March 03, 2014 Kaprielian legitimizes hype at Irish Classic
After ranking No. 3 on Baseball America's Cape Cod League Top 30 Prospects list this past summer, UCLA sophomore right-hander James Kaprielian carried big expectations into this spring. Against Notre Dame on Friday at the Irish Classic, he delivered on that promise.
February 24, 2014 Mississippi righty Ellis regaining blue-chip form
Mississippi right-hander Chris Ellis was the talk of fall ball in 2012, when he showed the kind of electric stuff that led coaches and scouts to predict that he could wind up being a first-round pick.
February 18, 2014 TCU's Finnegan changes his luck, wins opener
Brandon Finnegan's Texas Christian teammates teasingly made a pretty big deal about the second-team preseason All-American's first win of the season Friday against Jacksonville. After all, Finnegan made 15 starts last year and finished the season 0-8 despite a perfectly respectable 3.18 ERA.
February 14, 2014 60-man preseason watch list released
USA Baseball released its 60-man preseason Golden Spikes Award watch list on Friday, launching the organization's journey to naming the top amateur baseball player in the country on July 17. Sponsored by Major League Baseball, the Golden Spikes Award will be presented in 2014 for the 37th time.
July 19, 2013 Kris Bryant named 2013 Golden Spikes winner
USA Baseball announced Friday the selection of San Diego's Kris Bryant as the recipient of the 2013 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award. The prestigious award recognizing the nation's top amateur baseball player, now in its 36th year, was presented by Bob Horner, the first-ever Golden Spikes Award winner, live on MLB Network.
July 17, 2013 USA Baseball partners with Dedeaux Foundation
USA Baseball announced on Friday its partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation. As part of the five-year agreement, the Rod Dedeaux Foundation will honor the finalists for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award at the Rod Dedeaux Foundation Dinner hosted by the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles.
June 04, 2013 Beede, Bryant, Moran named GSA finalists
USA Baseball announced Tuesday that Vanderbilt pitcher Tyler Beede, San Diego infielder Kris Bryant and North Carolina infielder Colin Moran have been named the three finalists for the 2013 Golden Spikes Award.
May 28, 2013 Golden Spikes Award semifinalists announced
USA Baseball has announced the names of the 30 semifinalists for the 2013 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award. This marks the 36th consecutive year that the award has been presented to the nation's top amateur baseball player.
May 21, 2013 Thompson helps lead Louisville to Big East title
It took a little time for Jeff Thompson to learn how to get the most out of his huge frame, but it was worth the wait for Louisville. The 6-foot-6, 248-pound right-hander has blossomed into one of the top pitchers in the Big East as a junior, and he threw seven strong innings Friday to help lead the Cardinals to a sweep of Pittsburgh, earning them the conference's regular-season championship.
May 15, 2013 A 'tireless worker,' Hursh leading OSU hurlers
After missing all of 2012 due to Tommy John surgery, Oklahoma State right-hander Jason Hursh entered this season with just 30 collegiate innings under his belt. But by taking a professional approach to his craft, the redshirt sophomore has developed into the Cowboys' ace, sporting a 2.67 ERA in 91 innings.
May 07, 2013 Nevada's Shipley maturing into total package
Poised to become the first first-round pick in school history, Nevada hurler Braden Shipley has developed a devastating changeup to go with his mid-90s fastball. Two years removed from playing shortstop, the junior is learning to stay within himself on the mound. Through 87 innings, he's 7-2 with a 2.49 ERA.
May 02, 2013 60-man Golden Spikes watch list released
USA Baseball released its 60-man midseason Golden Spikes Award watch list on Thursday, bringing the organization one step closer to naming the top amateur baseball player in the country.
May 01, 2013 Healy holding down middle of Oregon's order
Oregon first baseman Ryon Healy has always been able to hit, but his power has blossomed as a junior this spring, helping him take his game to another level. Through 43 games, Healy is batting .347/.411/.588 with a Pac-12 Conference-leading nine home runs and 42 RBIs.
April 23, 2013 Rice's Kubitza wreaking havoc with sharp slider
For Rice right-hander Austin Kubitza, the key has always been harnessing the life on his fastball well enough to throw strikes; extreme movement is a double-edged sword. But although he has 37 walks in 67 innings, the junior's biting slider and deceptive delivery have contributed to a 6-2 record and 1.22 ERA through 11 starts.