Traditional MLB hunting grounds still happiest

Baseball still finds most of its prospects in traditional spots.(Doug Pensinger/Getty Images-AFP)

Baseball still finds most of its prospects in traditional spots.(Doug Pensinger/Getty Images-AFP)

JOE LANGFORD, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:13 PM ET

It’s a small world.

And, thanks to Twitter, Facebook and the Internet, in general, it’s getting smaller by the minute.

Word gets around quickly when there’s a new player on the horizon or a new baseball market ready to open up and start sending players to the big leagues. But despite feel-good fish-out-of-water stories like Disney’s newest sports vehicle, Million Dollar Arm, for MLB teams, the happiest hunting grounds are still the traditional ones.

In case you’re unaware, Million Dollar Arm tells the story of Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, the winners of a reality-show competition designed to pluck two would-be cricket bowlers from their native India and give them a shot at pitching in the major leagues.


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