Reply to "Batting average over .700!"

Stats- I understand. However, high school stats provide zero basis for a judgment of player's abilities. There are too many variables that are involved within high school baseball that make it a moot point. Namely, the level of competition. I've had literally hundreds of friends that have been through the recruiting process and several dozen that have been through the professional scouting process and not a single coach or scout that I know of has ever even looked at a player's high school stats. Abilities are solely dictated upon evaluation. I've seen hitters that hit .600 and pitchers with ERAs below 1.00 in high school never play an inning at the next level. I've also seen hitters that hit under .300 and pitchers with ERAs over 4.50 get drafted. Whether those stats were true or not is irrelevant because they didn't matter. The player's talent was the basis for evaluation, not his statistical performance against the given competition.
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