Zych, Wright named BA All-Americans; Zych, Meyer among top draft prospects; Yankees may have interest in Blanton

College Baseball, Major League Baseball
Alex Meyer; BluGrass Baseball photo

Alex Meyer; BluGrass Baseball photo

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Connor Glassey of Baseball America profiles University of Kentucky junior right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer, who says he hopes to gain consistency and control during 2011.
  • BA has released its top 50 draft prospects as part of its 2011 draft preview, ranking Meyer No. 34 and University of Louisville junior right-handed pitcher Tony Zych No. 35 on the list. (subscription required)
  • BA has also revealed its all-American team, which is voted on by MLB scouting directors. BA named Zych the first-team AA reliever and UofL infielder Ryan Wright the third-team AA second baseman.
  • Buster Olney of ESPN.com speculates the Yankees may be more interested in former UK right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton in the wake of Andy Pettite’s retirement.
  • Western Kentucky University and the Bowling Green Hot Rods announced the Hilltoppers home games versus the UofL and UK will be held at Bowling Green Ballpark, home of the Hot Rods.
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