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WSJ fawning over the U

you know the wall street journal. its that newspaper that the SEC (the other SEC) reads to learn all about the latest ponzi schemes and whatnot. well, according to the wall street journal, miami is still the shit. when it comes to baseball at least. 

more after the jump. 

sayeth the journal... 

If you're looking for a pitcher or a slugger in MLB's draft, which college should you turn to? The short answer: USC and Miami... 

 

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To ascertain which schools have done the best in recent years at producing players who make an impact in the majors, The Wall Street Journal analyzed each draft from 1996 through 2008. 


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Miami has generated little pitching in recent years but produced several sluggers, including Pat Burrell, Aubrey Huff and Ryan Braun...


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[m]ore than anything, the analysis shows how difficult it is for even top colleges to produce top-flight major-league players. Mr. Pujols has single-handedly been more valuable statistically than the offensive alumni of every college during the past dozen years, save Miami and UCLA...

 

 

blah, blah, blah. the rest of the article drones on about how 4 out of the top 5 schools are from california, and how predicting big league success from high school and college kids is pretty much impossible because, you know, baseball players arent really "athletes", so measuring their "athleticism" is kind of a non sequitor. 

anyways, the point here is that we don't suck at baseball. so we got that going for us.