Head to the Minors or College?

JackMcGeary I know we are technically a college baseball blog but these two articles are about some players that decided to skip college to head to the minor leagues. Both of them have had good results but reaching them in much different ways.

The first article focuses on number 2 pick in the 2007 MLB Draft Mike Moustakas who is currently on pace to make the Kansas City Royals in a few years. He was selected ahead of some current MLB players in Matt Wieters and Rick Porcello just to name two of them.

You can check out frequent CBB contributor Blair Angulo’s full article in the LA Daily News by clicking here.

The other article looks at Jack McGeary who turned down an opportunity to play baseball at Stanford to head to the minor leagues with the Washington Nationals. The most interesting part of McGeary’s story is that the Nationals are paying for his Stanford education. After every school year, he heads into the minor leagues to play for a few months before heading back to school. You can check out Boston Globe writer John Powers article by clicking here.