I'm new here so be gentle as this is all very new to me. I do have a problem and need some advice form some of the experienced people on this forum.
My son was just drafted out of high school in the 43rd round. He is a RHP and throws consistently in the 87-89 range and has hit 92 many times and 94 twice under the gun but not consistently. He has a substantial scholarship to a D-1 school but he really wants to go ahead and take his shot at the bigs. We are not rich people and cannot afford to lose the value of his scholarship. I do not even know if we can afford to supplement the $900/month monthly salary with much extra. The major league scout that has been talking to us said "we will call you in a couple of weeks with our offer". I don't know what to expect. He originally told us to expect to be drafted in the top 20 rounds but you know how that is. We were kinda disappointed but really don't care as long as we can make a go of it.
We have a number in our head what it would take for us to forego college and take a chance. Basically it is *** dollars and a guarantee of the scholarship money. My question is this. Is this a reasonable expectation? What kind of money should we expect in two weeks when he calls and do we have any negotiation power in this low round pick? Thanks for any advice.