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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mets Draft Picks and the Majors

So how have the Mets fared in the draft?

Since 2000, the following draft picks have made it to the majors:

2000-
Billy Traber - 1
Bob Keppel - 1
Chris Basak - 6
Jeff Duncan - 7
Greg Burke - 42

2001-
Aaron Heilman - 1
David Wright - 1
Lenny DiNardo - 3
Danny Garcia - 5
Randy Wells - 44

2002-
Scott Kazmir - 1
Matt Lindstrom - 10

2003-
Lastings Milledge - 1
Brian Bannister - 7
Carlos Muniz - 13
Evan MacLane - 25

2004-
Philip Humber - 1
Nick Evans - 5
Mike Carp - 9

2005-
Mike Pelfrey -1
Drew Butera - 5
Jon Niese - 7
Bobby Parnell -9
Josh Thole - 13

2006-
Kevin Mulvey -2
Joe Smith - 3
Daniel Murphy - 13
Tobi Stoner - 16
Josh Stinson - 37

2007-
Eddie Kunz - 1
Lucas Duda - 7
Dillon Gee - 21

2008-
Ike Davis - 1
Josh Satin - 6
Chris Schwinden - 22

Nobody drafted after 2008 has yet to appear in a single MLB game.

So that's it.  The Mets have drafted 35 players in the last 11 years that have appeared in a single game in the majors.  That number will increase as players from the last couple of drafts are still fertilizing in the minors, but really?  There are a couple of good players in there, but really?  That's it?  588 players drafted.  That's only 6% of players drafted in the last 11 years ever saw any major league action.  Sure, there were other players that were taken internationally that weren't subject to the draft, but only 6% and 35 total players?

Since 2000, how have other teams fared in the draft?

Diamondbacks - 53 players
Braves - 42
Orioles - 33
Red Sox - 36
Cubs - 47
White Sox - 41
Reds - 34
Indians - 37
Rockies - 42
Tigers - 50
Marlins - 43
Astros - 33
Royals - 35

Ok - you get the idea - the Mets are near the bottom.

And how many major leaguers did the Yankees draft since 2000?  More than the Mets.  They had 40.   They drafted 602 players.  That's 6.6%.  Slightly higher. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Hat Roll Call

The regular season is over - the question is:  How many different hats have I collected?

AL East - Orioles, Yankees, Red Sox
AL Central - Tigers
AL West - I drew a goose egg on this one

NL East - Phillies, Marlins
NL Central - Brewers, Reds, Cubs (2), Astros (2)
NL West - Dodgers, Rockies (2)

That's 12 different major league teams that have sent me hats this season (not including the Mets). 

It works for other sports, too.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

New York MLB baseball in 2012

If one were to go entirely crazy and were to attend at many home games in New York City in 2012, the only off days between April 5th and October 3rd would be:


Friday, April 6th
Thursday, April 12th
Thursday, May 3rd
Monday, May 7th
Thursday, May 31st
Monday-Thursday, June 11th-14th
Thusday, June 21st
Monday, July 2nd
Monday-Thursday, July 9th-12th
Thursday, July 19th
Thursday, July 26th
Thursday, Aug 2nd
Monday, Aug 6th
Thursday, Aug 30th
Monday-Thursday, Sept 3rd-6th
Thursday, Sept 13th
Friday-Sunday, Sept 28th-Sept 30th

The scheduled times haven't come out yet, but the Mets and Yankees are both playing at home on the same dates:

Mets vs. Orioles / Yankees vs. Braves - Mon-Wed, June 18th-20th
Mets vs. Phillies / Yankees vs. Blue Jays - Tues-Wed, Sept 18th-19th
Mets vs. Marlins / Yankees vs. A's - Friday-Sunday, Sept 21st-23rd