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Postby Peter_123 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:51 pm

I was just looking at Rich Hardens player bio and found out that he was drafted in the 17th ROUND !!!!!!!! What an amazing draft pick, not sure what he was overall tho.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:57 pm

I might be wrong but in baseball there are like 8 million rounds it seems like and alot of players become good out of nowhere.
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Postby tomdoyle3 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:02 pm

Harden is one of many players to turn into a star after being drafted fairly late..
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Postby johnsamo » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:07 pm

Piazza is the ultimate example... He was the last round pick and was basically taken solely because he was distantly related to LaSorda....

Pujols went aroung the 13th or so round.
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Postby Red Sox Frizeak » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:09 pm

i know this isnt baseball but tom brady went 7th round i believe. pats 06-07. woop
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Postby mikhayl » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:17 pm

Red Sox Frizeak wrote:i know this isnt baseball but tom brady went 7th round i believe. pats 06-07. woop


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Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:21 pm

Red Sox Frizeak wrote:i know this isnt baseball but tom brady went 7th round i believe. pats 06-07. woop


6th round ;-D
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Postby SteveJeltzPhanClub » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:30 pm

Peter_123 wrote:I was just looking at Rich Hardens player bio and found out that he was drafted in the 17th ROUND !!!!!!!! What an amazing draft pick, not sure what he was overall tho.


Not sure if this is the case with Harden, but a lot of top rated players state that they are not interested in leaving school eary/going to college and then are coerced into signing big bonuses, despite being late round draft picks.
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Postby Matthias » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:45 pm

yah. the mlb draft has just marginally more excitement than licking a postage stamp. there's a reason they don't televise it and only do it over a conference call with the owners. it does go for a million rounds and many picks just go to college and then get redrafted the next year.

it's nothing like the nba or nfl drafts where everyone who gets drafted wants to play and everyone drafted in the first few rounds (well, in the nba, the first round) is expected to contribute and the people after that are a roll of the dice.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:39 pm

Peter_123 wrote:I was just looking at Rich Hardens player bio and found out that he was drafted in the 17th ROUND !!!!!!!! What an amazing draft pick, not sure what he was overall tho.


its not all that unusual. the mlb draft is more of a crapshoot than any other league. there are thousands of players in high school and college being scouted, varying levels of competition, signability issues, injury concerns, aluminum bats, not many televised games, etc.
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