Men UConn and 2021 MLB Draft

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Yay Ben! Last pick of the fifth round to the Dodgers.

More than happy to see him go, but the unexpected ones (Kellington) sting a bit

I've said it before, but I expect your star junior players to get picked in the draft and go pro. It is a sign that your team is on the right track as far as being a quality college team. It used to bother me when I first started following UConn baseball until I got that one piece of college baseball fact of life figured out.
 
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According to MLB.com his slot is $571K. If he goes to UConn and excels- he can make a heck of a lot more than that.....
On the surface, seems like a lot of money but AFTER taxes, it's likely $300K.
I doubt they would also pay for 4 years of college in his deal offer. However, I might be wrong.
Seems likely we'll lose him, but definitely not a certainty.
I was REALLY HOPING we get him on campus.
 
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On the surface, seems like a lot of money but AFTER taxes, it's likely $300K.
I doubt they would also pay for 4 years of college in his deal offer. However, I might be wrong.
Seems likely we'll lose him, but definitely not a certainty.
I was REALLY HOPING we get him on campus.
I think its been a requirement for maybe the past 15 or so years that college tuition is automatically included for HS kids in addition to signing bonus.
 
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Anyone surprised that Kyler didn't go in the first 10 rounds?
Mildly surprised. There was a lot of talk about him not having the speed for CF or the power for a corner OF, but I still think he'd be a much better pick than the majority of guys taken in the later rounds today
 
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I have a feeling the Sox take him in the 11th or 12th. Hes got that Pedroia attitude
 
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I think its been a requirement for maybe the past 15 or so years that college tuition is automatically included for HS kids in addition to signing bonus.

No. MLB has a program called the Continuing Education Program, which can be included as part of the contract negotiation, but it is not mandatory. It covers almost all undergraduate college costs for a ten-year period after the player signs. The value of this program does not count towards the value of the player’s contract relative to the salary pool.
 
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Anyone surprised that Kyler didn't go in the first 10 rounds?
I mean I’m not a scout but in general I’m not surprised. To me it’s more about how you project going forward. I think a good UConn example is Yahn. He was a great college player but didn’t jump out as a legit major league talent which is why he went in the 25th round.

Dont get me wrong, I’m ecstatic he’s made it to AAA but I wouldn’t have bet on it based on his size and lack of power.
 
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I knew Owen Kellington was highly regarded, but I wasn't expecting that he would go this high.
Nathan Rode @ D1Baseball:

-> Lastly, RHP Owen Kellington (U-32 HS, VT) was a major riser this spring, sitting 90-92 and showing advanced feel for secondary stuff. If he were to make it to Connecticut, it’d be easy to project him as a future first-round prospect. <-
 
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I think its been a requirement for maybe the past 15 or so years that college tuition is automatically included for HS kids in addition to signing bonus.
Thank You. I didn't know that it was required.

Great to know. Definitely the right thing to do.

I'm curious, is it a fixed amount or is it enough to go for 4 years w/ room and board at any school you want. That could easily be $300,000 for 4 years at some schools.
 
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