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We have about 35 schools out - all were Dist. Champs or Regional/State Teams - Please get these to me by 6/5/16

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS - GAMES, TOURNAMENT'S

Coaches - If  you have tournaments for summer ball - send to me and I'll post them up for you!

July 20-23 Thursday-Sunday
13th Annual USA High School Challenge
Cost: $550.00
 
Website: www.usabaseballstadium.com
Tournament Contact Person: Johnny Ray        
Cell: 901-413-1920                  
Email: johnlray2424@yahoo.com
Age Groups: Varsity & 16U
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This is USA Stadiumís signature summer tournament and has traditionally become a great way for high school and competitive programs to end their summer.  Games are played at USA Stadium Complex and local high school fields.  In 2016, 34 teams participated with the Memphis Tigers winning their 2nd Varsity Division title and the East Coast Grays winning the 16U Division for the second year in a row.  Please Note: No 2017 grads will be allowed to participate in the Varsity Division.
 
 
 

 

2016 Final Poll (6/11)

Final All Class Poll

Rank School W L Class
1 Siegel 34 9 AAA
2 Christian Brothers 35 10 D2AA
3 Arlington 33 9 AAA
4 Spring Hill 33 8 AA
5 Summit 35 7 AAA
6 Brentwood Academy 28 13 D2AA
7 FRA 25 10 D2A
8 CPA 31 10 AA
9 Harding Academy 34 8 D2A
10 Scotts Hill 26 16 A

 

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2/19/17 - TCCAA Sunday recaps - Walters State (14-2) beat Catawba Valley 9-7. Kyle Oulette went 4-5 with a HR and Duncan Pence was 2-5 with a HR and 4 ribs, Peyton Alford picked up his 2nd win of the season... Columbia State fell to Chipola in FL 9-3 to end the Sunshine State road trip... Roane dropped a pair to Olney Central 6-2 and 9-8 today ... Volunteer beat Lake Land 3-1 as Eddie McDaniels singled in the game winner with bases load and no outs and Jake Lyles walked, forcing in Daniel Lankster with the insurance run. Lankster had driven in the first run for VSCC ... The Pioneers are 5-1 on the season... Southwest split with Southwest IL CC - no scores available at update time ... CN wins series with pitching ... Cumberland completes sweep ... FHU rallies to win 7-6 ... King splits, wins series ... Flames drop game 3, win series ... LMU splits twinbill with Ohio Valley ... Scots drop last game of series to MacMurray ... Milligan sweeps UofCumberlands ... Trevecca splits pair with Wayne State ... Bellarmine salvages series w game 3 win over Tusculum ... Union completes GSC sweep ...

2/17/17 - Doresí late rally falls short in loss ....

2/16/17 - Daryl Strawberry to speak at Columbia FCA Banquet (Monday Feb 20, 6pm @ Zion Christian) ...

2/15/17 - Jackson Christian and Forrest checks in with a 2017 Team Preview (Form)...

2/14/17 - It ALL breaks loose this weekend - TSSAA practices got underway yesterday, now D1 joins everybody else and baseball is in full swing this spring... among opening matchups for 2017 - Memphis hosts Tennessee, Vandy visits San Diego, Middle Tennessee travels to Georgia Southern. while all 4 TN OVC schools host games over the weekend as well... we will update scores/etc on our Twitter feed and link stories on the site here as well... JuCo ball will be in full swing this weekend as well as all 10l TCCAA teams will play on Saturday - so here we go!! HS coaches get your previews in - fill out your PREVIEW FORM ... Unicoi County... Haywood County... 2016 AAA Champ - Siegel...

2/10/17 - HIGH SCHOOL COACHES - SEND ME YOUR TEAM PREVIEW NOW!!!  PREVIEW FORM  We have Franklin County, Harding Academy and Gordonsville...

2/2/17 - NAIA, D2 and D3 Schools will get cranked up over the weekend - check our Twitter feed >>>>>> and look here for links to stories and scores from weekend play!!

