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Baseball America

February 2019

Baseball America has been bringing you the best baseball information in the game for more than 30 years, a must-have resource for fans as well as people who work in the game. Every issue features coverage of the majors, minors, college and high school baseball as well as prospects, prospects and more prospects. Whether you’re looking to win your fantasy league or stay on top of the game at all levels, Baseball America puts it all in your hands.

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United States
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English
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Baseball America Enterprises, LLC.
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the new and improved ba

You’ve heard the story countless times. Media company fighting the headwinds in the industry decides to reduce the frequency of its magazine while claiming that the publication still holds the same value. The formula doesn’t compute: fewer pages and reduced frequency equals less value, not more.Many in publishing are panicking. Late last year, “Seventeen” announced that it was no longer publishing a print magazine after 74 years. Several other renowned titles have either eliminated their magazines or significantly reduced the number of issues they produce.At Baseball America, we are well aware of the challenges in print, but we also strongly believe in our product and loyal subscribers. Starting this month, we are going monthly and are very excited about it. I believe this will enable us to put out a…

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cover story

1981Kevin McReynolds graced the cover of our first issue.1985The Pirates drafted Barry Bonds sixth overall in 1985.1994Hall of Famers Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Greg Maddux.2014Minor League Player of the Year Kris Bryant of the Cubs. ■…

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ba online

@BaseballAmerica@BaseballAmericaBaseballAmericaMagReadBASOUNDS OF THE GAMENational writers Kyle Glaser (right) and Carlos Collazo chat about the Padres’ farm system as part of the team-by-team offseason series of prospect podcasts, while national writer Teddy Cahill podcasts regularly about college baseball.Chech them all out at, BaseballAmerica.com/podcasts.“EDGAR MARTINEZ. MARIANO RIVERA. ROY HALLADAY. MIKE MUSSINA. YOUR 2019 @BASEBALLHALL CLASS.”@BaseballAmericaDAWN OF A NEW ERAEver wondered what it takes to create an issue of Baseball America? Lots of discussion and lots of conversation. With our first monthly issue, it was an even bigger project to bring you even more content. Here’s the view of the BA conference room, where the big discussions—and debates—happen.PROSPECT HANDBOOK SEASONFebruary marks not only the beginning of spring training but also the arrival of the 2019 Prospect Handbook, which includes scouting reports for the…

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changing with the times

Minor league exploits from a player like Andruw Jones would not fly under the radar in today’s information age.(SPORTING NEWS VIA GETTY IMAGES)@JJCOOP36If you are a longtime Baseball America reader, you may remember a one-time unofficial motto of ours.If the New York Times was once “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” Baseball America used to operate under the idea that “All the News Will Fit if We Make the Type Small Enough.”Look back at our 1999 College Preview issue and you will see some font sizes that require a magnifying glass to read. Sandwiched around a feature on freshman Georgia Tech third baseman Mark Teixeira were notes about how now-Oklahoma State head coach Josh Holliday was the best defensive catcher in the Big 12 Conference. But to get all…

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where are they now?

CATCHING UP WITH A NOTABLE PLAYER FROM BASEBALL AMERICA HISTORYThe Orioles drafted Stanford outfielder Jeffrey Hammonds fourth overall in 1992. He reached the majors a year later.Over a major league career that spanned 13 seasons, Jeffrey Hammonds hit three home runs in one game and was an all-star for the Rockies in 2000, when he hit .335 with 20 home runs and 106 RBIs.Yet none of those highlights stands out for him quite like the relationships he forged while playing the game, and that he continues to build today as a special assistant for player services for the Major League Baseball Players Association.“The game was good to me, but the Eric Davises and the Charles Johnsons, those guys to me were everything,” Hammonds said. “We connected in ways off the…

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softball america steps to the plate

Maren Angus Writer/EditorFEATURESPaige Lowary couldn’t heal where she got sick. After two years in the circle at Missouri, she packed her bags and moved farther west to a place that would turn her into a national champion. Oklahoma and Patty Gasso allowed Lowary to recover and thrive. She became the No. 1 pick in the 2018 National Pro Fastpitch Draft and is now speaking out about why she transferred. Go to SoftballAmerica.com to read Lowary’s first-person account.Nine Oregon players transferred out of the program following a coaching change amid a contract dispute. One of those players, Maggie Balint, went on the record with Softball America and detailed why.“The launch of Softball America propels the sport into mainstream media coverage at the highest level. The coverage, from prospect to professional, will…

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