Thursday, September 29, 2011

Diamonds in the Rough

Sure, we all know that everyone grabs their future ML players in the first four rounds of the draft.  Heck sometimes an actual ML caliber-type player might even slip down to even as low as the 10th round right; but beyond this these are minor league lifers who will be gone about as soon as they arrived. 

There's no arguing this.  This is an indisputable fact..........or is it?

Here's a shocking look at some late round picks that managed to matriculate their way the ML level:

Player                     Season    Round    Pick         ML Years                 Awards
1B Louis Myers            5             25        785           1: S10                         none
RP David Pineda           7            22         715           8: S11 - S20            S17 All-Star
C Alan Merloni             5             21        681           6: S11 - S20               none
C Cory George             7             19        620           6: S14 - S20            S19 Gold Glove C
C Walt Patrick              6             18        568           4: S17 - S20               none
C Dewey Patterson       12           15        495           2: S19 - S20               none
SP Cy Cross                 9             15        493           1 day - S19                none
C Benji Price                 9             15        488           3: S18 - S20              none

   
*Special thanks to OneofPeace for the idea and research to support this post*


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