Originally Posted by Flight #24
Intersting point, has anyone done an analysis of say the top 50-100 players in MLB to see which were drafted out of college v. HS? I've heard the "college players are better bets to make the bigs, but less to be stars" argument before, but have never seen any data analyzing that situation.
Off the top of my head, I'd guess the FA signings from Latin America might be the biggest source of stars, and that's more akin to HS drafting than colleges. But that's not based on any analysis.
Go look at BP and you'll find. The biggest area you see the gap is pitchers because of the meat grinder they go through between 18-24. Since college pitchers have pass through most of this already, they have less of a injury risk.
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