College Crosscheck- Opening Weekend
February 19, 2020
As I trudged through the snow covered airport parking lot at 5:30 a.m. in six degree below zero weather in Central Illinois, I dreamed of the mid-70s and sunny weather that awaited me in Phoenix. Opening weekend for me would be a dash around the desert with games between Arizona State University and the spring training complexes of the Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals and Arizona Diamondbacks. Between those four locations, I could see three of D1 Baseball’s Top 25 teams, dozens of the 2020 Top 350 Prospects, as well as many other prospects from the 2021 Top 150 and Impact Freshmen lists.
From a whirlwind weekend in Arizona, here’s College Crosscheck- Opening Weekend. Please note that grades given to tools, such as average, above average, plus, etc. are evaluated on a professional baseball level, not compared to college peers...