New Arrival: Chris Burke, if, Houston Astros

/ Chris Burke was drafted by the Houston Astros out of the University of Tennessee 10th overall in the 2001 draft. He was a great college player, holding six single season hitting records and eight career hitting records. From 2001-2004 he was ranked one of Houston’s Top 5 prospects, and was the #1 after the…

From the Field: Nick Pratto, sp, Huntington Beach

This autograph was acquired during the National High School Invitational a couple weeks back. Nick Pratto pitches for Huntington Beach High School in California. He is considered one of the best High School pitchers in the country, and only improved his stock with an excellent showing during the NHSI.  Baseball America spoke very highly of him: P Nick…

From the Collection: Danny Putnam, of, Oakland Athletics

Danny Putnam is one of a dozen or so mid-to-late 00’s Oakland prospects that I just loved. Dootlittle, Daric Barton, Swisher, Blanton, Dan Johnson, Brian Snyder, Landon Powell, Brad Knox, Jason Windsor…just so many guys that I remember liking. Not many panned out. Danny Putnam was drafted by the Athletics in the 1st round of the 2004 draft. He was…