Re: Reds worst team in MLB at getting draft picks to the bigs?
I bought the paper and read the article today. As bad as the REDS were being last, it seemed to me that all the clubs were terrible.
The average was about 20% of players in rounds 1-5 made it to their big-league club. That really sucks than only one player on average every year from the first five rounds will make it to your own big league club, and that doesn't even speak to how good he'll be.
But, for the REDS, it's only half that at 10% and that's atrocious, but you can certainly blame some of that on desire to skip players that might cost them money.
I'm glad that the new system should reduce the size of signing bonuses because it reduces some of that risk that the small-market clubs will make.
This study also points out that we'd be better off getting a Top-prospect from AA or AAA for Adam Dunn rather than taking a risk on the 2 compensatory picks.
Rob Neyer: "Any writer who says he'd be a better manager than the worst manager is either 1) lying (i.e. 'using poetic license') or 2) patently delusional. Which isn't to say managers don't do stupid things that you or I wouldn't."