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A Look Back at Top 50 Prospects



With the Ike Davis trade market developing at a slower pace than a Barolo Colon inside-the-park-homer there's been lots of speculation around here about what constitutes a reasonable return for the enigmatic first-bagger.

Is a platoon OFer from Tampa fair? Not so fast says James Loney. A decent but non-top 100 arm like Tyler Thornburg from Milwaukee? Or will the return have to be a ballyhooed Top 50 prospect in order for Mets fans to hail Sandy the way they do Satin?

I'm not much for prognosticating but given lot's of talk in the comments section about Top 50 prospects I figured it was time to get a sense for what we might expect in the future if we were able to land one.

I looked at five years of Top 50 prospects for the years 1996-200 to eliminate guys that have not yet had a chance to establish themselves in the bigs. By using 2000 as the cutoff guys have had 14 full seasons to get to the bigs and have most, if not all, of their career in the record books.

My source was Baseball America's All Time Top 100 Prospects, which is a lot of fun to go through. I used BA because I couldn't find another "brand" name resource that went back that far. So if you have huge issues with BA's scouting bias you may find this exercise wanting.

After identifying the subset of the top 50 out of the top 100 I then looked up their career WAR number. I used fWAR for the position piece of the puzzle and bWAR for pitchers. While there's plenty of room to debate the merits of WAR, I had to pick some metric. I'd suggest it's a flawed but useful way to glean if a guy's a bust or not.

Since there were a bunch of players that were on the list during more than one season the original sample size of 250 was reduced to 174. So let's take a look.

Never Played

Neg fWAR

0-5 fWAR

5-10 fWAR

10-20 fWAR

20-30 fWAR

30-40 fWAR

40-50 fWAR

50+ fWAR

All n = 174

11 - 6.3%

36 20.7%

34 19.5%

23 13.2%

27 15.5%

17 9.8%

11 6.3%

6 - 3.4%

10 5.7%

Cum %

27%

46.5%

59.7%

75.2%

85%

91.3%

94.7%

100%

Pos Players n=106 -

3 - 2.8%

26 24.4%

18 16.9%

13 12.2%

13 12.2%

12 11.3%

7 - 6.6%

5 - 4.7%

9 8.5%

Cum %

27.2%

44.1%

56.3%

68.5%

79.8%

86.8%

89.6%

100%

Pitchers n = 68

6 - 8.8%

10 14.7%

16 23.5%

10 14.7%

14 20.6%

5 - 7.4%

4 5.9%

1 - 1.5%

1 1.5%

Cum %

23.5%

47%

61.7%

83.8%

91.1%

97%

98.5%

100%

You knew there'd be a few guys that flamed out and never made it to the bigs so that 6.3% number isn't a shock. And it's no surprise that pitchers who are vulnerable to career altering injuries are 3x more likely than position players to never make it to the bigs - 8.8% to 2.8%.

But the next column is the one that surprised me. One in five Top 50 prospects post a career negative WAR after reaching the bigs. Over 24% of position guys and nearly 15% of pitchers turn in below replacement level performances. When coupled with the guys that never even made it a full 27% of Top 50 prospects are complete flameouts. And if you want to say posting less than 10 career WAR is failure then you'll be disappointed by nearly 60% of Top 50 Prospects including 56% of position guys and 61% of pitchers.

So even after making the Top 50 prospect list there's still only a 40% chance that those players will post a 10 or more career fWAR. For a little perspective, Ike is at 5.5 career WAR so far, Daniel Murphy is at 9, Mike Pelfrey is 6.1 and David Wright's already above 50.

But not everyone disappointed. 15.5% managed to post career fWAR of 10-20. While not star-level that's a decent career. Position players in that grouping include Jay Payton (12.5), Nick Johnson (15.2), Sean Casey (16.1), Pat Burrell (18.5) and others.

Nearly 10% fell in the 20-30 WAR category (including position guys Trot Nixon, Jayson Werth, Josh Hamilton) and 15% posted above 30 WAR. Of the most valuable players 3.4% posted more than 40 WAR and 5.7% had monster careers exceeding 50 WAR.

