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  1. Thanks for the constructive criticism. I've been writing these sort of absurdly long message board posts for years, but for whatever reason, I've never really thought to master the art of tables and charts. Hopefully it's a bit less of an eyesore now.
  2. Warning, long post. There are a lot of different ways to look at draft success. Looking for just superstars, as IdahoBert suggested, is definitely one way to go about it, because you tend to win with stars. But the nature of the draft means stars usually go very early, and when a team like the Nationals basically sucks its way to Strasburg and Harper, do you give them credit for drafting well? And what about players like Luke Hochevar, who was taken 1-1 in 2006 and was a failed starter before becoming a good reliever. Is that a good pick when guys like Longoria, Kershaw, Lincecum, and Scherzer were drafted after him? Anyway, I've always had the impression that the Tigers have drafted pretty poorly in the Dombrowski era, while teams like the Giants and Cardinals have done very well. Fortunately, Baseball Reference has a fantastic draft database to let us fairly easily compare. For the purposes of this exercise, I'm going to look at 2002-2010. Dombrowski joined the Tigers in 2002, and 2010 seems like a reasonable cutoff, because a lot of prospects drafted in 2011 or after may have just started playing in the Bigs. I'm going to count the number of drafted and signed players who have accumulated more than than 1.0 bWAR, and the number who have accumulated more than 10.0 bWAR, list the top 5 bWAR producers, and mention some promising young players who may join the list. I'd love to compare players to people taken later in the draft, but that would be an even more epic process. So here we go, beginning with the hometown team: Tigers 440 total players drafted 15 players with 1.0 WAR 5 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2005 Worst Draft - 2003 Top 5 [table=width: 300, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Verlander[/td][td]2004[/td][td]41.4[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Granderson[/td][td]2005[/td][td]36.5[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Alex Avila[/td][td]2008[/td][td]11.3[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Rick Porcello[/td][td]2007[/td][td]10.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Matt Joyce[/td][td]2005[/td][td]10.6[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Nick Castellanos, Bryan Holaday, Kyle Ryan, James McCann, Tyler Collins, Corey Knebel, Buck Farmer And now to compare to other teams: Angels 456 total players drafted 16 players with 1.0 WAR 3 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2009 Worst Draft - 2007 Top 5 [table=width: 300, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jered Weaver[/td][td]2004[/td][td]36.5[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Mike Trout[/td][td]2009[/td][td]28.2[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Howie Kendrick[/td][td]2002[/td][td]27.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Peter Bourjos[/td][td]2005[/td][td]9.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Joe Saunders[/td][td]2005[/td][td]8.8[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Randal Grichuk, Tyler Skaggs, Kaleb Cowart, Cam Bedrosian, C.J. Cron, Mike Morin Astros 433 total players drafted 10 players with 1.0 WAR 1 player with 10 WAR Best Draft - 2004 Worst Draft - pick 'em, but I'd go with 2007 Top 6 [table=width: 300, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Ben Zobrist[/td][td]2004[/td][td]36.5[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Hunter Pence[/td][td]2004[/td][td]26.7[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jason Castro[/td][td]2008[/td][td]7.1[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Bud Norris[/td][td]2006[/td][td]5.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Dallas Keuchel[/td][td]2009[/td][td]4.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]J.D. Martinez[/td][td]2009[/td][td]3.0[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Chris Johnson, J.B. Shuck, Mike Foltynewicz, George Springer (already has), Carlos Correa, Mark Appel Athletics 419 total players drafted 19 players with 1.0 WAR 5 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2002 or 2004 Worst Draft - 2009 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Nick Swisher[/td][td]2002[/td][td]23.2[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Andre Ethier[/td][td]2003[/td][td]19.8[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Kurt Suzuki[/td][td]2004[/td][td]14.1[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Huston Street[/td][td]2004[/td][td]14.0[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Cliff Pennington[/td][td]2005[/td][td]10.1[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Dan Straily, Max Stassi, Michael Choice, Sonny Gray (already has), Blake Treinen (already has), Addison Russell, Billy McKinney Blue Jays 436 total players drafted 21 players with 1.0 WAR 2 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2003 or 2009 Worst Draft - 2006 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Aaron Hill[/td][td]2003[/td][td]23.8[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Shawn Marcum[/td][td]2003[/td][td]13.4[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Ricky Romero[/td][td]2005[/td][td]9.7[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Adam Lind[/td][td]2004[/td][td]8.