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Seven Players Who Kickstarted Their Development By Signing Early


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From Baseball America....

 

http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/seven-players-who-kickstarted-their-development-by-signing-early/

 

Corbin and Trout mentioned...

 

Blurb on Trout:

 

Selected by Angels from Millville (N.J.) High in first round (25th overall) of 2009 draft; signed July 2

The Legend of Mike Trout began in the Phoenix suburbs, when the 17-year-old hit .360 in the Rookie-level Arizona League to rank as the circuit’s No. 1 prospect in 2009. That experience paid off when he earned top prospect honors in two Class A leagues—the Midwest and California—in 2010, then won the BA Minor League Player of the Year award in ’11, the same year he made his big league debut. One of the finest rookie seasons ever (.326, 30 homers, 49 steals) earned Trout the 2012 BA Major League Player of the Year Award, not to mention national acclaim.

 

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Not to mention that by signing early and starting to move up the ladder quickly he's set himself up to reach arbitration and big pay days a lot earlier than some of the other guys. Give up some on the front end to cash in big on the back end. Guys holding out for the huge paydays early in the career seem to be ignoring - the real money is when they prove they can make it.

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Not to mention that by signing early and starting to move up the ladder quickly he's set himself up to reach arbitration and big pay days a lot earlier than some of the other guys. Give up some on the front end to cash in big on the back end. Guys holding out for the huge paydays early in the career seem to be ignoring - the real money is when they prove they can make it.

 

For most of these kids the biggest payout they're ever going to see will be from the draft and their chances of lasting long enough as an MLB regular to make big money are ridiculously slim. 

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For most of these kids the biggest payout they're ever going to see will be from the draft and their chances of lasting long enough as an MLB regular to make big money are ridiculously slim. 

 

And most of the teams know this as well.

 

I don't think a team should risk losing a high quality prospect over 100k or so...at the same time a kid who has confidence in their ability and talents has to be telling themselves the sooner I get in the system and kick ass the sooner I make the real bucks.

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Not to mention that by signing early and starting to move up the ladder quickly he's set himself up to reach arbitration and big pay days a lot earlier than some of the other guys. Give up some on the front end to cash in big on the back end. Guys holding out for the huge paydays early in the career seem to be ignoring - the real money is when they prove they can make it.

This is why I don't get a lot of the whining on here about Trout getting "stiffed" on his new salary. He'll get paid, he knows he'll get paid, just not yet.

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This is why I don't get a lot of the whining on here about Trout getting "stiffed" on his new salary. He'll get paid, he knows he'll get paid, just not yet.

 

Because you are expecting other people to think rationally and logically

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