Re: 2 Red Sox prospects on Law's Top 100 list
posted at 2/12/2012 12:36 PM EST
In Response to Re: 2 Red Sox prospects on Law's Top 100 list
[QUOTE] I know the Sox were able to get some nice players lower in the draft, because they could overpay them, but that was the case with Dan D and others before as well. Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE] That is possible. I don't know the facts, but I suspect Dan D. did not have overslot money to spend. Here is a list of the successful picks: Dan D. Nomar Garciaparra (1994, 1st rd, No. 12): Five-time All-Star Carl Pavano (1994, 13th rd): One-time All-Star Justin Duchscherer (1996, 8th rd): Two-time All-Star Shea Hillenbrand (1996, 10th rd): Two-time All-Star David Eckstein (1997, 19th rd): Two-time All-Star Freddy Sanchez (2000, 11th rd): Three-time All-Sta Kevin Youkilis (2001, 8th rd): Three-time All-Star Theo drafts: Jonathan Papelbon (2003, 4th rd): Four-time All-Star (all with Red Sox) Dustin Pedroia (2004, 2nd rd): Three-time All-Star (all with Red Sox) Jacoby Ellsbury (2005, 1st rd): One-time All-Star (with Red Sox) Clay Buchholz (2005, sandwich pick): One-time All-Star (with Red Sox) Theo's early draft success was not due to overslot, but his legacy will depend on his later overslot picks developing.
Posted by tom-uk[/QUOTE]
You missed my point. Dan D had the same "overslot" situation as Theo, but rarely made good on it. This was not meant to be a slam on Dan. He made some nice moves to set Theo up. The HanRam signing, Fossum, Anibel Sanchez, and others allowed Theo to make the trades that brought us a ring.
Good point on Theo's early vs later overslot picks. The Sox lost many of their first picks due to FA signings. Theo was mostly cold to luke warm choices on his first and second picks (David Murphy, Matt Murton, Craig Hansen, Jed Lowrie, Michael Bowden, Jonathan Egan, Jason Place, Kris Johnson, Caleb Clay, N. Hagadone, Ryan Dent, H Morris, C Kelly, B Price, D Gibson, R Fuentes, & A Wilson, but did have some nice ones: Pedey (04), Ellsbury (05), Buch (05), Bard (06), Masterson (06). Also, several of these players, while not allstars, have been good role players.