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  1. ACB Notebook: A's, Brewers finish tryouts

    Andrew Knepper

    The last tryouts for the Area Code Baseball Games were held recently, with the Oakland A's and Milwaukee Brewers rounding out the final events. Now the focus is on the Area Code Baseball Games, which will be held from Aug. 5-10 in Long Beach, Calif. ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  2. Arms shine in rainy Northern California

    Andrew Knepper

    The Last Chance Prospect Camp at Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif., gave players an opportunity to be seen by colleges and pro scouts. The idea was to give these players a chance to play at the next level. Here are the standout players of the da...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  3. Megill on the mound

    Andrew Knepper

    Trevor Megill out of Marina (Huntington Beach, Calif.) is a towering presence on the mound. Standing in at 6-foot-7, 230 pounds he has an inning-eater frame and a solid fastball with a good downhill plane. During this game he was sitting comforta...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  4. PJ Conlon at the MLB Youth Academy

    Andrew Knepper

    PJ Conlon has made serious strides as a prospect over his first three seasons playing for El Dorado (Placentia, Calif.) High. Known as one of the better teams in California, Conlon has been able to play along side of two other top notch prospects in ...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  5. What's in a superstition?

    Andrew Knepper

    Superstitions and pre-game routines have always been a part of baseball. Whether it is Normar Garciaparra and his pre-bat routine of what seems to consist of two thousand batting glove touches and fifteen hundred toe taps to the everyday Joe who jump...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  6. Two-sport star, Tyrone Taylor swings away

    Andrew Knepper

    As some would call a "toolsy" player, Tyrone Taylor fits that bill with his strength and speed combination. He is athletically gifted and plays both baseball and football. Already known in the football world in Southern California's South Bay as one ...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  7. Brayden Torres at the Arizona Senior Fall Classic

    Andrew Knepper

    Brayden Torres is a left-handed hurler out of Legacy (North Las Vegas, Nev.) and is turning heads with his clean mechanics and smooth delivery. On this day at the Arizona Senior Fall Classic he was sitting at 82-84 mph with his fastball, but has been...

    Blog | October 16, 2011
  8. Bregman behind the dish

    Andrew Knepper

    Alex Bregman is one of the better-known catching commodities in the country. Playing primarily in the middle infield his prep career, over the last year Bregman has made the transition to catcher and has thrived. His frame is solid (5-foot-11, 180 po...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  9. Nolan Gannon at the Fall Classic

    Andrew Knepper

    Nolan Gannon is a top-notch pitching prospect out of Santa Fe Christian, (San Diego, Calif). Loaded with the prototypical workhorse pitcher's frame, 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, Gannon is turning heads of Major League scouts with his potential of being a bi...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  10. Fernando Perez moving on

    Andrew Knepper

    Fernando Perez is one of the few people we have heard of following the "Bryce Harper" junior college route to professional baseball. In an interview today at the Arizona Senior Fall Classic, Perez told us that he would be forgoing his senior spring s...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  11. Luke Dykstra swings away

    Andrew Knepper

    Luke Dykstra, son of former MLBer Lenny Dykstra and brother of Cutter Dykstra (Washington Nationals' organization) second round pick in 2008, is following in the family footsteps. A member of the 2014 draft class, Luke is already playing well above h...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  12. Ron Miller shows his swing

    Andrew Knepper

    Ron Miller out of Serra (Gardena, Calif.) high is a power slugging third baseman that has his coming out party at the Urban Youth Academy two years ago. Since then he has played on Milwaukee Brewers Fall Scout team, played in the 2011 Area Code Baseb...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  13. Breaking down Kyle Twomey

    Andrew Knepper

    With one of the smoothest deliveries you will see out of a prep player, Kyle Twomey has been keeping hitters off balance with his deception and repetitive delivery. From the left side he hurls his fastball between 84-87 mph and at times tops out at 8...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  14. AJ Kennedy swings with authority

    Andrew Knepper

    One of the top catching prospects in the nation, Kennedy is fundamentally sound in his all-around game. At bat he is well balanced with average power and looks to be a solid batting average hitter. Behind the dish he has good blocking skills, a stron...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  15. Dominic Smith swings away

    Andrew Knepper

    One of the youngest players at this year' Area Code Baseball Games, 2013 graduate, Dominic Smith played to the level of his older competition. Built like a linebacker at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, Smith is as strong and physical as his appearance suggests...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  16. Ty Moore swings away

    Andrew Knepper

    Ty Moore, 1B/OF/RHP, out of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) High School is one of California's premier bats in the 2012 graduate class. He is currently committed to play for coach John Savage at UCLA. If you watch Moore in one batting practice sess...

    Blog | September 22, 2011