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  1. Current NBA players don’t need to sellout future players in the draft because they already did that years ago. Seriously, baseball was the last major sports league without some sort of system in place to keep the money going to drafted players in check.

    Comment by Nitram Odarp — November 22, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

  2. And baseball also established the lowest slotted money per player. Granted, there are more players, but the average NBA/NFL first rounder can expect to sign for 2-3x as much as the average MLB 1st rounder.

    Comment by RationalSportsFan — November 22, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

  3. CJ Henry and Austin Jackson are two more guys who were signed away from basketball scholarships by the Yankees. Obviously Henry was a huge bust, but Jackson has worked out pretty well (albeit for another team)

    Comment by Eric — November 23, 2011 @ 3:09 am

  4. Good catch Eric. Jackson was set to go to Ga. Tech to play bball. I’m sure there are many other examples of guys we are simply overlooking.

    Comment by Mike Newman — November 23, 2011 @ 9:34 am

  5. You are both correct IMO. Baseball WAS the final frontier, but spreading money over <10 guys is MUCH different than 50 or so.

    Comment by Mike Newman — November 23, 2011 @ 9:35 am

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