This was a real nice article on what the Mets do to help the IFAs they add to the system.
Every year, the Mets’ Dominican Baseball Academy graduates players and staff that come through the program. In the last 18 years, more than 500 players have come through its ranks.
And on Saturday, 164 players and staff became the latest to walk across the stage. They received one of the following: a high school diploma, a college degree, or a certificate to continue their education, per SNY‘s Andy Martino. Not only that, but alumnus Francisco Álvarez was in attendance to hand out diplomas, while the Mets’ two newest leaders—president of baseball operations David Stearns and manager Carlos Mendoza—paid a visit.
Source: Mojo Hill, Metsmerized Online
It’s great to see them do right by these kids and getting them an education. Now if a handful of those kids could repay the favor by becoming solid MLB players, that would be great, too.