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Greg Schaum

Grew up on the streets of Overland Park...played my high school ball at Shawnee Mission North before playing college ball in Riverside, CA. I graduated from an original Big 8 school and love this great city. My favorite player as a kid was Frank Tanana and I thought U.L Washington was a cool MOFO

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A Look Back at Why the Super 2 Disrespects Baseball

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on June 12, 2012. The Royals handling of Wil Myers was the impetus for the article, but it brought up a bigger point about the way baseball works for younger players. With the George Springer issues coming up with the Houston Astros, this is a good time to re-post this article. I wrote this article a couple of years ago But I will expand on this idea as i ...

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Why 9-11 Will Always Be a Time I Reflect On My Journey

*This was posted last year, and deserves to be posted again. *excuse me for not writing a baseball article on PTP but this was the best forum for these thoughts in my head   In the summer of 1998 I was living in a run down house (above)¬†on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Our house really should have been condemned but¬†for me¬†it was a place that gave me one of the best summers of my life. I sha ...

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Missouri Valley Conference (Rosters, Reports, and Stats)

Research purposes only...will be updated from time to time   Bradley ¬†Head Coach: Elvis Dominguez, 2012 Record 27-27, 2012 MLB Draft Picks: Bircher 10th, Leblebijan 25th 2B Chris Godinez (SO 4, 18, .320/.370, 11 SB) Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. Played HS ball @ Lake Forest. LF Mike Tauchman* (SR 1, 23, .305/.398, 5 SB) Career ( 7, 85, .319/.418, 37 SB) 571 AB< 31 2B, 6 3B, 85 K, 89 BB. ...

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West Coast Conference (Rosters, Reports, and Stats)

Lineups determined by opening day lineups for 2013 season *Article used for reference and will be updated BYU Head Coach: Vance Law 2012 record: 22-27, 2012 MLB draft picks: Capper 26th, Hall 33rd LF Jacob Hannemann (FR Served a mission the last 2 years in Little Rock. He was a football/baseball standout @ Lone Peak HS. Hit .450 as a SR while catching 19 balls for 380 yards w/ 7 TD. *Royals drafted him in t ...

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Pac- 12 (Rosters, Reports, and Stats)

    Lineups determined by opening day lineups for 2013 seasom *Article used for reference and will be updated Arizona¬†Head Coach Andy Lopez 2012 record 48-16, College World Series Champions, 2012 MLB draft picks: Mejia 4th, Refsnyder 5th, Heyer 6th, Mejias-Brean 8th, Rickard 9th, Maggi 24th LF Scott Kingery (FR Hit .485 w/ 8 HR, 36 RBI, and 12 SB as a senior at Mountain Pointe HS) RF Joseph Maggi* ...

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Big 12 (Rosters, Reports, and Stats)

  Lineup is based on Opening Day Line up 2013 *will be used as a reference to update     TCU ¬†Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle ¬†2012 record in Mountain West Conference 40-22, 2012 MLB draft picks: Elander 6th, Von Tungein 13th, Allen 23rd, Duffie 27th, Coats 29th, Merck 33rd CF Cody Jones** (SO Transfer from Temple College where he hit .383/.509 with 10 XBH) 2B Derek Odell* (SO 4, 26, .376/.339, 6 ...

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The College Dirt: Weekend of 2/22 wrap up by Greg Schaum and Don Olsen

We are still in the early stages of the college baseball season but in the SEC a few teams look like they could be in for long seasons. Perennial power the University of Florida is off to a terrible start on defense and can't seem to settle on a starting 9. The University of Missouri and Texas A&M are off to humbling starts in their new conference. In the Big 12 pre season favorite to win the conference ...

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SEC (Eastern Division Rosters, Reports, and Stats)

Lineup is based on Opening Day Line up 2013 *will be used as a reference to update Scouting Reports on some provided by Don Olsen @olsen_don Eastern Division: South Carolina: HC Chad Holbrook 1st year. Team finished 2nd in CWS last year- 2012 MLB draft picks: Walker 4th, Price 7th, Marzilli 8th, Roth 9th, Matthews 29th CF Tanner English** (SO 0, 23, .298/.450., 3 SB) early round 2014 draft projection LF Gra ...

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5 for Friday (5 HS arms) w/ the scout’s eye Don Olsen

Andy Honiotes Geneva Community Geneva IL 6'3 185 RHP Committed to University of Miami Junior season he was 6-1 with a 1.96 e.r.a and hit .378 with 4 HR and 12 RBI, stealing 4 bases in 17 games. Scout's Eye with Don Olsen: Long and lean, not much overall development.  Thin frame with long anchors that is very projectable, more to offer down the road and should sit 220-225, who from an eyeball gives off a Bob ...

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Hope Springs Eternal (The Colorado Rockies)

When I was a kid I could not wait to get my annual Athlon’s Baseball Guide or my Street and Smith’s magazine. I would consume every word of those publications and dream about the upcoming season. I remember sitting in Mrs. Williams 7th grade class with my notebook open making predictions for every team. Yep, I went full geek squad on these with complete opening day roster predictions and what each player wo ...

