Balancing Books And Baseball

Austin Wilson faces a familiar dilemma, one many intelligent, academic-minded high school baseball players—who happen to have first-round talent—have encountered. Major league franchises and Wilson will have tough decisions to make this summer. The outfielder for Harvard-Westlake High (North Hollywood, Calif.) will likely have to decide between signing a pro contract and attending classes at Stanford. Scouts for major league teams will have to decide whether or not to draft Wilson high enough to try to buy him out of school, or if that's even worth trying.

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