So some really great players but still a huge miss rate. What if we look at the elite of the elite? The top 20 prospects. First we'll just look at position players.

Position Players

Never Played

Neg fWAR

0-5 fWAR

5-10 fWAR

10-20 fWAR

20-30 fWAR

30-40 fWAR

40-50 fWAR

50+ fWAR

Ranked 1-10 (n=25)

3 - 12%

2 - 8%

6 - 24%

2 - 8%

3 - 12%

3 - 12%

3 - 12%

3 - 12%

Cum R-L

20%

44%

52%

64%

76%

88%

100%

Ranked 11-20 (n=21)

3 - 14.3%

4 - 19%

2 - 9.5%

4 - 19%

2 - 9.5%

2 - 9.5%

0

4 - 19%

Cum R-L

33.3%

42.8%

61.8%

71.3%

80.8%

80.8%

100%

All 1-20 (n=46)

6 - 13%

6 - 13%

8 - 17.4%

6 - 13%

5 - 10.8%

5 - 10.8%

3 - 6.5%

7 - 15.2%

Cum %

26%

43.4%

56.5%

67.4%

78.3%

84.8%

100%

Starting with position players we find a pretty even dispersion at each WAR break - except for the heartening fact that the "never made it to the bigs" column is empty.

But a full 26% failed to post more than 5 career WAR and if you move the bar up to 10 WAR, over 4 in 10 again fail the test. And if you measure a successful Top 20 position prospect as posting at least 20 WAR then well over half (56.5%) are failures.

But there's some good upside. 43.5% manage to post at least 20 career fWAR, which is 12% higher than among all Top 50 guys. 32% break the 30 fWAR barrier and nearly 22% are true superstars that post career fWARs of 40 or more.

So for every five Top 20 prospects you grow you ought to get one superstar (40+ fWAR) out of the lot. In order to get a star 30+ guy you need to grow three of those top 20 guys and you ought to get just shy of one 20+ guy for every two Top 20 prospects you develop.

Pitchers on the other hand have a much lower ceiling.

Pitchers

Never Played

Neg fWAR

0-5 fWAR

5-10 fWAR

10-20 fWAR

20-30 fWAR

30-40 fWAR

40-50 fWAR

50+ fWAR

Ranked 1-10 (n=14)

3 - 21.4%

3 - 21.4%

1 - 7.1%

5 - 35.7%

2 - 14.3%

Cum R-L

42.8%

49.9%

85.6%

100%

Ranked 11-20 (n=12)

1 - 8.3%

2 - 16.7%

1 - 8.3%

2 - 16.7%

2 - 16.7%

2 - 16.7%

1 - 8.3%

1 - 8.3%

Cum %

25%

33%

50%

66%

83.3%

91.6%

100%

All 1-20 (n=26)

4 - 15.4%

0

5 - 19.2%

2 - 7.7%

7 - 26.9%

5 - 19.2%

2 - 7.7%

1 - 3.8%

1 - 3.8%

Cum %

34.6%

42.3%

69.2%

84.6%

92.3%

96.2%

100%

Even though we've moved from fWAR for position guys to bWAR for hurlers we probably need to slide our scale back a bit. We should keep in mind that a 20 bWAR pitcher is a pretty valuable asset.

The failure to ever play rate is higher among Top 20 pitchers than it is position guys by 15.4% - 0%. Though when you include negative fWAR guys for each the margin drops to 15.4% - 13%. But when you slide the benchmark up to surpassing 5 career bWAR 1 in 3 Top 20 pitchers fail the test as do nearly 43% of the guys that were once ranked Top 10 prospects!

If you think a guy's a bust if he doesn't break the 10 WAR mark then you'll be bummed 42.4% of the time and nearly 7 in 10 guys that were once ranked a Top 20 prospect can't break the 20 career WAR mark. Suddenly TINSTAAPP makes sense. A full 19.2% manage to post between 20-30 WAR, which is a very nice career, and about 15% have truly great careers where they post 30 or more bWAR.

