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SoCal’s Finest Ring In New Year

Alan Matthews -

Less than four days after the final pick of the 2007 draft was made, the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau held the first wide-scale showcase of the new scouting season. Forty-four players from Southern California gathered in Compton for workouts and a nine-inning game that served as a good ice-breaker for the summer showcase and tournament circuit.

High School | #2008

Diminutive Parker Rises Quickly

Michael Pointer -

Jarrod Parker's wakeup moment, the one that he might reflect back on one day and consider the significance of, occurred in the summer of 2005. It came in the form of an invitation to the Area Code Games, a prominent showcase for high school players in Long Beach, one typically reserved for rising seniors. Many amateur baseball observers around Fort Wayne, Ind., already knew the spindly righthander had loads of talent. They just weren't sure he had realized it quite yet.

High School | #2007

High School Top 50: June 11

Alan Matthews -

Wilson High (Long Beach) finished its season 32-3 and won the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Division I championship. While one additional poll will be conducted to account for schools that had not yet completed their seasons, the staff of Baseball America and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association unanimously voted Wilson High as the final No. 1 team in the 2007 Top 50 rankings.

High School | #2007#Team Rankings

Vitters vs. Moustakas

John Manuel -

Josh Vitters entered the spring as the top high school talent in California. The Cypress High third baseman had pneumonia during the season that limited his performance somewhat. He hit […]

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Parker Meets 98 mph

Alan Matthews -

Jarrod Parker (Norwell High, Ossian, Ind.) pitched three scoreless innings of relief Tuesday night and ran his fastball up to 98 mph. He pitched near 95, touched 97 three times […]

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Hamstring Tweak Hinders Cumberland

Nathan Rode -

Drew Cumberland was among the top high school middle infielders in the 2007 class, but he was unable to punctuate a strong senior season due to a nagging hamstring injury. […]

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High School Top 50: May 28

Alan Matthews -

The staff of Baseball America and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association compile the Top 50 rankings. In-season polls are conducted once every two weeks and released every other Monday throughout the season. The final poll will be released June 18. Records indicated are as of May 26 and do not include ties.

High School | #2007#Team Rankings

Radar Love

Alan Matthews -

SEBRING, Fla.–Somewhere in a smoky bar tonight someone will shout out “Golden Earring” and win a trivia contest. That’s the band that performed a popular song in the ’70s called […]

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Score One For Tolisano

Alan Matthews -

SEBRING, Fla.–Day One of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Baseball Classic featured an exciting starting pitching matchup of Nevin Griffith (Middleton High, Tampa) and Michael Main (Deland High). The […]

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Hey Now, You’re An All-Star

Alan Matthews -

SEBRING, Fla.–The 29th annual Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Baseball Classic began in earnest Friday in Sebring, Fla. There are four teams of approximately 20 high school seniors, broken into […]

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Kozma Leaves His Mark

Nathan Rode -

Pete Kozma, senior shortstop for Owasso (Okla.) HS, made a grand exit to finish his high school career. As part of Owasso’s 23-game win streak to end the season and […]

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High Heat: May 22

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

A winless season doesn't go over well with most high school coaches, athletic directors and especially not the players. But for a small upstart program in Columbus, Ohio, it didn't mean much.

High School | #2007#High Heat

Island Enthusiasm

Alan Matthews -

Last week in Puerto Rico, a large, week-long series of workouts and games were held at a pre-draft bonanza that was attended by more than 60 scouts, including dozens of […]

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Porcello’s Perfecto

Alan Matthews -

Seton Hall Prep High (West Orange, N.J.) senior righty Rick Porcello threw a seven inning perfect game Saturday. The consensus top prep pitcher in the country needed just 77 pitches, […]

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On The Hunt

Alan Matthews -

Other than Georgia’s trio of Matt Wieters, Josh Smoker and Jason Heyward, the Deep South doesn’t have much to offer in the way of high-end talent for this year’s draft. […]

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