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Plenty Of Questions

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

Anthony Hewitt may be the definition of an enigma, a term used loosely in baseball. The spectrum on his draft projection is so wide that some think he's a first-round supplemental pick, while others don't think he is even on the board.

High School | #2008#High Heat

Tropical Trip

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Once the high school season concludes toward the end of the spring, the summer showcase circuit will kick into gear. Underclassmen from all over the country will make their stops at camps in an effort to hone their skills and get noticed by college recruiters or professional scouts. However, some high school players will bypass the circuit and head to the beautiful beaches of the Dominican Republic to play on the diamonds and experience the culture of the baseball-rich Caribbean island.

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Decker Decks Pitchers

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

With the draft just around the corner, news and information on the top prospects isn't hard to find. Guys like Pedro Alvarez, Brian Matusz and Eric Hosmer will be all over headlines and covers until they're picked. There are plenty of guys flying under the radar, however, that could be marquee picks in the early rounds of the draft on June 5. Outfielder Jaff Decker has simply dominated his competition in Peoria, Ariz., while righthander Tyler Sample has bounced back from Tommy John surgery to be a legitimate option coming out of Colorado.

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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.

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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.

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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

High Heat: March 23

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Katy (Texas) High ranked No. 1 in Texas in the preseason and No. 11 in the most recent Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25 behind an 18-3 start. Where they had the opportunity to sneak up on people last season, the Tigers have discovered quickly this spring that their team is in the crosshairs of every team on its schedule.

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High Heat: March 12

Matt Meyers -Premium Content

Tampa's Hillsborough High has produced big talent, and occasionally, big trouble. Doc Gooden, Gary Sheffield, Carl Everett and Elijiah Dukes are among Hillsborough alumni, and senior outfielder Mike Burgess is the next in the pipeline. But Burgess' relationship with his grandfather has helped him handle the pressure.

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High Heat: May 22

John Maffei -Premium Content

Scouts took notice of Vista High righthander Trevor when he began throwing 94 mph this spring. But can Cahill, an academic standout, be swayed from his commitment to attend Dartmouth this fall?

High School | #2006#High Heat