Grad Transfer Wanger to Miami

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  2. SouthbayTrojan91

    SouthbayTrojan91 Junior Member


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    WTH.
    Why?
     
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    Disappointing how? Didn't get drafted by the Dodgers? He was a grad transfer so not coming back to the SC baseball team.
     
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    Wanger was a second team All-American. Wanger was not drafted by MLB. He could have returned to SC, all players were given another season by the NCAA. He chose to go to Miami.
     
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    The question is why?
    Some sort of friction with the coaching staff? Felt they did not promote him enough to MLB?
    Or just hoping a change of scenery to the east coast will expose him to a different set of scouts?
     
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    Better facilities, better program.
     
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    That sounds like your guess.

    My guess is he wanted a different set of MLB recruiters to get a view of him.
    It is a risky move. Stay and you know he is a starter and getting lots of play time...transfer and he may not. Big risk.
     
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    Miami offered scholarship money, USC did not. It's that simple. USC had some juniors who were expected to be drafted and leave, but, when under the revised draft format guys like Jamal O'Guinn and Ben Ramirez didn't get drafted, USC is probably having to scramble as it divvies up the 11.7 scholarships available. Any chance Wanger had of getting some scholarship money probably evaporated at that point.
     
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    Thanks.
    That makes sense.
    11.7 scholarships for a baseball team is such BS. That would be like the football team getting 23 scholarships.
     

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