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Yan Gomes[/td][td]2009[/td][td]8.2[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Daniel Webb, Sean Nolin, Sam Dyson, Dalton Pompey, Noah Syndergaard, Daniel Norris, Kevin Pillar, Anthony DeSclafani, Marcus Stroman (already has), Kendall Graveman Braves 463 total players drafted 21 players with 1.0 WAR 7 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2007 Worst Draft - 2004 Top 5 [table=width: 340, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Brian McCann[/td][td]2002[/td][td]25.3[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jason Heyward[/td][td]2007[/td][td]24.5[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Yunel Escobar[/td][td]2004[/td][td]23.0[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Andrelton Simmons[/td][td]2010[/td][td]13.3[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Craig Kimbrel[/td][td]2008[/td][td]12.3[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Corey Rasmus, Jeff Locke, Chasen Shreve, Nick Ahmed, Tommy La Stella, Alex Wood (already has), Shae Simmons Brewers 444 total players drafted 19 players with 1.0 WAR 8 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2005 Worst Draft - 2006 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Ryan Braun[/td][td]2005[/td][td]36.0[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Prince Fielder[/td][td]2002[/td][td]23.4[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Yovani Gallardo[/td][td]2004[/td][td]18.7[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jonathan Lucroy[/td][td]2007[/td][td]15.4[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Michael Brantley[/td][td]2005[/td][td]13.2[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Jeremy Jeffress, Caleb Gindl, Jimmy Nelson Cardinals 451 total players drafted 19 players with 1.0 WAR 3 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2006 Worst Draft - 2004 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Brendan Ryan[/td][td]2003[/td][td]15.2[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Colby Rasmus[/td][td]2005[/td][td]13.2[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jon Jay[/td][td]2006[/td][td]11.2[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Matt Carpenter[/td][td]2009[/td][td]9.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Daric Barton[/td][td]2005[/td][td]9.1[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Sam Freeman, Kevin Siegrist, Kolton Wong (already has), Seth Maness (already has), Michael Wacha (already has), Stephen Piscotty, Marco Gonzalez, Rob Kaminsky Cubs 453 total players drafted 17 players with 1.0 WAR 1 player with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2007 Worst Draft – 2005 or 2010 Top 6 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Josh Donaldson[/td][td]2007[/td][td]16.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Sean Marshall[/td][td]2003[/td][td]9.8[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Darwin Barney[/td][td]2007[/td][td]7.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Randy Wells[/td][td]2002[/td][td]7.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Josh Harrison[/td][td]2008[/td][td]7.1[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jeff Samardzija[/td][td]2006[/td][td]7.1[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Kris Bryant Rays 453 total players drafted 17 players with 1.0 WAR 4 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2006 Worst Draft – 2009 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Evan Longoria[/td][td]2006[/td][td]39.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]David Price[/td][td]2007[/td][td]23.1[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]B.J. Upton[/td][td]2002[/td][td]13.8[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Desmond Jennings[/td][td]2006[/td][td]11.8[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Alex Cobb[/td][td]2006[/td][td]9.3[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Tim Beckham, Kyle Lobstein, Derek Dietrich Diamondbacks 463 total players drafted 22 players with 1.0 WAR 5 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2009 Worst Draft – 2002 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Max Scherzer[/td][td]2006[/td][td]24.1[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Justin Upton[/td][td]2005[/td][td]20.0[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Stephen Drew[/td][td]2004[/td][td]15.