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Two top recruits go in top ten of MLB draft

Posted on: June 6, 2011 7:54 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The MLB amatuer draft kicked off on Monday night, and it wasn't long before the player some consider to be the best athlete in the draft, Bubba Starling, was selected by the Kansas City Royals with the fifth pick. Starling also happens to be one of the top recruits in Nebraska's latest class, and the Cornhuskers were hoping Starling would be in Lincoln to play football.

But will he?

Nobody but Starling knows for sure, but if I were Nebraska fans, I wouldn't get my hopes up. Drew Pomeranz was selected by the Cleveland Indians last season in the fifth spot, and he ended up signing a contract worth $2.65 million. That's the kind of money that is going to be offered to Starling, and considering that Scott Boras is his advisor (which means he'll likely be his agent shortly) he may wind up with even more than that.

That's a lot of money to turn down. Maybe Starling will do it and decide to play two sports at Nebraska, but I wouldn't even bet $2.65 on it. 

Nebraska wasn't alone, though. Oklahoma also saw one of its quarterback recruits taken by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the seventh pick. Last year's seventh pick, Delino DeShields, got between $2 and $2.5 million from the Houston Astros. 

Comments

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 10:31 pm
 

Two top recruits go in top ten of MLB draft

Got to take the money.  If baseball doesn't work out he can always go back to college football just like the guy that played for FSU a few years ago did. (Chris Wienke?) He was a 26 year old college quarterback.

This.  1.3 mil isn't guaranteed retirement, but if he's as good as everyone says he is, if he MLB doesn't pan out I' sure Nebraska would welcome him back with open arms.




Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: June 7, 2011 2:15 pm
 

Two top recruits go in top ten of MLB draft

Ok, lets use logic, this is not a lottery, it sure seems like a lot more money than it truly is.


Lets say he gets 4 million

He will have to pay

800,000 to an agent

1.5 million in taxes


12,0000 in players association fees


400.000 to a manager

all up front leaving him with 1,288,000 


His first year he will probably play all minor league games and gross about 30,000 


Sure seems like a college education and an opportunity to become a better man would be a bit more important than 1.3 mil     &n
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Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Two top recruits go in top ten of MLB draft

Sorry Cornhusker fans, you guys will be "sea-ing" Red on this one!!!!  Ha, suck it or should I say Schuck it!!!!!!!!!      Go Ducks
This kid is a beast!!!


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Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 1:11 pm
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Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:51 am
 

Two top recruits go in top ten of MLB draft

Go play football.  The Royals organization will ruin you for life. Check the record for the last 25 years.



How can an organization that is going to make a kid an instant millionaire going to ruin his life???  LOL.  Unless Tom Osborne is coming back to coach Nebraska -- he is wasting his time going to Nebraska anyways.  LOL



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:28 am
 

Two top recruits go in top ten of MLB draft

Go play football.  The Royals organization will ruin you for life. Check the record for the last 25 years.



Since: Sep 3, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:17 am
 

Two top recruits go in top ten of MLB draft

Got to take the money.  If baseball doesn't work out he can always go back to college football just like the guy that played for FSU a few years ago did. (Chris Wienke?) He was a 26 year old college quarterback.



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2011 7:31 am
 

Two top recruits go in top ten of MLB draft

Of course I am.  Quit being jealous.  The deal here is that the lottery ticket doesn't have an expiration date.  There is no downside to going to college.  Period.  None.  The kid from UCLA did himself a HUGE favor by going to college.  You gonna trade 3 years of college for 3 years of long-ash bus rides?  Won't blame the kid for taking the money.  Might actually do that.  We'll see.  The Starlings just seem more grounded than most of the "advisors" for these phenom kids.  They know that money isn't everything.  Plus, Bubba is going to be a multi-millionaire in 3 years either way.  If he is a bust, and he won't be, he isn't going to see more than a fraction of his signing bonus anyway.  The Royals, wisely will structure it over 5-7 years.  We'll see.  Also a Royals fan, so it's win-win for me.  :-)  Think about this.  You read about a lot of guys that regret not going to college, or (in the case of football) coming out early.  I've not read or heard about one kid who regrets doing the opposite.  I think it will be a much closer decision, if he does go pro, than you think.

Why in the world would I be jealous???  You are also kidding yourself if you think the lottery ticket doesn't have an expiration date.  If he goes to Nebraska and plays baseball and doesn't do well -- you think he is going to be a top 5 pick?  If he goes to Nebraska and plays football and suffers an injury or two while he is there -- you think a team is going to use a top 5 pick?

As far as the Royals -- they have zero leverage in dealing with Scott Boras (who happens to be Starlings agent) -- If they don't give him what he wants -- he goes to Nebraska.  I wouldn't be suprised to see him get offered more than $3 to not go to Nebraska. 

Also -- who are all these guys who regret getting millions of dollars, instead of going to college???




Since: Sep 5, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 12:03 am
 

Two top recruits go in top ten of MLB draft

Last year Colin Kaepernick was drafted by the Chicago Cubs.  I wonder if the 49ers don't work out will he still be able to try for a spot?  Would be interesting to see him pitch for the Cubs' minor league affiliate Boise Hawks some day.



Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2011 11:56 pm
 

Two top recruits go in top ten of MLB draft

Of course I am.  Quit being jealous.  The deal here is that the lottery ticket doesn't have an expiration date.  There is no downside to going to college.  Period.  None.  The kid from UCLA did himself a HUGE favor by going to college.  You gonna trade 3 years of college for 3 years of long-ash bus rides?  Won't blame the kid for taking the money.  Might actually do that.  We'll see.  The Starlings just seem more grounded than most of the "advisors" for these phenom kids.  They know that money isn't everything.  Plus, Bubba is going to be a multi-millionaire in 3 years either way.  If he is a bust, and he won't be, he isn't going to see more than a fraction of his signing bonus anyway.  The Royals, wisely will structure it over 5-7 years.  We'll see.  Also a Royals fan, so it's win-win for me.  :-)  Think about this.  You read about a lot of guys that regret not going to college, or (in the case of football) coming out early.  I've not read or heard about one kid who regrets doing the opposite.  I think it will be a much closer decision, if he does go pro, than you think.


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