Maryland slips to second in AP tests for the first time in a decade

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Digest: Baseball America picks Terps to win Big Ten, honors Smith, Shaffer

Digest: Baseball America picks Terps to win Big Ten, honors Smith, Shaffer

Baseball America named Maryland as its favorite to win the Big Ten Conference. Junior shortstop Kevin Smith was named the preseason conference Player of the Year, and junior right-handed pitcher Brian Shaffer (North Harford) was preseason Pitcher of the Year. Terps were included in Baseball America's Big Ten "top tools" rankings were Smith (best defensive shortstop), Shaffer (best fastball), sophomore second baseman Nick Dunn (best pure hitter), junior first baseman Kevin Biondic (Best defensive first baseman) and Crofton-raised junior right-handed...

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