Originally Posted by bellhead
I think one of the biggest things is the Kids are 16 and 17 years old right now, but how many kids at 16 and 17 are receiving the coaching and the amount of game time those two are. They did spring training, extended spring training, now GCL, then its instructional ball, and both will go play winter ball. Put it together and it's over 150 games a year, through in the coaching and they will be two years ahead of where almost all American kids are come next spring when they would normally just be graduating high school.
At the same time most American kids were brought up with much better nutrition and weight training than these kids had and well, much better baseball training for the most part (at least for the elite 12-15 year olds) than these kids did. In the end, I think things tend to even out in the long run.