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Area Codes Game 20: All California and Texas Prospects

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August 10, 2009

Twenty games, 153 innings and eight gazillion notes taken by eight gazillion scouts. The Area Code Games completed with several players doing a little bit of a lot of things. Baseball Beginnings never missed a pitch.

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Area Codes Game 19: A few good arms and outfielders to know

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August 10, 2009

The guy shouting, “Who Wants a Bag of Salty Nuts” was working hard, and so were a few good players looking for one more chance to hawk their talents. 

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Area Codes Game 18: Four for the Road

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August 10, 2009

Robbie Aviles, Albert Minnis, Kevin Ziomek and Jerrick Suiter each pitched well and placed themselves on scouting follow lists with their final outings at the 2009 Area Code Games Monday morning at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif.

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Area Codes Game 17: Littlewood comes up big

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August 9, 2009

Marcus Littlewood showed why scouts love his baseball instincts, his knack for timing and his ability to switch-hit and to influence a game with those skills Sunday evening at the Area Code Games at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif. 

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Area Codes Game 16: Valdez Lights up Guns

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August 9, 2009

Right-hander Jesus Valdez touched 92 Sunday afternoon in his best outing of the Area Code games at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif.  

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Area Codes 15: Jenkins jumps; Suggs surges

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August 9, 2009

Tyrell Jenkins and Colby Suggs have different body types, but these two Texas right-handers each showed why they should be on 2010 draft lists in an always-competitive state.

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Area Codes Game 14: Sale homers again

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August 9, 2009

Josh Sale hit his second home run of the Area Code Games Sunday morning at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif.

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Area Codes Game 13: Linton lifts stock

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August 8, 2009

Ty Linton is hitting his way into prominence. Linton hit two more balls hard Saturday evening in Game 13 of the Area Code Games at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif.

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Area Codes Game 12: Moore Justice for Midwest pitchers; Ficociello keeps hitting

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August 8, 2009

The pitching-rich White Sox team ran out two more right-handers who touched 91 Saturday afternoon at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif., both powerfully built and capable of more power. Dominic Ficociello continued to hit everything thrown his way – and hit it hard.

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Area Codes Game 11: Ficociello, Vettleson draw attention

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August 8, 2009

Dominic Ficociello, a rangy and athletic third baseman from baseball-rich Orange County playing Saturday afternoon in Game 11 of the Area Code Games, showed a few reasons why he is a 2010 MLB draft prospect.

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