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The TRUTH about the MLB draft (Part 2)

The key takeaway from the MLB draft data is that is that they mostly get it right

They do a pretty good job of identifying who has the talent, and who doesn’t, as there’s a large statistical difference between the percent of early rounders who ultimately reach MLB, versus mid to late rounders


So even though mid to late rounders are dominant in high school, and if they went to college, dominant in college; there’s still a large talent gap between them and early rounders


The reason is that early rounders are the so called Category 1 athletes: athletes that are so genetically gifted that it’s not until the elite level, in this case MLB, that they’re finally challenged in their sport


Category 1 athletes can do any number of nonsensical training means, or even do nothing at all, and still be highly successful. That’s the magic of talent


Mid to late rounders however, are Category 2 athletes. They can still reach the elite level and be successful, but they have to work much smarter, and much harder, than Category 1


For category 2 athletes, off-season training is their lifeblood.


They have no room for time off, or foolish mistakes in their journey.


As I tell the athletes I train:

Hope is not a method


Neither is luck


Hard work is



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