Sydney Schoolboy signs with Braves: Karl in seventh heaven
by Andrew Prentice
The Dee Why teenager, long regarded as one of the best junior prospects in NSW, will call America home from next April.
He had a number of potential sporting suitors to mull over before agreeing to terms with the Braves last week because he felt a raft of opportunities will present themselves over the coming years.
“I can’t wait, it will be fantastic,” the Narrabeen Sports High student said yesterday.
“The whole process is pretty nerve-racking, I was constantly checking my emails with my mum.
“One of the offers from Minnesota Twins was tempting, but I am happy with my decision.
“It is all in front of me now, my aim will be to work my way through the system as a rookie before entering the professional ranks.”
If that wasn’t good enough news, the outfielder departs for Korea next Friday, where he will represent Australia’s under-19s at the World Championships.
“At the moment I am doing my trial HSC so I have a bit on, but I won’t be complaining,” he said.
“We have a pretty good team and the coaching staff are confident we will go well.”
“After that I will come home and have a summer season with Manly.
“I think we will be competitive, the squad looks good.”
Ps. Karl is the 18th Australian to sign this year, the most since 2008.