AussieDodger wrote: bigken117 wrote:
Baseball America wrote:The most prominent prospects not expected to turn pro are Pirates second-rounder Josh Bell and Nationals third-rounder Matt Purke. An outfielder from Dallas Jesuit HS, Bell was the best all-around prep hitter in the draft, but his mother is a college professor and wants him to attend the University of Texas. Industry insiders question whether he'd sign for even an eight-figure bonus
Wow Purke has already knocked a team back that drafted him (Texas in 2009, 14th overall).
Now it's a lose-lose situation for Purke. He's injured and it's going to be difficult to get a massive signing bonus. But maybe he thinks he can bounce back next season (only his 3rd college season) and get back into the first rd.
It would be interesting to know how many draftees that turned down 1+M bonuses ended up regretting it. I think it would have to over 75%.