1/28/17 - final TCCAA preview is in... read them all... Walters St opened today in South Carolina, defeating USC-Salkehatchie 12-1 and have a DH tomorrow - the rest of the league opening dates are as follows: Chatt 2/3 at Georgia Highlands, Columbia 2/2 at Snead St AL, Cleveland hosts UofCumberlands JV on 2/6, Jackson opens late on 2/25 at Marion Military, Motlow opens at Wallace St AL on 2/3, Southwest opens at LSU-Eunice on 2/2 and Volunteer opens 2/10 vs Johnson Co. at USA Stadium in Millington, TN... Baseball is HERE!! HS coaches - you can begin sending your 2017 TEAM PREVIEWS in this week!!

1/20/17 - Columbia, Jackson AND Southwest check in with their TCCAA Preview ...

1/19/17 - Walters, Dyersburg and Cleveland State check in with their team preview - TCCAA Previews ...2017 NHSI features Arlington HS (TN) ... TN Teams and Boys named pre season CB/Louisville slugger D1 All Americans ..

1/12/17 - We have our first three TCCAA (JuCo) Team Previews posted - TCCAA Previews - Chatt, Roane and Volunteer State are UP!

1/5/17 - TBCA Clinic is next weekend at the Marriot in Franklin, TN - check out TBCA for more info... in the next few weeks we will begin our 14th year of coverage of HS, JuCo and 4Yr College Baseball... We will have some coverage from the TBCA Clinic and start out with TCCAA Team Previews for 2017 in latter part of the month... We have our HS Players To Watch for 2017 List ready - these are players who have committed or signed with schools already, so they are definitely "a player to watch"... If we have missed a kid who has committed or signed we will be glad to add them to the list, but they must be committed or signed in order to be on this list... Owenby named pre-season AA ... Hendrix to local HOF ... Puckett named pre-season AA ...

7/3 - All 2 Way Team is posted - Done for HS stuff for 2016, continue to follow as we primarily do updates on Twitter (feed above) - I'll be working on Professional updates rest of the summer and will have (as usual) the MLB Playoff links you'll need to keep up with MLB Playoffs in October - check back at playoff time - will also try to do some updating on the HS Record Book - if you  have any that would go in - let me know - especially Career Records!!

6/28 - Took me awhile but here is the Ultimate 9 Team  - minus one coaches quote (will add when received) - only thing left is the All 2 Way team which I hope to have done by Wednesday of this week... if you have a player who would fit into any of the categories, stats, Fresh/Soph, 2 Way please send me the info - I'll add them in! Coaches, remember if you want a certificate for your player - email me, I'll send  you something you can print...

6/23 -  All State Teams are posted ...

6/21 - All Region Teams are posted ... Regional POY's were announced on Twitter today - scroll through the feed above to see the winners - they are also denoted on the website with an asterik by their names... YEARLY Disclaimer: All picks are based on their HS statistical season and our take on them - by no means do they reflect future potential at any level (college or pro) - as always there are several players who could indeed have won or been placed on post season award teams - and certainly we had to have their information sent to us in order to make a determination... Knox News All KIL Baseball ... Pence Knoxville Area POY ... Walters State southpaw, Jake Miednik, named NJCAA Pitcher of the Year ...

6/16 - Super Freshman/Sophomore Team - Pitchers and Position Players are Posted...

6/15 - 2016 Pitching Stat Leaders ... continue to check twitter feed above for articles, etc about TN baseball -

 

 

