A University of Georgia baseball coach apologized Saturday for an email sent to recruits in which he demeaned players who had forgone college for professional baseball, underscoring the fight for top talent as the June draft approaches.
Scott Daeley, an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Georgia, sent multiple emails to the parents of recruits committed to the school starting next season laying out the case against signing with a pro team if drafted. In the most recent email, one of two obtained by Yahoo Sports, Daeley focused on six former Georgia recruits who instead signed with major league teams and had struggled or not yet made the big leagues.
The email, sent April 21 and first reported by Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs, reached the scouting community this week and inspired a significant backlash, angering scouts whose jobs often conflict with college coaches. While both sides acknowledge significant lobbying exists, baseball executives down to rank-and-file scouts wereRead More »from Georgia asst. coach apologizes for criticizing former recruits after MLB backlash