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Old 01-31-2013, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by doublem23 View Post
Pretty much. Rowand was drafted in the 1998, since then here's the entire list of position players the Sox have drafted, signed, and have gotten to the Majors. I'm excluding guys who were drafted but didn't sign and were drafted again later by other teams. This is THE ENTIRE LIST for the last 15 years in order of career WAR to this point. Players bolded are the ones who reached the Majors still with the Sox... May want to send women and small children into another room, boy, is this going to be ugly...
  1. Chris Young - 2001 - 13.4 WAR
  2. Mike Morse - 2000 - 5.1 WAR
  3. Ryan Sweeney - 2003 - 5.0 WAR
  4. Gordon Beckham - 2008 - 3.5 WAR
  5. Chris Stewart - 2001 - 1.7 WAR
  6. Jeremy Reed - 2002 - 1.1 WAR
  7. Chris Getz - 2005 - 0.8 WAR
  8. Brent Morel - 2008 - 0.5 WAR
  9. Donny Lucy - 2004 - 0.1 WAR
  10. Jordan Danks - 2008 - (0.2) WAR
  11. Brian Anderson - 2003 - (0.6) WAR
  12. Chris Carter - 2005 - (0.6) WAR
  13. Brandon Allen - 2004 - (1.2) WAR
  14. Josh Fields - 2004 - (1.4) WAR
  15. Andy Gonzalez - 2001 - (1.9) WAR
I think that list reflects the Sox refusing to overpay in the draft. We will see within the next five years if that philopsophy was the primary reason why the Sox have such a sad failure rate when it comes to drafting and developing. I'm particularly interested in seeing in the short term how Jared Mitchell progresses, if at all.
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