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Baseball America November 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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ba online

@BaseballAmerica @BaseballAmerica BaseballAmericaMag ReadBA Order your copy of Head Of The Class today for just $24.95 store.BaseballAmerica.com CELEBRATE THE RICH HISTORY OF COLLEGE BASEBALL Our new book collects four decades of college baseball reporting and analysis—from 1981 to 2019—by BA and its industry-leading voices. TRACE THE GAME’S EVOLUTION We cover each decade—the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s—with the top 10 storylines that shaped the college game and rank the top 25 programs for each decade. BEST OF THE BEST We rank the top 25 programs of the Baseball America era—led by the incomparable Louisiana State—based on factors like postseason success, All-America team representation, draft pedigree and major league impact. ON-THE-GROUND REPORTING FROM OMAHA Head of the Class contains contemporary reports from every College World Series since 1981. Also included in Head of the Class: Features on every BA College Player of the Year…

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zito reflects on triumphs and travails in baseball

FROM OUR ARCHIVE ISSUE March 6, 2000 RUNDOWN Zito was the Athletics’ No. 2 prospect, behind only fellow southpaw Mark Mulder, because he is a “student of pitching” with a “devastating curveball” and an “89-91 mph fastball with movement.” Barry Zito won 165 games during 15 major league seasons. He was a three-time all-star who earned the American League Cy Young Award in 2002 following a 23-5 season with a 2.75 ERA for the Athletics. Yet when Zito reflects on a career that included nine consecutive seasons of 10 or more wins, he said his single greatest achievement occurred off the field. “I’m most proud of the fact that I was sticking it out in the dugout in 2010 when I wasn’t good enough to be on the field,” Zito said. “I’m most proud I was able…

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for the love of the game

FACTORY ATHLETICSTM is BA’s For the Love of the Game Selection Partner • AJ DEROSE, 13 WILLISTON PARK, NY: AJ is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and was chosen for the Coaches Award at his school as a student who played at least three sports, demonstrated good sportsmanship on and off the field and excelled academically. He was the captain of the baseball team and was recently chosen to be presented in front of the entire Mineola school district as a student who inspires others in the classroom and on the field. AJ has volunteered his time at numerous clinics, helping younger children in sports. • JADA BROWN, 14 WATERTOWN, SD: Jada has made an impact on the field by showing her teammates how important it is to stay positive and…

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it’s time to put catcher pop times in their place

BASEBALL FACTORY’S CHIEF BASEBALL OFFICER We hear it from catchers after nearly every one of our Baseball Factory tryouts, “What was my pop time?” When meeting a catcher’s father for the first time, pop time usually comes out shortly after his name and the player’s name. I get it. We measure it. It goes on evaluations. Coaches often ask for it. But where does a pop time really fall on the priority list for catchers? In my opinion it’s pretty far down the list. It certainly falls below catching the ball. You’re a catcher. It’s in the name of your position. It sounds simple, but it is alarming how many catchable pitches end up on the ground during an average high school game. Going further, the ability to receive the ball cleanly—to “earn”…

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the rockies’ road to success

@TRACYRINGOLSBY The Rockies showed up in spring training last March with an excitement that stemmed from back-to-back postseason appearances, albeit as a wild card both times. That excitement stemmed in part from hanging with the Dodgers in the National League West for 162 games in 2018 before losing the tie-breaking Game 163. Colorado then traveled to Wrigley Field, where they beat the Cubs in the Wild Card Game before falling to the Brewers in the NL Division Series. And then reality hit. As successful as their youthful rotation had been in the wild card years of 2017 and 2018, that good fortune did not extend to 2019, a season in which only a Rockies victory and Padres loss on the final day of the season kept Colorado out of the NL West basement. As the…

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signal or noise?

Small samples can sometimes be deceiving. Other times they can be predictive. For example, a pair of rookies shined in the final two months of the 2018 season to set the stage for fantasy production in 2019. Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil hit .335 after Aug. 1 in 2018 to rank eighth in the majors. He followed up with a terrific all-around 2019 season in which he challenged for a National League batting title (.318) and also chipped in 23 home runs, 75 RBIs and 83 runs. Yankees first baseman Luke Voit smashed 14 home runs after Aug. 1 in 2018 to rank sixth in the majors. He followed with a big first half in 2019, hitting .280 with 17 homers, 50 RBIs and 53 runs, before a sports hernia limited…