When you zoom back out to all the Top 50 pitchers it's interesting to note that only 37 of the 67 pitchers wound up becoming starting pitchers in the bigs, 24 were predominantly relief pitchers and 6 never played in the bigs.

Here's the database I used if you want to see who panned out and who didn't.

Position players:

Year Ranked

Other Rankings

High Rank

Player/Team

Triple Slash/Games

Career fWAR

1996


6

6. Derek Jeter, ss, Yankees

.312/.381/.446, 2602 games played

73.7

1997

27

13

13. Scott Rolen, 3b, Phillies

.281/.364/.490, 2038 games played

70.1

1997

1

1

1. Andruw Jones, of, Braves

.254/.337/.486, 2196 games played

67.8

1997

30

3

30. Adrian Beltre, 3b, Dodgers

.282/.334/.478, 2276 games played

65.1

1999


14

14. Carlos Beltran, of, Royals

.283/.359/.496, 2064 games played

64.0

1996

38

29

29. Bobby Abreu, of, Astros

.292/.396/.477, 2347 games played

58.6

1997

9

2

2. Vladimir Guerrero, of, Expos

.318/.379/.553, 2147 games played

56.5

1999

37

13

13. Lance Berkman, of, Astros

.293/.406/.537, 1879 games played

55.8

1998

32, 16

11

11. Todd Helton, 1b, Rockies

.316/.414/.539, 2247 games played

55.7

1997


31

31. Mike Cameron, of, White Sox

.249/.338/.444, 1955 games played

49.7

1999


1

1. J.D. Drew, of, Cardinals

.278/.384/.489, 1566 games played

45.0

1997

10

6

6. Miguel Tejada, ss, Athletics

.285/.336/.456, 2171 games played

42.1

1997

36

10

10. Nomar Garciaparra, ss, Red Sox

.313/.361/.521, 1434 games played

41.6

1996


26

26. Jason Kendall, c, Pirates

.288/.366/.378, 2085 games played

40.2

2000

39

16

16. Alfonso Soriano, ss, Yankees

.272/.321/.504, 1908 games played

39.7

1998

26

5

5. Aramis Ramirez, 3b, Pirates

.285/.345/.501, 1924 games played

37.4

1997

47,41

15

15. Derrek Lee, 1b, Padres

.281/.365/.495, 1942 games played

36.0

1996


33

33. Edgar Renteria, ss, Marlins

.286/.343/.398, 2152 games played

35.7

1998


36

36. Troy Glaus, 3b, Angels

.254/.358/.489, 1537 games played

35.2

1999

30

3

3. Eric Chavez, 3b, Athletics

.268/.342/.476, 1571 games played

35.0

2000


8

8. Rafael Furcal, ss, Braves

.281/.346/.403, 1605 games played

33.6

2000


48

48. Jayson Werth, c, Orioles

.274/.367/.471, 1135 games played

29.2

1996


4

4. Darin Erstad, of, Angels

.282/.336/.407, 1654 games played

28.3

1999

43

28

28. Carlos Lee, 3b, White Sox

.285/.339/.483, 2099 games played

28.2

2000


13

13. Josh Hamilton, of, Devil Rays

.295/.354/.530, 888 games played

26.2

1998

42, 11

2

42. Paul Konerko, 1b, Dodgers

.281/.356/.491, 2268 games played

26.0

1997


27

27. Carlos Guillen, ss, Astros

.285/.355/.443, 1305 games played

25.9

2000


4

4. Vernon Wells, of, Blue Jays

.270/.319/.459, 1731 games played

24.6

1996


49

49. Geoff Jenkins, of, Brewers

.275/.344/.490, 1349 games played

24.6

1996


39

39. Trot Nixon, of, Red Sox

.274/.364/.464, 1092 games played

