Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 7/15/13
Kris Bryant was the second overall pick by the Chicago Cubs in last month's MLB Draft. But before the reported 6.7 million signing bonus, and before he became one of college baseball's most feared hitters during his 31 home run campaign of 2013, Bryant cut his teeth at the California Collegiate League a summer league for college baseball players. Bryant played in the league the summer before his freshman season at the University of San Diego. Even then you saw flashes of what type of prospect he could be. "Kris Bryant was a good high school player and he was a good youth ball player, but in college is where you start to become a man," CCL Commissioner Pat Burns said. "You saw the athletic ability especially. He was already tall. He was already looking like Troy Glaus. He just needed some seasoning. He was drafted out of high school but nowhere near as high as he was when he had the season he had this year." The CCL is in its 21st year of play and will be having its fifth All-S...
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