High School draft picks vs collegian picks
How do you view them differently.
Aaron Hicks was drafted out of high school & has been a slight/more of a disappointment to most.
However, if he were drafted out of college....he woulda been picked last summer.
He is @ New Brit & only 22 yrs old but is on pace for a 140gm minor league season of 92runs 16HR 80RBI 72BB 36Sbs.
If he was our #1 pick last yr & already @ AA, would fans be more excited about him??
I made the same points on boards last summer about Chris Parmelee. He is only 24 but IF he was a college draft pick in 09 (instead of high school in 06) & made the MLB team after only 2 full minor league season, would he be thought of differently. Same with Joe Benson who woulda been a collegiate pick in 09. How would his last 2 minor league yrs be viewed now??
Would both their last 2 minor league seasons seem better?