DeAndre Smelter quits baseball

CrackerJacket

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Never got to seem him pitch, but from what folks wrote, D'Andre was Hell on wheels until the shoulder injury. Hate to see the baseball team lose a pitcher, especially considering today's Wake Forest debacle, but he did a great job at WR last year. I wish him all the luck in the world.
 

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Never got to seem him pitch, but from what folks wrote, D'Andre was Hell on wheels until the shoulder injury. Hate to see the baseball team lose a pitcher, especially considering today's Wake Forest debacle, but he did a great job at WR last year. I wish him all the luck in the world.
You're right about the shoulder injury being a killer. I'd heard he was able to throw in the low 90's in high school.
 

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All major sports comparison http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/10/average-career-earnings-nfl-nba-mlb-nhl-mls/

MLB 940 players making average of $3.39M per year http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10158314/mlb-average-salary-54-percent-339-million

NFL "worst paid major sport" http://www.businessinsider.com/charts-expose-how-badly-nfl-players-get-paid-2013-9

All of these sports pay very well, but not enough for most for a lifetime considering agent fees and taxes and inability to be "frugal".

GT offers one of the highest salaries coming in at 11th in the country. But that is "only" career earnings of $3 to 4M (depends on length of time worked and increases after starting slalry off $70K/yr). http://www.payscale.com/college-education-value-2013 But graduating from GT ia a lot more certain than the NFL or MLB. http://blogs.ajc.com/get-schooled-b...n-top-20-nationally-for-return-on-investment/

When we talk to kids about going to GT for our local Alumni Assn, what do you think we stress? GT is hard and makes you work so you do better for the next 50 years (not 40 for them) of your life. 5 years of work for 50 years of payoff.

Thought a few facts would help on a Saturday morning, now time for a run.
 
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He had two outings on the mound this season and quit baseball after the second. I would just speculate that his shoulder is not 100%, that he was just not his old self on the mound.
 
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