 45 minutes, waiting in a 40-person line to get my rental […]

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In Top 10 Form, Matzek Deals

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ORANGE, Calif.—After tossing three innings on Friday, Tyler Matzek took the hill for Capistrano Valley in its playoff game against Orange Lutheran. Hart Park, home of Division III powerhouse Chapman […]

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