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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.

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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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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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