22.0

1996


46

46. Shannon Stewart, of, Blue Jays

.297/.360/.430, 1386 games played

21.8

1998

20, 19

19

19. Richard Hidalgo, of, Astros

.269/.345/.490, 987 games played

21.6

1998


12

12. Mark Kotsay, of, Marlins

.276/.332/.404, 1914 games played

20.0

2000


36

36. Milton Bradley, of, Expos

.271/.364/.440, 1042 games played

19.3

1997

23

12

12. Jose Cruz, of, Mariners

.247/.337/.445, 1388 games played

18.9

2000

19

2

2. Pat Burrell, 1b/of, Phillies

.253/.361/.472, 1640 games played

18.5

1999


49

49. Ronnie Belliard, 2b, Brewers

.273/.338/.415, 1484 games played

17.7

1996


50

50. Richie Sexson, 1b, Indians

.261/.344/.507, 1367 games played

17.2

2000

36

18

18. Michael Cuddyer, 3b, Twins

.277/.345/.462, 1370 games played

16.3

1998


20

20. Sean Casey, 1b, Indians

.302/.367/.447, 1405 games played

16.1

1996


30

30. Jermaine Dye, of, Braves

.274/.338/.488, 1763 games played

15.3

2000

18

5

5. Nick Johnson, 1b, Yankees

.268/.399/.441, 832 games played

15.2

1997


29

29. Dmitri Young, 1b, Cardinals

.292/.351/.475, 1364 games played

13.0

1999


46

46. Joe Crede, 3b, White Sox

.254/.304/.444, 888 games played

12.9

1996

34

21

21. Jay Payton, of, Mets

.279/.323/.425, 1259 games played

12.5

1998

29

26

26. Russell Branyan, 3b, Indians

.232/.329/.485, 1059 games played

10.8

2000


38

38. Felipe Lopez, ss, Blue Jays

.264/.333/.391, 1185 games played

9.9

2000

16

3

3. Corey Patterson, of, Cubs

.252/.290/.400, 1230 games played

9.7

1997

27

7

7. Todd Walker, 3b, Twins

.289/.348/.435, 1288 games played

9.5

1999

48

17

17. Alex Gonzalez, ss, Marlins

.246/.290/.396, 1600 games played

9.4

1997

8

5

5. Travis Lee, 1b, Diamondbacks

.256/.337/.408, 1099 games played

7.2

1998


15

15. Juan Encarnacion, of, Tigers

.270/.317/.441, 1259 games played

7.0

1998

37, 18

1

1. Ben Grieve, of, Athletics

.269/.367/.442, 976 games played

6.6

2000


31

31. Jack Cust, of, Diamondbacks

.242/.374/.439, 670 games played

6.5

1996


43

43. Alex Ochoa, of, Mets

.279/.344/.422, 807 games played

6.1

1999


6

6. Michael Barrett, 3b/c, Expos

.263/.320/.422, 1054 games played

5.9

1998

37

33

33. Eli Marrero, c, Cardinals

.243/.303/.411, 724 games played

5.6

2000


7

7. Sean Burroughs, 3b, Padres

.278/.335/.355, 528 games played

5.3

1999


34

34. Gabe Kapler, of, Tigers

.268/.329/.420, 1104 games played

5.1

1996


44

44. Todd Hollandsworth, of, Dodgers

.273/.328/.439, 1118 games played

4.9

1998


14

14. Brad Fullmer, 1b, Expos

.279/.336/.486, 807 games played

4.9

1996

40, 9

3

3. Ruben Rivera, of, Yankees

.216/.307/.393, 662 games played

4.9

1997


24

24. Jose Guillen, of, Pirates

.270/.321/.440, 1650 games played

4.5

1996

24, 49

10

10. Ben Davis, c, Padres

.237/.306/.366, 486 games played

4.1

1997


42

42. Kevin Orie, 3b, Cubs

.249/.320/.389, 316 games played

3.1

1999


43

