MLB and College Relations getting better?

Rich Hill (Courtesy of San Diego Media Relations)
Rich Hill (Courtesy of San Diego Media Relations)

I got an email today from the San Diego Media Relations department telling me that Rich Hill of the University of San Diego has been one of the eleven collegiate coaches selected to meet with scouting directors and other MLB personnel. A couple of the other big name coaches are Ray Tanner of South Carolina, Augie Garrido of Texas, and Pat Casey of Oregon State. They are going to discuss how the relationship between collegiate baseball and MLB baseball can be improved with the sharing of information on potential draftees and other issues.

Here is the press release from San Diego Media Relations

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The University of San Diego head baseball coach Rich Hill has been selected as one of 11 collegiate coaches to participate in a meeting between Major League Baseball and the NCAA baseball coaches to help improve the relations between the two. Hill will be joined on this committee by the legendary head coach at the University of Texas, Augie Garrido, Pate Casey from Oregon State and Ray Tanner from South Carolina, among others.

This years meeting will take place in Las Vegas, Nev. On December 10th, and the meeting will consist of all the MLB Scouting Directors and their assistants, MLB Operations people (Joe Garagiola, Jr., Roy Krasik and Brian Porter), other selected MLB personal and the 12 college coaches.

The two Sides will come together to discuss ways to improve the relationship between college baseball and professional baseball and is put on by the American Baseball Coaches Association.