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3 years out of high school

I know this thought has been discussed in a few different places, but I wanted to collect everyone's thoughts all in one place.
I wanted to compare some player's minor league level after 3 years out of high school based on whether they went the college route or minor league route.
For instance, where would you expect to see players such as Heyward, Vitters, Porcello, J Parker, Moustakas, Lars Anderson, Rowell, Snider, Burgess after 3 years in the minors VERSUS players such as Smoak, Pedro Alvarez, Price, Wieters, or Detwiler?  I am not really wanting to discuss these players specifically, but more in general:  Would you expect a player with 3 years minor league experience straight out of high school to be--roughly--in A+, AA or higher?  Would you expect a player with 3 years of college experience to be at what level?  A+, AA or higher?
Does anybody have any research over the past 5 years of some of the top prospect's levels based on this question?  Do high school draftees reach the MLB level sooner or do college prospects generally reach the MLB level sooner?
I guess I am really trying to figure out if there is an advantage for a player to jump straight to the minors or play college ball.  There are certainly outside influences such as the $$ to play professionally versus the experience of college ball and then you also have the wood bat versus the "ping" debate as well.

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