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    Huskers Lose Strahm & Black, await decision from Stock, & Huber

    Strahm is a huge blow to next year, this guy had the workings of a Friday night guy:

    http://www.omaha.com/article/20120607/BIGRED/706079800

    In Strahms case, I can't help but think this is B1G baseball at work: Here is a guy drafted in the 21st round, who is essentially saying he can't improve his draft stock in one or two years at Nebraska. In the past (Big 12 days), we could keep these 20 some rounders from signing.
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    Nothing in the article confirms that the Huskers will lose all four, so the thread title is a bit misleading.

    But I agree with your assessment and will raise you a claim: if Erstad cannot consistently keep guys committed/in school that are drafted below the 12-15 rounds than Nebraska baseball will not be competitive again.
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    Stock has confirmed he is signing, and Huber confirmed he is leaning towards signing.
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    This problem is inevitable if you recruit talented players. Do we really want to just pursue kids that have no chance to be drafted?
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    This problem is inevitable if you recruit talented players. Do we really want to just pursue kids that have no chance to be drafted?
    True, but there is a line to this. I could see it if a kid is drafted in rounds 1-5 or 1-7, but when you have a kid who is drafted in the 21st signing, and essentially saying he can't improve his stock in 1 year at Nebraska, well, that sucks.

    For a great example, juco Logan Ehlers went in the 20th round. Logan expressed how disappointed he was, and how he'd be pitching at Texas Tech next year. Why? To use that one year in the Big 12 to improve his draft stock.
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    Ehlers, an eighth-round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009, turned down an offer reportedly near $800,000 to take a scholarship at Nebraska. The Nebraska City native was suspended for NCAA rules violations in the spring of 2010 but became a regular in the pitching rotation that spring. He was 1-3 with a 4.30 earned run average. He transferred to Howard Community College in Texas. This spring he was 12-0 with an 0.00 ERA, until a conference title game when he took a loss after pitching on three days rest.
    “I was still pretty pumped about the draft, but things didn’t work out the way I hoped and I guess I’ll be going to Texas Tech to go to school and play baseball there,” he said. Ehlers was offered a scholarship by the Red Raiders this spring. “My goal is to play pro baseball and maybe one more year in college will help me get there.”
    Unlike years past, the maximum a major league team can offer any draft pick taken after the 10th round is $100,000.
    http://huskerextra.com/sports/husker...a3f140334.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fromunda Cheese View Post
    True, but there is a line to this. I could see it if a kid is drafted in rounds 1-5 or 1-7, but when you have a kid who is drafted in the 21st signing, and essentially saying he can't improve his stock in 1 year at Nebraska, well, that sucks.

    For a great example, juco Logan Ehlers went in the 20th round. Logan expressed how disappointed he was, and how he'd be pitching at Texas Tech next year. Why? To use that one year in the Big 12 to improve his draft stock.
    But I thought Ehlers had "nothing left to prove at the college level"?
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    But I thought Ehlers had "nothing left to prove at the college level"?
    haha, so true. Coaches should think before they speak.
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    Assuming Stock does go pro, who in the hell is going to catch for us next year?
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    If a high school kid gets drafted in the top 20 rounds and doesn't go, they are a fool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BasilLongfellow View Post
    If a high school kid gets drafted in the top 20 rounds and doesn't go, they are a fool.
    Why? They have little to gain being drafted outside of the first five or so rounds. And, in most cases, it's worth the gamble to stick around another season to see if they can improve their draft stock. Below is a list of the signing bonuses for round 10 in the 2010 MLB draft. And remember, their salaries are based on the level of their minor league deal. "A" ball is less than $2,000 per month (and it's not year-round). That's peanuts. You get past the 10th round and the bonuses aren't listed for nearly every player -- because it's not much more than chump change.

