Baseball recruiting class?

Why isn't the baseball recruiting class posted?
Per Gabe, Childress is waiting until every signature is in before posting anything. Nothing to worry about though. And since I took info from Gabe and posted it here, I should probably give Gabe a little plug. He will be doing a full write up including interviews with the coaches once its official. He also has a nice write up on each of the other fall signing classes for Softball, basketball, etc.
SOP for slow release of baseball signings. 10 years ago, they didn't release that info at all.
It looks like you all lost out on Blake Bagley this morning. Not sure if you all were looking at him for football but he is Texas State bound (pending the draft of course).
http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/sports/local_story_316120041.html

[This message has been edited by TexAgs staff (edited 11/12/2009 2:04p).]
Here is a small blurb on a kid we signed from Navasota. I saw this on the news last night.

http://www.kbtx.com/texasam/headlines/69808947.html
Scott is reporting this on his site

Jace Statum, OF, Orangefield*
Kirby Taylor, IF, Bellaire*
Spencer Davis, IF/RHP, The Woodlands
Kyle Chaskin, IF/RHP, Bellaire*
Ty Morrow, SS, Giddings*
Krey Bratsen, OF, Bryan,*
Kendrick Perkins, OF, LaPorte*
Brett Thornell, SS, Magnolia
Derrick Hadley, RHP, Navasota*

*Signed according to local media or high school

Two more headed our way...

Charlie Curl, INF, Amarillo Tascosa*
Blair Dickey, OF, Amarillo High*


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Hey, Scott, when Perkins committed to us in the summer he said he was going to give up football and concentrate solely on BB. Did the FB coaches just talk him into coming back?
I don't know the exact details but after LaPorte lost their first game he decided to come back.

http://www.bayshoresun.com/articles/2009/09/19/sports/doc4ab53728d0202122852822.txt

"CHANNELVIEW (Sp) - Now that’s more like it!

The La Porte Bulldogs, looking for their first win of the 2009 season before they start the District 22-5A schedule, got a lift from an old friend here Friday night, and the result was a 42-14 non-district victory against the Channelview Falcons.

Taking absolutely nothing away from junior running back Anthony Webb, who has been the workhorse of the La Porte offense the first two games and who has done a great job in gaining big yardage, but this game on this night significantly changed in favor of the Bulldogs when senior running back Kendrick Perkins made his debut in the first quarter.

Kendrick, who also excels in baseball, had a change of heart after the first game of the season and decided he wanted to spend his senior year on the football field as well. Head coach Jeff LaReau and his staff, and more importantly the team, welcomed him back. He was on the sidelines last week during the Baytown Lee game, and got into this game on the second Bulldog possession."

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The Amarillo Globe on Curl and Dickey:
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Curl is a scrappy third baseman for the Rebels and a lifelong fan of Texas A&M. He said Kansas State and Texas State were interested in his talents but once A&M offered it was a done deal.

"Since I was a little kid I always wanted to go to A&M," Curl said. "My dad went there and it's a good match. I think they have the best chance to go to the college World Series."

Tascosa coach Patrick said Curl is an excellent leader and "like a lot of guys who sign D-I, he makes players around them better. Charlie is that kind of player."

Dickey, like Bridwell, is a standout football player. The speedy cornerback has picked off five passes in helping AHS become the top defensive unit in District 2-5A. Dickey and his teammates visit El Paso Montwood in a Class 5A bidistrict game Friday.

Dickey uses his speed in the outfield and likely will be the Sandies' leadoff hitter in 2010.

A visit to the Texas A&M campus at College Station sold Dickey that it was the place for him to continue his baseball career, which began many years ago.

"I really just found a lot of tradition and think College Station would be a great fit for me," Dickey said. "It's been a dream since I was little - from about the age of five."


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thanks, Scott
Has Spencer Davis not yet signed with A&M?

He's a good one
AGGIE BASEBALL INKS TWO LOCAL STANDOUTS

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Texas A&M head baseball coach Rob Childress announced Tuesday the signing of two local student-athletes to national letters of intent.

Outfielder Krey Bratsen (Bryan) and pitcher Derrick Hadley (Navasota) both are slated to join the Aggie baseball program in the fall of 2010.

Bratsen, a right-handed hitting outfielder, is a two-time all-Brazos Valley selection by The Bryan-College Station Eagle who plays for coach David Powers at Bryan High School. Bratsen earned second-team All-State honors in 2009 from the Texas Sports Writers Association after hitting .471 with seven doubles, three triples, five home runs, 25 RBIs and 28 stolen bases. He also compiled a 3.13 ERA in 13 innings of work on the mound, striking out 26.

