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Looking Ahead: 2010 SoCal Righthanders

Dave Perkin -

LOS ANGELES—In Southern California, the 2010 High School draft class is unusually deep in righthanded pitching, but unusually thin in lefthanded pitching. Henry Owens of Edison High in Huntington Beach, […]

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Looking Ahead: 2010 SoCal Hitters

Dave Perkin -

LOS ANGELES—No rest for the weary. With the 2009 Major League Baseball amateur draft now safely tucked away for posterity, it’s time to focus on the 2010 draft. Even at […]

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Long Way From Home

Steve Fryer -Premium Content

The young man from the land where it is dark all winter has a bright future. On Day One of the draft, Bryan Berglund became the first Swedish-born player to be selected in the MLB draft when the the Marlins took him in the second round. If Berglund makes it to the big leagues he will be the first native Swede to play major league ball since 1922.

High School | #2009#High Heat

Friends, Family Root On Mier

Jesse Burkhart -

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

Conor Glassey -

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

Conor Glassey -

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

Conor Glassey -

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

Jesse Burkhart -

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

Nathan Rode -

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).

High School | #2009#Team Rankings

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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