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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6405 on: June 13, 2018, 09:40:05 am »
Wonder if he'll sign. Any idea?

I haven't heard but I agree that the bonus won't be much.  But a huge opportunity to improve his status for next year's draft.

Based on a tweet from NCC yesterday, it appears that he signed. At least that's what I assume he was signing in the picture!

That's the vibe I got too.

I went and looked at the Braves' draft tracker and they haven't updated with anything on Mateja's signing. But then again, they also said he went to the wrong North Central (Minnesota instead of Illinois).

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6406 on: June 13, 2018, 10:46:29 pm »
As many of you are aware, North Central’s Michael Wisz was a bit of a force this season.
Although listed as only a sophomore eligibility wise this year, Mike graduated from NCC with a degree management  this past Saturday. At this point, he is undecided as to whether he’ll enroll in NCC’s Graduate Studies Program next year, and continue his baseball career.
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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6407 on: June 19, 2018, 11:31:41 pm »
Wonder if he'll sign. Any idea?

I haven't heard but I agree that the bonus won't be much.  But a huge opportunity to improve his status for next year's draft.

Based on a tweet from NCC yesterday, it appears that he signed. At least that's what I assume he was signing in the picture!

That's the vibe I got too.

I went and looked at the Braves' draft tracker and they haven't updated with anything on Mateja's signing. But then again, they also said he went to the wrong North Central (Minnesota instead of Illinois).

According to the MLB website Mateja signed for a $100,000 bonus.

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6408 on: June 20, 2018, 08:53:21 am »
Wonder if he'll sign. Any idea?

I haven't heard but I agree that the bonus won't be much.  But a huge opportunity to improve his status for next year's draft.

Based on a tweet from NCC yesterday, it appears that he signed. At least that's what I assume he was signing in the picture!

That's the vibe I got too.

I went and looked at the Braves' draft tracker and they haven't updated with anything on Mateja's signing. But then again, they also said he went to the wrong North Central (Minnesota instead of Illinois).

According to the MLB website Mateja signed for a $100,000 bonus.

Can anyone recall a CCIW athlete, (in any sport), giving up his final year of eligibility to sign with a professional team after being drafted?  I don't think that NCC has ever had this situation.

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6409 on: June 20, 2018, 10:07:36 pm »
Yes, it happened just last year. A Carthage soccer player gave up his final two years of eligibility in order to sign with an English Premier League's developmental squad.
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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6410 on: June 20, 2018, 11:05:37 pm »
Can't recall whether he had been drafted, but in 2006 IWU's Cory Lipinski gave up his senior year to play pro baseball.

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6411 on: June 21, 2018, 12:51:34 pm »
The answer is no.  Not a bad draft as two made the show

2006 Draft

 251. Mike Eisenberg, Marietta, rhp, Cleveland (8)
 339. Thomas Vessella, Whittier, lhp, Houston (11)
 361. Cole Kimball, Centenary, rhp, Washington (12)
 399. Chris Salamida, Oneonta State, lhp, Houston Astros (13)
 483. Raymond Stokes, Cal State East Bay, 2b, San Diego (16)
 504. Chris Heisey, Messiah, cf, Cincinnati (17)
 511. Erik Arnesen, Grove City, rhp, Washington (17)
 543. Garner Wetzel, RF, Millsaps, rf, San Diego (18)
 664. Timothy Stronach, Worcester State, rhp, New York NL (22)   
 886. Will Groff, Cortland State, 2b, St Louis (29)
 994. Teddy Dziuba, Babson, c, New York NL (33) 
1095. Matt Enuco, Rowan, 2b, Chicago AL (36)
1126. Logan Collier, Guilford, rhp, St Louis (37)
1153. Travis Beazley, Randolph Macon, rhp, Boston (38)
1200. Ted Serro, Franklin and Marshall,  rhp, Toronto (40)
1215. Andy Mead, Cortland State, of, Chicago AL (40)
1290. Cory Anderson, Coast Guard, rhp, Washington (43)
1379. Kyle Johnson, Chapman, rhp, New York NL (46)

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6412 on: June 21, 2018, 03:04:11 pm »
Can anyone recall a CCIW athlete, (in any sport), giving up his final year of eligibility to sign with a professional team after being drafted?  I don't think that NCC has ever had this situation.
Steve Schilsky of IWU was drafted by Oakland in 2002 and played three seasons on Low A ball.  He was listed as a junior on the 2002 IWU roster.

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6413 on: June 23, 2018, 10:52:33 pm »
Mateja went 1-4 with a run scored in his first game. Congrats!!!
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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6414 on: June 24, 2018, 02:11:46 pm »
Mateja went 1-4 with a run scored in his first game. Congrats!!!

Michael is playing with the Danville VA Braves. They are an Advanced Rookie-level team in the Appalachian League, and have been a farm team of the Atlanta Braves since 1982.
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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6415 on: August 01, 2018, 01:45:55 pm »
Mateja went 1-4 with a run scored in his first game. Congrats!!!

Michael is playing with the Danville VA Braves. They are an Advanced Rookie-level team in the Appalachian League, and have been a farm team of the Atlanta Braves since 1982.

Mateja has been promoted to the Class A Rome Braves after having batted .304 for the two Braves rookie league affiliates.