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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

Perkin Breaks Down Hicks

John Manuel -

BA’s Dave Perkin, our scout for Prospects Plus, took in SoCal prep two-way star Aaron Hicks last Thursday, and after seeing him for several outings previously, he sees improvement for […]

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Hosmer, Martin Shine In LaGrange

Matt Blood -

BA's Matt Blood makes his first road trip to see 2008 draft prospects, heading down to LaGrange, Ga., for a high school tournament, with American Heritage High out of Florida […]

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Skipworth Impresses With The Leather

Matt Blood -

Baseball America’s Dave Perkin attended yesterday’s high school baseball game between Patriot High and Newport Harbor High in California to check in on Kyle Skipworth. Defense is rarely the primary […]

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High School Top 25: March 4

With several teams still waiting to start their season, there isn't a lot of movement in the first regular season edition of the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Preseason High School Top 25. But those with good weather already have several games under their belts.

High School | #2008#Team Rankings

Decker Shines Early

Nathan Rode -

The annual high school preview edition hadn’t even finished going to press before a prospect made headlines. Jaff Decker, an outfielder/lefthander from Sunrise Mountain High in Peoria, Ariz. took the […]

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Preseason High School Top 50

Nathan Rode and John Manuel -

In 2007, it looked as if New Jersey's Seton Hall Prep would hold the No. 1 spot for the entire season. But the Pirates stumbled in mid-May, as one loss allowed Long Beach's Wilson High to finish the season as the nation's No. 1 team. Wilson returns to the top spot for the 2008 Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Preseason High School Top 50.

High School | #2008#Team Rankings

Vasquez Ineligible Until Late March

Nathan Rode -

Niko Vasquez, a shortstop prospect from Durango HS, Las Vegas, is ineligible to play until March 28, the end of the school’s third quarter. Sam Knapp, the Trailblazers’ head coach, […]

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WWBA Fall Championship Top 10, Best Tools

Alan Matthews -

Here's a look at the top 10 seniors at this year's WWBA tournament, as judged by national writer Alan Matthews in consultation with scouts in attendance. Rankings reflect the player's ceiling and likelihood of reaching that ceiling, with some consideration to performance at the event.

High School | #2008#Jupiter