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Addison Russell Improves His Body To Stay At Shortstop

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

Every spring, after a couple of months of winter workouts and conditioning, the same cliche rings throughout baseball: "I'm in the best shape of my life." It's easy to scoff at the comment as a player likely wouldn't offer the opposite, but for Addison Russell, there is a lot of truth to it. A shortstop at Pace (Fla.) High, Russell has dropped almost 30 pounds since last summer and is reaping the benefits.<br/>

High School | #2012#High Heat

Lewis Brinson Excels With Mother’s Encouragement

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

Miami may be heartbroken over Lewis Brinson committing to Florida, he's still far from a sure bet to make it to campus. A long-legged, physical specimen, Brinson has excellent athleticism and looks like a big leaguer when he steps on the field. At 6-foot-4 and 185 pounds, he looks like Cameron Maybin or Dexter Fowler with a tapered frame and plenty of room to add strength. Given his physique and set of tools, the Gators may end up heartbroken as well if the chance to play pro ball becomes too tempting.

High School | #2012#High Heat

For Cecchinis Baseball Is A Family Affair

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

Like many parents, Glenn and Raissa Cecchini have rarely missed an opportunity to watch their sons play high school baseball games. But unlike their peers, the Cecchinis do not take in the action from the bleachers. They can be found in the dugout, as the husband and wife have been coaching high school players—including their sons, Garin and Gavin—since 1987.

High School | #2011#High Heat