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Article: What Would Happen If MLB Held An Expansion Draft?

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#41 dxpavelka

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 11:36 AM

The only strong disagreement I'd have would be Kohl Stewart.He's still a 21 year old 1st round draft pick with a career minor league ERA under 3.Those don't grow on trees.

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 11:51 AM

For the first 2 rounds, I wouldn't be protecting any relievers.  Each team is drafting 28 players apiece and more than likely going for upside.  I protect the position players and starters.  You get 3 more protections after Round 1 and 2.

This makes sense. Then from the original 15 you could consider exposing maybe Chargois, Rogers or Pressly, or some combination, though I would still protect Burdi.

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#43 Seth Stohs

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 12:00 PM

For a little perspective, here is a page which shows all of the players selected in the 1997 draft. 

 

https://en.wikipedia...expansion_draft

 

 


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 12:01 PM

 

This makes sense. Then from the original 15 you could consider exposing maybe Chargois, Rogers or Pressly, or some combination, though I would still protect Burdi.

 

I just think the game has changed. Teams now need starters to go 6 innings and then turn it over to the bullpens. I think May and Pressly and Chargois and Burdi can be dominant bullpen arms. May and Pressly already are pretty close to that. And, like I wrote, I think May could still move to starting, but they just have to commit to that.

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#45 Seth Stohs

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 12:01 PM

 

The only strong disagreement I'd have would be Kohl Stewart.He's still a 21 year old 1st round draft pick with a career minor league ERA under 3.Those don't grow on trees.

 

I can't disagree with that, and if I replaced someone to add him it would likely be Taylor Rogers. 

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#46 FormerMinnasotan

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 12:21 PM

1.Jose Berrios
2.Max Kepler
3.Byron Buxton
4.Jorge Polanco
5.Miguel Sano
6.Joe Mauer
7.JT Chargios
8.Trevor May
9.Nick Gordon
10.Fernando Romero
11.Eddie Rosario
12.Nick Burdi
13.Brian Dozier
14.Stephen Gonsalves
15.Kohl Stewart

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 12:34 PM

just picking a nit.I wouldn't protect anyone I didn't fear would get drafted, and even though Mauer is Mr. Twin, I don't think anyone is picking up that contract. 


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 12:38 PM

 

just picking a nit.I wouldn't protect anyone I didn't fear would get drafted, and even though Mauer is Mr. Twin, I don't think anyone is picking up that contract. 

 

In this Hypothetical you have no choice, he has to be one of the 15 protected since he has a no move clause.  

 

FWIW, the same goes for the Hockey expansion draft.  I believe the Wild have no choice but to protect Parise and Suter, whether they believe the expansion team would take on their contracts or not

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 12:42 PM

 

 

3. Sano  - terrible defensively but maybe slightly above average offensively

Maybe?

 

That probably the most pessimistic projection for Sano that I've read.


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 01:24 PM

 

For a little perspective, here is a page which shows all of the players selected in the 1997 draft. 

 

https://en.wikipedia...expansion_draft

At the start of the conversation I thought each team only protecting 15 players would leave some pretty good players for the expansion teams.  After checking that list from 1997, I was mistaken.  Not very many players that had long (or successful) major league careers.


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 03:40 PM

 

just picking a nit.I wouldn't protect anyone I didn't fear would get drafted, and even though Mauer is Mr. Twin, I don't think anyone is picking up that contract. 

 

No one would, but as written in the article and throughout the comments, that's not why he's included.


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 03:45 PM

At the start of the conversation I thought each team only protecting 15 players would leave some pretty good players for the expansion teams.  After checking that list from 1997, I was mistaken.  Not very many players that had long (or successful) major league careers.

I also didn't see them drafting prospects from below AAA, though I didn't search exhaustively. That seems like the direction I would go after about my first 10 picks. Instead they were focusing on guys with at least a little bit of MLB experience.

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 05:36 PM

 

At the start of the conversation I thought each team only protecting 15 players would leave some pretty good players for the expansion teams.  After checking that list from 1997, I was mistaken.  Not very many players that had long (or successful) major league careers.

Try the 1992 expansion draft for the Marlins and Rockies. Some better players, including a future Hall-of-Famer (more likely than not but no guarantee) and some other interesting guys, like a young Joe Girardi.

 

https://en.wikipedia...expansion_draft

 

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