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American Heritage Returns To The Top

The curse of No. 1 continues as Tupelo (Miss.) High dropped three games after taking over the top spot. American Heritage High (Plantation, Fla.) returns to the spotlight with their team that has been compared with a junior college lineup. Plano (Texas) West High made another big jump to No. 6 from No. 15.

High School | #2008#Team Rankings

Baseball For The Ages

Alan Simpson -

Two years ago, Baseball America embarked on a project called Baseball For The Ages, which recognized the best baseball players in America from 12 to 60. It was an ambitious undertaking that we expected to be a one-shot deal, but it proved so popular that it has become an annual fixture. Our third edition, like the second, identifies only the game's up-and-coming players, from 12 to 25.

High School | #2005#For The Ages

Shreve Update; Rocky Mountain Riser

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CC of Southern Nevada righthander Colby Shreve got good news after seeking a second opinion on his injured right elbow. BA’s preseason No. 2 junior college prospect visited Angels medical […]

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Tupelo’s Time

Tupelo (Miss.) takes over the top spot as American Heritage fell to Palm Beach Central. James River (Midlothian, Va.) took the biggest hit, falling out of the Top 25 from No. 14. The Rapids were beat by Midlothian rival Cosby High, who was No. 36 in the preseason. Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) vaulted into the rankings after tearing through the Southeastern Baseball Classic in South Carolina and beating St. John's High (Washington, D.C.) on the road.

High School | #2008#Team Rankings

Players On The Move

Jim Callis -

Prospects whose stock is increasing or decreasing significantly two months before the June 5-6 draft: • Ethan Martin, rhp/3b, Stephens County HS, Toccoa, Ga. Considered a power-hitting third baseman coming […]

College | #Stock Report

National Exposure

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The National Classic and Anaheim Lions tournaments exposed some teams, good and bad. Long Beach's Wilson HS is struggling to play consistent baseball while Calvert Hall squeezed out just one win in Southern California against West Lynn (Ore.) HS. Tampa's Plant HS made the biggest jump to No. 13 after being unranked. They were No. 37 in the preseason poll. Calvert Hall dropped from No. 1 to No. 25 and six teams exited. American Heritage HS (Plantation, Fla.) takes over at the top spot as they continue to destroy opponents with a potent offense.

High School | #2008#Team Rankings

Calvert Hall Remains Winless

Nathan Rode -

FULLERTON, Calif.—The A-list wasn’t as long as Gerrit Cole’s outing, but Jupiter (Fla.) righthander Jack Armstrong, attracted close to 40 scouts, crosscheckers and directors in his start against Bishop Amat […]

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Mater Dei takes Lions title

Nathan Rode -

ANAHEIM—Santa Ana, Calif.’s Mater Dei High was on its fifth game and three days and out of pitchers when Wednesday’s Anaheim Lions tournament championship came around. So, the Monarchs started […]

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Cole Dominates At Nat Classic

Nathan Rode -

FULLERTON, Calif.—Anticipation was building all day at the National Classic, as everyone was ready for Gerrit Cole’s start against Yucaipa (Calif.) HS, set for Tuesday night at Cal State Fullerton. […]

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Growing Together

Matt Blood -Premium Content

Heading up the Heritage baseball program, head coach Todd Fitz-Gerald is doing his job. Producing college players such as Stephen Clyne (Clemson), Kevin Davidson (Rollins), Dylan Gonzalez (Pepperdine), Ryan Akel (Boston College) and Matt Mansilla (College of Charleston), Fitz-Gerald has developed players and prepared them for college in a high school program that is anything but traditional.

High School | #2008#High Heat

High School Injury Update

Nathan Rode -

A few prospects have come up on the injury radar recently, while others are returning to hopefully help their team boost their rankings. Outfielder/lefthander Aaron Hicks (Wilson HS, Long Beach) […]

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SoCal Trio Dominates Hitters

Nathan Rode -

By Dave Perkin In the past week, three Southern California area high school pitchers, each of whom has the ability to be selected in the first two rounds of this […]

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There’s A New No. 1

There's a new team at the top of the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25. Baltimore's Calvert Hall took over the top spot after Long Beach's Wilson High suffered its first loss of the season.

High School | #2008#Team Rankings

Talent Grows Deep In Warm Weather Regions

Matt Blood -Premium Content

The sun is shining, it's 65 degrees outside with a nice breeze and the grass, freshly cut, couldn't be greener—just another beautiful day for a baseball game. Oh, and one more thing: it's December. the 300th-plus day of the baseball season. This scene is a familiar one across the landscapes of the prospect fertile states of California, Florida and Texas.

High School | #2008#High Heat