A few afternoon links to pass along:
- Baseball America ranks Boyle County High School alum and Bradley right-handed pitcher Patrick Cooper as the top newcomer and 2010 draft prospect in the Missouri Valley League. (subscription required)
- University of Kentucky Athletics reports seven players were named as top draft prospects in their respective classes by PGCrossChecker.
- UK also reports SEBaseball selected second baseman Chris Bisson and catcher Marcus Nidiffer to their second-team preseason All-SEC squad.
- Florida Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla, born in Louisville, tells Joe Frisario of MLB.com that he’s happy to still be a Marlin.
- The 2009 Western Kentucky University 2009 Sun-Belt Championship team was recognized at the WKU basketball game Thursday.