Reply to "Strike while the iron is hot?"

SluggerDad posted:
TPM posted:
SluggerDad posted:

We know of a player who was drafted in the 7th round last year.  Didn't sign.  Decommitted from a certain D1 school and went the JC route instead, thinking he'd be drafted higher this year.  Unfortunately, he slipped to the 28th round.  Wonder how often this sort of thing happens?  

We have had this discussion, guess this proves its not really a good idea.

Sounds like the player wasnt happy from what they were willing to give him. 

If one really wants to sign to play professional ball, money should not be important.

And do you really know the true story. If be had a solid commitment, he wouldnt have decommited.

He definitely  had a solid commit to a solid D1 program.   Definitely was unhappy with what he was being offered. Believed he could improve his chances after a year in JC. Obviously he, and those advising him, miscalculated.  I was just wondering how common this sort of thing is.  

FWIW, recent player from our area had an almost opposite experience.  Was committed to power D1, drafted in a day three "just in case" round, then decided to decommit and go to JC, then after one good year there, drafted round 5.

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