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Paul Goldschmidt[/td][td]2009[/td][td]15.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Carlos Quentin[/td][td]2003[/td][td]10.5[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Matt Davidson, Chase Anderson, Zach Walters, Trevor Bauer, Andrew Chafin, Evan Marshall Dodgers 441 total players drafted 22 players with 1.0 WAR 5 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2002 Worst Draft – 2009 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Clayton Kershaw[/td][td]2006[/td][td]41.1[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Russell Martin[/td][td]2002[/td][td]30.1[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Matt Kemp[/td][td]2003[/td][td]21.3[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Chad Billingsley[/td][td]2003[/td][td]17.1[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]James Loney[/td][td]2002[/td][td]12.7[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Chris Withrow, Joc Pederson, Zach Lee, Paco Rodriguez (already has), Corey Seager Giants 450 total players drafted 18 players with 1.0 WAR 4 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2008 Worst Draft – 2004 Top 5 [table=width: 340, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Matt Cain[/td][td]2002[/td][td]32.7[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Buster Posey[/td][td]2008[/td][td]23.2[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Tim Lincecum[/td][td]2006[/td][td]22.2[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Madison Bumgarner[/td][td]2007[/td][td]17.[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Brandon Belt[/td][td]2009[/td][td]8.8[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Gary Brown, Heath Hembree, Joe Panik (already has), Andrew Susac (already has), Kyle Crick Indians 461 total players drafted 19 players with 1.0 WAR 2 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2008 Worst Draft – 2007 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jeremy Guthrie[/td][td]2002[/td][td]20.0[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jason Kipnis[/td][td]2009[/td][td]11.8[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Chris Archer[/td][td]2006[/td][td]4.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Vinny Pestano[/td][td]2006[/td][td]4.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Lonnie Chisenhall[/td][td]2008[/td][td]4.1[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Cody Allen (already has), T.J. McFarland, Tyler Holt, Francisco Lindor, Kyle Crockett (already has) Mariners 449 total players drafted 12 players with 1.0 WAR 3 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2006 Worst Draft – 2007 or 2008 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Adam Jones[/td][td]2003[/td][td]23.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Doug Fister[/td][td]2006[/td][td]19.0[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Kyle Seager[/td][td]2009[/td][td]13.1[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Dustin Ackley[/td][td]2009[/td][td]8.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Chris Tillman[/td][td]2006[/td][td]8.6[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Shawn Kelley, Brad Miller (already has), Carson Smith, Mike Zunino, Chris Taylor (already has), Dominic Leone (already has) Marlins 457 total players drafted 15 players with 1.0 WAR 3 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2002 Worst Draft – 2003 or 2006 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Josh Johnson[/td][td]2002[/td][td]23.8[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Giancarlo Stanton[/td][td]2007[/td][td]21.2[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jason Vargas[/td][td]2004[/td][td]11.3[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Steve Cishek[/td][td]2004[/td][td]5.5[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Christian Yelich[/td][td]2010[/td][td]4.9[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Matt Dominguez, Brad Hand, Rob Rasmussen, J.T. Realmuto, Jose Fernandez (already has), Andrew Heaney Mets 457 total players drafted 18 players with 1.0 WAR 2 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2006 Worst Draft – 2009 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Scott Kazmir[/td][td]2002[/td][td]19.5[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Daniel Murphy[/td][td]2006[/td][td]10.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Joe Smith[/td][td]2006[/td][td]9.