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Use the link below for Super Sophomore nominations and 2 way player nominations as well as for Statewide Statistical Leaders
We also use this info for State Records - Individual/Team/Season/Career
The TBCA and TN Sports Writers Assoc. will also receive every one of these nominations
HS Coaches - send NOMINATIONS WHEN ELIMINATED FROM TOURNAMENT PLAY
Check out last year's statewide stat leaders for an idea of what type #'s you need to get on a list
CAN TAKE ANY NOMINATIONS TIL FRIDAY JUNE 16TH
THESE SCHOOLS HAVE NOMINATIONS TURNED In FOR 2017
|NOMINATIONS BY REGION - BACKGROUND COLOR MEANS REGION SEMI'S/SUBSTATE|
|UNIV SCHOOL JC||MEIGS COUNTY||BAYLOR||COLUMBIA||SYCAMORE||CORNERSVILLE||SOUTH GIBSON||TIPTON ROSEMARK|
|SULLIVAN EAST||GIBBS||NOTRE DAME||JACKSON COUNTY||PORTLAND||WAVERLY||BARTLETT||NORTHPOINT CHR.|
|DAVID CROCKETT||KNOX WEST||RHEA COUNTY||WATERTOWN||GALLATIN||FAIRVIEW||DYERSBURG||ST. BENEDICT|
|DANIEL BOONE||OLIVER SPRINGS||GRUNDY COUNTY||SMITH COUNTY||MTCS||CAMDEN||RIPLEY||HARDING ACADEMY|
|CUMBERLAND GAP||KNOX CATHOLIC||ROCKWOOD||OAKLAND||ROSSVIEW||CREEK WOOD||JACK. SOUTHSIDE||ECS|
|WEST GREENE||COALFIELD||CHATT CHRISTIAN||BLACKMAN||HENDERSONVILLE||CENTENNIAL||UNION CITY||ST. GEORGES|
|COCKE COUNTY||SOUTH DOYLE||BRADLEY CENTRAL||FRANKLIN COUNTY||CLARKSVILLE||PAGE||ARLINGTON||COLLIERVILLE|
|NORTHVIEW ACAD.||ANDERSON COUNTY||OOLTEWAH||CENTRAL MAGNET||EAST ROBERTSON||INDEPENDENCE||HAYWOOD COUNTY||COVINGTON|
|GREENEVILLE||CARTER||SOUTH PITTSBURG||GORDONSVILLE||HENRY COUNTY||COLUMBIA ACADEMY||JACKSON CHRISTIAN||SCOTTS HILL|
|TENNESSEE||KNOX HALLS||COOKEVILLE||STEWARTS CREEK||JO BYRNS||FRANKLIN||MILAN||BRIARCREST|
|UNICOI COUNTY||FARRAGUT||BOYD BUCHANAN||GOODPASTURE||FORREST||SUMMIT||USJ||CHRISTIAN BROS.|
|HAPPY VALLEY||KNOX WEBB||SIGNAL MOUNTAIN||DAVIDSON ACADEMY||ENSWORTH||McNAIRY CENTRAL||HOUSTON|
|ELIZABETHTON||KNOX GRACE||BLACKMAN||MT. JULIET||DICKSON COUNTY||LEXINGTON|
|SEVIER COUNTY||WILLIAM BLOUNT||TULLAHOMA||CLARK NORTHEAST||GCA||MUNFORD|
|SULLIVAN SOUTH||CAK||DEKALB COUNTY||CLARK. NORTHWEST||LORETTO||HUNTINGDON|
|DOBYNS-BENNETT||SWEETWATER||LIPSCOMB ACADEMY||SPRING HILL|
|NORTH GREENE||BEARDEN||BEECH||FATHER RYAN|
|JEFFERSON COUNTY||GREENBACK||WILSON CENTRAL||BWOOD ACADEMY|
|ANNOUNCEMENTS - GAMES, TOURNAMENT'S|
Coaches - If you have tournaments for summer ball - send to me and I'll post them up for you!
