Re: thanks Theo
posted at 7/18/2013 9:48 AM EDT
In response to crazyworldoftroybrown's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
Although Theo didnt draft Lester or Youk, he has had some very good draft results. Id say he accomplished what he said he was going to to with the farm system. BC was right there and somehow involved in those moves too since hes been here from 1999 to present, starting out in scouting and development and working his way to GM.
Jonathaqn Papelbon (FA), David Murphy (traded) 2003
Dustin Pedroia, Cla Meredith (traded) 2004 class
Jacoby Ellsbury, Clay Buchholz, Jed Lowrie (traded), Craig Hanson (traded), Michael Bowden (traded) 2005
Daniel Bard, Ryan Kalish, and Justin Masterson (traded) 2006
Will Middlebrooks, and Anthony Rizzo (traded) 2007
Lavarnway, Ryan Westmorland, and Vasquez, Casey Kelly(traded) 2008
Alex Wilson, Shannon Wilkerson, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Alex Hassan, Reymond Fuentes(traded) 2009
Bryce Brentz, Anthony Ranaudo, Brandon Workman, Sean Coyle, Garin Cecchini, Chris Hernandez, Keith Couch 2010
Matt Barnes, Blake Swihart, Henry Owens, Jackie Bradley Jr., Noe Ramirez, Mookie Betts, Cody Kukuk, Travis Shaw, Matty Ott, David Chester
Thats a partial list of names of the players that Theo drafted. Obviously its not all of them. Its the ones we know well, ones that we are just now getting to know, and a few we should be learning about very soon. Also a few that we have traded away that have gone on to, or about to start their MLB career in another city.
Id say he did what he said he set out to do in regards to stocking the farm system. Thanks Theo for some pretty spectacular drafts.
Sorry disagree with you, about spectacular Drafts.
We agree to disagree. Maybe our views of spectactlular are different when judging draft classes. With such a low rate of success when it comes to prospects, I think Theo&Co. did a great job evaluating top round AND lower round talent. The success rate, IMO, was high when he was here, and the 2010, 2011 classes look like they will produce a few more valuable players.