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Introducing Scouting the Draft: Positional Preview Series

As the start of the amateur baseball season draws near, we will be rolling out a twelve part preview series that introduces many of the key names in play for the 2014 MLB Draft. The series will cover both the high school and collegiate levels, in each case with one piece devoted to the catchers, middle infielders, corner infielders, outfielders, right-handed pitchers, and left-handed pitchers. Yesterday we kicked things off with a look at the high school catchers, touching on twenty total players and providing some thoughts and video on each.

The Positional Preview Series will serve as our mechanism to catch you up with anything you might have missed on the amateur circuit since last June's MLB Draft. While not all encompassing, they should provide a helpful "CliffsNotes" style summary of the big names to know as of the start of the spring season. These twelve pieces will prepare you for the four months of amateur action leading up to June's draft, while also setting the stage for the remainder of our draft coverage to come.

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Potential 1st Rounder Kodi Medeiros at the 2013 WWBA World Championship

Day 2 of the 2013 WWBA World Championship, hosted by Perfect Game USA, featured one of the the most highly anticipated starts of the event. Pepperdine commit Kodi Medeiros took the hill for the Ohio Warhawks, facing Chandler Baseball, in the team's second game of the tournament. Medeiros saw his draft stock skyrocket this summer, building on each outing throughout the summer circuit and establishing himself as a potential first round target.

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Quick notes on five loud performances from Day 1 of the 2013 Perfect Game National Showcase.

With the 2013 MLB Draft a week in our rearview, the 2014 draft class is already under industry surveillance, as the 2013 summer circuit kicks off this weekend with the Perfect Game National Showcase. Joe Hamrahi and I are taking in the event along with our partners at Perfect Game, and will be bringing you more detailed write-ups early next week. For now, here are five loud performances from Day 1 you should know about.

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