Originally Posted by CySeymour
Doug, if a young kid coming out of high school is a pretty highly sought after pitcher, is he better off going pro?
My general take is that if you are a 1-3 round pick, you are much better off going pro. You get better coaching, you get your money right now rather than take the risk that you get injured and lose money versus perhaps improving your stock a little bit and getting more money in 3-4 years and you are going to be closer to the Majors. Plus, contracts, especially at that point in the draft, have "tuition money" in them for later if the player does decide to go to college. So unless you really don't want a future in baseball, going to college is a bad idea in my book if you are a Top 100 draft pick.