1. Zack Attack's Top 16 and Picks for the Weekend

    What happened to the Top 20, you ask? Or for that matter, what happened to the Top 25? Here's the deal: as I was trying to rank the teams, once I got past team 16, I couldn't really find any ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 330 reads 2 comments

  2. Orioles Top Prospect No. 16: Ronnie Welty

    Prospect #16 comes in the form of a athletic outfielder who has drawn comparisons to a guy who hit over .320 his rookie year and has two 25 home run seasons to his name...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 975 reads 0 comments

  3. Orioles Top Prospect No. 17: Garabez Rosa

    Pedro Florimon Jr. and Greg Miclat may be the two primary candidates vying for the Orioles starting shortstop position, but the one dark horse in the whole thing might be the guy with the best potential out of them all...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 578 reads 0 comments

  4. College Football Roundtable: Week Seven

    What a week it was in college football!! Top teams getting taken down to the wire, and two top ten teams falling prey to the upset...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 273 reads 3 comments

  5. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospect No. 18: Justin Turner

    Who knew that Ramon Hernandez could be so valuable? Especially coming off of a season where he hit .258 and drove in 62 runs. Hernandez netted the Orioles two of the top 20 prospects in Brandon Waring (coming soon!) and prospect number 18, Justin Turner..

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 688 reads 0 comments

  6. The Truth About BSU's Schedule: Everything You Thought You Knew But Don't

    (I wrote in my weekly "Five Strikes" piece about Boise State's case for getting people off their back about their easy schedule...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 618 reads 8 comments

  7. Five Strikes: Boise State Sneaks Out of Tulsa with a W

    Boise State managed to sneak out of the state of Oklahoma with a 28-21 victory over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 242 reads 2 comments

  8. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospect No. 19: Tyler Henson

    Henson is at a serious fork in the road. He easily has the ability to become one of the best position prospects in the organization. His combination of power and speed is pretty amazing, and he's one of the best athletes in the system...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 1,015 reads 0 comments

  9. Orioles Top Prospect No. 20: Kam Mickolio

    Even though it seems as if Mickolio has been teetering on the verge of the Majors for the past two years (and he has), the truth about the 6'9'' behemoth is that his potential is as vast as the state of Montana (his home state)...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 264 reads 0 comments

  10. 10 2010 NFL Draftees I Would Love To Have in Washington's Burgundy and Gold

    Dear Dan Snyder, Hey Dan! Lame sportswriter Zach here! I know I'm just a peon, and that if you really wanted to, you could probably have me disappeared faster than it took you to ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 548 reads 6 comments

  11. Orioles Top Prospect No 21: Matt Angle

    The Orioles have placed quite the premium on drafting super-athletes with speed to burn in the past few drafts. It started with Tyler Henson, and has continued with Xavier Avery and Kyle Hudson, and this year the crop included Mychal Givens...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 113 reads 1 comments

  12. Orioles Prospect No. 22: Jesse Beal

    At number 22 on this list comes the big right-hander Jesse Beal. Beal was tabbed by the Orioles as the 416th pick in the 2008 draft, and shocked many by deciding to go pro, rather than attending ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 811 reads 0 comments

  13. Orioles Top Prospect No 23: Greg Miclat

    From the University of Virginia comes Orioles Prospect #23, Greg Miclat. Miclat starred as a Cavalier for three years before being tabbed as the Orioles 5th round pick in the 2008 amateur draft...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 364 reads 0 comments

  14. The Zack-Attack's Top 20 College Football Picks For the Weekend

    We're at the time of season when the legitimate national title contenders are taking a step forward and making themselves known. Also, when the pretenders are starting to drop like flies: see Oklahoma, who lost a nail-biter to Miami down in South Florida.

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 859 reads 5 comments

  15. Orioles Top Prospect No 24: Eddie Gamboa

    Check out Eddie Gamboa's player profile on his alma mater, UC Davis', website and you'll see that he is planning for a career in real estate. Provided Gamboa keeps pitching like he did in 2009, real estate is going to be the furthest thing from his mind..

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 801 reads 0 comments

  16. Orioles Top Prospects: No. 25 Steve Johnson

    Steve Johnson is yet another prospect who joined the Orioles as a result of a 2009 trade. This one sent O's closer George Sherrill to the Dodgers in exchange for Josh Bell (who you'll see later on this list) and Johnson...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 1,124 reads 3 comments

  17. Orioles Top Prospect No. 26: Brett Jacobson

    Reliever Brett Jacobson came to the Orioles via a trade with the Detroit Tigers earlier this season as the centerpiece (and only piece) of the Aubrey Huff deal...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 756 reads 0 comments

  18. Orioles Top Prospect No. 27: Robbie Widlansky

    I highly doubt anyone (scout or lunatic) would have pegged Robbie Widlansky as a player destined for a true breakout season. Especially after his sad .222 average at Low A Delmarva. Or his .279, 4 HR, 29 RBI at Aberdeen...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 642 reads 1 comments

  19. Orioles Top Prospect No. 28: Ryan Berry

    Coming in at #28 on my list is 2009 draftee Ryan Berry. Berry was a standout at Rice University, where he helped lead the Owls to two conference titles and back-to-back College World Series berths...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 790 reads 1 comments

  20. Orioles Top Prospect No. 29: Luis Noel

    So you can clearly see that there aren't many pictures of Luis Noel, my #29 ranked prospect in the system. Maybe that's because he's flying that far under the radar...or maybe because there aren't any pictures of the kid...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 486 reads 2 comments

  21. Orioles Top 30 Prospects One Day at a Time

    Now that the minor league season is finally in the books, and the Major League schedule is right behind it, it's time to examine and evaluate the depth that is left in the Orioles minor league system...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 514 reads 0 comments

  22. The Zack Attack's Top 20 and Picks for This Weekend

    So I guess, maybe Ole Miss wasn't as great as anyone was expecting. In all, I think it's probably better for the Rebels, who have always seemed to be the kind of team that plays better when there are no true expectations for them...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 560 reads 3 comments

  23. Five Strikes: BSU Broncos Move One Step Closer...

    ...but closer to what is the question? As I posited last week in "Five Strikes" the Broncos could just as easily move up to #2 in the rankings...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 336 reads 2 comments

  24. Five Strikes: Boise State Takes Down Fresno State

    Boise State and Fresno State pulled out all the stops this past Friday and exploded for 85 points in a good old fashioned WAC shootout. The Broncos emerged victorious, but not unscathed (see injury to D...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 255 reads 2 comments

  25. The Zack-Attack's Top 20 and Picks for this Weekend

    What an exciting weekend it was! So exciting, in fact, that it's taken me until this weekend to fully comprehend just how awesome it was. And until I had a day off...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 312 reads 2 comments