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Ramsey Cements Place In Florida State History

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

In more than three decades as Florida State's head coach, Mike Martin has coached his share of special Seminoles. Every now and then, a Florida State player comes along that embodies everything Martin looks for in a young man. He felt that way about Buster Posey, Baseball America's 2008 College Player of the Year, and he feels that way about James Ramsey.

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Freak Accident Leaves Tyler Palmer A Long Road To Recovery

Alexis Brudnicki -Premium Content

Not often do the people attending a spring exhibition game for a junior college get to see a player who had been drafted in the fourth round the previous year. But that's where a torturous eight months brought second baseman Tyler Palmer, who had been the 133rd overall pick in last year's draft by the Marlins out of Wayne County High in Jesup, Ga. Three days before he was set to sign with the Marlins, Palmer injured his arm in a freak accident. So instead of getting ready for his first professional spring training, Palmer is trying to get his career back on track at Oakton (Ill.) CC.

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Texas A&M’s Michael Wacha Develops Into Blue-Chipper

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

Michael Wacha has thrived when he feels like he has something to prove. At 6-foot-6, he was a solid basketball player at Pleasant Grove High in Texarkana, Texas, though he did not garner any interest from college basketball programs. With a mid-80s fastball that peaked in the high 80s, Wacha generated lukewarm interest as a baseball recruit, too. Now, he's likely to go early in the first round.

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Yarbrough’s Swing Works Both Ways

Chase Parham -Premium Content

Most college passed over second baseman Alex Yarbrough when he came out of a Dallas area high school. But the former youth tennis player found a home at Ole Miss, which he and his father visited on a Krispy Kreme-fueled sugar high after a visit to another school didn't work out.

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Magnificent Heat Lures Scouts To Damien Magnifico

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

An unsigned fifth-round pick in 2009 by the Mets, Damien Magnifico struggled with injuries and vacillating velocity in two junior-college seasons. Reuniting with an old pitching coach and transferring to Oklahoma has helped him unlock his velocity, which ranks among the best in college baseball in 2012.

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St. Edward’s Stephen Johnson Shows Electric Stuff

Tim Ednoff -Premium Content

Every year, the first few rounds of the draft are populated mostly with prospects from three main origins: the powerhouse Division I college programs, the warm-weather high schools and the dominant junior colleges. But this spring, St. Edward's (Texas) junior righthander Stephen Johnson will give scouts plenty of reason to flock to the Division II ranks, as well.

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Cal Baseball’s Scare Provides Wake-Up Call

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

The heroic fundraising endeavor to rescue California's baseball program from the chopping block proved to be one of the great stories of 2011. But the university's decision to cut baseball in the first place sent shockwaves through the college baseball world—especially in the economically embattled Golden State.

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