The Florida State Baseball program has dismissed Danny Diaz from the baseball program. Mike Martin Sr. stated that Diaz broke a team rule which resulted in his immediate dismissal from the Florida State program. This lives the Seminoles without an experienced catcher for the 2007 season. They will enter the season without Kyle Maxie also who is transferring to Pearl River Community College. The Seminoles have moved Buster Posey to the catching position from his shortstop role last season. This is a strange move by the Seminoles to enter the season without an experienced catcher and especially without Posey having any collegiate experience behind the plate.
Tallahassee Democrat article is available here.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
The Cal-State Fullerton Titans and George Horton (one of my favorite managers) have released the 2007 Schedule. They will host Stanford, Arizona, and Rice each for three games series in the beginning of the season with a trip to UNLV thrown in just for fun (We know what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas). They will also play UCLA for three games (two at UCLA and one in Fullerton) and play a home and home with local rival USC. They also make two interesting road trips this season when they travel to East Carolina and Wichita State each for a weekend series. The Titans should continue to be at the top of the Big West conference and the national rankings.
Full Schedule available here.
The 2007 NCBWA All-American Team has been released by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. We have the usual group of athletes on the team with Andy D'Alessio from Clemson coming back for his senior year. My favorite player in this group is Kellen Kulbacki who I had the chance to see play down the cape this summer and he impressed me with his talent in the field and also with the bat. Milan Dinga of Army has a very powerful arm and should be drafted this upcoming year but with his military service issues we should see if it hinders his prospects.
This is the first of the All-America teams of the year and I am starting to get ready to watch some good old fashion college baseball but it only happens for about a month and a half up here in the great white north of New England.
2007 NCBWA PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM
C Kevin Coughlin, Kentucky, Sr.
1B Andy D'Alessio, Clemson, Sr.
2B Eric Sogard, Arizona State, Sr.
3B Pedro Alvarez, Vanderbilt, So.
SS Zack Cozart, Mississippi, Sr.
UTIL Sean Doolittle, Virginia, Jr.
DH Robert Rodebaugh, Elon, Sr.
OF Emeel Salem, Alabama, Jr.
OF Steven Strasbaugh, Western Car., Jr.
OF Kellen Kulbacki, James Madison, Jr.
SP Wes Roemer, CS Fullerton, Jr.
SP Cole St. Clair, Rice, Jr
SP Jake Arrieta, TCU, Jr.
SP Tony Watson, Nebraska, Jr.
SP Nick Schmidt, Arkansas, Jr.
RP Joshua Fields, Georgia, Jr.
RP Blair Erickson, UC Irvine, Sr.
RP Milan Dinga, Army, Jr.
C Matt Wieters, Georgia Tech, Jr.
1B Chad Flack, North Carolina, Jr.
2B Ramon Corona, N.C. State, Jr.
3B Jonathan Greene, Western Carolina, Sr.
SS Josh Horton, North Carolina, Jr.
UTIL Joe Savery, Rice, Jr.
UTIL Damon Sublett, Wichita State, Jr.
DH Brendan Murphy, Marshall, Sr.
OF Jared Prince, Washington State, So.
OF Danny Payne, Georgia Tech, Jr.
OF Tommy Lentz, Winthrop, Sr.
SP Barry Enright, Pepperdine, Jr.
SP Chris Ashman, Oral Roberts, Sr.
SP Alex Wilson, Winthrop, So.
SP Nick Chigges, Coll. Of Charleston, Sr.
SP Aaron Shafer, Wichita State, So.
RP David Price, Vanderbilt, Jr.
RP Daniel Moskos, Clemson, Jr.
RP Luke Tucker, Florida State, Sr.
C J.P. Arencibia, Tennessee, Jr.
C Matt Smith, Texas Tech, So.
1B Adam Amar, Memphis, Sr.
2B Jemile Weeks, Miami (Fla.), So.
3B Conor Gillaspie, Wichita State, So.
3B Curt Smith, Maine, So.
SS Brian Friday, Rice, Jr.
SS Todd Frazier, Rutgers, Jr.
UTIL Josh Dew, Troy, Jr.
UTIL Ryan Wehrle, Nebraska, Sr.
DH David Doss, South Alabama, Sr.
OF Roger Kieschnick, Texas Tech, So.
OF Marcus Davis, Alcorn State, Jr.
OF Eric Rose, Michigan, Sr.
OF Collin Cowgill, Kentucky, Jr.
SP Mitch Harris, Navy, Jr.
SP Bryan Henry, Florida State, Sr.
SP Ben Norton, Evansville, Sr.
SP Christian Friedrich, Eastern Kentucky, So.
SP Greg Dombrowski, Kentucky, Jr.
SP Tommy Hunter, Alabama, So.
SP Dan DeLucia, Ohio State, Sr.
RP Daniel Latham, Tulane, Sr.
RP Brett Hunter, Pepperdine, So.
Full Press Release available here.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
The 2007 Signing period has started for College Baseball. The Boston College Eagles have signed 13 players including nine student-athletes from Massachusetts or Connecticut. This is a sign that Aoki will be focusing on dominating the recruiting trail with New England kids attending BC. We have a bunch of press releases on the rest of the country.
Wake Forest Recruits
Southern Miss Recruits Part 1 and Part 2
Monday, November 13, 2006
With the baseball season getting around the corner, I would love to change the old career and get a job that would help me attend more College Baseball games. If anyone from the Boston/Providence area reads this blog and needs a college educated Kinesiology major from University of New Hampshire feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if you can take a look at my resume and see how I can improve it also contact me.
I am currently working on some season previews for the upcoming season and have these are some new schedules which have been released lately.