College rankings; Ginter signs; Patterson released

College Baseball, Minor League Baseball
The preseason college baseball rankings are starting to be released and two Kentucky colleges are appearing among the top teams in the country. Check out those rankings, some minor league transactions and some Kentucky small college rules
  • The University of Louisville is ranked 13th in Ping! Baseball‘s preseason top 30.
  • The University of Kentucky ranked 22nd.
  • UofL checks in at No. 19 in College Baseball Newspaper’s preseason rankings. UK is in the “other’s receiving votes” category.
  • Some Kentucky roster moves to pass along via Baseball America‘s minor league transactions:
  • Winchester-native Matt Ginter signed with the Houston Astros.
  • The New York Yankees released Northern Kentucky University alum Paul Patterson.
  • Louisville-native Steven Shackleford was named the pitching captain at the Savannah College of Art and Design.