Sunday, June 6, 2010

Rays Draft History and WAR - Part 2
In Part 2 lets take a look at how the Rays fare against the rest of the AL East in total accumulated WAR by draft picks from 1996 to 2009. The same caveats about WAR and my methodology apply here as in Part 1.

Total WAR by draft picks from the 1996 draft through the 2009 draft:
Rank  Team                  WAR
1st   Toronto Blue Jays   197.7
2nd   Boston Red Sox      191.6
3rd   Baltimore Orioles   123.3
4th   Tampa Bay Rays      118.0
5th   New York Yankees     49.8
In light of the number of great young (drafted) players the Rays already have at the major league level and the strength of the farm system, I think they will move up in the rankings over the next few years.

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