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NAIA BASEBALL PLAYERS DRAFTED BY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

San Diego PadresSAN DIEGO PADRES picks

Chris Mattison – Southeastern University Fire 

Will Solomon – Georgia Gwinnett College Grizzlies

Luis Anguizola – Loyola (LA) University Wolfpack

Benjamin Sheckler – Cornerstone University Golden Eagles Continue reading

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CCCAA BASEBALL PLAYERS TO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Previously Balladeer’s Blog featured NAIA college baseball players who were drafted by Major League Baseball teams. Now it’s the CCCAA’s turn, starting with the 2015 Champions.

Orange Coast College pirate logoORANGE COAST COLLEGE PIRATES

David Hill to the Rockies    

Chris Iriart to the Athletics

Kyle Dowdy to the Tigers  

Zach Nehrir to the Diamondbacks  

Collin Yelich to the Braves

Jacob Hill to the Indians Continue reading

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NAIA BASEBALL PLAYERS TAKEN IN THE MAJOR LEAGUE DRAFT IN 2014

Balladeer’s Blog’s annual tradition of giving a shoutout to the several dozen NAIA college baseball players who were selected by Major League Baseball teams in the draft continues. I’m also continuing my tradition of bestowing Official Balladeer’s Blog Nicknames on them.

OklahomaCityStarsOKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS –

Chris “Captain” Pike – Tampa Bay Rays      *****     “Bad Boy” Brad Wieke – New York Mets     *****     Michael “Sergeant” Nolan – Oakland A’s Continue reading

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SEVENTY-SIX NAIA AND CCCAA BASEBALL PLAYERS TAKEN IN 2013 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DRAFT

It’s that time of year again! Time to cover the list of college baseball players drafted from some of the divisions covered by Balladeer’s Blog and present their Official Balladeer’s Blog Nicknames. As always these nicknames are purely tongue-in-cheek and bear no resemblance to any actual nicknames ever applied to these players.

Lee FlamesNAIA – The LEE UNIVERSITY FLAMES led the NAIA with five players selected: Myles “O’Keefe” Smith – Boston Red Sox   ###   Jose Samayoa, “The Right-Handed Throwa” – Texas Rangers   ###   Andy “Hollywood” Hills – Milwaukee Brewers   ###   “Clobberin'” Clint Terry – also Milwaukee   ###   And Alex “One Lee Player” Moore – also Milwaukee.

LCULUBBOCK CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY CHAPARRALS – LCU had four players selected: Fabian “Civis Romanus Sum” Roman – Cinci Reds   ###   Christian “The Bad CV” Vasquez – Toronto Blue Jays   ###   Jace “The Ace” Chancellor – San Diego Padres   ###   And Derek “The Domino” Loera – Tampa Bay Rays Continue reading

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GOT MAJOR LEAGUE DREAMS? NAIA BASEBALL TEAMS CAN GET YOU ON YOUR WAY

 

Playing college ball at an NAIA school is just as much a stepping-stone to the major leagues as playing at NCAA schools. Over the past 2 years no less than 85 players from NAIA schools have been taken in the MLB draft. Here’s a look at 2010’s draftees.

Before we dive in let me say I hope all of you had a happy 4th of July celebration. For me it always Continue reading

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