Webb among NYPL top prospects; Webb pitches in instructional league; Boyle Co. prep commits to Xavier

College Baseball, High School Baseball, Major League Baseball

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Aaron Fitt of Baseball America ranks the top 20 prospects in the New York-Penn League and includes Paducah native Daniel Webb at No. 18 on the list.
  • Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports Ashland native and former UK right-handed pitcher Brandon Webb was encouraged after his inning of instructional-league work despite decreased velocity.
  • Mike Marsee of the Danville Advocate-Messenger reports Boyle County High School pitcher-infielder Jacob Bodner has committed to Xavier University over Western Kentucky University.
  • The Atlanta Braves decreased their magic number to three with a 5-1 win over Florida behind a three-run home run from former Lexington Legends infielderĀ Brooks Conrad.
  • Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com writes the Braves are poised to make the playoffs thanks in part to Conrad and the rest of the team’s bench.
  • Mike Fields of the Lexington Herald-Leader reports Lexington Catholic High School has hired former infielder and pitcher Taylor Brooks as its new baseball coach.

Boyle Co. prospect’s stock soaring; Bats pitcher arrested for public intoxication; Wright impresses USA coach

College Baseball, High School Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Colling Cowgill; Photo: UK Athletics

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Mike Marsee of the Danville Advocate-Messenger profiles Boyle County High School pitcher Jacob Bodner and his rise up the recruiting rankings.
  • Jared Macarin examines the life of minor league baseball players off the field in the first half of a two-part story for the Mobile Press-Register. Macarin’s story’s relies heavily on the off-field exploits of Lexington native and former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill.
  • Jason Stella of the Louisville Bats media relations department profiles relief pitcher Jared Burton, who he reports is regaining his major league form.
  • Matt Thacker of the Evening News and Tribune reports Bats left-handed reliever Daniel Ray Herrera was arrested in Clarksville, Ind., early Wednesday morning for public intoxication.
  • Kendall Rogers of Yahoo! Sports and Rivals.com talks with collegiate Team USA head coach Bill Kinneberg, who lists University of Louisville infielder Ryan Wright among the most impressive players on the roster this summer.