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High School Top 25: April 28

The merry-go-round continues as the curse of being ranked No. 1 bites Tampa's Jesuit High. On the verge of an undefeated season, Jesuit faced perennial contender Sarasota (Fla.) High in its season finale. The Sailors prevailed, blanking the Tigers 7-0, which led to their drop from No. 1 to No. 3. Menchville High of Newport News, Va. takes over the top spot as the Monarchs remain undefeated with a 17-0 mark while Bellaire (Texas) High stayed put at No. 2.

High School | #2009#Team Rankings

Georgia On My Mind

John Manuel -

BA intern Brian Chmielewski was in Dallas, Ga., Tuesday for Zach Wheeler’s latest start, and we got more confirmation that we were a bit light when we ranked Wheeler No. 32 […]

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Cool, Calm And Collected

Jesse Burkhart -Premium Content

Sports psychologists don't have to look beyond La Verne, Calif., for a walking case study of how to perform well under pressure. With the draft approaching and the anxiety that comes along with wanting to end a high school career on a high note, it would be understandable if Jiovanni Mier was pressing. But halfway through the season, Mier was hitting .444/.536/.889.

High School | #2009#High Heat

Wildcats Foray Into Upper Midwest

Jim Callis -

As would be expected, the Arizona Wildcats recruit mostly in their home and surrounding states, fertile ground for baseball talent. Of the 33 players on their roster, 12 hail from […]

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Reynolds Heating Up In The Desert

Conor Glassey -

What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas . . . One of the names continually popping up during my four-corners calls is Danny Reynolds, a righthander at Durango […]

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TJ For Thompson

Nathan Rode -

Baseball America has learned that righthander Chad Thompson will undergo Tommy John surgery on May 1. An Arizona State commit, Thompson’s frame is a dream for scouts. He stands at […]

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Checking On Davidson

Dave Perkin -

LOS ANGELES—With the draft looming, I’m on the road this week to observe several high-round candidates. My first stop on Tuesday, April 21, I checked in on Matt Davidson, a […]

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Schuster Can’t Be Touched

Nathan Rode -

Throwing a no-hitter in high school will put you in the local paper without question. You may get some national coverage if you’re a draft prospect. Now, being a draft […]

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Draft Calls Tidbits

John Manuel -

BA staffers have started their draft calls in earnest, bearing down for our mid-May Draft Preview issue, and conversations with scouts and college coaches always reveal interesting information that need […]

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Mater Dei Wins Classic Title

Dave Perkin -

LOS ANGELES—For the second straight evening, a traditional high school football powerhouse snatched a championship in a major baseball tournament. Mater Dei High (Santa Ana, Calif.) captured the 2009 Anderson Bat […]

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Matzek Looks Sharp In Return From Blister

Dave Perkin -

LOS ANGELES—The 2009 Anaheim Lions Tournament wrapped up on Wednesday night at Old Glover Stadium in Anaheim, with Mission Viejo (Calif.) High edging Capistrano Valley High (Mission Viejo, Calif.), 3-1. Sixty […]

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National (Under)Classic

Dave Perkin -

LOS ANGELES—The National Classic continued apace on Tuesday, April 14, with two games generating substantial attention from both local and national scouts: Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) vs. Notre Dame […]

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Big SoCal Tournaments Get Started

Dave Perkin -

LOS ANGELES—Scouting Directors, cross checkers, area scouts and sundry others have descended this week on Orange County to observe the action in both the Anaheim Lions and National Classic tournaments. […]

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High School Top 25

Just as Bellaire (Texas) High was lying in wait for Bishop Gorman High (Las Vegas) to misstep, the Tigers of Tampa's Jesuit High pounced after Bellaire lost to Houston's Westside High 5-2. Jesuit is the new No. 1 in the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25. Read more about the Tigers in the latest Around The Nation.

High School | #2009#Team Rankings

Matzek Has Blister

Conor Glassey -

Baseball America has learned that Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo, Calif.) High lefthander Tyler Matzek, BA’s No. 1 high school prospect, has recently developed a blood blister on his left index […]

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Gaffney Steals Home . . . And Spotlight

Dave Perkin -

LOS ANGELES—An annual highlight of the scouting calendar in Southern California is the San Diego Lions High School Easter tournament. The 2009 version began on Monday, April 6. Stockdale High […]

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Purke Shows Savvy, Stuff

Dave Perkin -

HOUSTON—Lefthander Matt Purke of Klein (Texas) High ranked as BA’s third-best high school prospect coming into the season.  A probable first-round selection in the June draft, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Texas […]

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