The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have until midnight tonight to sign their draft picks or they will head to college for the 2012 season. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country from the weekend. We will have a new thread article up starting around noon on Monday with the latest news and notes from our team of reporters. Continue reading 2011 MLB Draft News and Notes for August 15th
We enter the third weekend of action in College Baseball today with a couple of good tournaments and series around the country. Sr. Writer William Knox will be in Austin TX this weekend covering the Stanford vs Texas series while Assistant Editor Mark Rafferty is flying down to San Diego to cover the University of San Diego tournament. Both Sr. Writer Katherine Cornetta and Editor Brian Foley will be in the CBD East Coast office running the twitter and answering questions on twitter. Remember to follow the site’s twitter account @CB_Daily for the latest news and notes from the games. Also, we will be running a live chat at 10pm on Sunday evening to go over the weekend of action in college baseball and you can sign up for a reminder by entering your email address in the box on the right side of the site. Continue reading Foley’s National Weekend Preview (March 4th-6th)
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 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 list today with number 24 with Texas A&M junior RHP John Stilson. The Texarkana, Texas native attended Texas High School where he was a three time letter winner as a shortstop. He helped his school to the postseason all three years and was named District MVP his senior season in 2008. He was also the district MVP in basketball his senior season, and earned three letters in football at wide receiver, earning first team all-district honors as a senior. Stilson went to Texarkana College to play shortstop, but was converted into a starting pitcher. The experiment worked, and he was named NJCAA All-American after going 12-1 with a 2.44 ERA and 78 K’s. The Minnesota Twins drafted Stilson in the 18th round of the 2009 draft out of Texarkana, but he declined to sign and moved on to Texas A&M.