Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Trends in the Baseball Draft

According to the article, high school students accounted for 28 percent of all players drafter through round 33. High schoolers accounted for roughly 40 percent after that.

One of the best insights from Moneyball was that it is far easier to evaluate talent coming out of college than high school. When you are from high school, you may have a lot of talent. But can you get people out? Can you hit a good curveball?

Maybe the higher percentage in the lower rounds is that it is easier to take a risk on raw talent.

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