View Full Version : Oakland's top pitcher Harden was 17th rounder

08-19-2005, 02:57 PM
from 2000. This should show that high picks don't turn out all the time. Tons of Royals high picks have flopped. Wish those picks would have been BATS . Maybe a higher percentage proven product from them.


08-19-2005, 03:09 PM
I'm not sure what this proves other than all of our picks have sucked.

08-19-2005, 03:18 PM
I meant to add the Royals shouldn't have taken pitchers in the first round. But you would think Allaird 'the new gm' would make a difference . His first few drafts he takes pitching and bombs. Colt Griffin. Risky high school pitching.

Bats are more proven and get called up faster.

08-19-2005, 03:36 PM
This sort of "draft and follow" thing does occur alot. The Royals drafted a pretty good potential prospect in about the same draft position by the name of Bristow. We won't actually sign him however, unless something crazy happens. (Gordon goes back to Nebraska, etc.)

08-19-2005, 03:58 PM
Will this make us feel better Monday when the team no longer owns Gordon's rights?

08-19-2005, 05:34 PM
I'm not sure what this proves other than all of our picks have sucked.It proves that Sabermetrics works.

08-19-2005, 05:35 PM
YOu guys have a good chance against the A's.

I predict, that the A's will scatter 10 hits and score 2 runs.

08-19-2005, 07:14 PM