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jon Niese[/td][td]2005[/td][td]7.4[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Matt Harvey[/td][td]2010[/td][td]6.9[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Matt den Dekker, Brandon Nimmo, Kevin Plawecki Nationals 454 total players drafted 17 players with 1.0 WAR 4 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2005 Worst Draft – 2006 Top 5 [table=width: 340, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Ryan Zimmerman[/td][td]2005[/td][td]34.3[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jordan Zimmermann[/td][td]2007[/td][td]17.8[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Ian Desmond[/td][td]2004[/td][td]13.4[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Stephen Strasburg[/td][td]2009[/td][td]12.7[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Bryce Harper[/td][td]2010[/td][td]9.6[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Brad Peacock, Jake Smolinski, Steven Souza, Adrian Nieto, Michael Taylor, Robbie Ray (let’s hope), A.J. Cole, Aaron Barrett, Anthony Rendon (already has), Lucas Giolito Orioles 448 total players drafted 12 players with 1.0 WAR 3 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft - 2007 Worst Draft – 2009 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Nick Markakis[/td][td]2003[/td][td]25.3[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Matt Wieters[/td][td]2007[/td][td]13.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Manny Machado[/td][td]2010[/td][td]10.4[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jake Arrieta[/td][td]2007[/td][td]6.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Zach Britton[/td][td]2006[/td][td]3.4[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausman, Hunter Harvey Padres 436 total players drafted 19 players with 1.0 WAR 3 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft – 2005 or 2006 Worst Draft – 2009 Top 6 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Chase Headley[/td][td]2005[/td][td]21.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Mat Latos[/td][td]2006[/td][td]13.3[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Will Venable[/td][td]2005[/td][td]12.4[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]David Freese[/td][td]2006[/td][td]9.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Khalil Greene[/td][td]2002[/td][td]8.4[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Corey Kluber[/td][td]2007[/td][td]8.2[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Cesar Ramos, Dylan Axelrod, Brad Brach, Cory Spangenberg, Joe Ross, Kevin Quackenbush (already has), Austin Hedges, Max Fried Phillies 450 total players drafted 14 players with 1.0 WAR 3 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft – 2003 Worst Draft – 2005 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Cole Hamels[/td][td]2002[/td][td]41.8[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Michael Bourn[/td][td]2003[/td][td]22.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Brad Ziegler[/td][td]2003[/td][td]10.0[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Kyle Kendrick[/td][td]2003[/td][td]6.1[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]J.A. Happ[/td][td]2004[/td][td]6.0[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Domonic Brown, Travis d’Arnaud, Trevor May, Jon Singleton, Josh Zeid (fingers crossed), Darin Ruf, Cameron Rupp, Jessie Biddle, Ken Giles (already has), Cody Asche Pirates 444 total players drafted 16 players with 1.0 WAR 3 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft – 2005 Worst Draft – 2007 Top 5 [table=width: 340, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Andrew McCutchen[/td][td]2005[/td][td]33.2[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Neil Walker[/td][td]2004[/td][td]14.2[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Paul Maholm[/td][td]2003[/td][td]12.1[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Nyjer Morgan[/td][td]2002[/td][td]7.4[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Tom Gorzelanny[/td][td]2003[/td][td]7.1[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Tony Sanchez, Vic Black, Jameson Taillon, Nick Kingham, Gerrit Cole (already has), Josh Bell, Tyler Glasnow Rangers 448 total players drafted 18 players with 1.0 WAR 2 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft – 2003 Worst Draft – 2004 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Ian Kinsler[/td][td]2003[/td][td]40.1[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]John Danks[/td][td]2003[/td][td]21.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Criag Gentry[/td][td]2006[/td][td]9.5[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Chris Davis[/td][td]2006[/td][td]9.3[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Derek Holland[/td][td]2006[/td][td]9.0[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Jesse Chavez, Robbie Erlin, Nick Tepesch, Kyle Hendricks (already has), Joey Gallo, Alex Gonzalez Red Sox 458 total players drafted 16 players with 1.0 WAR 7 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft – 2005 Worst Draft – 2009 Top 5 [table=width: 340, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Dustin Pedroia[/td][td]2004[/td][td]43.3[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jon Lester[/td][td]2002[/td][td]32.1[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jacoby Ellsbury[/td][td]2005[/td][td]24.4[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jonathan Papelbon[/td][td]2003[/td][td]22.