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What Garrett Whitley’s Selection Means

The selection of Niskayuna OF Garrett Whitley is not just big for Garrett Whitley. It's not even just big for Niskayuna.

It's big for the Capital Region, and it's big for the Northeast.

We covered it all throughout our coverage of Whitley's draft prospects: Players in the Northeast generally go overlooked and underscouted

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Garrett Whitley Mocked at No. 12 By Fangraphs.com

All week long, we've focused on Niskayuna baseball star Garrett Whitley.

On Tuesday, we spoke to Garrett about his thoughts on the upcoming draft, and he broke down his game with us. You can listen to that here:

And on Wedn

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Garrett Whitley Reminding Baseball People of Mike Trout

"He also ran from home to first in 3.8 seconds on a ground ball from the right side, I mean that is Mike Trout Level speed."

That, right there, is enough to make you a believer in Niskayuna senior OF Garrett Whitley

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Photo Courtesy of Garrett Whitley
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Garrett Whitley Joins Us to Talk Draft, Attention, and His Game

For the last month, ever since the big Niskayuna/Shen matchup, we've been chronicling the draft prospects of Nisky senior Garrett Whitley.

Just last week, the outfielder was projected as the No. 1 overall pick in the draft by Baseball Prospectus

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Chance to Win Big Game Tickets At 104.5 The Team Draft Party

The NFL Draft is finally here! Join Armen and Levack for the official 104.5 The Team NFL Draft Party on Thursday, April 30th, at Katie O'Byrne's in Schenectady, from 8 to midnight!

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Isaiah Austin Gets His Draft Moment

After the dust had settled from the NBA lottery last night, commissioner Adam Silver provided the best moment of the entire draft.

Baylor forward Isaiah Austin was expected to be drafted before learning that he had a rare genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome that will prohibit him from ever playing competitive basketball again

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Branden Cogswell of Shen was taken in the 7th round by the A's (Photo courtesy of Virginia athletics).
Branden Cogswell of Shen was taken in the 7th round by the A's (Photo courtesy of Virginia athletics).
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Four Capital Region Products Taken in MLB Draft

Jeff Hoffman wasn’t the only Section II product to hear his name called during this weekend’s Major League Baseball Draft.

While the flamethrower from Shaker was a big focal point of the draft’s first day, going ninth overall, three more Capital Region players were drafted

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Photo courtesy of East Carolina athletics.
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Top MLB Draft Prospect Joins Us

Jeff Hoffman, Shaker High School graduate and East Carolina standout, is a top prospect heading into tonight's draft. He joined us exclusively on 1045theteam.com to talk about his emotions heading into tonight, his Tommy John surgery, his appreciation of the Capital Region, and much more

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Local Products and the MLB Draft

With the MLB draft just over 24 hours away, a few local products are waiting to hear where their names will be called.

Branden Cogswell, a Shenendehowa graduate and the second baseman for the University of Virginia, will undoubtedly hear his name during the draft, as will pitcher Jeff Hoffman of East Carolina (Shaker)

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Manziel Joins Cleveland

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Football's long wait is over.

The Cleveland Browns selected Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 22nd overall pick of the NFL draft on Thursday night, moving up to nab college football's most exciting player who waited most of the first round to be selected.

The Browns made

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Andrew Luck Gets Drafted #1

Well, it’s official. I mean, it was already official, but now it is officially official. Just moments ago the Indianapolis Colts did exactly what they said they were going to do, and signed Stanford Quarterback Andrew Luck.

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Will the NBA Draft Be Expanded to Three Rounds?

The NBA may be in lockout mode, but that doesn’t mean league activities have stopped. Owners have proposed adding a third round to the annual draft, which could lead to even more sweeping changes to the annual event, according to SheridanHoops.com. The goal is to create a more competitive balance of power across the league.

One proposal would keep the entire first round to the league’s bottom half of teams, pushing the better franchises into the second round. Another proposal would give the league’s worst eight teams additional first round picks.

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