This is the fourth and last post of my review of the Brewers past 20 drafts. Check out my previous post for years 2021 - 2016, years 2008 - 2015, and for years 2002 - 2007.
What was the best draft of the last 20 years? That is not easy to judge since some of those players are still playing and could continue to improve and put up impressive stats. I’m using career WAR as one way to evaluate the players. Is a draft successful if only one or two stars make it? The team still has to fill ou
This is the third part of my review of the Brewers past 20 drafts. Check out my previous post for years 2008 - 2015 and from years 2002 - 2007. Quite a few poor drafts and trades at the major league level left the minors in rough shape. By 2014, Baseball America ranked the Brewers minors 29th overall. As you can see from my last post, not a whole lot of help came from these last few years. Let’s pickup where I left off and discuss the 2015 season, where Ray Montgomery made his first selecti
This is the second part of my review of the Brewers past 20 drafts. Check out my previous post for years 2002 - 2007. Let’s continue with the 2008 draft, the last of scouting director Jack Zduriencik with the Brewers.
Note: In parentheses are their career WAR as calculated by Baseball Reference.
2008, draft order 16th, 54 players selected, 4 comp picks
All Star - Jake Odorizzi (13.9)
Regular - Brett Lawrie (15.6)
Role - Logan Schafer (0), Rob Wooten (-0.3), Lucas
I compiled data on each of the last 20 drafts to see how many players reached the majors and how they fared. It was interesting to see how few players made it. In this blog, I will evaluate each draft by career WAR of the players and by a somewhat subjective evaluation of talent as described below.
All Star - Player made the MLB All star team
Regular - Player was a starter for at least two years
Role Player - Part time player
Callup - Player had limited playing time