Hey guys, CONTACT CASEY CALLAWAY AT GERMANTOWN HS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS TOURNAMENT. 901-378-5930 OR CALLAWAYCT@SCSK12.ORG
Germantown High School, Bartlett High School and other various sites around the Memphis area are once again hosting the Lewis Harris Invitational High School baseball tournament. We can customize your schedule to the best of our abilities and around everyone else requests. I am going to start putting the schedule in October. If you are interested in participating and I do not have you on our list, please respond by October 6.
When: March 12-17 Cost: $70 a game (unless you are hosting) provide your own balls Coin toss for home team unless playing a host team.
No time limit ( unless weather dictates) run rule: 15 after 3 and 10 after 5
Teams already committed
Houston High School TN ( 4/5 games) Dyer co TN ( 4/5 games) Lebanon Tn ( 4/5 games) Center Hill MS ( 3/4 games)
Tipton Rosemarck Academy Tn ( 5 games) Briarcrest Christian TN ( 4/5 games) North Point Christian Tn/MS (3 games)
Fayette Academy Tn ( 5 games) Lausanne Tn ( 4/5 games Arlington High Tn ( 4.5 games) Evangelical Christian Tn ( 3 games)
Covington High tn ( 4 games) Nettleton Ill ( 2 games wed only) Munford High Tn ( 4/5 games) Horn Lake ms ( 2 games on thursday 15th)
New Hope Ms ( Fri and sat 3 games) Collierville tn (4/5 games) Germantown Tn ( 4 games) Bartlett tn ( 4/5 games)
|Maryville Heritage HS is hosting the Daily Times Classic from April 5-7, 2018. If interested please contact Robbie Bennett at Heritage HS at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 865-806-8869|
Knox West still has 1-2 openings in each of the following tournaments: March 29-31, April 12-14, April 26-28. There is no entry fee. You provide two new baseballs and playable baseballs as needed for each game. We can accommodate any schedule request. Please email or call with interest or questions.
14th Annual Wilson County Invitational will be held March 22-24. Hosted at 5 sites – Friendship Christian, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, Watertown, and Wilson Central. 4 game guarantee. Cost is $300 and 3 baseballs per game. Please contact Anthony Ford at email@example.com for more information.
|Loretto High School (Loretto, TN) will be hosting the 20th annual Loretto Saint Patrick’s Baseball Tournament March 15-17, 2018. The tournament is open to all classifications. 4 games (weather permitting). All games will be played at the Loretto Sports Complex. If interested please contact Gary Lamm at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (931) 242-0926.|
We need 6 more teams for The Good Day To Play Invitational. The dates are April 19th-21st and we can accommodate Friday and Saturday only for out of town teams if necessary. Everyone is guaranteed 4 games and the cost is $350 plus we supply the baseballs baseballs so u don't have to worry about that. Feel free to contact me for additional details or questions. Fields that will be used Creek Wood, Dickson and hopefully Grace Christian of Franklin and East Hickman. Have a great Summer!
Creek Wood High School
Head Baseball Coach
2018 William Workman Tournament
April 12 –14 Clarksville High, Northeast, and Rossview will host the William Workman tourney. 4 game guarantee – 3/4 sites, all with indoor facilities and tarps. Great playing surfaces. - 300 dollar entry fee, plus 3 game balls/game
Contact: Brian Hetland @ email@example.com / 931-206-8055
Farragut 2018 Tourney Information
March 28-31 Demarini Tournament - 4 game Guarantee- 4 sites Maryville, Bearden, CAK , Farragut (which will be in separate pools)
16 team limit - 4 pools of 4, play 3 games within your pool and if you win your pool , you will play in semifinal (and a championship if you win semi) , if you don't win your pool you will still be assigned a 4th game - 300 dollar entry fee- bring your own balls to rotate putting in.
April 12-14 Scott Dean Memorial Tourney
300 dollar entry fee- bring balls
4 game guarantee
Matt.firstname.lastname@example.org Let me know what day you want to start playing on -thurs or fri)
865-368-3141- Matt Buckner
|Smyrna High and Rutherford County will host the Grand Slam Challenge March 12-17. Cost is $75 per game and baseballs. Please contact David Looper at 6156911848 if you have questions or email at email@example.com.|
Middle TN Invitational is set for April 5th-7th. We have a tournament champion, tournament MVP, and runner up plaque.