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Clay Buchholz[/td][td]2005[/td][td]13.0[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Will Middlebrooks, Hunter Strickland, Ryan Pressly, Stephen Fife, Alex Wilson, Reymond Fuentes, Bryce Brentz, Anthony Ranaudo, Brandon Workman, Mookie Betts (already has), Jackie Bradley, Matt Barnes, Blake Swihart, Henry Owens Reds 454 total players drafted 20 players with 1.0 WAR 4 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft – 2002 Worst Draft – 2003 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Joey Votto[/td][td]2002[/td][td]35.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jay Bruce[/td][td]2005[/td][td]14.3[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Todd Frazier[/td][td]2007[/td][td]10.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Chris Denorfia[/td][td]2002[/td][td]10.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Mike Leake[/td][td]2009[/td][td]9.6[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Tucker Barnhart, Robert Stephenson, Tony Cingrani (already has), Jesse Winker Rockies 456 total players drafted 17 players with 1.0 WAR 3 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft – 2004 Worst Draft – 2007 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Troy Tulowitzki[/td][td]2005[/td][td]37.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Chris Iannetta[/td][td]2004[/td][td]13.8[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Dexter Fowler[/td][td]2004[/td][td]11.4[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Seth Smith[/td][td]2004[/td][td]9.5[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jeff Francis[/td][td]2002[/td][td]9.7[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Ben Paulsen, Kyle Parker, Trevor Story, Eddie Butler, David Dahl, Jon Gray Royals 454 total players drafted 17 players with 1.0 WAR 3 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft – 2007 Worst Draft – 2010 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Zack Greinke[/td][td]2002[/td][td]42.0[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Alex Gordon[/td][td]2005[/td][td]28.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Billy Butler[/td][td]2004[/td][td]13.0[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Greg Holland[/td][td]2007[/td][td]9.8[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Mike Aviles[/td][td]2003[/td][td]8.7[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Wil Myers, Christian Colon, Kevin Chapman, Kyle Zimmer, Hunter Dozier, Sen Manaea, Brandon Finnegan Twins 462 total players drafted 15 players with 1.0 WAR 4 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft – 2002 Worst Draft – 2006 or 2008 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Denard Span[/td][td]2002[/td][td]23.0[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Scott Baker[/td][td]2003[/td][td]15.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Matt Garza[/td][td]2005[/td][td]15.2[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Jesse Crain[/td][td]2002[/td][td]11.8[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Brian Dozier[/td][td]2009[/td][td]9.6[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Steven Tolleson, Aaron Hicks, Eddie Rosario, Byron Buxton, J.O. Berrios, Kohl Stewart White Sox 450 total players drafted 14 players with 1.0 WAR 2 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft – 2010 Worst Draft – 2009 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Chris Sale[/td][td]2010[/td][td]23.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Gio Gonzalez[/td][td]2004[/td][td]16.5[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Brandon McCarthy[/td][td]2002[/td][td]9.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Ryan Sweeney[/td][td]2003[/td][td]6.6[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Gordon Beckham[/td][td]2008[/td][td]6.2[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join Clayton Richard, Addison Reed, Erik Johnson, Chris Bassitt, Micah Johnson, Carlos Rodon Yankees 450 total players drafted 14 players with 1.0 WAR 6 players with 10.0 WAR Best Draft – 2005 Worst Draft – 2007 Top 5 [table=width: 320, class: grid, align: left] [tr] [td]Player[/td][td]Draft Year[/td][td]Total WAR[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Brett Gardner[/td][td]2005[/td][td]23.1[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Austin Jackson[/td][td]2005[/td][td]20.3[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Ian Kennedy[/td][td]2006[/td][td]10.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]David Robertson[/td][td]2006[/td][td]10.9[/td][/tr] [tr] [td]Phil Hughes[/td][td]2004[/td][td]10.5[/td][/tr] [/table] Chance to Join J.R. Murphy, Shane Greene, Bryan Mitchell, Preston Claiborne, Mason Williams, Rob Refsnyder, Aaron Judge, Ian Clarkin
  3. Yeah, I miss Up and In as well, though I think Fringe Average and TINSTAAPP fill the void quite nicely. I'm with you on listening to stuff several times...it can get kind of dense.