43. Mitch Meluskey, c, Astros

.283/.386/.449, 155 games played

2.3

1996


17

17. Rey Ordonez, ss, Mets

.246/.289/.310, 973 games played

1.5

1998


46

46. Ricky Ledee, of, Yankees

.243/.325/.412, 855 games played

1.2

1999

34

11

11. Alex Escobar, of, Mets

.258/.328/.415, 125 games played

1.2

1998


21

21. Darnell McDonald, of, Orioles

.250/.314/.397, 331 games played

1.1

1999


30

30. Carlos Febles, 2b, Royals

.250/.328/.354, 506 games played

1.0

2000


44

44. Matt LeCroy, c, Twins

.260/.326/.440, 476 games played

0.5

1999


22

22. Dernell Stenson, of, Red Sox

.247/.333/.420, 37 games played

0.5

2000


35

35. Ben Petrick, c, Rockies

.257/.336/.448, 240 games played

0.4

1996


13

13. Derrick Gibson, of, Rockies

.286/.327/.449, 17 games played

0.2

1999


41

41. Angel Pena, c, Dodgers

.209/.256/.326, 71 games played

0.1

2000


50

50. Steve Lomasney, c, Red Sox

.000/.000/.000, 1 games played

0.1

1996


47

47. Brooks Kieschnick, of, Cubs

.248/.315/.444, 260 games played

-0.1

1999


38

38. Calvin Pickering, 1b, Orioles

.223/.329/.428, 95 games played

-0.1

2000


17

17. Chin-Feng Chen, of, Dodgers

.091/.200/.091, 19 games played

-0.1

2000


24

24. Drew Henson, 3b, Reds

.111/.111/.111, 8 games played

-0.1

1997


48

48. Ron Wright, 1b, Pirates

.000/.000/.000, 1 games played

-0.1

1997


36

36. Juan Melo, ss, Padres

.077/.077/.077, 11 games played

-0.2

1998


42

42. A.J. Hinch, c, Athletics

.219/.280/.356, 350 games played

-0.4

2000

50

26

26. Michael Restovich, of, Twins

.239/.313/.377, 152 games played

-0.5

1999


48

48. Julio Ramirez, of, Marlins

.167/.216/.229, 84 games played

-0.6

1999

46

26

26. George Lombard, of, Braves

.220/.281/.340, 144 games played

-0.8

2000


30

30. Abraham Nunez, of, Marlins

.209/.288/.308, 136 games played

-0.9

2000


21

21. Gookie Dawkins, ss, Reds

.163/.241/.204, 55 games played

-0.9

1999


8

8. Pablo Ozuna, ss, Marlins

.282/.318/.359, 309 games played

-1.2

2000


42

42. Choo Freeman, of, Rockies

.225/.296/.333, 151 games played

-1.3

1998


34

34. Mike Caruso, ss, White Sox

.274/.302/.339, 281 games played

-1.4

1997


50

50. Hiram Bocachica, ss, Expos

.215/.272/.355, 272 games played

-1.4

2000

17, 9

6

6. Ruben Mateo, of, Rangers

.250/.303/.386, 295 games played

-1.6

2000


23

23. Eric Munson, 1b/c, Tigers

.214/.289/.394, 361 games played

-1.8

1996


28

28. Donnie Sadler, ss, Red Sox

.202/.262/.284, 418 games played

-2.0

1997


49

49. Wilton Guerrero, 2b, Dodgers

.282/.308/.369, 678 games played

-2.3

1998

37, 33, 21, 13

13

13. Chad Hermansen, 2b, Pirates

.195/.255/.329, 189 games played

-2.6

1997


33

33. Neifi Perez, ss, Rockies

.267/.297/.375, 1403 games played

-2.8

1998


35

35. Ryan Minor, 3b, Orioles

.177/.228/.259, 142 games played

-2.8

1996

20

7

7. Karim Garcia, of, Dodgers

.241/.279/.424, 488 games played

-3.9

