The average draft pick placement for season MVP 2004-2007: 37th Pick (2008 equiv. – Jason Bay)
The average draft pick placement for season Cy Young 2004-2007: 32nd Pick (2008 equiv.- Jason Marquis)
Draft Day, which is arguably the most exciting day of the season, has come and gone. How much can be determined by the 1st 5 picks? History has shown that you are most likely to get to the World Series if your first 5 picks perform as they would be expected to. There have been 5 drafts, 4 seasons completed, and 1 supplemental draft. That leaves 3 clean drafts with complete seasons. In each of those 3 World Series, the winner’s first 5 picks performed better than the other team’s first 5. The best drafts with respect to the performance of the first 5 draft picks:
1. Happy Slappers ’04 (Lopez MVP, Hudson Cy Young, Prior 4th in Cy Young) WS Champ
2. Banida Bison ’06 (Sheets 3.47 ERA, Bonds .328, 4, 22, 4) WS Champ
3. Curb Dogs ’04 (Zito 3.98, Sabathia 2.93, Padilla 3.32) Wild Card
4. Sand Bitches ’05 (Gagne 8 Sv, Santana 3.24, Loaiza 3.04) WS Champ
Whose 1st 5 will fair the best in ’07?
Jerry Ted Brian
2007 2007 2007
Bobby Abreu Miguel Tejada Hideki Matsui
Sean Casey Carlos Beltran Scott Williamson
Carl Pavano Mark Grudzielanek Manny Ramirez
Matt Clement Larry Walker Aramis Ramirez
Johnny Damon Jose Hernandez Ted Lilly
Brian Ted Jon Bart
2004 2004 2004 2004
Albert Pujols Jason Schmidt Pedro Martinez Todd Helton
Tim Hudson Roy Halladay Esteban Loaiza Barry Zito
Javy Lopez Eric Gagne Barry Bonds Corey Koskie
Mark Prior Johan Santana Edgar Renteria CC Sabathia
Billy Wagner Roy Oswalt Richie Sexson Vicente Padilla
2005 2005 2005 2005
Javy Lopez Eric Gagne Eddie Guardado CC Sabathia
Albert Pujols Roy Oswalt Dan Miceli Todd Helton
Mark Prior Jose Reyes Juan Pierre Vicente Padilla
Tim Hudson Johan Santana Edgar Renteria Jose Guillen
Barry Zito Esteban Loaiza Rod Beck Shigetoshi Hasegawa
2006 2006 2006 2006
Johan Santana Ben Sheets Randy Johnson Adrian Beltre
Ichiro Suzuki Kiko Calero Oliver Perez Odalis Perez
Melvin Mora Travis Hafner Brad Lidge Jake Peavy
Roger Clemens Adam Dunn Carlos Zambrano Doug Davis
Carlos Guillen Barry Bonds Jason Schmidt Bronson Arroyo
fellas, as i visit the eye doctor and get a knife put in my eye Friday at 5:00 then eat Mexican food with the McCulloughs before they move to St. George at 7:15 then drive to Twin Falls Idaho at 8:45 to sleep in a tent trailer with 6 humans and 342 flies, i will be thinking of ptp incessantly and considering the fact that the season is won and lost with the final 10 picks of a draft.
With the 2008 Davis PTP League Draft in full swing, the time is now to officially announce that returning manager Jerry Ockey’s franchise will be known this year as The Gary-Hairys and will play their games in historic Fenway Park.
With respect to the name, team linguist Brian Wangsgaard had this to say, “When the phrase Gary-Hairy first inexplicably escaped my lips during a wicked game of Smear the Queer some 20 years ago, little did I know that one day it would serve as the moniker of this proud franchise. No doubt it will now be spoken in reverential tones in clubhouses across the land. It will be shouted from the rooftops by myriads of exhuberant fans. And, it will be cursed and feared by many.” Indeed.
And, with the first part of the draft in the books, Gary-Hairy anticipation is at a fever pitch. However, veteran managers Utley and Karren showed why they are world champs with many a deft pick and a wise decision.
The teams are forming, the lines are being drawn. Soon, the ptp hounds will be released….