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Prospecting for Gold: The Most Exciting Team to Watch in 2012/2013

The most exciting team to watch this coming NBA season isn’t based in South Beach, where the high-flying, championship styles of Lebron and D-Wade reign supreme. Nor is it in Oklahoma City, where the raw intensity of Russell Westbrook and the Hall-of-Famer-in-the-making, can’t-miss play of Kevin Durant reminded fans that a world-class sports team can … Continue reading

Mason Minor League Report

Justin Bour went deep for the 17th time this season with a solo shot yesterday. Bour, who had just two hits in 17 at-bats last week, drew nine walks and struck out five times. Bour recorded three multi-walk games last weekend. After batting .332 in the past two months, Bour experienced a drop with a … Continue reading

Mason Minor League Report

Justin Bour batted .333 in 21 at-bats with four doubles and three RBIs last week. Going 2-for-4 at the plate last night, Bour matched his personal best of 139 hits and pushed his batting average closer to .300. Bour has shown a good ability to hit against left-handed pitchers with a .774 OPS against them. … Continue reading

Mason Minor League Report

Justin Bour recorded just four hits in 25 at-bats last week. Bour hit his 16th homerun, a three-run jack, of the season last night. Bour reached the 100-RBI plateau for the first time in his minor league career with seven RBIs last week. Bour looks to remain as one of the top batters in the … Continue reading

Mason Minor League Report

Justin Bour powered the Tennessee Smokies in Double-A with seven jacks since July 21, accounting for just about half of his 15 homeruns this season. Bour has posted a .406/.500/.844 triple-slash line with four homeruns and 14 RBIs in the past 10 games. Bour’s recent tear in the Southern League has moved him atop the … Continue reading

2013 Draft Prospects

For the fourth time in five years, the Seattle Mariners are in position for a top five draft pick. With this year’s Major League Baseball Amateur Draft presenting a number of twists from the top overall pick to the signing bonus pools from the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Mariners are due for another organizational … Continue reading

Rodriguez Shipping Up to the Northeast

Charlotte 49ers senior catcher Miguel Rodriguez was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 36th round with the 1,111th overall pick in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Rodriguez finished his collegiate career at Charlotte with a .236 batting average and 50 RBIs in 65 starts, after hitting .160 in 32 games this season. … Continue reading

Brandon Kuter, a Texas-Sized Pitcher

George Mason Patriots junior pitcher Brandon Kuter, at six-feet-seven-inches and 220 pounds, is characterized as what scouts consider to be a “good body.” Kuter joined teammate Chris O’Grady, who was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 10th round yesterday, as he went to the Texas Rangers in the 29th round with the 906th … Continue reading