June 06, 2014

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 9 comments

What if MLB teams were comprised of only players they drafted (in the last 20 years)?

One noticeable mistake is that Mark Buerhle is not listed in the Chicago White Sox list (38th round, 1998).

Note: some players can be on more than one team, as they can be drafted (but unsigned) by prior teams. For an example of this, look up Mark Hendrickson, who was drafted by 6 MLB teams (and 1 NBA team).

If you plug him in, and then sum up the WAR totals, the best team would be the Los Angeles Dodgers (Konerko, Martin, Utley, Kemp, Victorino, Kershaw, Price, Goldschmidt) , and the worst would be the Toronto Blue Jays (Aaron Hill, Alex Rios).

posted by grum@work at 09:40 AM on June 06, 2014

The Mountain is quite strong (potential Game of Thrones spoiler if you haven't seen the last episode).

posted by Bonkers at 09:49 AM on June 06, 2014

That's a great link grum. The 20 year cutoff makes the Yankees seem worse than they are given Jeter was drafted in '92.

posted by yerfatma at 10:19 AM on June 06, 2014

The NHL Simpsonized

posted by tommybiden at 11:19 AM on June 06, 2014

Not Pierre McGuire. That was really my only concern. Welcome Jim Rutherford.

posted by Debo270 at 12:20 PM on June 06, 2014

Yeah. Wow. Jim Rutherford got himself a new GM job in the NHL. Wow. Good for him.

posted by NoMich at 01:14 PM on June 06, 2014

Yeah, very cool link, grum. Although Jay Bruce is a right fielder, not left. And I didn't realize that the Reds had drafted Markakis--sigh.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:04 PM on June 06, 2014

I think they slotted players into positions that they at least played some time at, and Jay Bruce played 11 games in LF in his rookie season. Markakis also played in LF in his rookie season, so they could have swapped them with the same complaint.

posted by grum@work at 03:47 PM on June 06, 2014

Grandpa Shark?!?!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:35 AM on June 07, 2014

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