1999


40

40. Peter Bergeron, of, Expos

.226/.303/.308, 308 games played

-4.1

2000

32

11

11. Dee Brown, of, Royals

.233/.280/.333, 271 games played

-4.4

1998


31

31. Cesar King, c, Rangers



1997


40

40. Jackson Melian, of, Yankees



1996


31

31. Jaime Jones, of, Marlins



Starting Pitchers

Year Ranked

Prior Rank

Rnk

2000 ↑


Career fWAR

1999

23, 38

12

12. Roy Halladay, rhp, Blue Jays

203-105, 3.38 ERA, 416 games played

65.6

1997

15

14

14. Bartolo Colon, rhp, Indians

189-128, 3.94 ERA, 411 games played

44.6

1997


28

28. Chris Carpenter, rhp, Blue Jays

144-94, 3.76 ERA, 350 games played

35.5

2000


41

41. Barry Zito, lhp, Athletics

165-143, 4.02 ERA, 430 games played

33.9

2000


19

19. Josh Beckett, rhp, Marlins

132-100, 3.94 ERA, 315 games played

33.5

1996


11

11. Jason Schmidt, rhp, Braves

130-96, 3.96 ERA, 323 games played

31.7

2000

21

20

20. A.J. Burnett, rhp, Marlins

147-132, 3.99 ERA, 375 games played

27.0

1997

16, 4

3

3. Kerry Wood, rhp, Cubs

86-75, 3.67 ERA, 446 games played

26.7

1996


8

8. Livan Hernandez, rhp, Marlins

178-177, 4.44 ERA, 519 games played

25.2

2000


32

32. Jon Garland, rhp, White Sox

136-125, 4.37 ERA, 365 games played

22.2

2000

27

12

12. Mark Mulder, lhp, Athletics

103-60, 4.18 ERA, 205 games played

19.6

1999

22

5

5. Brad Penny, rhp, Diamondbacks

119-100, 4.26 ERA, 341 games played

19.5

1997


25

25. Matt Morris, rhp, Cardinals

121-92, 3.98 ERA, 307 games played

18.3

1996


18

18. Chan Ho Park, rhp, Dodgers

124-98, 4.36 ERA, 476 games played

18.2

1998

17

9

9. Carl Pavano, rhp, Expos

108-107, 4.39 ERA, 302 games played

17.0

1996


35

35. Jeff Suppan, rhp, Red Sox

140-146, 4.70 ERA, 448 games played

15.8

1998


25

25. Eric Milton, lhp, Twins

89-85, 4.99 ERA, 271 games played

15.8

1999

16

10

10. Matt Clement, rhp, Padres

87-86, 4.47 ERA, 238 games played

13.6

1998

8

7

7. Kris Benson, rhp, Pirates

70-75, 4.42 ERA, 206 games played

13.2

1999

27

4

4. Bruce Chen, lhp, Braves

80-76, 4.49 ERA, 385 games played

11.6

1998


37

37. Rolando Arrojo, rhp, Devil Rays

40-42, 4.55 ERA, 158 games played

9.8

1999


31

31. Odalis Perez, lhp, Braves

73-82, 4.46 ERA, 252 games played

8.8

2000


27

27. Tony Armas, rhp, Expos

53-65, 4.65 ERA, 185 games played

8.3

2000


14

14. Kip Wells, rhp, White Sox

69-103, 4.71 ERA, 296 games played

7.2

1996


25

25. Jeff D'Amico, rhp, Brewers

0-1, 9.22 ERA, 7 games played

5.9

2000


28

28. Ramon Ortiz, rhp, Angels

87-86, 4.95 ERA, 303 games played

5.6

2000

41, 45, 15

10

10. John Patterson, rhp, Diamondbacks

18-25, 4.32 ERA, 88 games played

5.5

1997

34

22

22. Jaret Wright, rhp, Indians

68-60, 5.09 ERA, 226 games played

4.7

2000

18, 2

1

1. Rick Ankiel, lhp, Cardinals

13-10, 3.90 ERA, 51 games played

3.5

1996


38

38. Jimmy Haynes, rhp, Orioles

63-89, 5.37 ERA, 227 games played

