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Are the NCAA and MLB Draft Systems Pushing Top Athletes Away from Baseball?

Published by on May 8, 2012

Last year, the MLB draft featured a terrific assortment of high school and college players who have prepared for years just for the chance to be selected for the opportunity to live out their dreams and make their mark on the sport of baseball.

However, with the new rules in place for both MLB and college baseball, are the best players being turned away? blogger Bryan Fischer recently reported that the NCAA and MLB have been conducting ongoing discussions in order to broaden their relationship and attract more players to the college level.

The discussions have included several different possibilities, including increasing the number of scholarships given to schools for baseball and other measures that would align various events to better serve both the NCAA and MLB.

In 1991, the NCAA voted to reduce the number of scholarships given to its institutions for baseball, from 13 to 11.7, a 10 percent...

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