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College Corner: A look at 12 players who may have a big impact on Maryland diamonds in 2017

I’m guessing many of you have never attended a local college baseball game before. The stands are usually dotted with friends, family and the occasional scout, but not many casual observers.

I’ve been working in college baseball in Baltimore for more than three years now. I’m the voice of the Johns Hopkins University baseball team, as well as the Baltimore Redbirds, a member of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. So, I know how good the talent is in this area and how much fun it is to watch.

Therefore, I think it’s a great idea to shine the spotlight on the unknown of Baltimore/Maryland college baseball, and I truly hope you’ll enjoy this weekly feature.

I thought for our site’s first “College Corner,” we should take a look at which players are likely to make a significant impact toward their respective teams’ successes this spring.

Here are a dozen players from four-year colleges in Maryland to keep an eye on in 2017 (listed in alphabetical order).

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  1. orioles1

    February 16, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Was curious about this young man, which Columbia HS did he attend?

  2. gtiern

    February 16, 2017 at 10:30 am

    No JUCO?

    • Dan Connolly

      February 16, 2017 at 11:25 am

      No. Not yet anyway. That’s much more difficult from an organizational standpoint. Harder to get information. That said, if you or others know of JuCo players that may make a good story — based on ability or life’s circumstances or both — we are all ears. You can email us at [email protected] or [email protected] We definitely don’t want to ignore local JuCos, but we have to start with what we know can be successful from an information-gathering perspective.

  3. gtiern

    February 16, 2017 at 11:54 am

    It is strange that MdJUCO schools don’t want to promote themselves with the abundance of baseball talent in the state. There have been some good MdJUCO players the past few years that have transferred to 4 year schools or even drafted.

    • Dan Connolly

      February 16, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      I don’t think they don’t want to. I just think the guys who would do the promotion are split into 1,000 different directions and don’t have enough time in a day. Most four-year colleges have staffs to help with this sort of thing. But, again, I don’t question the quality of local JuCos. I think Harford may be ranked.

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