Wednesday, May 19, 2010

High School Pitcher Loses College Scholorship/QB Posistion- Seeks MLB Draft Instead

Utah quarterback recruit Tyler Shreve won't be attending classes in Salt Lake
City this fall after a scuffle with his high school baseball coach. The Utes
suspended his scholarship and said his status will be reevaluated in January.

Shreve acknowledged to The Press-Enterprise of Riverside, Calif., in
March that he wrestled Redlands East Valley High School baseball coach James
Cordes to the ground after being told he was kicked off the team.

He has
been charged with battery on a school employee and is scheduled for a pretrial
hearing May 27 in San Bernardino County (Calif.) Court.

It is possible
Shreve never plays for Utah. A talented pitcher, he could be selected highly in
the MLB draft this June and opt for professional baseball.

Link to story here

Can someone explain to me what team would want to draft a kid who attacked his baseball coach in HIGH SCHOOL? Anger issues anyone? Have fun dealing with that- I'll be anxious to see if any teams take him on after this. Utah has clearly made the right decision in signing another QB for the upcoming school year and if a team drafts Shreve, then they have a lot of anger issues to help this kid through. It reminds me of a young Bobby Jenks who allegedly got into arguments with Angel's minor league coaches and managers all the time.

Shreve, who is supposed to be one of the most talented high school players in the country, throws a 91-93 MPH fastball, cuts his curve at 89 MPH with late movement, and has a pitch that can be turned into a slider.

He says that he will forgo college if he's drafted high enough and the money is right.

His coach at Redlands East Valley dismissed him from the team because he wasn't attending class or showing respect to his coaches. Shreve said that he thought he was showing the coaches nothing but respect and cited the reason for the attack being that the coach was taking his dreams away from him. He said, "I'd worked so hard and if you were losing hundreds of thousands of dollars you wouldn't be too happy either"

Entitled much?

I'll tell you one thing, if I found out I had to play with this kid in the minor's, I'd stay away from him in the club house after a bad outing, that's for sure.

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