Andrew Chin's ultimate goal is to wear a Major League uniform, but next spring he'll suit up at Boston College.
The recent Buckingham, Browne and Nichols graduate from Newton has decided that he will not sign with the Toronto Blue Jays, who drafted the talented lefthander him in the fifth round of the MLB First Year Player Draft in June. Instead, he will enroll at BC. The deadline was Monday at midnight.
"I just feel like the costs would outweigh the benefits if I were to sign," said Chin.
"I feel like I can just go to college, have a good time, learn a lot, mature, and then try my luck again in a couple of years."
The Blue Jays final offered a $275,000 bonus and tuition for college, a significant ways off from the $1 million and tuition sought by Chin and his family.
Chin is still grateful he was drafted in the first place. He lost his entire senior season at BB&N to an elbow injury and is now 13 weeks removed from undergoing Tommy John surgery in May.
He has begun working out at BC and continues to rehab at Mass. General. He plans to begin throwing lightly in three weeks.
The BC coaching staff was excited to hear Chin's choice.
"They're definitely happy I'm coming," Chin said. "Everybody wins in this case."
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