Diamond/McGinty: MLB draft sends message to high-schoolers: go to college
From Jared Diamond and Tom McGinty at the Wall Street Journal on June 7, 2019:
Major League Baseball held its amateur draft this week, and the results sent a resounding message to kids around the country: If you want to play in the Show, stay in school.
Two decades ago, about 40% of the players selected in the first 40 rounds came directly from high school, the norm for much of the 1990s. Of the 1,217 players taken this season, only about 24% of draftees jumped straight from high school, the seventh consecutive year with a decrease in that category.
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- Related link: "The Chances of a Drafted Baseball Player Making the Major Leagues," by Richard T. Karcher (SABR Baseball Research Journal)
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