2.9

1998


28

28. Scott Elarton, rhp, Astros

56-61, 5.29 ERA, 232 games played

2.8

1996


2

2. Paul Wilson, rhp, Mets

40-58, 4.86 ERA, 170 games played

2.7

1996


5

5. Alan Benes, rhp, Cardinals

29-28, 4.59 ERA, 115 games played

1.3

1998

44

22

22. Brian Rose, rhp, Red Sox

15-23, 5.86 ERA, 68 games played

0.3

2000

20

15

15. Matt Riley, lhp, Orioles

5-4, 5.99 ERA, 26 games played

0.0

1997


45

45. Joe Fontenot, rhp, Giants

0-7, 6.33 ERA, 8 games played

-0.6

2000


40

40. Chris George, lhp, Royals

14-20, 6.48 ERA, 47 games played

-0.7









Relievers


1996


48

48. Ugueth Urbina, rhp, Expos

44-49, 3.45 ERA, 583 games played

31.2


14

14. Billy Wagner, lhp, Astros

47-40, 2.31 ERA, 853 games played

27.7

2000

41

29

29. Francisco Cordero, rhp, Rangers

47-53, 3.38 ERA, 800 games played

16.9

1999


45

45. Octavio Dotel, rhp, Mets

59-50, 3.78 ERA, 758 games played

15.7

2000


49

49. Eric Gagne, rhp, Dodgers

33-26, 3.47 ERA, 402 games played

11.7

1999

32, 39

23

23. Braden Looper, rhp, Marlins

72-65, 4.15 ERA, 670 games played

7.2

2000


39

39. Danys Baez, rhp, Indians

40-57, 4.25 ERA, 533 games played

5.8

1999


33

33. Billy Koch, rhp, Blue Jays

29-25, 3.89 ERA, 379 games played

5.5

1999


44

44. Jason Grilli, rhp, Giants

21-27, 4.17 ERA, 384 games played

4.2

1997

47

39

39. Kevin McGlinchy, rhp, Braves

7-3, 2.75 ERA, 74 games played

1.5

1996


19

19. Rocky Coppinger, rhp, Orioles

17-11, 5.47 ERA, 82 games played

1.3

1997


46

46. Chris Reitsma, rhp, Red Sox

32-46, 4.70 ERA, 338 games played

1.0

1998


29

29. Grant Roberts, rhp, Mets

4-4, 4.25 ERA, 76 games played

0.9

1997


43

43. Felix Heredia, lhp, Marlins

28-19, 4.42 ERA, 511 games played

0.5

1998


44

44. Luis Rivera, rhp, Braves

1-0, 1.23 ERA, 6 games played

0.4

1997

50

47

47. Willie Martinez, rhp, Indians

0-0, 3.00 ERA, 1 games played

0.1

1999


25

25. Ryan Bradley, rhp, Yankees

2-1, 5.68 ERA, 5 games played

-0.1

2000


25

25. Wilfredo Rodriguez, lhp, Astros

0-0, 15.00 ERA, 2 games played

-0.1

1999


35

35. Rob Bell, rhp, Reds

34-37, 5.71 ERA, 151 games played

-0.3

1999

45

42

42. Chad Hutchinson, rhp, Cardinals

0-0, 24.75 ERA, 3 games played

-0.5

1998


24

24. Matt Anderson, rhp, Tigers

15-7, 5.19 ERA, 257 games played

-0.6

1996


40

40. Marty Janzen, rhp, Blue Jays

6-7, 6.39 ERA, 27 games played

-0.6

2000


47

47. Jason Standridge, rhp, Devil Rays

3-9, 5.80 ERA, 80 games played

-0.7

1996


24

24. Jim Pittsley, rhp, Royals

7-12, 6.02 ERA, 81 games played

-1.1








Never played





2000


43

43. Wes Anderson, rhp, Marlins



1999

23

7

7. Ryan Anderson, lhp, Mariners



1997

32, 6

4

4. Matt White, rhp, Devil Rays



1997


35

35. Mike Drumright, rhp, Tigers



1996


12

12. Matt Drews, rhp, Yankees



1996


45

45. Andy Yount, rhp, Red Sox



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