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And as for the point at hand, the difference is this: If the Giants would have told Sandoval to not hit a walk-off home run last night, it would have been unethical. There is no difference.
Regular season record is only a means of determining who makes the playoffs and who plays who in the playoffs. I never said that the Rays and Dodgers were better off.
Your argument is based on hindsight. No, my argument is based on the fact that statistically, the average WAR of a 1 overall pick is greater than that of a 2 overall pick which is greater than that of a 3 overall pick and so on.
And please, the anti-high-draft-pick crowd are all about strawmanning. No one said it was, but it is statistically more likely than any other pick. And you still fail to address the issue that the 1 overall pick comes with the bigger slot value. THAT, it is impossible to argue does not put the team with the highest pick at a distinct advantage.
And 3 of those 6 teams were supposed to be good this year. I expect to see just as much outrage over the Tigers trading away their best players and going over the last month to get that 1 overall pick. The Braves once again get to draft after the Padres. I hope those one or two meaningless wins were worth it: Once again you show how little you understand about baseball..
You advocate for intentional tanking so teams can possibly move up a spot or two in the draft order. Choose any expert on the MLB draft and I bet their choices for the first 5 picks will be different than any other expert.
But having higher priority in the draft and a bigger bonus pool DOES help them. He was an international signee. So your last question makes no sense. Sorry, but it is a crap shoot. And 2 is in second place, once again by a large margin.
Each pick is more likely to succeed than the one below it, but the dropoff from one pick to the next gets smaller the lower you go. There are outliers, sure, but the curve is clearly downward sloping. Then where David Price goes 1, but then the next 8 teams pass on Bumgarner.
The only players of note in those 8 picks were Mostakas and Wieters. There were 64 picks in the 1st round and almost all are misses, the only exceptions being Heyward, Todd Frazier, Rick Porcello, and Josh Donaldson.
Sure, there are guys here and there who had better careers than guys taken before them, but over the course of many many years, the higher the pick, the better the player, on average. And even if it were a complete crapshoot where the 1 pick was as likely to succeed as the 22 pick, the 1 pick would still be more valuable because of the bigger bonus pool. If it were a crapshoot, a hockey enforcer that had never played baseball before would end up as the best player in the draft on occasion.
A scout can discern talent. If the league average is hitting 34 percent on a specific draft pick, beating the draft is hitting 52 percent on that pick. Will the Tigers sign a lesser player to save money for future rounds, where they can overpay? The bonus pool money is just as important as the pick itself. If they can overpay a 2nd or 3rd rounder, they might be able to sign a player that would have gone to college.
They may want to leverage that that some top prospect would be willing to take less money to be the 1 overall pick… just for the prestige. Never understood that strategy.
You have to look at the draft as a whole. If the best player available is only marginally better than the next best who will sign for less you end up having a better draft overall. I think there are certain years where it makes way more sense than others. If the difference is marginal then sure. Please login to leave a reply. Username or Email Address. Go To Pro Hockey Rumors. Go To Hoops Rumors. Here is the full draft order for all 30 teams… 1.
Dodgers In past years, teams that signed a qualifying offer-rejecting free agent would have to give up their first-round pick as compensation. Comments This is huge for tigers rebuild.
Moniack — bad start Randolph — not good Nola — solid Haisley — so so 0. Is there a consensus 1 prospect in this draft anyway? The Giants have nothing to lose and everything to gain by getting their top choice and the larger cash pool 0. The Twins get to pick before them AND made the playoffs. I was hoping the royals would have had a higher draft pick than 18 2. I wonder if they still would have picked Verlander anyway over… Matt Bush 0.
Why trade picks when you can trade prospects? Yeah, personally I would like to see no trade for any draft picks or comp monies, the dodgers as you mentioned have already been trading for what they can, buying comp picks the last few years 0. The downside of rebuilding. There were 10 losing teams out of 16 in 0.
Also, the cash difference is nowhere near as big as it used to be. I mean, you can never find good players outside of 1. Of course they could have taken him 1. Intentionally losing for the sake of a draft pick is stealing, in my opinion. None of them went either 1 or 2, 2. None of them are going to play much baseball between now and then?
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