Re: Revisionist History: Bowden was terrible at drafting players
During JimBo's time as Reds GM, the team picked the following guys who've had some semblance of a major leaguer career:
Scott Williamson (rookie of the year)
Drafted, but not signed were:
Guys drafted on Bowden's watch who might yet have major league careers:
His real dog drafts were 1996 and 2001. Hopefully Votto can salvage the 2002 effort. The 1997, 2000 and 2003 drafts didn't pan out well in the final analysis, but they did supply the franchise with some hot properties for a time (though the franchise never got much return on those hot properties).
The real big problem is the franchise to date has gotten nothing from his final four drafts. You can make the case that he did all right fom 1993-99 (all the guys on the major league list above come from those drafts).
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