Category Archives: 2011 Season Coverage


CBD Journal with Washington State’s Tommy Richards (March 6th)

This weeks’ Stater code is trust the plan. Sounds simple enough but when the going gets tough, the plan can seem as distant as that retirement account you have been planning on opening. Sure, the plan may still be in the back of ones head, but often the tendency is to focus more on making it out of the present moment alive rather than anything else. Continue reading


CBD Journal with URI’s Mike Le Bel (November 7th)

Hello Everyone,

On October 27, 2011, the University of Rhode Island baseball team lost a teammate and a brother, Joseph Paul Ciancola.  I want to start by saying that, on behalf of the Rhody baseball team, our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ciancola family.

Although under the most unfortunate of circumstances, I recently had the pleasure of meeting Joey’s family, and I now know where he got his smile, strength and love.  Michele Ciancola, Joey’s mother, has been an incredible inspiration to all of us throughout this difficult time.  Her strength is unmatched.
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Baseball America releases 2011-2012 Recruiting Class Rankings

Baseball America has released their 2011-2012 Recruiting Class rankings for the class that will be eligible for the start of the 2012 season. Leading the pack is the Vanderbilt Commodores which got a first round pick in Tyler Beede among other talented players to Nashville. The rest of the top five is filled out by Texas, Southern Miss, NC State, and Ole Miss.

You can check out the full top 25 compiled by Baseball America’s staff below.  Continue reading


Tyler Beede Going to Vanderbilt….Good or Bad?

The biggest news of the signing day was Vanderbilt’s Tyler Beede turning down an offer from the Toronto Blue Jays for over two million dollars to attend Nashville. Some people consider the move by Beede to attend Vanderbilt as the biggest recruit heading to campus.  Continue reading


2011 MLB Signing Day Quick Thoughts

I know we have some new followers around this site over the past few years. I am a supporter of the new draft system with a set signing deadline across board as it is better than the old system of having kids signing on their way to the first college class. Could it be better? Of course, but that is for discussion later. Here are some of my most interesting news and notes from the day. Continue reading


2011 CBD Draft Signing Day Central

College Baseball Daily will be running updates throughout the 2011 MLB Signing Day today from our team of writers. Most of the action today will take place during the late hours as the players and teams get down to the deadline hour. We will update this post throughout the day with the latest news and notes as they come in. CBD staff will also be posting our updates on Twitter @CB_Daily and on our Facebook Page. Continue reading


CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (Post University/Mystic Schooners)

It’s been a long summer on the bus traveling all around the New England Collegiate League and my summer club the Mystic Schooners. This was my third year in the N.E.C.B.L. running a team as the past two seasons I was with the New Bedford Bay Sox, this make my summers a little different most assistant coaches. I really enjoying the recruiting aspect of coaching, going from showcase to showcase or field to field to try to find the next player to help your program take the next step. Coaching in the N.E.C.B.L. gives me the ability to run an all-star team composed of the top players in the country and get them to gel over the summer and hone their skills with a wood bat over the course of 42 games and hours on the bus. You really get to know these guys and admire how hard they work on an every day basis. Continue reading