Re: Drafting Preferences - A Look Back at Personal History
In fairness to the Reds, at least Stubbs has become a useful major leaguer. Only seven players out of the 44 first round and sandwich picks have a higher career WAR than Stubbs, and only four of them (Linecum, Scherzer, Kennedy, Chamberlain) were available when the Reds picked. Of those 44 guys, 14 never even made it to the majors and another 13 have WARs that are negative. Drew Stubbs might not have been the optimal pick, but he was a good pick.
Nice post. Big picture analysis of draft results is always helpful.
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