Longenhagen’s 2013 College Scouting Schedule

I wanted to piggyback on Michael’s post about college baseball with a post of my own, because College Baseball can be a great thing to throw yourself into. Not only can you find enjoyment by following the game on a national, team oreinted scale, you can also follow it on a very local, individualistic level. It’s the polar opposite of how it seems Michael digests the game, but it’s mostly the way I drink it in. Instead of caring about how a national powerhouse is performing, I’m constantly checking in on local players who are likely to be drafted.

What I have here is a schedule of all the notable college prospects that will travel within reasonable driving distance of my home in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania this Spring. I made this scouting schedule for myself and figured it was worth sharing for anyone looking to do some scouting of their own. Driving to Princeton for a double header and then spending the day walking around campus/town is one hell of a way to spend a Saturday in late March.  I’ve got some helpful tips for you, and the schedule itself, after the “click more, link, jump” thing. So click it.

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Michael Bourn Was Never in Phillies’ Cards

Michael Bourn finally found a home yesterday, signing a four-year, $48 million deal with the Cleveland Indians. Bourn had spent most of the winter trying to find a deal somewhere near those earned by Josh Hamilton (five years, $125 million) and B.J. Upton (five years, $75 million). The Scott Boras client, though, drew only faint interest as concern mounted over his age (30), reliance on speed, the potential mirage that was his 2012 season, and that his signing would cost a draft pick.

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