Re: Isolated Discipline and Prospect Evaluation
Do you think the nature of the college game affects a players stats at all? Or just insignificantly? Have you looked at players who may have exceeded expectations, then gone back to their college experience to determine why?
1. The emotional factor. The college (and HS) game can be intensely emotional. And young players I've seen often start to press a bit, being less selective at the plate, when their team is behind late in a big game.
2. Coaching. College coaches depend on wins to keep their jobs, so their going to coach their players for immediate success rather than long term projections.
Personally, I'd like to see them go to wood for Div-1 colleges, but I'm afraid it would force a lot of players whose baseball career now ends at that level out of the game.
Hopefully, the Reds have the "right enviroment" for Stubbs to succeed.