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High School Top 25: March 31

National tournaments have the tendency to expose weaknesses and Bishop Gorman High of Las Vegas was the latest victim. The preseason No. 1, the Gaels had narrowly hung on to the top spot after dropping their season opener in Nevada, but after going 2-2 at the Big League Dugout National Invitational, Bishop Gorman fell all the way to No. 11 in the new Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25.

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A Second Look At Myers

Nathan Rode -

Just over two weeks ago, at the Impact Invitational in Cary, N.C., Wil Myers was one of several North Carolina prep prospects playing under the keen eyes of area scouts, […]

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Marisnick Faces Hobgood; Hobgood Wins

Dave Perkin -

LOS ANGELES—On a sunny and windy Tuesday afternoon in Riverside, 60 scouts watched intently as top prospects Matt Hobgood of Norco High faced Jake Marisnick of Riverside Poly High. A […]

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Second-Day Candidates

Dave Perkin -

LOS ANGELES—Understandably, the majority of attention and publicity for the draft is focused on the top prospects. In Southern California in 2009, that list would include Stephen Strasburg, Grant Green, […]

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Can Tate Wait?

Todd Holcomb -Premium Content

To measure pitchers, scouts use a radar gun. For Donavan Tate, they could use a deer rifle. The story of the longest ball ever hit by Tate—Baseball America's No. 1 prep position prospect for the June draft—dates to his junior season at Cartersville High in northwest Georgia.

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March Matchups

Dave Perkin -

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

Dave Perkin -

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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Fully Loaded

Todd Willis -Premium Content

Chad Kettler says he can't pick the best player on the Coppell High baseball team. Not even his best friend, catcher Jonathan Walsh, whom he's played with for almost a decade. "I can't really pick out a best player because we all play different positions," said Kettler, an Oklahoma signee. "That would be pretty hard to do." Selecting the best player is even more difficult when you consider there are six Division I signees on the Cowboys' 16-player roster.

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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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Preseason High School Top 50

Nathan Rode -

A familiar face sits atop the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Preseason Top 50. Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas, a three-time state champion in Nevada, earns the preseason top spot. The Gaels have five Division I signees on the roster and won an American Legion national title as a unit in addition to their domination of the Silver State.

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