(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer With every prodigious drive over the fences, star third baseman Kris Bryant of the University of San Diego is adding to what could be considered the most prolific home-run hitting performance in NCAA history.
New York Mets on March 30 after hitting .222 with five homers and 34 RBIs last year for Savannah of the Class A South Atlantic League . There have been 18 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program.
(Eds: Updates with quotes, details. With AP Photos.) By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer College baseball is on pace to set a record for fewest home runs and a 40-year low for scoring and batting average. Now some coaches are calling for a livelier ball to bring the numbers back up.
amateur draft - one pick after the Mets went for outfielder Brandon Nimmo, who is with Class A Savannah in the South Atlantic League . Fernandez was 14-1 with a 1.75 ERA in the low minors last season. He went to spring training this year with
majority of whom will begin the season in Class A - either with Myrtle Beach of the Carolina League or Hickory in the South Atlantic League . ''All their guys weren't here today so it was a good day for him to go out there and relax,'' said Arizona
field.” And, believe it or not, he so fancies himself a defender, he played 42 games in center in the Class A South Atlantic League in 2008. “In his heart of hearts,” Brock said, chuckling, “he thinks he’s a center fielder
but he kept winning over the brass with his impressive hitting numbers. He batted .322 with 22 homers in the South Atlantic League . Last season, he split time between three minor-league teams and hit a cumulative .305 with 18 homers. This
without a few flaws, however. It should be noted that his numbers came in the friendly hitting confines of the South Atlantic League , and his high strikeout totals could become more problematic as he advances in the minors. Story will likely
the right-hander hits well against lefties. The Yankees optioned Casey McGehee to Class-A Charleston. The South Atlantic League team's season ends Sept. 3 which will allow McGehee to return sooner.
not relish facing Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner . Heyward and Bumgarner first opposed each other in the Class A South Atlantic League when both were 18. Bumgarner, Heyward said, was tough even then — he had the deception, the above-average