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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. 

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