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2013 MLB Draft Focus: Sosnick Cobbe Sports

Sosnick Cobbe Sports prides itself on building its client roster through advising players in the MLB Draft.

By the end of the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Sosnick Cobbe Sports could have up to five advisees selected by professional baseball clubs.  That would mark a new record for the baseball agency founded by Matt Sosnick and Paul Cobbe – a partnership that has lasted numerous successful years.  Armed with a team of experienced advisors, including Adam Karon and Jon Pridie, Sosnick and Cobbe have been able to help their clients get drafted early in the process with consistency.

Sosnick Cobbe Sports has had a total of seventeen advisees selected in either the first round or sandwich rounds in the past five years.  However, the organization has never had more than four players grabbed by teams in those rounds in any one year.  That could all change in 2013.

The Sosnick Cobbe draft class is headlined by Reese McGuire and Braden Shipley.  McGuire is a catcher from Kentwood High School in Covington, Washington.  Shipley is a right handed pitcher from the University of Nevada.  Insiders have indicated that McGuire is being considered by the Minnesota Twins at the No. 4 overall slot and that Shipley has caught the Marlins’ attention at the No. 6 position in the first round.

The remaining players being advised by Sosnick Cobbe Sports that could be selected as high as the first round or in a sandwich round are: Alex Balog (RHP, University of San Francisco), Andrew Knapp (C, Cal Berkeley) and a high school left handed pitcher from the Bay Area who has received interest from teams in the back-half of the first round, but will not be mentioned herein for eligibility reasons.

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.