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Old 05-23-2013, 11:59 AM
Bobby Thigpen Bobby Thigpen is offline
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Originally Posted by doublem23 View Post
I would assume it is because most top prep ballplayers forgo college and jump straight to the professional ranks. NCAA football and basketball is littered with NFL and NBA caliber players who are just biding their time in college before they can jump to the pros. In baseball, sure, there are lot of good collegiate players who will have successful MLB careers, but if you're looking for the best 18-21 year old baseball players in the country, you're going to look at the Midwest League and Carolina League before you look at the Big 10.

This is especially true up north where the quality of play significantly lags behind our friends down South or out West.
I'm sure that's part of it.

I also don't get the college world series. How many freaking games can you lose and still win the tournament? Isn't a tournament usually win or go home?
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