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Yankees’ Mason Williams Stands Out In Star-Studded Crowd

Kyle Dugan -Premium Content

The Staten Island Yankees roster is packed with notable prospects. Lefthander Evan DeLuca and righthander Bryan Mitchell, both drafted in 2009, received large overslot bonuses for their services. The Yankees' top two picks in 2010, Cito Culver and Angelo Gumbs, currently comprise the middle infield for the Baby Bombers. Yet no one's star has shined brighter than that of Mason Williams, who has made a name for himself this season roaming center field in Richmond County Bank Park.

Minors | #2011#Classification Reports#Short-Season

Basketball Pays Off

Matt Forman -Premium Content

A three-sport star in high school, Arnett was invited to try out for the Indiana basketball team during his junior year. The training got Arnett into great physical shape and was the beginning of a spectacular season that concluded with him being drafted in the first round by the Brewers.

Minors | #2009#Classification Reports#Short-Season

Raben Adjusts To The Pro Game

Austin Maloney and Anthony Tynan -Premium Content

After cruising through his first two seasons at Miami (Fla.), Dennis Raben was a talent that many scouts had eyed. Then Raben showcased his abilities with a wood bat in the Cape Cod League in 2007 and it seemed like he was headed for the first round of the 2008 draft. It was not to be. Raben pulled a muscle in his back and was shelved until March of this year, then hit just .292 with 10 home runs the rest of the way. His first round dreams never materialized.

Minors | #2008#Classification Reports#Short-Season

Lot To Prove

Austin Maloney -Premium Content

This wasn't where Lonnie Chisenhall was supposed to be. The top college freshman in the country wasn't supposed to be playing summer games on dusty ballfields in eastern North Carolina. Chisenhall wasn't supposed to be playing against Brunswick County's American Legion team, let alone pitching against them.

Minors | #2008#Classification Reports#Short-Season