Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hamilton, OH
Re: Redszone Dynasty League 2012 -- Season 4
Well now we have completed the 4th season of our dynasty league. Remember way back at the beginning when we had our original draft? We drafted 29 players each. How many of those players are still on your team?
13 -- CRF2000: Mark Teixeira, Alfonso Soriano, Brandon Phillips, Jacoby Ellsbury, Hunter Pence, Michael Young, Felix Hernandez, Matt Cain, Justin Verlander, Josh Johnson, Paul Konerko, Jed Lowrie, Mark Buehrle
8 -- mgbrayson: Jose Reyes, Prince Fielder, Chad Billingsley, Andre Ethier, Mike Napoli, Jered Weaver, Elvis Andrus, Cody Ross
8 -- Atomic Dumpling: David Wright, Johan Santana, CC Sabathia, Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp, Victor Martinez, Robinson Cano, Billy Butler
8 -- stephenk29: Miguel Cabrera, Chase Utley, Nick Markakis, Justin Morneau, Jon Lester, James Shields, Adam Wainwright, AJ Pierzynski
6 -- Gilpdawg: Alex Rios, Curtis Granderson, Jhonny Peralta, Edinson Volquez, Zack Greinke, Torii Hunter
4 -- redsfandan: Hanley Ramirez, Justin Upton, Clayton Kershaw, James McDonald
4 -- GAllen5862: Alex Rodriguez, Chris Young (OF), Adam Lind, Tommy Hanson
3 -- BaseCloggers: David Ortiz, Josh Beckett, Trevor Cahill
2 -- camisadelgolf: B.J. Upton, Chase Headley
2 -- TRF's debacle: Joey Votto, Ryan Ludwick
1 -- Nate: Grant Balfour
1 -- RedsManRick: Jose Valverde
There were 29 rounds in the draft, but we have 30 man rosters now.
Some of these guys might have been dropped or traded, then reacquired rather than having been on the team without interruption ever since the draft.
GAllen5862's team was drafted by WMR before the 2009 season. GAllen5862 took over for the 2011 season.
RedsManRick's team was drafted by reds77 before the 2009 season. RedsManRick took over for the 2011 season.
CRF2000 still has almost half of his original 29 man roster. Look at those pitchers. He made some great draft picks that are still the foundation of his excellent pitching rotation.
Nate and RedsManRick only have one lonely survivor left from their drafts, both are closers.
It seems to me that our teams have changed a LOT over the years. Most of the players from the early rounds are still stars, so if they are not still on their original teams it is because they were traded. Once you get past the first half-dozen rounds of the draft you start seeing quite a few dud picks and players that have gotten too old to remain productive and were dropped.
Almost all of the guys on the list were already established star players at the time of the draft. Very few of them were prospects that have since blossomed into stars -- Justin Upton, Clayton Kershaw, Billy Butler.
Justin Verlander wasn't drafted until the 12th round.
How many will remain a year from now?
How long until no draftees remain with their original teams?
Here are some late round picks that turned to gold:
11th round: Matt Cain, Zack Greinke
12th round: Justin Verlander, Johnny Cueto
13th round: Clayton Kershaw, Pablo Sandoval
15th round: Adam Jones
16th round: Josh Johnson, Billy Butler
18th round: Jered Weaver
24th round: Jordan Zimmerman, Elvis Andrus, Chase Headley, Aaron Hill
25th round: Ian Kennedy
26th round: Hiroki Kiroda
28th round: Yadier Molina, Andrew McCutchen
29th round: Jeremy Hellickson