Ky. collegians among top draft prospects; UofL to host weekend scrimmages; Kipnis to compete for MLB job

College Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Matt Rice bats for WKU: BluGrass Baseball photo

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Baseball America has released its top 50 draft prospect rankings for each class with several Kentucky players included on the lists. Western Kentucky University senior catcher Matt Rice; University of Kentucky senior shortstop Taylor Black, junior right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer and sophomore right-handed pitcher Jordan Cooper; and University of Louisville junior right-handed pitcher Tony Zych and junior infielder Ryan Wright were ranked among the top 50 prospects in their respective classes. (subscription required)
  • UofL will host two intra-squad scrimmages at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The games are open to the public.
  • Stephanie Storm, writing for BA, reports one time UK outfielder turned second baseman Jason Kipnis has worked his way into consideration for a spot on the Cleveland Indians’ MLB roster. (Subscription required)
  • Brian Foley of College Baseball Daily previews the Big East Conference, picking the University of Louisville to finish third in the conference. Foley also lists Lexington native Justin Riddell among the key returnees for Cincinnati.

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