Congratulations to Covington High School, and Coach Sage on the Championship this year!
Email Daniel Smiley ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Larry Nesbitt (CPA) if you're interested. Larry.email@example.com
Tullahoma will be hosting a 17U tournament on Memorial Day Weekend May 26-28 and then the following weekend June 2-4 we will be hosting a 15U tournament. Next spring during the 2018 baseball season we will be hosting a JV tournament on March 23-24. Please contact me if interested or for more information.
Head Baseball Coach
Tullahoma High School
Tullahoma, TN 37388
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TCCAA Team Previews
are in for 3 schools - Chatt St, Dyersburg St and
Walters St have their preview online...
1/11/18 - TBCA Clinic is this weekend at Marriott in Franklin, TN... I'll be there shooting pix of award winners for the TBCA... Juco coaches are sending in their 2018 Team Previews - we will have those up next week!
High School Coaches - Go to http://tnbaseballreport.com/nominationandpreviewform.htm#PART_2 and fill out the Team Preview Form and we will start posting your previews for the upcoming season as they come in...
8/9/17 - Ultimate 9 Bats will be finished and sent to me by the end of August - I will ship out to respective HS's first week of September!
6/29/17 - The 2017 TN Baseball Report Ultimate 9 Team ...
6/24/17 - The All 2 Way Team is up and All State Teams are as well... The Ultimate 9 team will be revealed as soon as I get coaches comments back and added to material (will post this next Thursday at latest, with or without coaches comments however)... doing this is a very time consuming job (especially for free), I do my best to have the entire state represented with players when possible as most of these kids played for schools who at least made the regional round of tournament play - there are a whole lot of good, good players...
6/22/17 - We have Pitching Stat Leaders completed!! We also have All Region Teams posted - the following players have been named Region Pitcher of the Year/Player of the Year: Region 1: Matt Bradley/JeffCo; Daniel Starnes/DB... Region 2: Spencer Strider/CAK; Jake Hagenow/Farragut... Region 3: Ethan Walls/Ooltewah; Cody Hutcherson/Cookeville... Region 4: Wyatt Blessing/Goodpasture; Bryant Goolsby/Smith County... Region 5: Brock Myers/Davidson Academy; Luke Jones/Greenbrier... Region 6: Ryan Weathers/Loretto; Brycen Thomas/Spring Hill... Region 7: William Woods/Peabody; Evan Gilliam/Lexington... Region 8: Tyler Sherman/Collierville; Terrell Tatum/Houston... this may have been the hardest year to choose Region POY's as there were several candidates in each region that were so close statistically... PRINTABLE ALL REGION AND POY CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE TO THE HS COACHES TO GIVE TO THEIR PLAYERS - COACHES CONTACT ME FOR THE CERTIFICATE! Work now begins on choosing the All State Teams - we hope to have those posted on Monday June 25th
6/20/17 - The entire Super Freshman/Sophomore Team is posted by region - coaches - if you have more kids who will fit in the lists, send 'em on, I'll add thru end of June... if you don't see updates - refresh your browser -
6/19/17 - MidDay UPdate: All Offensive Stats are posted on the Statewide Leader Boards! - Coaches - Players - if you see a player or yourself have a stat that would fit within what is posted - please have your coach send me the stat and I will put the player/you on the list! Will finish up Super Frosh/Soph Pitchers tonight (Regions 6-8)... Thursday will post up the All Region Teams (All Region Certificates are available to coaches)
6/17/17 - I am working on Super Fresh/Soph Pitchers list (have Regions 1 thru 3 posted) and also one category at a time on the 2017 State Stat Leader Board - I have completed to 25 batting averages from the 147 nominations I have recieved...
