Draft winners and losers

There are no “sure things” when it comes to drafting major league prospects. To see what I mean, look no further than the 2009 Major League Baseball (MLB) amateur draft when one of the best baseball players on planet earth – Mike Trout – was selected. The 2012 American League Rookie of the Year was overlooked by 21 teams prior to being selected by the Los Angeles Angels with the twenty-fifth overall pick. The uncertainty of the draft process is more apparent when six of the players selected prior to…

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MLB Draft: 2009 ReDraft

It’s been nearly five years since the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. For college draftees, it’s been plenty of time to determine with hindsight whether or not they warranted their selection. For high school picks, at the very least it’s safe to say the baseball world has a very good idea what kind of value they carry. In light of the previous two declarations, let’s see what the first natural round (30 picks) of the 2009 Draft might look like if we could use said 20-20 hindsight goggles. A few…

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