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(CBS Sports)   2022 sees the Major League debut of the #1 draft pick. Fark: from 2013   (cbssports.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Major League Baseball, Baseball, Pitcher, National League, high school, Designated hitter, Mark Appel, Chicago Cubs  
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498 clicks; posted to Sports » on 27 Jun 2022 at 1:35 AM (13 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-27 4:06:44 AM  
4 votes:
dear Astros,
thank you for drafting him over Bryant.
love, me
 
2022-06-27 8:52:03 AM  
4 votes:
I think of this, the long slog, not this guy in particular, whenever I run into parents at baseball tournaments thinking their kid is gonna get recruited for college. No he's not. None of these kids are anywhere near good enough and none of them remotely have the work ethic required for this level of persistence. I'm letting my kid play as long as he wants, for as long as he can make a team and have playing time. And when he's done, it'll be good memories.
 
2022-06-27 8:01:20 AM  
3 votes:

Peter von Nostrand: Earguy: I think it's wise for most players to go to play college ball and get and education instead of spending four years in the minors.  When you think that most minor leaguers never get called up to the bigs, it'd be nice to have something else to fall back on.

The problem is in college, as a pitcher, they tend to pitch you until your arm falls off. Then they hit you with it, sew it back on and make you pitch some more.


If you're highly drafted out of high school, they will generally offer you a contract worth a couple million dollars.  #1 pick gets $8.5, and you have to go lower than somewhere in the mid 60th pick to get below $1 million.

Given that a lot of those kids will never see the show, and that colleges are going to wring everything out of your arm, that's a lot of money to fall back on if it doesn't work out.
 
2022-06-27 8:53:25 AM  
3 votes:

WhackingDay: I think of this, the long slog, not this guy in particular, whenever I run into parents at baseball tournaments thinking their kid is gonna get recruited for college. No he's not. None of these kids are anywhere near good enough and none of them remotely have the work ethic required for this level of persistence. I'm letting my kid play as long as he wants, for as long as he can make a team and have playing time. And when he's done, it'll be good memories.


I tell every single one of my kids when it comes to sports "It's a game.  When it ceases to be fun stop playing."

And they all do.
 
2022-06-27 6:47:53 AM  
2 votes:
There are no guarantees in any professional sport, and there is no position where that is more true than MLB pitching.

Sometimes you get Roger Clemens.   Sometimes you get this kid.
 
2022-06-27 7:53:42 AM  
2 votes:

Earguy: I think it's wise for most players to go to play college ball and get and education instead of spending four years in the minors.  When you think that most minor leaguers never get called up to the bigs, it'd be nice to have something else to fall back on.


The problem is in college, as a pitcher, they tend to pitch you until your arm falls off. Then they hit you with it, sew it back on and make you pitch some more.
 
2022-06-27 7:31:42 AM  
1 vote:
I think it's wise for most players to go to play college ball and get and education instead of spending four years in the minors.  When you think that most minor leaguers never get called up to the bigs, it'd be nice to have something else to fall back on.
 
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