The Upper Deck

Welcome to The Upper Deck, Baseball America's daily look at the biggest stories around the game and some lighter fare. If you have videos, GIFs, photos or stories you want us to know about and feature in this space, hit me up on Twitter at @vincelara or email me here.

Gators Get Game One

Behind seven strong innings from Brady Singer, Florida took Game 1 of the College World Series final over LSU, 4-3.

Let’s ask Florida: how many more wins do y’all need for the title?


Welcome to the Pro’s

There are few better ways to start your first day of work than with a home run—just ask No. 1 overall pick Royce Lewis. The 18-year-old sent a ball sailing out of the park in his first at-bat for the Twins in the Rookie-level GCL in a 5-2 win.

Watch the Hair

Kramer Robertson—and his recently dyed blond hair—chose to return to LSU for his senior in search of a College World Series championship. So naturally he’s going to do everything it takes to win, even if it means getting his Air Jordan cleats dirty. He laid out to snag the final out of the top of the sixth and look, not a single hair out of place.

Robbed by Baez

You might thing being a former MVP and one of baseball’s biggest stars might grant you some privileges, but not when Javier Baez is in the field. Bryce Harper thought he had a base hit to left field until Baez popped his head into the picture.

Hot Shot

It looks like Christian Williams needs to invest in a new glove. What looked like a run-of-the-mill groundout turned into a ripped glove and a man on first.

Practice Makes Perfect

Let’s face it—who doesn’t love watching Aaron Judge smash dingers? Even if it is in batting practice. The Yankees’ star rookie smashed a ball onto the concourse in Chicago as a reminder of what he can do in-game.

Happenings at Baseball America

Southern Miss’ Matt Wallner was named Freshman of the Year, Teddy Cahill breaks down his impressive first season. . . It’s Tim Tebow in the South Atlantic League, and Josh Norris has the story . . . Adeiny Hechavarria was traded to the Rays, and Kyle Glaser took a look at the deal.

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