(Chicago, IL) - On a fantastic afternoon here at Wrigley Field in Chicago, strikeouts have accounted for the majority of outs so far today in this inaugural showcase. The coaches for both “Team One” and “Baseball Factory” have been basically using one pitcher per inning and the pitchers have been using this opportunity to shine, and in several innings striking out the side. Continue reading
For an East Team that consisted of so many great hitters in 2007 like Tim Beckham and Eric Hosmer, this 2008 East squad didn’t show much of anything at the plate for most of the game. The West pitchers combined to hold the East to 1 hit over 8 innings. Jacob Turner (St. Charles, MO) set the tempo by striking out 4 East batters over the first 2 innings, but a 9th inning rally by the East gave them the victory. Continue reading
Matt Davidson started off today’s events at the 2008 Aflac All-American High School Baseball Game by winning the Home Run Derby. Matt is committed to play baseball at USC. To see Matt Davidison and other future stars, tune into Fox Sports Net to catch all of the action from the game, which starts momentarily.
ESPN writer Andrew Knepper has a great entry today on the top players in the Area Code games. He puts Ian Krol as one of the top pitching prospects as he throws an 88 MPH fastball and has been outstanding in Long Beach. Chad James is the top left-handed pitcher with his deceptive motion where he reaches 88 MPH with a very good curveball that has a good break ball at 73-76. Continue reading
Recruiting coordinator Eric Bakich of Vanderbilt has kicked off recruiting season with a bang. Today, it was reported that stellar defensive shortstop Anthony Gomez of top ranked Don Bosco high school of New Jersey committed to the Commodores. Gomez, a sure handed, line-drive hitting shortstop standing 6′ 180, is the third ’09-’10 recruit known to have committed to Vanderbilt and Tim Corbin. He received a Perfect 10 rating from Perfect Game.
Last week, TCBB scribe Don Boyles tipped off that Connor Harrell, a physical specimen and top outfielder had committed to the Commodores. PG rates Harrell the #65 prospect in the class and awarded him a Perfect 10 rating as well. The Kinkaid School product is a strapping 6’3″ 190lb speed demon, clocking a 6.66 time in the 60 yard run at PG’s National Showcase. Continue reading
This is only a small list of the boys that play at a very high caliber in the State of Texas. These prep players are in the mist of trying to make a difficult decision on where to play for the next 3 years. Some have already made that decision and some are still deciding. Once they have made a commitment to a school then comes along the draft and then they have to make a tougher decision on rather to go pro or to go to College for the next three years. Trying to come with a list of boys is not an easy task so, I put these boys in Alphabetical order. Whose to say which player is the #1 player in the state all they way to #30.