6/14/17 - 2017 MLB Draft (Tennessee ties - from, went to TN college)... 43 players drafted with TN ties, 214 homegrown HS grad's from TN! Congrats to Steven Jennings of DeKalb Co. being the first HS player drafted at #42 and his former HS teammate, Cody Puckett of MTSU, was also drafted!!
6/13/17 - Super Freshman/Sophomore Team Position Players are posted - working on Pitchers tomorrow - MLB Draft - Will Gaddis/Brentwood-Furman by Colorado #86, Will Toffey/Vandy by Oakland #111, Jason Delay/Vandy by Pittsburgh #118, Michael Gigliotti/Lipscomb by Kansas City #120 Jordan Rodgers/UT by Atlanta #170, Ben Breazeale/Pigeon Forge-Wake Forest by Baltimore #218, Riley Delgado MTSU by Atlanta #260, Chris Carrier/Christian Bros-Memphis by Chicago Cubs #285, Kyle Serrano/Farragut-UT by Houston #301... 6th Annual Mid TN All Star Classic Rosters...
6/12/17 - MLB DRAFT - Day one draftee's from TN or playing at a TN school/college: #5/Kyle Wright-Vandy by Braves, #23/Jeren Kendall-Vandy by Dodgers, #35/Brent Rooker-Miss. St (ECS) by Twins, #42 Steven Jennings-DeKalb County HS by Pirates, #65/Wil Crowe-South Carolina (Pigeon Forge) by Nationals, Draft continues on Tuesday...
|Tweets by TNBballRprt
|The MLB Draft started in 1965. Twenty teams drafted players and there were 10 rounds of the draft. Of the first 5 years of the draft, this draft had the most players reach the major leagues and play at least part of one year. 68 of 200 draftee's made the big leagues at some point of their career. 13 of the first round picks played in the show. In '66, 51 of 200 players made it. In '67 only 43 players made the MLB, while in '68 the number bounced back up to a second overall with 57 players eventually playing major league baseball. The fifth year of the draft, 1969, saw 51 players make the MLB. Below is a breakdown by round of the players who played big league ball at some point in their career for at least part of a year. These are statistics from the June Regular draft. In the beginning of the draft MLB had 4 drafts - January Regular, January Secondary, June Regular and June Secondary. The numbers reflect the players who signed when drafted. The player is credited in the year in which they signed to play - if they were drafted more than once, which some were - we didn't count the player twice. Also, the draft actually went more than 50 rounds, but I cut my research off at 50. After the first round, the chances of becoming a MLB player fall off significantly... as I reveal the 70's, 80's, and 90's you will see the overwhelming evidence of this...|
|Year/Round||1965||1966||1967||1968||1969||60's Total||% MLB by Rd|
|# of Players who made the MLB for at least a cup of coffee/Total # Drafted|
|1||10||11||12||9||16||65/104||62.5 - 1:1.6|
|2||6||5||7||7||8||37/104||35.5 - 1:2.8|
|7||3||2||0||7||3||17/108||15.7 - 1:6.4|
|8||1||2||0||3||4||14/108||13.0 - 1:7.7|
|31-40||5/129 3.9%||8/142 4%||5/160^^ 3.1%||4/144 2.8%||6/175 3.4%||28/750 3.7%||1:26.8|
|41-50||4/64 6.3%||2/66 3%||4/124 3.2%||0/60 0%||3/87 3.4%||13/407 3.2%||1:31.3|
|Notable draft picks from 60's|
|*- Bucky Dent||**-Nolan Ryan||***-Ken Griffey||^- Bob Forsch||^^ Mike Marshall 37th round|
|In 1965 TN had 14 players drafted that were either from TN or played at a TN school. Of these, only one, Clyde Wright made the big leagues. Wright, who played at Carson-Newman College, was drafted in the 6th round, 107th overall. Wright pitched in 9 seasons of MLB, mainly for the California Angels.|
