Barry Larkin Profile for OverTime Magazine

Barry Larkin feature By Jeff Louderback This was originally published in OverTime Magazine. It dates back to 2008 but is one of my favorites that I have written!   One humid afternoon this summer at his home in Orlando, Barry Larkin was lounging on a raft in the pool when he broke the silence with a gratifying laugh. His wife, Lisa, asked him what the amusement was all about.   “I...

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Jesse Biddle Prospect Profile for Baseball America

Jesse Biddle feature By Jeff Louderback Note: This was originally published in Baseball America   When Jesse Biddle was drafted in the first round (27th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010, it marked the beginning of a memorable and exhaustive week that also saw him graduate from high school and start his professional baseball career. Unlike many first rounders, Biddle essentially...

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Maikel Franco prospect profile for Baseball America

In the late innings of a tie game at Bradenton with a runner on second and no outs, Clearwater Threshers manager Chris Truby gave Maikel Franco a message as the power-hitting third baseman walked to the plate. “Do a job,” he said, reminding Franco to hit the ball to the right side and advance the runner to third base. Bypassing the Dominican Summer League and starting his pro career in the...

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Aaron Sanchez prospect profile for Baseball America

By Jeff Louderback They were called the “Lansing Three.” Aaron Sanchez, Noah Syndergaard and Justin Nicolino were featured attractions in one of the minor leagues’ most formidable rotations last season at low Single-A Lansing. The trio had such a strong bond that they lived together year-round and envisioned the day when they would anchor the Toronto Blue Jays’ pitching staff. Plans for...

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Kyle Petty Profile for OverTime Magazine

Kyle Petty OT Awards profile By Jeff Louderback Note: This was originally published in OverTime Magazine   Randleman, N.C. – Since the late Lee Petty finished second in the points standings during NASCAR’s inaugural season in 1949, the surname has been synonymous with stock car racing. “King” Richard Petty cemented the family as the sport’s first dynasty by winning 200...

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Jake Marisnick Prospect Profile for Baseball America

Jake Marisnick feature By Jeff Louderback Note: This was originally published in Baseball America in 2012   During a weekend series in early May, Dunedin center fielder Jake Marisnick showcased why the Blue Jays covet him as much for his defense and speed as they do his bat. The third round draft pick out of Riverside Poly (Calif.) High School in 2009 prevented a home run by making a leaping...

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