Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes
Originally Posted by 757690
Teams could have had Josh Hamilton and Johan Santana for $50,000 in the rule five draft, and every team had 15 chances to pick Albert Pujols in the June draft.
The fact that a handfull of players eligible for the rule five draft and available in the 16th round of the June draft turned out to be great, doesn't change the fact that 99% of them aren't very good. The same is true for players placed on waivers.
The fact that a player was once placed on waivers tells us bostloads about that player. It tells us that the odds are high that he will ever be at least a league average player. Sure some do, but the vast majority do not.
Edwin has actually been an above average hitter in his career, with a career 106 OPS+.
And while you are right that someone being placed on waivers probably tells us something about that player, it doesn't mean that there aren't exceptions. Edwin has generally been a solid hitter, it has been his defense that has been the problem in his game.