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SEC (Western Division Rosters, Reports, and Stats)

Lineup is based on Opening Day Line up 2013 *will be used as a reference to update Scouting Reports on some provided by Don Olsen @olsen_don Western Division: Arkansas Head Coach Dave Van Horn- Team was 46-22 last year and made CWS- 2012 MLB draft picks: Reynolds 2nd, Sanburn 2nd, Baxendale 10th, Carver 19th, Bates 28th, Fant 29th, Bleeker 37th, Morris 37th LF Matt Vinson** (SR 0, 13, .217/.345, 2 SB) CF Ja ...

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The College Dirt: Weekend of 2/15 wrap up by Greg Schaum and Don Olsen

This will be a weekly wrap up of the top college games over the weekend:   If I am watching a game on TV or LIVE i will include that game too (On TV) Duke at Florida Tough week for the Gators as they lose one of their great arms Karsten Whitson to a season ending injury and also found out that Jacksonville transfer Taylor Ratliff was ruled ineligible for the transfer. I feel for the kid as I understand ...

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5 for Friday (Our weekly look at 5 baseball amateurs) this week 5 young catchers

¬†Each week we bring you 5 amateurs to know that could be on big league diamonds in the future...today we bring you 5 catchers...Well, 4 catchers for sure and one that might end up putting on the tools of ignorance some day.   Hunter Renfroe¬†Gallman, MS¬† and Copiah High School (6'1 216, Junior from Mississippi State) Previously drafted by the Red Sox in the 31st round (2010) Multi sport athlete in HS Fi ...

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The Early 32 by Don Olsen ( The Pre-Season top 32 for the MLB draft with 25 more names to know)

Don Olsen is a former professional baseball player and long time scout who has experience in the game and a weatlh of contacts. He also is a frequent contributor to bullpenbanter.com   "Here is a way too early to peg list in the rule 4 draft. ¬†The reports are clean, but high school arms and guys who filled out a bit more can rise like a helium balloon in a heart beat. ¬†This list is personal and fluid f ...

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The Greg Schaum 2013 Watch List (Kansas State University)

I thought I would go ahead and list the watch schedule for the schools in my ‚Äúwatch‚ÄĚ area. If you are at a game that I am not at we always appreciate extra coverage with write ups and/or video/pictures if you take them. *not listing games unless there is 2013 MLB draft talent playing (also will list 2014 watch list) Area for me is¬†(Kansas, Missouri, Southwest Iowa, Mid Central to West Nebraska, Northwest Ar ...

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Hope Springs Eternal (Los Angeles Dodgers)

When I was a kid I could not wait to get my annual Athlon's Baseball Guide or my Street and Smith's magazine. I would consume every word of those publications and dream about the upcoming season. I remember sitting in Mrs. Williams 7th grade class with my notebook open making predictions for every team. Yep, I went full geek squad on these with complete opening day roster predictions and what each player wo ...

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The Greg Schaum 2013 Local Watch Schedule (The University of Missouri)

Listing the watch schedules for the schools in my  area. If you are at a game that I am not at we always appreciate extra coverage with write ups and/or video/pictures if you take them. *not listing games unless there is 2013 MLB draft talent playing (also will list 2014 watch list) Area for me is (Kansas, Missouri, SouthWest Iowa, Mid Central to West Nebraska, Northwest Arkansas, and Northeast Oklahoma) Th ...

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The Greg Schaum 2013 Local Watch Schedule (University of Kansas)

I thought I would go ahead and list the watch schedule for the schools in my "watch" area. If you are at a game that I am not at we always appreciate extra coverage with write ups and/or video/pictures if you take them. *not listing games unless there is 2013 MLB draft talent playing (also will list 2014 watch list) Area for me is (Kansas, Missouri, SouthWest Iowa, Mid Central to West Nebraska, Northwest Ar ...

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5 for Friday (A look at 5 amateurs) Kris Bryant, Colin Moran, Ricky Jacquez, Silas Bohannon, and Trey Ball

3B/1B Kris Bryant: University of San Diego- 6'5 215, JR, Las Vegas, Nevada, (Bonanza HS) One of the most heavily recruited power bats out of high school. He chose San Diego over powerhouse like LSU, Stanford, and Vanderbilt High School: Freshman- 1 HR, 13 RBI, .300 Sophomore- 10 HR, 36 RBI, .407 Junior- 14 HR, 38 RBI, .484 Senior- 22 HR, 51 RBI, .489 AFLAC All-American Played for Team Vegas after HS hitting ...

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5 for Friday (A weekly look at 5 amateurs)

    Video I took at St. Louis Pirates showcase on Tuesday the 29th of January, 2013 Devin Williams (on left in video) 6'3 165, Florissant, MO (Hazelwood Central after a transfer from CBC) The Stats: He was 2nd team all-conference as an OF last year. The Skinny: Has accepted a scholarship to Missouri while turning down Nebraska, Missouri State, Ole Miss, and Indiana State. Fastball has been clocked ...

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