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Rays Blogosphere Reacts to Whitley, Schultz

Last night, Niskayuna standout baseball player Garrett Whitley was selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Whitley, the toolsy OF, went 13th overall. Mock drafts had him pegged anywhere between the early teens and the mid-20s

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The New York Yankees Draft James Kaprielian

The New York Yankees have drafted RHP James Kaprielian with the 16th overall pick. Kaprielian is a big guy at 6'3, and weighs in at around 190-200 pounds.

ESPN analyst Keith Law ranks him in the same spot on his list of the top prospects

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Niskayuna’s Garrett Whitley Drafted No. 13 by the Tampa Bay Rays

On Monday night, Niskayuna outfielder Garrett Whitley was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays as the No. 13 overall pick. 

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Garrett Whitley’s Draft Prospects Tonight

Tonight is a huge night for the Capital Region, as Niskayuna senior Garrett Whitley figures to be selected in the first round of the MLB Draft. Whitley, the speedy OF, will be one of three players in attendance at the draft.

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Thompson Named Lacrosse Magazine All-American

Lacrosse Magazine announced its All-Americans on Thursday, and at the forefront, to no surprise, was UAlbany attack Lyle Thompson.

The senior, who leaves college lacrosse as the sports all-time leading scorer (400 points), led Division I in scoring this season with 121 points

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Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com Talks Whitley

With the Major League Baseball Draft coming up on Monday, we are going all out in our coverage of Niskayuna standout Garrett Whitley.

Earlier today, we spoke to Whitley about his emotions, the draft process, and why teams should draft him

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Garrett Whitley Joins Us Days Before MLB Draft

We are just days away from the start of the Major League Baseball draft which means we are just days away from the inevitable selection of Niskayuna star Garrett Whitley.

Whitley will look to become the second player from the Capital Region drafted in the first round in as many years (Shaker's Jeff Hoffman went No

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UAlbany and Siena Come to Terms to Keep Albany Cup

After months of speculation that the Capital Region would possibly not see the Albany Cup in 2015-16, the two sides have come to terms to keep the game happening for the next three years.

Originally reported by the Albany Times Union,

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ValleyCats Getting Set for 2015 Season

After winning the New York-Penn League championship in 2013, and advancing to the championship series again in 2014, the Tri-City ValleyCats are getting set for the 2015 campaign.

The short-season Single-A affiliate of the Houston Astros are just two and a half weeks away from the season opener

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My Least Favorite Days of the Year

Sure, the players change. The positions in the standings change. The years change. But it doesn't matter.

I still hate these days.

The days that I, the exiled-to-the-Northeast Mariners fan have to watch my team host the Yankees

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Carly Sinnott and Local Standouts Make The Top 5 [VIDEO]

This week's top stories focus on the local talent the Capital Region has to offer. Players like Kevin Huerter and Garrett Whitley plus an emotional story centered around a young lady that left us all far too early

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Thompson Takes Tewaaraton

On Thursday night in Washington, D.C., Lyle Thompson became the first men's lacrosse player to win the Tewaaraton Award in back-to-back seasons.

Thompson scored 121 points this season to help pace the UAlbany offense, which was the top offense in the nation

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