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Summer League Play Continues for Diamond Heels

Caden O’Brien and Danny Serretti were released from the Cape Cod League. Transactions don’t cite an explanation, so it’s unclear why both left their teams. So, for now, Austin Love is the only Tar Heel spending the rest of his summer in Massachusetts. However, plenty of Tar Heels are playing elsewhere this summer, so let's see how they're doing. (Tar Heel Blog)

Matt Harvey triumphs with lockermate Tyler Skaggs in mind

Even through his struggles this season, always had someone he could count on to keep his mind positive. Tyler Skaggs was his biggest cheerleader, reminding him that he was an ace with the Mets before injuries derailed his career. So when Harvey took the mound on what would’ve been Skaggs’ 28th birthday on Saturday, he kept Skaggs’ memory alive. (

College baseball rankings: An incredibly early look at the preseason top 25 for the 2020 season

We looked at expected returners, recruit rankings, and 2019 finish to come up with a pre-preseason college baseball top 25 for the 2020. No. 11 North Carolina: We’ve been big on the Aaron Sabato and Danny Serretti freshmen duo, and after leading the Tar Heels in hitting, there’s no reason to back off. Besides, when does not field a contender? (

UNC Baseball: Two Tar Heels participated in Coastal Plain League All-Star game

There were two Tar Heels who saw action in the Coastal Plain League All-Star game. Angel Zarate was on the fan vote team, and got the only RBI of the Sunday game to allow the fan team to move on to Monday’s game. On Monday, he would get another 2 RBI and work with pitcher Davis Palermo to get the fan vote team into the championship game. (Tar Heel Blog)

Season-long struggle for Mariners’ Kyle Seager begins to ease. Can the third baseman keep it going?

This hasn’t been the reboot season envisioned, but as the Seattle Mariners closed the first half, the veteran third baseman offered a glimpse of what this season could still turn into. Saturday against the A’s, Seager ended a 0-for-21 slump with his sixth home run of the season, and drove in another run for a season-best three-RBI night. (Tacoma News Tribune)

7 college baseball programs who could win their first College World Series title in 2020

North Carolina - Freshmen sensations Aaron Sabato and Danny Serretti headline UNC's talented returnees. Sabato slashed .343/.453/.696 with 18 homers and 63 RBIs while Serretti had a .299 average with 18 doubles. That gives the defending ACC tournament champs the most lethal heart-of-the-order combo in the conference. (

Dodgers Sign First-Rounder Michael Busch

The Dodgers have signed Busch for full slot value, Jim Callis of tweets. As the 31st overall choice, Busch’s selection calls for a $2.31MM slot value. Entering the draft, ESPN’s Keith Law (No. 16), Baseball America (24), FanGraphs (24), (26) ranked Busch in the vicinity of where the Dodgers picked him. Law credits Busch as a disciplined hitter. (MLB Trade Rumors)

Tyler Baum makes pro debut with Athletics' minor league team in Vermont

2nd Round (2019) – RHP : The UNC junior was the 77th-ranked prospect by Baseball America and the 100th-ranked prospect by MLB Pipeline. Baum notched 92 strikeouts in 86.2 innings while posting an ERA of 3.95 for North Carolina in 2019. The 21-year-old struck out a pair while pitching 2 perfect innings in his pro debut for Vermont on Wednesday. (Athletics Nation)

Angels pitcher Matt Harvey rejoins team as his rehabilitation continues

His itinerary called for a trip to the Angels complex in Tempe, where pitcher was scheduled to wait this week between rehab outings. But after the death of teammate Tyler Skaggs, Harvey altered his plans to meet the team in Arlington, Texas, and accompany the group to Minute Maid Park. "I wanted to be here with them,” Harvey said. (Los Angeles Times)

UNC Baseball: MLB Update

With the Midsummer Classic coming up July 9, it is a good time to check in with UNC Baseball alumni in the majors. This season has been an exciting one for the 2015 Diamond Heels. , , , and have all made their MLB debut in 2019, with Kelley taking the mound in the majors for the first time on Tuesday night. (Tar Heel Blog)
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