The son of Karen and James Bratsen, Krey played for the West team in the 2009 Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic at San Diego’s PETCO Park in August. His father was a three-year letterwinner for Coach Tom Chandler’s Aggie baseball team in the mid 70s, leading the team in RBIs in each of his three seasons.

“Krey is a tremendous athlete,” associate head coach Matt Deggs said. “He plays hard, loves to compete and is very gifted. He touches on all five tools, possesses tremendous speed and has a great arm. He’s got a very high ceiling and is just a guy that really fits our style of play.”

Hadley, a right-handed pitcher, is a three-year starter for Navasota and coach Calvin Barber. Named the team’s most valuable player and District 24-3A Defensive Player of the Year this past spring, Hadley was a second-team All-Brazos Valley honoree by The Bryan College Station Eagle. He went 7-2 on the hill with a 1.43 ERA, striking out 66 batters in 41 innings of work while tossing a pair of no-hitters—one coming against second-ranked Taylor. Hadley also hit .443 with a pair of home runs.

The son of Debra and Bill Hadley, Derrick was a top-10 honoree at the Team One West Showcase this summer in southern California.

“He’s mature beyond his years from a pitchability standpoint,” Childress said. “He’s got a mean streak in him, plus he’s got the ability to command the baseball with three different pitches. He’s going to make an immediate impact on our pitching staff. He could help us right now. We feel very fortunate to have him in our program.”

The remainder of A&M’s fall signing class is expected to be announced later this week.

2009-10 TEXAS A&M BASEBALL SIGNING CLASS (2)

Name Pos Ht Wt B/T Hometown (High School)
Krey Bratsen OF 6-0 165 R/R Bryan, Texas (Bryan)
Derrick Hadley RHP 6-1 175 R/R Navasota, Texas (Navasota)

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AGGIE BASEBALL SIGNS 11

TEXAS A&M BASEBALL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, November 19, 2009

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—The Texas A&M baseball team signed 11 student-athletes to national letters of intent, head coach Rob Childress announced Thursday.

Krey Bratsen (Bryan), Blair Dickey (Amarillo), Kyle Chaskin (Houston), Charlie Curl (Amarillo), Spencer Davis (The Woodlands), Derrick Hadley (Navasota), Ty Marlow (Giddings), Kendrick Perkins (La Porte), Jace Statum (Orangefield), Kirby Taylor (Bellaire) and James Wooster (League City/Alvin JC) make up the all-Texan class that is slated to take the field for the Aggies in the fall of 2010.

“I think it’s an incredible class,” Childress said. “The position players all fit our criteria of strength and speed and will fit into our philosophy of what we’re trying to do offensively, and the pitchers are all difference-makers that could help us today. It’s a solid group of athletes that are also great people and great students, and I feel like they are going to fit very well into our program. (Assistant Coach) Justin (Seely) and (Associate Head Coach) Matt (Deggs) both spent countless hours on the road evaluating and recruiting these kids and have put together another outstanding class for Texas A&M baseball.”

The group is comprised of four outfielders, four infielders and three pitchers, two of which are two-way players.

“My favorite part of this group is its versatility,” said Seely, who is also the program’s recruiting coordinator. “There are a lot of guys who can play several different positions. Athleticism was a priority with this group and I think we got that. It’s a class that leans more towards position players, which will give us even more balance.”

“This is a class made up of a bunch of guys that play hard, play the game the right way and really fit in to what we do,” Deggs said. “This class is very versatile and athletic, and features a lot of strength, speed and interchangeable parts.”

Krey Bratsen, the son of James and Karen Bratsen, is a two-time all-Brazos Valley selection by The Bryan-College Station Eagle for coach David Powers at Bryan High School. Bratsen earned second-team All-State honors in 2009 from the Texas Sports Writers Association after hitting .471 with seven doubles, three triples, five home runs, 25 RBIs and 28 stolen bases. He also compiled a 3.13 ERA in 13 innings of work on the mound, striking out 26.

Kyle Chaskin, the son of Marvin and Tracy Chaskin, was a first-team all-district and second-team all-greater Houston selection for coach Rocky Manuel at Bellaire High School. A three-year starter and two-way standout, Chaskin helped lead the Cardinals to the state semifinals as a sophomore and the regional semifinals in 2009 by hitting .459 with three home runs and 25 RBIs while compiling a 6-1 record on the mound. Chaskin is one of two Bellaire Cardinals in the signing class, joining Kirby Taylor.

Charlie Curl, the son of Charles and Jackie Curl, was a second-team all-district third baseman for Tascosa High School and coach Jason Patrick. He led the Rebels in three major offensive categories in 2009, posting a team-best .430 batting average, 35 RBIs and 47 runs scored. Curl played summer ball with fellow signee Blair Dickey on the Oklahoma Travelers.