  4. I don't know anything about pitching mechanics either, unfortunately. I have been listening to the TINSTAAPP podcasts at BP however, and Doug Thorburn, who really seems to know his stuff, is very much against the over-the-top motion because he feels like the minimal gain in "downward plane" isn't worth the sacrifices in posture and extension. The podcasts are worth a listen, but man are they epic...like 3-4 hours each. Some very good info though. I've already been introduced to the new-to-me concept of effective velocity, and I expect I'll learn a lot more.
  5. I've been sort of throwing this theory around on Twitter and various message boards, so forgive me if this is old news, but I was looking at Verlander's player card on Brooks Baseball the other day and noticed a couple things about his vertical release point: The two things that stick out to me are how low his release point was in 2011, when he was insanely good, and how high his release point is this year...hasn't been this high since the end of 2008, when he was obviously not pitching well. I'm not an expert on pitching mechanics by any means, but it stands to reason that a difference of 2-6 inches at the release point may cause some serious command issues. And it also stands to reason that releasing the ball higher up may result in less horizontal movement on the fastball, which seems to be the case when I'm watching him pitch. I don't know, as I said, it's just a theory...but I figured I'd put it out there to see what other people think.
  6. I would never go so far as to call it the play of the year, but one of the most memorable plays of the season for me was Jackson's diving catch in the 10th inning against the Blue Jays. I guess we can't embed video on this board, but here's the link Baseball Video Highlights & Clips | TOR@DET: Jackson dives to take extra bases from Gose - Video | MLB.com: Multimedia
  7. Those are definitely monster numbers, but I'm always wary of cherry picking like that. For example, Trout is on a pace to hit 29 homers, steal 50 bases, hit .324, and score 128 runs. No one has ever combined those numbers in a single season. Hell, there have only ever been three seasons in which a player hit 29 homers and stole 50 bases - Eric Davis ('87), and Barry Bonds ('90), and Hanley Ramirez ('07). Are we rewarding the player for the scarcity of his achievements, or for the value of his achievements?
  8. Yep, just a mistake. I'll let it slide though, I can't image it's easy to keep track of 80+ games a day
  9. Milb.com has Al Alburquerque starting in Lakeland tonight, and it claims he has a shutout through 7 innings. Is this right?
  10. Yeah...he sure has struck out a lot since I posted that. Still plenty of hits though too...his BABIP must be like .500 I am starting to get slightly concerned about the Ks, but only slightly. Don't know if this is noteworthy or not, but in addition to hitting 8 of his 11 AA XBHs at home, he has only struck out 9 times in 16 home games, as compared to 19 Ks in 12 road games.
  11. Two more whiffs today...maybe the book is getting out on him. I still expect him to make the necessary adjustments eventually. Just takes time.
  12. And of course he has 3 Ks in 4 ABs tonight. EDIT - Make that 4 Ks in 5 ABs. Rough night.
  13. I'm not concerned unless he starts striking out a lot or his average starts to suffer. He seems to be able to make pretty consistent hard contact all over the field (I think his three AA homers are to RF or right-center). I don't think he's gonna be a Delmon-level hacker or anything like that, but I don't ever expect him to be a guy who walks 100 times a year.
  14. I see that Burgos came out after 2.2 IP tonight, and he didn't appear to be getting knocked around. Anyone have any info?
  15. I see that Moya left the game in West Michigan without registering a plate appearance because of an injured neck. Anyone have a clue what happened?
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