Baseball: Red Wing's Boldt tabs Legacy as adviser groupAnother step on Ryan Boldt’s road to the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is complete.
By: Chris Harrell, The Republican Eagle
Another step on Ryan Boldt’s road to the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is complete.
The Red Wing High School senior recently chose his adviser group, the Legacy Agency, headed by Executive Director and President Greg Genske.
Because of NCAA rules, Boldt and his family cannot sign a contract with the Legacy Agency and can only receive advice leading up to the draft. An adviser’s job is to prepare a player for the draft without impacting his college eligibility.
“Our personalities just fit,” Boldt said of Genske and his associates. “They get you the right information. They tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear.”
For a family new to the process, Boldt said he didn’t even know about advisers until last summer, The Legacy Agency will help prepare Boldt for college or the minor leagues.
“It’s just that, it’s providing advice,” Genske said, “making sure he has all the information at his disposal so that he may conduct himself appropriately and make the best decisions for himself when the time comes.”
Ryan, a 4.0 student at Red Wing High School, signed a national letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and the scholarship includes an opportunity to play for Cornhuskers head coach Darin Erstad.
“We’ve received nothing but outstanding reports about what an excellent player he is,” Genske said. “I’ve heard from a lot of scouts comparing him to Darin Erstad, who was my client during his playing career. ... Once we had a chance to meet with Ryan and his family, we thought we’d be a good fit.”
Boldt’s academic prowess creates obvious leverage come June, but Ryan said he is excited to attend Nebraska and looking forward to the draft.
The Legacy Agency, considered one of the top sports agencies, has a clientele of more than 130 Major and Minor Leaguers, including Jose Reyes, Johan Santana and CC Sabathia.
While the Legacy Agency consists of many clients, those clients are at different stages of their careers, allowing different timing for the work each player needs, Genske said.
Boldt said Genske contacts him about once a week to build the relationship. As the draft nears, Ryan said he looks forward to the advice Genske can provide.
“It’s still just kind of small talk because we’re trying to get to know each other,” Boldt said. “Going into the high school season, it’ll probably amp up a little bit and we’ll talk about more specifics. … They’re going to have to help me out with a lot of stuff, getting me ready for the mental side of how everything’s going to go with college or the pro level.”