    http://www.perfectgame.org/articles/...x?article=4890

    ROUND 10
    # CLUB PLAYER ******. YR B-T HT WT SCHOOL HOMETOWN COMMITMENT BIRTHDATE BONUS
    296 Nationals Blake Kelso SS Jr. R-R 5-10 170 Houston Pflugerville, Texas 3/28/1989 $115,000
    297 Pirates Zach Weiss RHP Sr. R-R 6-2 190 Northwood Irvine, Calif. UCLA 6/16/1992
    298 Orioles Clay Schrader RHP So. L-R 6-0 190 San Jacinto Humble, Texas Oklahoma 4/28/1990 $300,000
    299 Royals Tim Ferguson OF Jr. R-R 6-1 190 Mississippi Beaumont, Texas 10/25/1988 $75,000
    300 Indians Tyler Holt OF Jr. R-R 6-1 190 Florida State Gainesville, Fla. 3/10/1989 $500,000
    301 Diamondbacks Kawika Emsley-Pai C Jr. B-R 5-11 195 Lewis-Clark State Bothell, Wash. 9/3/1988 $70,000
    302 Mets Akeel Morris RHP Sr. R-R 6-1 170 Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas, V.I. 11/14/1992 $120,000
    303 Astros Evan Grills LHP Sr. L-L 6-4 205 Sinclair Whitby, Ontario Florida Gulf Coast 6/13/1992 $150,000
    304 Padres Houston Slemp OF So. L-R 6-1 200 Eastern Oklahoma State Tulsa, Okla. Oklahoma State 3/2/1988 $75,000
    305 Athletics Josh Bowman RHP Jr. R-R 6-2 200 Tampa St. Petersburg, Fla. 9/9/1988 $75,000
    306 Blue Jays Tyler Shreve RHP Sr. R-R 6-4 215 Phelps County Highland, Calif. Utah (FB) 9/15/1991
    307 Reds Kevin Arico RHP Jr. R-R 6-5 195 Virginia Flemington, N.J. 8/30/1988 $85,000
    308 White Sox Ross Wilson 2B Jr. R-R 5-11 185 Alabama Hoover, Ala. 11/9/1988 $115,000
    309 Brewers Rafael Neda C Jr. R-R 6-1 215 New Mexico Obregon, Mexico 10/12/1988 $100,000
    310 Cubs Aaron Kurcz RHP So. R-R 6-0 175 Southern Nevada Las Vegas, Nev, Oral Roberts 8/8/1990 $125,000
    311 Rays Deshun Dixon OF Sr. R-L 6-0 190 Terry Jackson, Miss. 9/20/1991 $125,000
    312 Mariners Tyler Burgoon RHP Jr. R-R 5-10 160 Michigan Defianco, Ohio 4/25/1989 $125,000
    313 Tigers Cole Nelson LHP Jr. L-L 6-7 235 Auburn Edina, Minn. 7/14/1989 $90,000
    314 Braves Matt Lewis RHP Jr. R-R 6-3 220 UC Davis Redding, Calif. 9/25/1988 $100,000
    315 Twins JaDamion Williams SS Sr. B-R 5-11 185 Brooks-DeBatolo Odessa, Fla. 11/20/1990 $125,000
    316 Rangers Jared Hoying SS Jr. L-R 6-3 190 Toledo Fort Loramie, Ohio 5/18/1989 $85,000
    317 Marlins Aaron Senne 1B/OF Sr. L-L 6-2 200 Missouri Rochester, Minn. 11/5/1987 $25,000
    318 Giants Dan Burkhart C Jr. L-R 5-11 215 Ohio State Cincinnati 3/6/1989 $90,000
    319 Cardinals Reggie Williams OF Fr. B-R 6-4 190 Middle Georgia Odessa, Fla. 9/15/1989 $125,000
    320 Rockies Brett Tanos 2B So. R-R 5-11 175 Santa Ana Cypress, Calif. 10/6/1988 $75,000
    321 Phillies Mario Hollands LHP Jr. L-L 6-5 220 UC Santa Barbara El Cerrito, Calif. 8/26/1988 $125,000
    322 Dodgers Bobby Coyle OF Jr. L-L 6-1 185 Fresno State Chatsworth, Calif. 3/6/1989 $95,000
    323 Red Sox Jake Dahlstrand RHP Sr. R-R 6-5 205 Memorial Houston Houston 3/26/1992 $150,000
    324 Angels Aaron Meade LHP Jr. B-L 6-2 190 Missouri State Kansas City, Mo. 5/2/1988 $100,000
    325 Yankees Ben Gamel OF Sr. L-L 5-10 170 Bishop Kenny Jacksonville, Fla. 5/17/1992 $500,000

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    Apparently, given the choice to play in the BIG, or play in the pros....................duh! Besides the weather, you're battling the idea of playing in the lowly BIG!!

    No recognition playing in the BIG, period! Texas, Okla, Okla St, Mizzou, etc., draw talent who want to improve and get noticed by the recruiters. Let's face it, BIG draws no one to speak of!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrnhskrBob View Post
    Apparently, given the choice to play in the BIG, or play in the pros....................duh! Besides the weather, you're battling the idea of playing in the lowly BIG!!

    No recognition playing in the BIG, period! Texas, Okla, Okla St, Mizzou, etc., draw talent who want to improve and get noticed by the recruiters. Let's face it, BIG draws no one to speak of!!

    Just an opinion, but I'm stickin' to it!
    So if things change for the B1G, we all pat ourselves on the back for pointing the universities and coachs in the right direction?
    And if they stay the same, we continue to bash everything?
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    Fromunda/mods:
    Maybe you could change the thread title to something a little more accurate, since only Strahm and Black have signed thus far.

    "Huskers Lose Strahm & Black, await decision from Stock, & Huber"
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    agree, I don't know how to change the title though, can a mod do it???
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