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Postby Big Pimpin » Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:12 pm

How about Piazza? 62nd (last) round as a favor to Tommy Lasorda who was friends with the Piazza family. Not a bad pick for a HOF catcher. ;-D
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Postby bigken117 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:54 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:How about Piazza? 62nd (last) round as a favor to Tommy Lasorda who was friends with the Piazza family. Not a bad pick for a HOF catcher. ;-D


good thing he took those...

never mind ;-7
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Postby bolts801 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:56 pm

I was never even drafted period, but yet I'm a legend in my own mind. :)

Does that count? :) hehehehe
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Postby j24jags » Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:44 pm

the mlb draft is the biggest crapshoot of all sports drafts. piazza was like 62nd round, pujols 13th round, bay 22nd round, peavy 15th round, etc
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Postby CadensDad » Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:24 am

M.giles 53rd round
T.Hudson 6th round
D.Willis-8th round
Wakefeild-8th round

Happens to alot of guys

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Postby suppasonic » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:29 am

Only a third of first round picks make it to the majors, and smaller then that actually contribute a lot. Cannot be said for the other sports. In basketball, you have guys like LeBron and 'Melo who were asked to take control of whole franchises after being drafted, and in football you have people like Reggie Bush who are expected to become a top player in their first or second year.
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Postby theultimate69 » Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:59 am

Yeah, let's talk TRAVIS HAFNER... 31st round, traded from Texas to make room for Big Tex.
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Postby Red Stripe » Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:01 pm

CadensDad wrote:M.giles 53rd round
T.Hudson 6th round
D.Willis-8th round
Wakefeild-8th round

Happens to alot of guys

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=213836&start=0


Wakefield was drafted as an infielder though and a scout told him he doesn't have the skills to ever get past AA ball. So apparently he learned to throw such a great knuckle which obviously helped his career there.
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Postby great gretzky » Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:28 pm

suppasonic wrote:Only a third of first round picks make it to the majors, and smaller then that actually contribute a lot. Cannot be said for the other sports. In basketball, you have guys like LeBron and 'Melo who were asked to take control of whole franchises after being drafted, and in football you have people like Reggie Bush who are expected to become a top player in their first or second year.


true, but football is quite the crapshoot too. A lot of hit has to do with the system they are drafted into though. Seems kind of unfair actually. Say your skills are more suited to a certain kind of defense or offense, and you don't mesh well, you are considered a bust, and probably don't get much of another chance. At least in baseball, there are "systems," but you can still prove something with your at bats etc., should you get on the field.

Heck even in hoops, Jordan was drafted #3. Olajuwon was a legit pick over Jordan, since you take the center when given the chance and he won titles. Then Portland took Bowie, because they had Drexler. Imagine if they just took Jordan too?

The baseball draft seems much too long to me.
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Postby Lofunzo » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:51 pm

If Harden doesn't get healthy in the near future, he could even be a bad 17th round pick. :-o
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