Tag Archives: Rivals

KR: Down year in the Big 12?

ConnorRoweCameronRuppCWS Kendall Rogers continues his series of conference reports heading into Fall Practice with the Big 12. He states that the Big 12 on paper is slightly down from where they have been in the past couple of years but as I always say when the pedal gets to the metal in February we will see how strong the Big 12 actually is.

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Strasburg Effect for SDSU?

StrasburgSDSU Kendall Rogers of Rivals had an interesting article a few weeks ago on how San Diego State will handle the press that Strasburg gave the Aztec program. I agree that any press for college baseball is great but I think the biggest improvement in the SDSU program will come from Eric Valenzuela taking over the recruiting/pitching coach duties this season. (FULL STORY). He has handled the great pitching staffs of the San Diego Toreros including Brian Matusz and Josh Romanski so he should be able to bring in some great talent into the Aztec program both on the mound and at the plate.

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KR’s programs to follow

JaredMitchellLSUPHOTO Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com recently has been checking in on some programs which have some major holes to fill while other programs are looking to just fill in minor holes here and there as they looks to make a run to the College World Series. One example of a program facing some major holes to fill is LSU who lost number 1 starter Louis Coleman, first round pick Jared Mitchell, DJ LeMahieu, Ryan Schimpf, and Sean Ochinko to just name a few. On the other hand, he names the Virginia Cavaliers as a program who doesn’t have too many holes to fill as their only three key losses were Robert Poutier, Andrew Carraway, and Matt Packer who were not top of the rotation pitchers this past season.

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Kendall’s Biggest Surprises of MLB Signing Day

raley-300x199 Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com has put out his biggest surprises from the MLB signing deadline on Monday evening. His two biggest surprises that signed are Texas A&M two-way player Brooks Raley and Rice RHP Ryan Berry. Each of them fought through issues during the 2009 season with Raley tiring at the end of the season while Berry was injured during the season which dropped his stock. He also goes over some of the biggest surprises that came back to school with LSU’s Blake Dean and Arizona State’s Josh Spence.

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Two High Schools making Waves

I usually don’t bring up too many high school baseball articles but thought these two were very interesting.

The first article come from Rivals.com which talks about Clovis West High School which has thrown three no-hitters in their first six games of the season. The interesting part is that each of the no-hitters was thrown by a different pitcher. Continue reading

Links from Around the Nation (March 23rd)

Here are some of the best links from around the nation. The first article comes from Rivals College Baseball editor Kendall Rogers who looks at the winners and losers from the weekend. The next group of articles come from The Daily Cal which recaps the Cal-Stanford series. The last article is from The Huntington News which talks about the Northeastern and James Madison series. Continue reading

Links from Around the Country (March 20th)

Bill Thurston (Courtesy of Amherst Media Relations)
Bill Thurston (Courtesy of Amherst Media Relations)

I will check in throughout the year with some interesting links from around the nation. If you know of an interesting article please send it to us by clicking here. We start today off with an article from The Republican (MA) which talks about Amherst baseball coach Bill Thurston who picked up his 800th victory on Thursday with a 15-8 win over Bowdoin College. Continue reading

Rivals.com Links from Weekend

Courtesy of Alabama Media Relations
Courtesy of Alabama Media Relations

Rivals College Baseball Editor Kendall Rogers has been putting out some great articles about College Baseball over the past few days. Rivals put out their Top 25 today which featured North Carolina in the top spot for the second straight week. Kendall also put out a great article featuring Kyle Gibson of Missouri. Finally, Rivals put out their weekend winners and losers. Continue reading

Newspaper Links for March 10th

Tony Sanchez (Boston College)

Here are some of the best links from around the country for March 10th. The first article comes from The Tallahassee Democrat which states that FSU will be changing out their weekend rotation after losing two out of three games to Boston College. The next article comes from Rivals College Baseball Editor Kendall Rogers who talks about the winners and losers from around the nation after an interesting weekend. Baseball America writer Aaron Fitt has a blog entry on the three stories from the weekend. Continue reading

Newspaper Recap for Feb. 13th

Courtesy of Northern Star Online

I ran across three great articles from around the nation today. We will try to do this everyday until the end of the season. You can send links to articles by clicking here.

The first article is from Rivals.com College Baseball Editor Kendall Rogers thoughts on the uniform start date after the first year. He brings up many good points including starting the season a week earlier which is wanted by the southern schools or running it a week longer which is wanted by the northern programs. Continue reading