I have a Rec and Sports Management paper due and I am doing my paper on “Does where you are drafted play a significant role on how you ascend the MLB ladder” Is there any statistical data out there that I can find that shows where the greatest percentage of major leaguers come from? (ie. In what rounds have most of the MLB players been drafted? 1-5? 6-10? 11-16? 17+)
Plus I kinda thought it would be an interesting topic anyway
My personal feel is that I think its gonna be anywhere in the 6-10 area. Because sometimes I think that if you are drafted in the first 5 rounds then things are supposed to be “handed to you” and thus they might not work as hard, whereas the 6-10 guys can be on the cusp either way and they might be more prone to work a little harder to prove their worth.
This is just my opinion…