Spencer Davis, the son of Kevin and Dianne Davis, is a two-way standout for coach Ron Eastman at The Woodlands High School. He helped lead the Highlanders to the regional round of the 2009 state playoffs. Davis played summer ball with the Banditos North Select team and was a member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team.

Blair Dickey, the son of Kevin and Wazetta Dickey, hit leadoff for coach Gary Hix’s Amarillo Sandies. A first-team all-district honoree as an outfielder, he compiled a .404 average as a junior with 29 runs scored and 23 RBIs. Dickey played summer ball with fellow signee Charlie Curl on the Oklahoma Travelers and participated in the Texas Rangers Area Code tryouts. Also a standout defensive back on the gridiron, he picked off five passes this fall in helping lead AHS to the second round of the playoffs.

Derrick Hadley, the son of Bill and Debra Hadley, is a three-year starter for Navasota and coach Calvin Barber. Named the team’s most valuable player and District 24-3A Defensive Player of the Year this past spring, Hadley was a second-team All-Brazos Valley honoree by The Bryan College Station Eagle. He went 7-2 on the hill with a 1.43 ERA, striking out 66 batters in 41 innings of work while tossing a pair of no-hitters—one coming against second-ranked Taylor. Hadley also hit .443 with a pair of home runs.

Ty Marlow, the son of Mike and Page Marlow, is a first-team all-state shortstop for his father at Giddings High School. He hit .576 with 12 home runs and 51 RBIs as a junior, leading the Buffaloes to the district title and the state championship game. Marlow played summer ball for the Austin Wings Junior Black team, helping the squad claim the Premier Baseball junior national championship in July.

Kendrick Perkins, the son of Kevin and Felita Perkins, is a two-time all-greater Houston selection for coach Ricky Torres at La Porte High School. Perkins was a first-team all-district honoree as the Bulldogs won the district title and advanced to the state playoffs. In addition, he joined fellow signee Spencer Davis on the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team this past summer. A two-sport star, Perkins has also earned all-greater Houston honors on the gridiron at running back.

Jace Statum, the son of Kevin and Laura Statum, was a first-team all-district and second-team all-state outfielder for coach Jeff Bennett at Orangefield High School. Named the Utility Player of the Year by the Orange Leader on its All-Orange Leader Baseball Team, Statum led the Bobcats to the playoffs for the first time in four seasons after hitting .462 with four home runs, 13 doubles, 26 RBIs and 49 runs scored. He played summer ball for the Texas Sun Devils Select team.

Kirby Taylor, the son of Keith and Gina Taylor, was an honorable mention all-America infielder for coach Rocky Manuel at Bellaire High School. A first-team all-district selection, Taylor helped lead the Cardinals to the regional semifinals this past spring with a .456 average, eight home runs and 55 RBIs. In addition, he added 20 doubles and five triples and was 14-of-15 in stolen base attempts. Taylor is one of two Bellaire Cardinals in the signing class, joining Kyle Chaskin.

The Aggies’ lone JUCO player in the class, James Wooster is the son of David Wooster and Kristal Flores, and was a standout two-way player for coach Bryan Alexander at Alvin Community College. Wooster led the Dolphins to the Region XIV tournament, earning all-region XIV honors after hitting .389 on the year with 11 home runs, 36 RBIs, 33 runs scored and 16 doubles. He was selected in the 44th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Mets.

Texas A&M opens the 2010 season on Friday, Feb. 19 when the Aggies host Seton Hall at Olsen Field. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.

2009-10 TEXAS A&M BASEBALL SIGNING CLASS (11)

Name Pos Ht Wt B/T Cl-Exp Hometown (High School)
Krey Bratsen OF 6-0 165 R/R Fr-HS Bryan, Texas (Bryan)
Blair Dickey OF 5-8 165 R/R Fr-HS Amarillo, Texas (Amarillo)
Kyle Chaskin P/INF 5-11 190 L/R Fr-HS Houston, Texas (Bellaire)
Charlie Curl INF 5-10 170 R/R Fr-HS Amarillo, Texas (Tascosa)
Spencer Davis INF 6-3 200 R/R Fr-HS The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands)
Derrick Hadley P 6-1 175 R/R Fr-HS Navasota, Texas (Navasota)
Ty Marlow INF 5-10 175 R/R Fr-HS Giddings, Texas (Giddings)
Kendrick Perkins OF/1B 6-2 220 L/L Fr-HS La Porte, Texas (La Porte)
Jace Statum OF 5-9 165 L/L Fr-HS Orangefield, Texas (Orangefield)
Kirby Taylor INF 6-0 175 R/R Fr-HS Bellaire, Texas (Bellaire)
James Wooster P/OF 6-2 200 L/L Jr-TR League City, Texas (Clear Creek/Alvin JC)

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