So now the goalpost is if makes an impact on his major league career the next season? That's quite a jump.
I will say that one year of age when a player is making his MLB debut can hugely impact his future earnings.
No one in this thread is suggesting that he shouldn't finish his degree at some point.
Also intelligence and education aren't the same thing.
Of course odds are very good that the speculation of him not being able to attend the camp and instead using his time to work on his degree is correct.
Yes, a player COULD benefit from the instruction league, even though its a fact that no one has ever benefited enough to be a starter on the major league level the following year, AND he COULD also be in an auto accident and not be able to play any sports. How much is the Instruction League going to help him then.
The topic of this thread is about the player, but the real discussion is about each Poster's value system . . . intelligence or athletics!
I would say that's crazy, but after this year, I'd say nothing is out of the question.
The only thing they have going for them is they have a successful major league season under their belt with no deaths and limited interruptions (not surprisingly). Even if they don't want to have a season at all the stadiums and all the travel, they should be able to have a Florida and Arizona camp leagues like they should of had this year.
I’d say maybe yes, maybe no. He spends 4-5 weeks playing with and against other professionals, gets some coaching, gets some eyes on him and they give him a program for what to do over the winter based on that experience and maybe he gets some of his own ideas of what he needs to work on based on that experience. That gives him a leg up on next year compared to not doing it. If they thought Fall Instructs didn’t benefit players, they wouldn’t do them, right?
Honestly, I don't think you can say that.
You are probably right but maybe they uncover a swing adjustment that he can take into the offseason and perfect? It's conceivably possible that his career could be impacted.
As for what is more important? This is hardly the only chance he has to work on his degree and it's pretty unlikely that having a degree in recreation and sport management will make a difference in the next year or so. I'd say working on his degree right now isn't that important compared with professional baseball.
Interesting Reading this thread:
It's a fact that no one on this board has perused his contract . . . potential clause for getting his degree or not!
It's a fact that no one has knowledge of anything discussed between the Orioles and him beyond the contract.
It's a fact that no one here is aware of his medical condition.
It's a fact that his degree earned will be his for a lifetime.
Now, what's more important, him getting his degree or playing for a few weeks?
Is playing for the Orioles during this short 2020 period going to have ANY impact on his career? NO