■ Analyzing the roster with 13 days remaining until opening day (royalsblog.kansascity.com)
Aaron Crow: Another solid spring: 2.25 ERA in eight innings
Will one of these recruits have what it takes to be "the next Aaron Crow" at Mizzou?
■ Francis Howell tops PBR preseason rankings (Prep Baseball Report)
After a disappointing end to 2010, Francis Howell is on a mission to redeem themselves and have one of the best senior classes in Missouri finish on top. Led by seniors Brett Graves (pictured right and committed to Mizzou), Jake Ivory (commited to Mizzou), Case Munson (JeffCo), and Brett Peel (Central MO State), Francis Howell should be in the mix for a Class 4 State title.
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Top returning starters: Seniors: Brett Graves P/SS (Ranked #6 in the PBR Class fo 2011 rankings, 1st Team All State), Jake Ivory CF/P (Ranked #16 in the PBR Class fo 2011 rankings,1st Team All State)