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Old 02-17-2012, 05:05 PM
Harry Chappas Harry Chappas is offline
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Originally Posted by Huisj View Post
It's been a bad decade in draft land for the Sox according to Fangraphs:

This looks all the drafts since 2002 and ranks teams by total WAR contribution they got out of those drafted players.

Our top two position players drafted in that span: Gordon Beckham and Chris Getz.

Not that this is really news to anyone, it's just interesting to see it organized in this way to show how awful our return has been on drafts.
Dear god, that is disturbing. I knew the organization sucked at identifying talent but you have to almost make a conscious effort to select losers to not find anyone better than Chris Getz or Beckham for that matter. You would think just by luck alone that they would have struck gold with someone.

And this is why I can't stand the idea that Kenny Williams is in charge of the current rebuilding effort. The dude is okay in free agency but when it comes to drafting or acquiring prospects, he's a huge liability.
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