Legends turn to Foltynewicz on Opening Day; Mesoraco ready for another season with Bats; Riddle impresses

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Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Mark Maloney of the Lexington Herald-Leader profiles the 2011 Lexington Legends Opening Day roster.
  • Maloney reports the Legends will turn to 19-year-old right-handed pitcher Mike Foltynewicz for the Opening Day start tonight.
  • Maloney has also posted capsules about each of the Legends on his blog.
  • Michael Grant of the Courier-Journal profiles Louisville Bats catcher Devin Mesoraco, who he writes might be the next MLB catcher to play for the Bats.
  • Brian Rickerd of The State-Journal profiles Western Hills alum and University of Kentucky freshman outfielder and second baseman J. T. Riddle, who has so far exceeded expectations during his first collegiate season.
  • Nick Baumgardner of The Daily News in Bowling Green reports the Western Kentucky University offense came alive for the second consecutive year while playing at Bowling Green Ballpark, this time versus the University of Louisville.

Rockies invite Christian Friedrich to Spring Training; Ben Revere may contribute for Twins in 2011

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Christian Friedrich; Photo by Matt McGee via Flickr

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports the Colorado Rockies have given former EKU left-handed pitcher Christian Friedrich a non-roster invitation to Spring Training.
  • Kelly Thesier of MLB.com lists Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere among the “prospects to watch” for possible contributions with the Minnesota Twins in 2011.
  • Garry Barker of The Flemingsburg Gazette has the obituary for Ewing native and former MLB veteran Woodie Fryman.
  • Brad Stephens of the College Heights Herald reports the Bowling Green Hot Rods and Western Kentucky University have discuss hosting a future Sun Belt Conference tournament or NCAA regional at Bowling Green Ballpark in addition to the two series they will host there this season.
  • I will be at the University of Kentucky‘s baseball media day this afternoon so check back later and follow us on Twitter for updates from coach Gary Henderson and a few of his players.