I re-tweeted this last night on Twitter, and talked about it some today. Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game had this to say about Pittsburgh Pirates 2nd round pick Josh Bell:
Was told by couple of #Texas folks that #Pirates 2nd-rounder Josh Bell is slated to begin summer school at #UT. Could bode well. #mlbdraft
There's some debate over whether this would end Bell's eligibility to sign with the Pirates. A quick look at the rules states that players are eligible to be drafted if they are:
High school players, if they have graduated from high school and have not yet attended college or junior college;
College players, from four-year colleges who have either completed their junior or senior years or are at least 21 years old; and
Junior college players, regardless of how many years of school they have completed
Bell fits the first criteria for now. However, there's some question as to whether attending summer classes is the same as attending for the Fall semester. A college c...
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