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(The Week)   Before Kaepernick, other quarterbacks like Elway and Marino were drafted by baseball teams   (theweek.com) divider line 31
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2013-01-28 09:28:41 AM
What, no Drew Henson?
 
2013-01-28 09:32:39 AM
What, no Jay Schroeder?
 
2013-01-28 09:34:59 AM
What, no Jake Locker?
 
2013-01-28 09:42:08 AM
What, no Bubby Brister?
 
2013-01-28 09:44:36 AM
What, no Brandon Weeden?
 
2013-01-28 09:47:20 AM
What, no Jay Schroeder?

/someone who actually accomplished somethihg
 
2013-01-28 09:49:08 AM
Ok lunchinlewis is either a wizard that controls the time space continuim or I'm and idiot. Okay okay I'm an idot.

/goes gets coffee
 
2013-01-28 09:57:52 AM
What, no Russell Wilson?
 
2013-01-28 10:00:48 AM
Jeff Samardzija of the Chicago Cubs could have played WR in the NFL. I think he chose correctly. He got a giant signing bonus, had a breakout year as a starter last season, looks like he will make giant piles of money, and will likely not end up with CTE.
 
2013-01-28 10:05:10 AM
What, no Todd Marinovich?
 
2013-01-28 10:05:33 AM
What no Jeff Samardzija?

///Yes, i looked up the spelling of his name. Yes, I feel dirty for knowing something about a Cubs player other than the fact that he plays for a douchebag of a team.
 
2013-01-28 10:06:12 AM

Orgasmatron138: Jeff Samardzija of the Chicago Cubs could have played WR in the NFL. I think he chose correctly. He got a giant signing bonus, had a breakout year as a starter last season, looks like he will make giant piles of money, and will likely not end up with CTE.


Boo on me for not refreshing.
 
2013-01-28 10:11:30 AM

roc6783: Boo on me for not refreshing.


Plus he wasn't a QB.

The Slush: What, no Russell Wilson?


He was in the list.

/it's a stupid, random list, but still
 
2013-01-28 10:27:42 AM
I've wondered why more college football players don't spend their summers in the minors, seems a fun way to stay in shape and make some money that you can wave in the NCAA's face.
 
2013-01-28 10:28:54 AM

IAmRight: roc6783: Boo on me for not refreshing.

Plus he wasn't a QB.

***snip***


That was the joke?

//Also, I'm not sure why anyone who could go pro in multiple sports, would ever choose anything besides baseball. The breakdown on your body is just so much quicker and harsher in football, basketball, or hockey. And I don't mean Michael Jordan's gambling suspension or Michael Vick being drafted despite not playing since middle school, I mean you are a legitimate MLB starter and at the same level in another sport as well.
 
2013-01-28 10:31:49 AM

roc6783: Also, I'm not sure why anyone who could go pro in multiple sports, would ever choose anything besides baseball.


I mean, baseball does suck and I'd hate to play it, but it is guaranteed contracts and you can make a hell of a lot more money. I'd rather do something I enjoy doing than get paid phenomenally, but if I liked both, I agree - gotta go for guaranteed contracts and the easier job.
 
2013-01-28 10:36:32 AM
What, no Tom Brady?
 
2013-01-28 11:02:11 AM

Levarien: I've wondered why more college football players don't spend their summers in the minors, seems a fun way to stay in shape and make some money that you can wave in the NCAA's face.


Because their coaches frown on it. That's why Wilson left NC State for Wisconsin, for example.
 
2013-01-28 11:42:28 AM
What, no butt fumble?
 
2013-01-28 12:12:59 PM

Mr_Fabulous: Levarien: I've wondered why more college football players don't spend their summers in the minors, seems a fun way to stay in shape and make some money that you can wave in the NCAA's face.

Because their coaches frown on it. That's why Wilson left NC State for Wisconsin, for example.


The Rockies wanted a commitment from their prospect; Wilson was in his second year of minor league baseball, and the Rockies weren't impressed enough with his batting performance that they were willing to let him skip the early part of the season. O'Brien wanted a QB who was going to be there for spring practices. Wilson wanted to play baseball because of his father, and he had to make a choice; skip spring practice and play baseball, or give up baseball to keep playing football. And because of what he felt was an obligation to his father, he chose to try one last run at baseball. The choice was never Tom O'Brien's to make, and there's a very small minority of NC State's fans that still haven't come to grips with that.

Also, there was an SI article a few years ago about the decline of the multi-sport athlete, and the potential impact it would have on football players who wouldn't be well-rounded athletes like their predecessors. It talked about Jim Brown's legacy in lacrosse, Antonio Gates' time playing basketball, and Julius Peppers' high school and college experience in football, basketball, and track.

