Monday, January 7, 2013

HI NOTES: Top coaches, Minor moves


Baseball America has a list of the Top up-and-coming Coaches Under 40, plus a list of the Top Assistant Coaches.
It should come as no surprise, then, that gifted recruiting coordinators dominate our updated list of up-and-coming assistants. We asked current Division I head coaches to list three prospects among the ranks of current assistants, excluding their own staffs. Seventy coaches responded, and we list the top 10 vote-getters here. We also consulted more than a dozen scouts because they make their living observing amateur baseball and offer valuable perspective.

Coaches and scouts alike weighed in on our second, more informal poll: Who are the best current head coaches under 40? Most coaches in this category currently lead mid-major programs, but they constitute the next wave of marquee coaches in college baseball, along with the assistants on our first list...

♦ Included in Baseball America's list of the latest Minor League Transactions:
Miami Marlins Signed: RHP Doug Mathis (Lotte (Japan))

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