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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: Yesterday at 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: Yesterday at 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: Yesterday at 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.