MLB sends a message to high schoolers: Go to college

June 10, 2019 | The Wall Street Journal

Major League Baseball held its amateur draft this week, and the results sent a resounding message to kids around the country: If you want to play in the Show, stay in school.

Two decades ago, about 40% of the players selected in the first 40 rounds came directly from high school, the norm for much of the 1990s. Of the 1,217 players taken this season, only about 24% of draftees jumped straight from high school, the seventh consecutive year with a decrease in that category.

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