Could someone explain how draft and follow works, would signing with a 4 yr school improve your chances of being drafted in a higher round.
Originally posted by Texas2004:
Ok. I'm really confused...
Things have picked up a wee bit so I need to educate myself and my son about what to expect if he were to get drafted (that is at all)...
Now......I only want to be educated if there comes a need to be...
1. Ok. If you are drafted in the lower rounds - what is considered to be the break off to become draft to follow?
1.There is no break off point...most Df's go in the later rounds, but some will go in the teens.
2. Is that something you are offered? Do they ask you to consider that scenario? How would that play out?
2. Most scouts will D&F a player that they know is headed to a JC.When drafted, they still have to offer you a contract.
3. So if you are draft to follow how do you gain leverage by going JUCO if that happens?
3. The only leverage you gain is if you get better as a player.
4. But if you've signed a NLI with a 4 year university can you even consider the draft to follow?
4. If you are headed to a 4year school, you won't be D&f'd. Once you step into your first class in the fall the club loses it's rights to you.
5. If you are draft to follow...how would you factor in tuition (didn't understand what BeenthereIL meant in the above post with regard to that)?
5. Tuition would be factored in only if the club signs you and the tuition is negotiated in the contract.
6. So the other pro scouts are off limits if you do this?
6. If you are a D&F, no other teams are allowed to talk to you as long as you are under control. They can scout you, but can't talk to you.
As you see I've got a host of questions and need some help. I guess some new twists and turns are making us want to be informed in this area a bit more...
Thanks as always...Pam
Originally posted by marlins:
we were told that because my son is going to go a jr college he will be a draft and follow... His dream is to go pro...Your saying it would be to his advantage to sign with a 4 yr school
Originally posted by njbb:
I assume you mean to have leverage in the draft, you should be signed with d1 prior to draft with a back up plan with a JC.
What if because of grades d1 is not option?
Look into good D2 &/or NAIA schools like Lewis &Clark, BIOLA Univ. etc. but keeps the JC to yourself as an option .
"why would a MLB team want the guy tossing low 90's at 21 when he can take the high school player who was right behind that guy and so much younger and develop him."