|TN only had 5 draftee's in 1966, none of which ever played MLB.|
|In '67, 18 players were drafted from TN schools. Two players, 2nd round pick David Sells of Sullivan South HS. Sells played parts of 5 seasons with California and the LA Dodgers. That same year, Sam Ewing of Overton HS was picked in the 45th round. Ewing played parts of 4 seasons with the Chicago White Sox and Toronto. Ewing was the lowest TN pick in the 60's to ever make the big leagues. Ewing left for pro ball in '71 when he was drafted in the January Secondary.|
|1968 saw three TN draft picks find big league diamonds. Wayne Garland (Cohn HS/5th round), Ross Grimsley (Frayser HS/8th) and Mike Willis (Hillsboro HS/25th round). TN also had a June Secondary draftee, Ed Goodson of ETSU, drafted as the third pick of the draft who played big league ball. Garland and Grimsley did not sign in '68. Both were drafted again in 1969 and signed.|
|In '69, other than Garland and Grimsley, TN had 19 players drafted total. None of these guys ever played an inning. Among the drafted was future Motlow State skipper, Don Rhoton. The lowest ever draft pick to play in the big leagues from the 60's was drafted in 1969 - 75th round/1026 overall - Al Cowens... Cowens played 13 seasons with KC Royals, Detroit, California and Seattle. Interestingly enough, Nashville native, Butch Stinson was drafted from Cohn HS in the 75th round but did not sign.|
MLB Draft Part II: The 70's
|Year/Round||1970||1971||1972||1973||1974||1975||1976||1977||1978||1979||70's Total||% MLB by Rd|
|# of Players who made it to the MLB for at least a cup of coffee / # Drafted total|
|31-40||4/135 2.9%||7/101 6.9%||4/98 4.1%||3/61 4.9%||5/70 7.1%||3/30 10%||5/53 9.4%||3/63 4.8%||3/69 4.3%||8/107 7.5%||45/787||5.7|
|41-50||0/53 0%||1/23 4.3%||0/19 0%||2/25 8%||0/2 0%||0/0||0/0||0/2 0%||1/15 7%||1/11 9.1%||5/150||3.3|
|Overall %||11.3 %||12.3%||12.9%||12.5%||15.3%||15.3%||16.3%||16%||16.6%||16.9%||14.5|
|Top TN Pick by Year|
|1970 - Eddie Sherlin/Gallatin HS 4th Rd/#85|
|1971 - Larry Herndon/Douglas HS (Memphis) 3rd Rd/#54 (MLB)|
|1972 - Bobby Goodman/Bishop Byrne HS (Memphis) 1st Rd/#5|
|1973 - Butch Stinson/Lipscomb U 7th Rd/#143|
|1974 - Ted Shipley/Vanderbilt U 1st Rd/#14|
|1975 - Bo McLaughlin/Lipscomb U 1st Rd/#14 (MLB)|
|1976 - Dom Chiti/Raliegh Egypt HS (Memphis) 2nd Rd/#27|
|1977 - Scott Sanderson/Vanderbilt U 3rd Rd/#54|
|1978 - Michael Taylor/Columbia State CC 3rd Rd/#62|
|1979 - Atlee Hammaker/ETSU 1st Rd/#21 (MLB)|
|Other Notable Draftee's|
|Charlie Lea drafted 4 times - 1975 June Reg 15/342, 1976 June Sec 2/37, 1977 Jan Sec 4/61, 1978 June Reg 3/62*|
|* - 1976 2nd Round: #27 Dom Chiti RHP Raliegh Egypt HS (Memphis, TN)|
|^-1975 4th Round: #93 Mike Wright SS Father Ryan HS (Nashville, TN)|
|#- 1976 5th Round: # 118 Mike Smithson RHP UT(Hickman Co. HS)|
|&- 1974 6th Round: #131 Eddie (Ed) Whitson RHP Unicoi Co. HS (Erwin, TN)|
|**- 1970 8th Round: # 171 Phil Garner IF UT (Bearden HS) (Knoxville, TN)|
|!- 1975 15th Round: #342 Charlie Lea LHP Kingsbury HS (Memphis, TN)|
|@- 1976 17th Round: #405 Rick Honeycutt UT (Chattanooga, TN)|
|^^^- 1978 17th Round: #431 Mark Smith David Lipscomb HS (Nashville, TN)|
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