Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hamilton, OH
Re: League of Reds Nation - The Ultimate Dynasty - Year 4
I compared our current rosters with the original draft list to see which players from our inaugural draft in 2010 are still with the team that drafted them:
14 -- Plus Plus: BJ Upton, Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Quentin, Chase Headley, Chris Perez, Dustin Ackley, Jose Valverde, Justin Morneau, Matt Cain, Matt Garza, Matt Kemp, Matt Wieters, Miguel Cabrera, Shaun Marcum
10 -- Crosley68: Albert Pujols, Alexei Ramirez, Carl Crawford, Curtis Granderson, Ian Kennedy, Mike Napoli, Nelson Cruz, Paul Konerko, Ryan Zimmerman, Yovani Gallardo
9 -- Bumstead: Andre Ethier, Corey Hart, David Price, Delmon Young, Josh Johnson, Justin Upton, Martin Prado, Miguel Montero, Troy Tulowitzki
9 -- Captain Hook: Cliff Lee, Dustin Pedroia, Jayson Werth, Jeremy Hellickson, Joakim, Johnny Cueto, Jose Reyes, Mark Teixeira, Torii Hunter
8 -- mbgrayson: Aaron Hill, Austin Jackson, Chris Carpenter, David Freese, Joe Nathan, Max Scherzer, Shin-Soo Choo, Zack Greinke
7 -- Joseph: Brandon Morrow, Gordon Beckham, Jacoby Ellsbury, Giancarlo Stanton, Pedro Alvarez, Ricky Romero, Yunel Escobar
7 -- reds1869: Aramis Ramirez, Derek Holland, Elvis Andrus, Jesus Montero, Madison Bumgarner, Mariano Rivera, Robinson Cano
7 -- thatcoolguy_22: Anibal Sanchez, Brian McCann, Cameron Maybin, Denard Span, Evan Longoria, Homer Bailey, Tommy Hanson
7 -- Vada Pinson Fan: Adam Wainwright, Aroldis Chapman, Ben Zobrist, Brian Wilson, Chase Utley, Derek Jeter, Tim Hudson
6 -- Tornon: Adam Dunn, Alex Rios, Buster Posey, Hanley Ramirez, Jered Weaver, Nick Markakis
6 -- Atomic Dumpling: Dan Uggla, Jimmy Rollins, Johan Santana, Ryan Braun, Shane Victorino, Ted Lilly
0 -- HayPay:
That means 90 out of the 360 players selected in the 2010 draft are still with the team that drafted them. That is exactly 25%. Much higher than I expected it would be after three full seasons.
How many will still be left this time next year? How many years will it take for all of the original draftees to depart from their original teams?
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. Guys like Billy Butler, Ryan Howard and Huston Street are with their original teams but were traded back and forth over the years.
During the 2nd round of the draft David Wright (pick 2.6 by HayPay) was traded for Alex Rodriguez (pick 2.7 by Atomic Dumpling) immediately after that pick was made. We changed our minds. Ever since that moment David Wright has remained with Atomic Dumpling's team, but I did not put him on the list above because he technically was not drafted by his current team.
HayPay has been doing some wheeling and dealing. He doesn't have any of his original draftees left. Everyone else has at least 6. HayPay's team finished 8th in 2010, then 5th in 2011, then 2nd in 2012. So it appears all those transactions have steadily improved his team because the team he has now is much better than the team he drafted.
There are a surprising number of very late picks still remaining with their original teams. Derek Holland was the 358th pick out of 360 and is the lowest draftee still with his original team. Also taken in the last few rounds were #340 Anibal Sanchez, #332 Brandon Morrow, #328 Joe Nathan, #327 Shaun Marcum, #314 Ian Kennedy and #303 Chris Perez. That is a steal if you can get a good keeper at the end of the draft.
mbgrayson's team was drafted by HumnHilghtFreel, Plus Plus' team was drafted by IowaRed and Crosley68's team was drafted by Brutus the Pimp.
Here are some late-round gems from the 2010 draft:
15th round: Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto
17th round: Giancarlo Stanton
21st round: Chase Headley, Yadier Molina
22nd round: Carlos Santana, Adrian Beltre, David Ortiz, Mat Latos
24th round: Jeremy Hellickson, Hiroki Kuroda
26th round: Melky Cabrera
27th round: Ian Kennedy
28th round: Brandon Morrow
30th round: Jordan Zimmerman
Last edited by AtomicDumpling; 02-02-2013 at 02:53 AM.