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North Shore Navigators Move To Futures League

UPDATED  - The North Shore Navigators will have a new owner, general manager and league when they begin the 2012 summer season.

The Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced Wednesday that not only would the Lynn, Massachusetts summer league team move to the league, but that they would do so under new ownership. They made the announcement via a tweet:

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Top 100 Countdown: 1. Mark Appel (Stanford)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We conclude the countdown today at number 1 with Stanford RHP Mark Appel. The San Ramon, California native attended Monte Vista High School. He was a two year letterwinner where as a senior he appeared in nine games with an ERA of 0.90 ERA in 31.0 innings. He gave up just 21 hits, striking out 45 and walking just six over five starts while going 4-0 with three saves. He was picked in the 15th round by the Detroit Tigers but decided to head to Stanford. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 13. Kenny Diekroeger (Stanford)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 13 with Stanford junior infielder Kenny Diekroeger. The Woodside, California native attended The Menlo School where he was a four year letterwinner. As a senior, he hit .586 over 18 games with 20 RBIs, 10 doubles, three triples and four homers over 58 at-bats before having his season cut short with a knee injury. He was named a prep first-team All-American by Baseball America, all-state, all-county, and league MVP honors. The Tampa Bay Rays picked him in the second round but were not able to come to an agreement so he decided to head to Stanford to continue his education. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 22. Branden Kline (Virginia)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 22 with Virginia junior RHP Branden Kline. The Frederick, Maryland native attended Governor Thomas Johnson High School. As a senior, he had 0.51 ERA in 41 innings while striking out 79 while walking 12. He picked up several honors including being named First-Team All-State, All-Metro, Monocacy Valley Athletics Conference Pitcher of the Year and Frederick County Player of the Year. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox but decided to head to Virginia to continue his baseball career. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 31. Jeremy Baltz (St. John’s)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 31 with St. John’s junior outfielder Jeremy Baltz. The Vestal, NY native attended the local Vestal High School where he was a four-time New York State scholar-athlete. He earned a total of three letters in baseball while helping the Golden Bears win three straight sectional titles and two conference championships. He was a two-time all-division selection while being named all-conference as a senior. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 45th round in the 2009 MLB Draft but decided to attend St. John’s. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 34. Tony Bucciferro (Michigan State)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 34 with Michigan State senior RHP Tony Bucciferro. The Joliet, Illinois native attended Minooka Community High School. His high school career saw him go 21-1 with an ERA of 1.50 in two years on the varsity squad. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 58. Connor Harrell (Vanderbilt)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 58 with Vanderbilt junior Connor Harrell. The Houston, Texas native spent his high school career at Kinkaid High School where he was a four year letterwinner in baseball while picking up two in football. He was named a three-time first-team all-conference and first-team All-South zone selection. Continue reading