■ Royals' Crow hit hard in second AFL start (mlb.com)
. . . But as the Kansas native is quickly finding out, it's a steep learning curve from college standout to professional pitcher. While Crow's command was better in his second start Tuesday afternoon, his location was actually too good. The No. 12 overall pick in this year's Draft was hit up for four runs on six hits over 3 1/3 innings, taking a no-decision in his Surprise Rafters' 6-5 win over the Phoenix Desert Dogs.Big 12 Opponents
■ Baseball America has a Fall Ball News Roundup, including some tidbits on MU opponents:
• Texas is moving hulking outfielder Kevin Keyes to first base, which could open up an outfield spot for freshman Cohl Walla.
• Junior college transfers could make a big difference on the mound for Texas Tech.