And, also also:

What, no Chris Weinke?
 
2013-01-28 12:15:00 PM

IAmRight: roc6783: Also, I'm not sure why anyone who could go pro in multiple sports, would ever choose anything besides baseball.

I mean, baseball does suck and I'd hate to play it, but it is guaranteed contracts and you can make a hell of a lot more money. I'd rather do something I enjoy doing than get paid phenomenally, but if I liked both, I agree - gotta go for guaranteed contracts and the easier job.


You actually have to make the majors, though, which can take several years. Then you're only going to make the league minimum for another 3 or so years before you might, might be able to land a big contract
 
2013-01-28 12:16:48 PM
Drafted in the 43rd round?!? Have I been drafted by a MLB team?! How do you even find that many baseball players to draft?
I would use my 25th through 43rd rounds to draft world leaders (you'd better report to Blue Jays training camp, Kim Jong Un) and Disney characters.
 
2013-01-28 12:44:27 PM
What, me worry?
 
2013-01-28 12:51:03 PM

Whiskey Dickens: Drafted in the 43rd round?!? Have I been drafted by a MLB team?! How do you even find that many baseball players to draft?
I would use my 25th through 43rd rounds to draft world leaders (you'd better report to Blue Jays training camp, Kim Jong Un) and Disney characters.


The draft can have over 50 rounds most years. Remember, the farm system is farm more expansive than other leagues so there's more holes to fill in the lower levels. Take each major league team and then multiply by their affiliate minor league teams. (30 in the majors x 4 minor league levels (A, A-Adv, AA, AAA) technically you could count 5 with the A level short season, but I won't go that far.

120 teams with an average size of 25 or so is 3000 just in the MLB system.

Let's also not forget that the draft can take people from independent and foreign leagues too expanding the draft size even more. 40 rounds seems like a low number when you consider all the different leagues MLB can pull from. Also, just because somebody is drafted doesn't mean they'll actually enter the system. A lot of players are drafted out of HS but still go on to college to improve there. Once they're ready they might re-enter the draft thus making themselves eligible more than once.

Add on top of that all the people that wash out that first year that need to be replaced. The numbers add up quickly.
 
2013-01-28 01:17:41 PM

Night Night Cream Puff: The draft can have over 50 rounds most years. Remember, the farm system is farm more expansive than other leagues so there's more holes to fill in the lower levels. Take each major league team and then multiply by their affiliate minor league teams. (30 in the majors x 4 minor league levels (A, A-Adv, AA, AAA) technically you could count 5 with the A level short season, but I won't go that far.

120 teams with an average size of 25 or so is 3000 just in the MLB system.

Let's also not forget that the draft can take people from independent and foreign leagues too expanding the draft size even more. 40 rounds seems like a low number when you consider all the different leagues MLB can pull from. Also, just because somebody is drafted doesn't mean they'll actually enter the system. A lot of players are drafted out of HS but still go on to college to improve there. Once they're ready they might re-enter the draft thus making themselves eligible more than once.

Add on top of that all the people that wash out that first year that need to be replaced. The numbers add up quickly.



Yep, pretty much this.  Its not *that* hard to get drafted into MLB.  I remember a few kids in my high school that were.  There's basically little or no investment when it comes to the MLB draft.
 
2013-01-28 01:26:58 PM

Levarien: I've wondered why more college football players don't spend their summers in the minors, seems a fun way to stay in shape and make some money that you can wave in the NCAA's face.


Minor league players really make jack shiet. You'll make a lot more money at the local car dealer that is owned by a "fan of the program".

IAmRight: roc6783: Also, I'm not sure why anyone who could go pro in multiple sports, would ever choose anything besides baseball.

I mean, baseball does suck and I'd hate to play it, but it is guaranteed contracts and you can make a hell of a lot more money. I'd rather do something I enjoy doing than get paid phenomenally, but if I liked both, I agree - gotta go for guaranteed contracts and the easier job.


Everyone else gets a much faster pay day.
 
2013-01-28 02:37:08 PM
What no Danny Ainge??
 
2013-01-28 02:39:33 PM
What no Condredge Holloway?
 
2013-01-28 03:36:51 PM

bacongood: Everyone else gets a much faster pay day.


Only if they're at the top.
 
2013-01-28 06:21:31 PM
What, no Todd Helton?

/Last person to keep Peyton Manning on the bench
 
2013-01-28 10:01:41 PM

rickythepenguin: What, no Jake Locker?


Know how I know you didn't RTFA?
 
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