This post has been pushed back several times for the Winter Meetings, some graduate school work, and UofL’s staggered announcement of the class, but finally we’ll finish the early signing period college recruiting classes with the University of Louisville. UofL has signed 13 players, including two Kentucky high school products, during the fall period. Included below are some 2009 highlights for each player and an interesting fact about the player
News continues to trickle in about signees for the state colleges, but they were overshadowed by one of the most high-profile Kentucky major leaguers working back from injury. Check out those stories and more in some Friday links, and keep checking back for more signing news later:
Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports Ashland-native Brandon Webb has a pain-free first throwing session since having shoulder surgery in August.
Jody Demling of the Louisville Courier-Journal reports that UofL signed Bullitt East pitcher/infielder Brandon Alphin. He also writes that Trinity pitcher Corey Littrellsigned with UK.
Granite City (Ill.) standout Jake DePew also signed with the Cards.
Dick Kaegel of MLB.com reports rumors of a Albert Callaspo trade from the Royals to the Dodgers for PLD-alum A. J. Ellis appear unfounded.
Michael Johnson of Examiner.com reports Ballard catcher John Fidanza signed with Coastal Carolina.
Jason Stella of Examiner.com writes about 2009 Bats Wes Bankston‘s and Adam Rosales‘ Winter League performances.
The Courier-Journal has further breakdown of the Curt Flood memorabilia auction at the Louisville Slugger Museum this weekend.
Stan McNeal and Ryan Fagan of The Sporting News look at what were learned from the 2009 baseball season and conclude that Louisville-native Aaron Cook‘s success at home means pitchers really can pitch well at Coors Field.