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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (6/11/2010)

Busy week with the MLB Draft.  Had some clients we were advising get drafted and some surprisingly go undrafted.  One thing is always certain about the MLB Draft – there is a lot of uncertainty going into it.  I know a lot of you want to know the names of the guys that Dynasty has been advising.  While I am generally very open on this site, I will only report names of college seniors (no more eligibility) and players we are advising as they sign.  The only college senior we have been advising is Ryan Kiel, a left-handed pitcher out of Marshall University.  He was drafted in the 37th round by the Seattle Mariners, has already signed, and is reporting to the Mariners Pulaski affiliate.  For more information about Kiel, click here.  We also had players (JuCo and HS) selected in the 22nd and 42nd rounds.  Overall, we are happy with how the draft turned out, and really look forward to next year’s draft.  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:



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By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

4 replies on “Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (6/11/2010)”

congrads on kiel. i noticed is ERA this past seasn was 8.34, do almost all college players get drafted? im not sure how baseball works so much.. but i would have thought teams would realize if someone gets hit that hard in college it will only be worse in the minors. but i could be wrong like i said baseball is not really my area! also one more question, is your client in the 42nd round more likely to go to clemson or play pro ball do you think? like are teams more willing to give a hs player like cole more money even in these later rounds.. or is his bonus on a basically take it or leave it basis? thanks as always for taking the time to answer questions and beingso knowledgable on the business

No, most college players do not get drafted. That said, ERA isn’t everything. In fact, it’s often not nearly the best statistic to use in order to judge a player’s talent and whether he will succeed at the next level or not. I will not comment on the 42nd rounder.

interesting.. i always thought ERA was one of the best indicators, but then again baseball is not my sport. so like what are other big factors.. i would imagine opponents batting average, strikeouts, K to walk ratio are other important factors, but im unsure whats great about kiel’s numbers outside of ERA maybe you could explain that? like to me ERA is very important bc even if lets say your client gets all his outs by strikeout and walks hardly anyone so his ratio and number of strikeouts are high, but hes gives up tons of runs a game and his ERA is over 8,i dont see how his strikeouts would outweigh the fact that he gives up all these runs, thas why to me ERA is so important bc you cant have a guy who blows leads and gets hammered even if he has other decent numbers. maybe me opinoin is flawed not sure haha

Good mainstream stats are WHIP, K/BB (as you mentioned). But when looking at college/HS players, scouts look a lot at potential, velocity, and body type, which does not show up in the stat sheet.

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