After an early-season practice, Walter surprised his team when he told his Demon Deacons that he was going to donate a kidney to freshman outfielder Kevin Jordan. A week later, Walter underwent surgery to remove his kidney, which was transplanted to Jordan. Continue reading
Phil Stanton of College Baseball Insider has an excellent interview with West Virginia shortstop Jedd Gyorko. He finished last season with a .421 batting average, eight homers, and 58 RBI. He played this past summer in the Cape Cod Baseball League where he hit .323 with five homers and 18 RBI as he was named a CCBL All-Star and Baseball America’s fourth best prospect in the league. I rated Gyorko as the 61st best player in the country. (FULL ARTICLE).
College Baseball Insider recently posted an interview with Vermont dual sport athlete Justin Milo. He is a hockey player during the winter and trades his skates for spikes after the Frozen Four when he joins the baseball squad. At the time of the interview, he was tied for third in scoring on the nationally ranked hockey squad. Last season in baseball, Milo had a .328 average with six homers and 40 RBI in 50 games. Continue reading
Dan Spencer, an assistant coach with NCAA Champion Oregon State, checks in at College Baseball Insider with an article about pitchers and how they react to different situations. The full article is available here.
Kevin Cooney, the head coach at Florida Atlantic University, checks in with an article about the battles of the APR. The APR is a rating system for the athletic programs in the university which is based on the graduation rate and the eligibility of the student-athletes. Kevin’s article discusses the pros and cons of the new system. In the article, he shows many examples of situations that arose last season.
Article can be found here.
There is also an article from the Austin-American Statesman about the Texas Baseball program getting a scholarship back after having it stripped from them over a substandard score on the APR. I think if we want to follow the rules of the APR then Texas should have lost this scholarship. What has changed since they lost the scholarship?
The full article can be accessed here.