MLB Draft History Part 1: The 60's

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
3 4 2 4 5 10 33/104 31.7
4 7 3 4 3 5 30/108 27.7
5 4 6 5 5 5 30/108 27.7
6 5 2 2 2 7 23/108 21.3
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
9 2 2 1 3 1* 14/108 13.0
10 4 1 1 4 2 17/108 15.7
1-10 total 46/200 36/200 36/200 48/228 51/238 280/1068 1:3.8
1-10 % 23% 18% 18% 21.1% 21.4% 26.2%  
11 2 2 3 5 1 13  
12 1** 2 0 1 2 6  
13 0 1 1 0 0 2  
14 0 1 0 3 1 5  
15 3 1 2 0 1 7  
16 2 2 0 2 3 9  
17 1 2 0 0 1 4  
18 3 3 0 3 1 10  
19 0 0 0 1 2 3  
20 3 2 3 0 2 10  
11-20 Total 15/200 16/199 9/200 15/237 14/240 69/1076 1:15.6
11-20 % 7.5% 8% 4.5% 6.3% 5.8% 6.4%  
21 3 0 0 1 2 6  
22 2 1 0 2 1 6  
23 0 0 0 1 0 1  
24 1 0 1 0 1 3  
25 1 1 0 1 1 4  
26 0 0 1 2^ 0 3  
27 1 1 0 0 1*** 3  
28 1 0 1 0 0 2  
29 0 0 1 0 1 2  
30 1 0 0 0 0 1  
21-30 Total 10/176 3/191 3/183 7/220 7/234 31/1004 1:32.4
21-30 % 5.7% 1.6% 1.6% 3.2% 3.0% 3.1%  
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
Totals 80/739 80/808 57/867 74/889 81/974 421/4305  
Overall % 10.8% 9.9% 6.7% 8.3% 8.3% 9.8%  
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
1 10 15 14 15 17 12 14 14 14 15 140/246 56.9
2 8 10 9 7 13 8 9* 11 11 11 95/246 38.6
3 5 9 8 13 7 9 8 8 11 13 91/246 37.0
4 4 4 7 1 7 6^ 7 9 10 8 63/246 25.6
5 6 7 5 8 6 8 8# 10 7 7 72/246 29.3
6 6 3 7 5 4& 7 6 6 8 5 57/246 23.2
7 4 9 3 3 9 3 7 6 5 7 56/246 22.8
8 6** 3 4 7 5 2 5 4 5 2 43/246 17.5
9 4 3 5 3 3 6 5 5 3 5 42/246 17.1
10 5 3 5 3 6 5 1 4 3 6 41/246 16.7
1-10 total 58/240 66/240 54/240 65/240 77/240 66/240 72/240 77/135/260 77/260 86/260 698/2460  
1-10 % 24.2% 27.5% 22.5% 27.1% 32.1% 27.5% 30.0% 29.6% 29.6% 33.1% 28.4%  
11 4 4 4 1 1 3 5 5 8 5 40/246 16.3
12 2 4 5 2 5 4 7 3 3 4 39/246 15.8
13 2 3 3 4 2 1 3 2 1 4 25/246 10.2
14 4 2 4 1 4 4 3 5 6 1 19/246 7.7
15 3 1 4 2 3 2! 3 4 4 3 29/246 11.8
16 0 0 4 1 3 4 4 1 6 5 28/246 11.4
17 2 2 4 2 0 2 4@ 5 4^^^ 4 29/246 11.8
18 4 0 2 4 4 2 3 4 4 1 28/246 11.4
19 2 3 2 1 4 4 1 3 3 1 24/246 9.8
20 2 0 3 0 1 2 1 4 2 4 19/246 7.7
11-20 Total 25/240 19/240 33/240 18/240 27/240 28/240 34/240 36/260 41/260 32/260 293/2460 0
11-20 % 10.4% 7.9% 13.8% 7.5% 11.3% 11.7% 14.2% 13.8% 15.7% 12.3% 11.9% 0
21 2 1 2 4 0 4 3 1 4 0 21/246 8.5
22 2 1 3 1 2 5 2 5 1 1 23/246 9.3
23 2 4 1 2 1 4 2 4 2 4 26/246 10.6
24 1 0 4 0 1 0 2 2 4 1 15/246 6.1
25 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 1 3 14/246 5.7
26 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 2 1 3 14/246 5.7
27 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 3 3 15/246 6.1
28 1 0 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 10/246 4.1
29 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 3 4 15/246 6.1
30 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 10/246 4.1
21-30 Total 16/240 11/240 17/240 13/240 12/240 18/240 15/240 19/260 21/260 25/260 167/2460 0
21-30 % 6.7% 4.6% 7.1% 5.4% 5.0% 7.7% 6.3% 7.3% 8.1% 9.6% 6.9% 3.1%
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
Totals 103/908 104/844 108/837 101/806 121/792 115/750 126/773 135/845 143/864 152/898 1208/8317  
Overall % 11.3 % 12.3% 12.9% 12.5% 15.3% 15.3% 16.3% 16% 16.6% 16.9% 14.5  
TN MLB/Drafted 2/13 5/22 1/21 0/22 4/19 3/23 2/20 3/16 2/13 2/17 24/186 12.9
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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