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Veteran Big Leaguer Takes Helm At Don Bosco

Everett Merrill -Premium Content

In a career that spanned 19 seasons and included 1,178 games, Mike Stanton became accustomed to tossing the ball to one of the many managers he played for upon leaving the mound. Now, as the first-year head coach for Don Bosco Prep, a traditional New Jersey power, the former lefthanded set-up man with three World Series rings, has changed roles.

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High School Top 25: May 11

Playoffs always seem to shake up rankings, but this week's poll saw some unprecedented changes. Seven teams dropped out of the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25, three of which were in the top five spots. Klein High of Spring, Texas jumped from No. 9 to the top spot after a bi-district win in the Texas state tournament.

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Balancing Books And Baseball

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

Austin Wilson faces a familiar dilemma, one many intelligent, academic-minded high school baseball players—who happen to have first-round talent—have encountered. Major league franchises and Wilson will have tough decisions to make this summer. The outfielder for Harvard-Westlake High (North Hollywood, Calif.) will likely have to decide between signing a pro contract and attending classes at Stanford. Scouts for major league teams will have to decide whether or not to draft Wilson high enough to try to buy him out of school, or if that's even worth trying.

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Boosting Popularity

Walter Villa -Premium Content

Puerto Rico hasn't generated the same kind of talent since starts like Ivan Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran made the major leagues. The Puerto Rico Baseball Academy is working to bring relevance back to the island.

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High School Top 25: March 30

Farragut High of Knoxville is off to a hot start at 10-2 and takes over the top spot after Miami's Columbus High dropped a game against Coral Springs (Fla.) Charter School. Farragut is looking to defend back-to-back state titles and is a regular in the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25. Columbus fell to No. 5 after taking its second loss of the season.

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North Carolina’s Prep Talent Looks Stacked For 2011

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

North Carolina's impact on the draft has grown in the last decade as the state has grown. It will be hard for the state to surpass the level of talent it produced in 2006—when the college ranks produced first-rounders Andrew Miller and Daniel Bard, while the prep ranks included Dustin Ackley, Alex White and Lonnie Chisenhall. The 2010 draft class in the state appears strong, with three players—outfielder Ty Linton, infielder Connor Narron and catcher Matt Roberts—ranked among the High School Top 100. However, 2011 is shaping up as the best prep class in the state since '06 and '07, a year when a half-dozen Tar Heel State prep products got popped in the first 10 rounds.

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Preseason High School Top 50

As pitchers and catchers report to their respective spring training camps, young ball players dust off their gear and head to the field—or gymnasium depending on their geographic location—for the […]

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Trio Ready To Challenge For Title

Nathan Rode -

Bellaire (Texas) High starts the season atop the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association poll with seven returning starters, six of whom have signed to play for a Division I program after high school. However, the next three teams behind Bellaire in the preseason poll—Columbus High, Edinson High and Farragut High—not only have high goals, but the necessary ingredients to make the season interesting and challenging for all contenders.

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