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The summer (showcase season) comes to an end

B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful

As the calendar moves ever so closer to September, the summer showcase season has now come to an end. The top high school talent for the 2014 Draft will go back home, by and large,  and prepare for fall seasons (or football, if they play it), perhaps with an eye towards Perfect Game’s huge event in Jupiter, Florida, in October.

It was, for players and the scouts who wanted to see these prospects against good competition, a very long summer that took many kids from Minneapolis to Cary, North Carolina, to Syracuse, NY, to Long Beach, Calif., to San Diego and, finally, to Chicago.

Only one player made all six stops: Infielder Greg Deichmann from Brother Martin High School in Louisiana. But don’t think Deichmann is worn out. He told me this is just fueling him.

“I love to play baseball,” he told me recently, adding that he probably had…

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