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RE: 2017 Baseball Recruiting
(05-08-2016 01:51 PM)Da.Owl Wrote:  
(04-27-2016 06:06 PM)RiceOwl Wrote:  I saw that San Jac is ranked right around #1 in the nation this year and has gotten some press for their amount of talent. You have got to think that the coaches have given those guys a look and they either A) are not what we are looking for on the field or B) are unlikely to have the grades for Rice.

I hope this is the case, as overlooking what is essentially homegrown talent would be unfortunate.

Or they were sent there by a specific school which will pick them up at the proper time.

I'm guessing B) since Wayne Graham had 13 players transfer to Rice during his eleven year tenure at San Jac North.

and more that qualified under Wayne Graham's tutelage at San Jac (1989 team comes to mind) but were not recruited by rice.

Wayne Graham kind of has a clue.
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06-05-2016 08:52 PM
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I didn't think this deserved its own thread, but was still interesting. 2015 Rice recruit Stone Garrett, who ended up signing after being drafted, received a knife injury from a minor league teammate. Wouldn't have happened if he had gone to Rice ... and Rice would have had a power hitter this year!
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06-06-2016 10:32 AM
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This is one of those 8th round draft choices that did not sign with us that has hurt the skill level of the team. I kind of feel like when we were making our CWS runs, kids drafted in the 8th round would come to Rice. I get James Taillon not coming; it is these that are more vexing.
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(06-06-2016 11:32 AM)owlsfan Wrote:  This is one of those 8th round draft choices that did not sign with us that has hurt the skill level of the team. I kind of feel like when we were making our CWS runs, kids drafted in the 8th round would come to Rice. I get James Taillon not coming; it is these that are more vexing.

Agreed. Rice has been losing more players to the draft the last ~5 years than we used to. It used to be a rarity.
06-06-2016 12:16 PM
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(06-06-2016 12:16 PM)mrbig Wrote:  
(06-06-2016 11:32 AM)owlsfan Wrote:  This is one of those 8th round draft choices that did not sign with us that has hurt the skill level of the team. I kind of feel like when we were making our CWS runs, kids drafted in the 8th round would come to Rice. I get James Taillon not coming; it is these that are more vexing.

Agreed. Rice has been losing more players to the draft the last ~5 years than we used to. It used to be a rarity.

By design perhaps? Maybe these kids are using the opportunity of a Rice scholarship offer as leverage and validation that they are draft worthy? And to add fuel to the fire, perhaps scouts/teams are justifying drafting them based upon a respect of the talent evaluation of Coach Graham.
06-06-2016 03:07 PM
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(06-06-2016 03:07 PM)Pan95 Wrote:  
(06-06-2016 12:16 PM)mrbig Wrote:  
(06-06-2016 11:32 AM)owlsfan Wrote:  This is one of those 8th round draft choices that did not sign with us that has hurt the skill level of the team. I kind of feel like when we were making our CWS runs, kids drafted in the 8th round would come to Rice. I get James Taillon not coming; it is these that are more vexing.

Agreed. Rice has been losing more players to the draft the last ~5 years than we used to. It used to be a rarity.

By design perhaps? Maybe these kids are using the opportunity of a Rice scholarship offer as leverage and validation that they are draft worthy? And to add fuel to the fire, perhaps scouts/teams are justifying drafting them based upon a respect of the talent evaluation of Coach Graham.

$$$$. As Rice gets more expensive, partial scholarships are less attractive.
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(06-06-2016 03:37 PM)Tomball Owl Wrote:  
(06-06-2016 03:07 PM)Pan95 Wrote:  
(06-06-2016 12:16 PM)mrbig Wrote:  
(06-06-2016 11:32 AM)owlsfan Wrote:  This is one of those 8th round draft choices that did not sign with us that has hurt the skill level of the team. I kind of feel like when we were making our CWS runs, kids drafted in the 8th round would come to Rice. I get James Taillon not coming; it is these that are more vexing.

Agreed. Rice has been losing more players to the draft the last ~5 years than we used to. It used to be a rarity.

By design perhaps? Maybe these kids are using the opportunity of a Rice scholarship offer as leverage and validation that they are draft worthy? And to add fuel to the fire, perhaps scouts/teams are justifying drafting them based upon a respect of the talent evaluation of Coach Graham.

$$$$. As Rice gets more expensive, partial scholarships are less attractive.

Very true. When we were regulars in Omaha Rice tuition was probably half of what it is today.
06-06-2016 03:42 PM
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(06-06-2016 03:42 PM)cr11owl Wrote:  
(06-06-2016 03:37 PM)Tomball Owl Wrote:  
(06-06-2016 03:07 PM)Pan95 Wrote:  
(06-06-2016 12:16 PM)mrbig Wrote:  
(06-06-2016 11:32 AM)owlsfan Wrote:  This is one of those 8th round draft choices that did not sign with us that has hurt the skill level of the team. I kind of feel like when we were making our CWS runs, kids drafted in the 8th round would come to Rice. I get James Taillon not coming; it is these that are more vexing.

Agreed. Rice has been losing more players to the draft the last ~5 years than we used to. It used to be a rarity.

By design perhaps? Maybe these kids are using the opportunity of a Rice scholarship offer as leverage and validation that they are draft worthy? And to add fuel to the fire, perhaps scouts/teams are justifying drafting them based upon a respect of the talent evaluation of Coach Graham.

$$$$. As Rice gets more expensive, partial scholarships are less attractive.

Very true. When we were regulars in Omaha Rice tuition was probably half of what it is today.
Under Gillis there was an active effort to control tuition costs, after that it was decided to have a high retail price( think of cadillac) then give financial aid( cadillac has cheap leases, etc)
06-06-2016 04:54 PM
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from what I understand we don't give need based scholly's, just merit based. Couldn't swear to it.
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