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    Interesting Stuff On Free Agents/Draft Picks

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    More On Free Agent Draft Pick Compensation

    I've always felt that my knowledge of Type A/B free agents and the accompanying draft pick compensation was lacking. I'll try to do a better job this year keeping up with the vagaries of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    I was reminded today that the first 15 picks in 2008's draft are protected. That means those 15 teams can sign Type A free agents (pretty much the best ones) and at worst only lose their second-round pick. Here are the first 15 teams drafting in '08:

    1. Devil Rays
    2. Pirates
    3. Royals
    4. Orioles
    5. Giants
    6. Marlins
    7. Reds
    8. White Sox
    9. Nationals
    10. Astros
    11. Rangers
    12. Athletics
    13. Cardinals
    14. Twins
    15. Dodgers

    That should make Dodgers fans feel much better about their season. They could've easily missed the cutoff and the playoffs. The Rangers can chase Torii Hunter, the White Sox can chase Aaron Rowand, and the Nats can go after Andruw Jones without risking their picks.

    On the flip side, these clubs are in jeopardy of losing these picks if they sign Type A guys:

    16. Brewers
    17. Blue Jays
    18. Braves
    19. Cubs
    20. Mariners
    21. Tigers
    22. Mets
    23. Padres
    24. Phillies
    25. Rockies
    26. Diamondbacks
    27. Angels
    28. Yankees
    29. Indians
    30. Red Sox

    So there's an added disadvantage for the Phillies to sign Mike Lowell. Maybe the Braves think twice about Mike Cameron. And this will definitely be a consideration before any of these clubs splurge on Scott Linebrink.
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    Re: Interesting Stuff On Free Agents/Draft Picks

    While I like that bad teams can protect their picks and sign talent, I find half the league to be a little much, I'd say 8 would be enough.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Interesting Stuff On Free Agents/Draft Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    While I like that bad teams can protect their picks and sign talent, I find half the league to be a little much, I'd say 8 would be enough.
    This year I'd say 7 would be enough.
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    Re: Interesting Stuff On Free Agents/Draft Picks

    More on Type A/B Type Players from MLBTradeRumors.com -

    Stats Used For Elias Type A/Type B Free Agent Rankings

    In a November '06 blog entry, ESPN's Keith Law revealed a lot of good info about how Elias determines whether a free agent is Type A, Type B, or neither.

    Keith was kind enough to reveal some additional info to me. This will help us immensely in trying to guess types before they come out. Everyone thank him and read his stuff at ESPN.

    First let's start with the positions Elias uses. All players (not just free agents) are put into one of five groups as seen below. Position is designated as the position at which the player appeared the most over the last two seasons.

    * Group 1: first basemen, outfielders, and designated hitters
    * Group 2: second basemen, third basemen, and shortstops
    * Group 3: catchers
    * Group 4: starters
    * Group 5: relievers

    Here are the stat categories used for each of the five position groups.

    * 1B/OF/DH: PA, AVG, OBP, HR, RBI
    * 2B/3B/SS: PA, AVG, OBP, HR, RBI, Fielding percentage, Total chances at designated position
    * C: PA, AVG, OBP, HR, RBI, Fielding percentage, Assists
    * SP: Total games (total starts + 0.5 * total relief appearances), IP, Wins, W-L Percentage, ERA, Strikeouts
    * RP: Total games (total relief appearances + 2 * total starts), IP (weighted slightly less than other categories), Wins + Saves, IP/H ratio, K/BB, ERA
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    Re: Interesting Stuff On Free Agents/Draft Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    This year I'd say 7 would be enough.
    I picked 8 because it's roughtly 25% of the league, I didn't see the Reds there at 7
    Go Gators!


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