Flashback: 2035/2045 Amateur Drafts
#1
10 seasons back:
http://register.weaverball.com/transacti...?year=2045
- Should Have Been #1: CF Hugh Dolan, drafted 4th by CHR
- Draft Bust: RHP Lucas Baird, drafted by SYD
- Steal Of The Draft: 1B John Mercer, drafted by VCM

20 seasons back:
http://register.weaverball.com/transacti...?year=2035
- Should Have Been #1: RHP Dan Beam, drafted 24th by MLN
- Draft Bust: C Deacon French, drafted by RIO
- Steal Of The Draft: RHP Charlie Duryea, drafted 56th by NY
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#2
I’d say Fausto Obertan was the bust of the 2045 draft. 17 y/o pitcher taken w the #1 overall pick, AS/EN/CO top out at 55/52/45. Does have pitch ratings in the 80’s and did have a good season in limited innings in 2053, but that was a massive blown opportunity for a #1 overall.

Moral of the story: Think twice before drafting 17 year olds high in the draft. Unless I’m picking right after you.

Jim
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#3
Man, that 2035 draft was pretty much ugly all around.

Jim
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#4
(08-24-2018, 07:56 AM)nynukes Wrote: I’d say Fausto Obertan was the bust of the 2045 draft. 17 y/o pitcher taken w the #1 overall pick, AS/EN/CO top out at 55/52/45. Does have pitch ratings in the 80’s and did have a good season in limited innings in 2053, but that was a massive blown opportunity for a #1 overall.

Moral of the story: Think twice before drafting 17 year olds high in the draft. Unless I’m picking right after you.

Jim

Yup I'll own that....one of my first drafts....had a bunch of talented guys coming up the pipe and instead of grabbing best player in the draft I tried to address my pitching....thought at 17 he'd blossom into a lights out closer...didn't realize that AS never really improves much.

I was able to deal him though and got something useful in return.
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#5
(08-24-2018, 10:47 AM)volcano Wrote:
(08-24-2018, 07:56 AM)nynukes Wrote: I’d say Fausto Obertan was the bust of the 2045 draft. 17 y/o pitcher taken w the #1 overall pick, AS/EN/CO top out at 55/52/45. Does have pitch ratings in the 80’s and did have a good season in limited innings in 2053, but that was a massive blown opportunity for a #1 overall.

Moral of the story: Think twice before drafting 17 year olds high in the draft. Unless I’m picking right after you.

Jim

Yup I'll own that....one of my first drafts....had a bunch of talented guys coming up the pipe and instead of grabbing best player in the draft I tried to address my pitching....thought at 17 he'd blossom into a lights out closer...didn't realize that AS never really improves much.

I was able to deal him though and got something useful in return.

Yeah I took a chance on him. Traded 39 yo Leo Stromme for Obertan and Gerber. Not a bad return for stromme who retired after one year on the islands.

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#6
As we all know, I've had some major busts in the ammy draft, but 2045 was one that I got right. 3B Heizo Yoshida was a solid pick at #3 who became one of the key pieces in bringing SS Paul Blaisedell to Entebbe (after I missed out on him by one slot). After winning ROY in 2053 with Cozumel, Yoshida recently returned to Entebbe when the Mayans' contention window closed. Not a superstar by any means, but a guy who hits and runs well at a premium position. I'll take it.
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#7
holy crap didnt realize i drafted the Deacon that high. Yeah, definately a bust.
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