yes. he's mashing playing varsity baseball. he's a talent. but he's 16. he gets by on his size alone right now. He's probably playing in a league that is full of Pedroia-sized guys. Baseball is way different than basketball in terms of prospects, and I'm sure LeBron was good enough as a freshman to play in Slovakia.... but there's a purist way to do things that make more sense than dropping out of HS.
For every hype machine, you get your Dan and Dave's and Ryan Leaf's.
don't think that who he's playing against is contributing too much to what hes doing. The kid can hit the ball 550+ ft. Hitting the ball out of major league ballparks, so yes, he is too far advanced in his skill set to continue playing against high school level competition, but i do agree that dropping out isn't the best way to do things. Summer leagues, etc would be beneficial.