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Angels Organization Report

Bill Shaikin -Premium Content

Darren O'Day didn't throw hard enough to make pro teams drool, or to prompt them to draft him after his junior season, when he helped lead the Gators to the College World Series. But he got enough outs to catch the attention of Tom Kotchman, the Angels' Rookie-level Orem manager and the Florida scout responsible for finding Scot Shields.

Majors | #2007#Los Angeles Angels#Organization Reports

Red Sox Organization Report

John Tomase -Premium Content

Ryan Dent, an 18-year-old shortstop (no relation to Yankees villain Bucky Dent) out of Wilson High in Long Beach was one of the most athletic players in the 2007 draft. Clocked at 4.1 seconds to first base out of the righthanded batter's box, the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder hit .474 with 29 RBIs and 28 steals. The Sox selected him No. 62 overall.

Majors | #2007#Boston Red Sox#Organization Reports

Orioles Organization Report

Roch Kubatko -Premium Content

Rommie Lewis, once one of the top pitching prospects in the Orioles organization, quit baseball for a year after dealing with personal issues and losing his passion for the game. He sat out the 2005 season, took a job at a pizza joint and wondered if he'd ever play again. He decided to return and was 3-2, 3.73 in 31 innings this season at Bowie.

Majors | #2007#Baltimore Orioles#Organization Reports

Braves Organization Report

Bill Ballew -Premium Content

Once the weather began to break, Ka'aihue started to show signs of the offense he displayed in 2006, when he hit a combined .281/.407/.550 with 28 home runs and 80 RBIs between low Class A Rome and Myrtle Beach. Consistency coincided with the arrival of May, and he began blistering the ball during the first three weeks of June, hitting .413/.493/.778.

Majors | #2007#Atlanta Braves#Organization Reports