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Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant Thinks College Should Be Mandatory For MLB Players

The National League Rookie of the Year also shared words of advice for players who are on the fence about college.

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant stopped by HuffPost Live on Thursday and explained why he thinks a college education should be required for baseball players before they go pro.

Currently, players are eligible to enter the Major League Baseball draft once they've graduated high school. Instead, Bryant advocated for a rule that mirrors the National Basketball Association's draft regulations, which mandates that players are at least 19 years old and a year removed from high school before they can enter the draft.

"I mean, I think they should make it a rule to go to college like they do, I think, in the NBA. College was the best three years of my life. I loved every minute of University of San Diego," he told host Jordan Schultz.

The 2015 National League Rookie of the Year urged MLB prospects to seriously consider higher education in the event that plans to play professionally fall through.

"I think it's really important to get your education, just because baseball doesn't always work out," he said. "So, I mean you can sign out of high school and you might not make it and then you're stuck. I mean, nobody wants to go back to school when they're 30 years old. So, go to school. Get your education. Do well in school and you'll have something to fall back on."

Watch the full HuffPost Live interview with Kris Bryant here.

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