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bigeztiger
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Lack of stars in MLB from LSU

Can anyone explain why there's not more "stars" or high profile players in the majors from LSU? It seems like we have talent year in and year out but no true MLB studs. I guess the same question could be asked for football too.


Doc Fenton
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
Smoke let the pipeline break down for a while, so the number of LSU players in the majors has ebbed temporarily, but remember that it usually takes a while for people to work their way up, so the number should rise again relatively soon.


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Tiger in NY
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
Name me a school that does have a lot of MLB stars. The majority of the Top 50 players in MLB never stepped foot on a college campus.


ETA: Aaron Hill is a very good player and Brian Wilson is an all-star.
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Doc Fenton
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
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The majority of the Top 50 players in MLB never stepped foot on a college campus.


But it's not as big of a majority as people think.

Every year, roughly half of the Top 50 draft picks come from college.

McDonald, Sirotka, Leskanic, Byrd, Springer, Ogea, were all very good MLB pitchers who played for LSU within a very short period of time. It's hard for one school to hog all that talent at once anymore with all the great college programs out there now, but still, Ranaudo, Gausman, Eades, Nola, etc., are all pretty damn good too.

What LSU has been missing lately is the Joey Belle or Lyle Mouton or Todd Walker type of hitter, although Mahtook was certainly a step in that direction. We'll have to see how JaCoby Jones & Alex Bregman pan out.



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ruger
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
Because there are too many fricking foreigners in baseball. Call me racist, but it's the truth. South America needs to create their own league.


YMCA
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
I would be interested in seeing a list of guys that were committed to LSU but got drafted high enough to not come. If these guys decided to come to LSU, the number of big time guys may be higher. I'm just assuming. Nothing to back this up.


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SportzIQ3235
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
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Name me a school that does have a lot of MLB stars. The majority of the Top 50 players in MLB never stepped foot on a college campus.



It might even be more.

the top 50 batters who were drafted out of college:

1B Albert Pujols - Maple Woods CC
OF Ryan Braun - Miami
C Buster Posey - Florida State
3B Evan Longoria - LBSU
SS Troy Tulowitzki - LBSU
OF Jacoby Ellsbury - Oregon State
2B Dustin Pedroia - Arizona State
2B Ian Kinsler - Mizzouri
OF Curtis Granderson - UIC
3B Ryan Zimmerman - Virginia
1B Paul Goldschmitd - Texas State
1B Allen Craig - California
1B Mark Teixeira - Georgia Tech
2B Jason Kipnis - Arizona State
3B Chase Headley - Tennessee
2B Aaron Hill - LSU
2B Ben Zobrist - Dallas Baptist

That isn't a whole lot of anything right there
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bigberg2000
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
Why would you not want the best players here?

Also they do have their own league.


ruger
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
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Why would you not want the best players here? Also they do have their own league.


Define best. You can't tell me they are that much better than American players. How come we don't see the same influx in the NFL or NBA?? Are they even American citizens?? Doubtful.


Lsupimp
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
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Because there are too many fricking foreigners in baseball. Call me racist, but it's the truth. South America needs to create their own league.


Um, the whole point of MLB is to have the greatest collection of baseball players from around the world, hence the best "product" to create a league that has national and international appeal.

Contrary to what you believe, it is not a jobs program for Americans. It is an athletic meritocracy. If the "foreigners" were banned the quality of the product would be downgraded TREMENDOUSLY, and I for one want to see the best players in the world, not the best guys who went to LSU.


coldhotwings
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
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How come we don't see the same influx in the NFL or NBA??


The only country that takes American football seriously is USA. There are Europeans and some Chinese in the NBA.


Doc Fenton
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
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the top 50 batters who were drafted out of college:


Wouldn't surprise me if the breakdown were 1/3 out of college, 1/3 out of U.S. high schools, & 1/3 out of foreign countries.


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coldhotwings
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
Since you are so xenophobic, maybe you want the MLB to relocate the Bluejays to a US city.


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bigberg2000
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
Dude....

You can't be serious.

Teams in all sports pick who they think are the best.

I guess you want some sort of segregation league so the Americans can flourish? Man that would be cool.


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bigberg2000
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
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Lsupimp


All of what you said.


Doc Fenton
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
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Lsupimp


Is Japan gonna win the 2013 WBC in San Francisco this March? I'm sick of the USA losing to those Jap bastards.


Day Wisher
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
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Because there are too many fricking foreigners in baseball. Call me racist, but it's the truth. South America needs to create their own league.

South America, Central America, and Mexico do have leagues of their own. The best of their best come to the U.S. (along with the Japanese, Koreans, etc.) which is why we have the best baseball league in the world. Sort of like when the game got better by ending segregation.



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skinny domino
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
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Call me racist, but it's the truth

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coldhotwings
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
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Is Japan gonna win the 2013 WBC in San Francisco this March? I'm sick of the USA losing to those Jap bastards.


Can you make an effort to sound politically correct?


Lsupimp
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re: Lack of stars in MLB from LSU
We have No chance.


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