As I am sure you are aware there only two career .400 OBP currently playing in the MLB. Mike Trout and Joey Votto. Add Juan Soto in his first two years in the MLB. That is a total of three.
So I do not think Austin Martin is likely to join them. Odds are against it.
College stats don't always translate, metal bat and all. Martin will probably be a good OBP hitter in the majors but probably not a .400 guy if history serves.
Right. He's not saying it's overrated now, in that some catchers can fool the ump into calling balls strikes. But in a few years strikes will be strikes and balls will be balls and all this framing nonsense will be history.
No incentive in the NCAA to punish or catch cheating? Besides the implication that the playing field is slanted towards the cheaters and no one cares? That the sports are essentially illegitimate, not unlike pro wrestling?
How would I know if teams get around the salary cap in the NFL or NHL?
Just goes to show how hard drafting and developing is. But most guys have a deficiency or two. A true 5 tool player is an exceptionally rare thing. Call it a 10 ability player, adding in things you mentioned like agility, quickness, etc, in addition to the 5 tools that scouts look for...it's still rare.