Wed. Jun 26th, 2019

Best Draft Picks for Each MLB Team

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With the MLB Draft coming up Monday, June 3rd, we take a look back at each team’s best draft picks.

Arizona Diamondbacks

-1B Paul Goldschmidt (Drafted in the 8th Round of the 2009 Draft)

Career Numbers: 41.3 WAR, 1241 Hits, 220 HR, .296 AVG., 745 Runs, 736 RBI’s, 124 SB

Career Accolades: six-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove Winner, four-time Silver Slugger Winner, 2013 Home Run and RBI Leader.

Atlanta Braves

-P Tom Glavine (Drafted in the 2nd Round of the 1984 Draft)

Career Numbers: 80.7 WAR, 305 Wins, 3.54 ERA, 2607 Strikeouts, 1.31 WHIP

Career Accolades: 2014 Hall Of Fame inductee, 10-time All-Star, 1995 World Series Champion, two-time Cy Young Award Winner, 1995 World Series MVP, four-time Silver Slugger Winner, five-time NL Wins Leader, Braves Hall Of Fame and retired #47 For Braves.

Baltimore Orioles

-SS / 3B Cal Ripken Jr. (Drafted in the 2nd Round of the 1978 Draft)

Career Numbers: 95.9 WAR, 3185 Hits, 431 HR, .276 AVG., 1647 Runs, 1695 RBI’s, 36 SB

Career Accolades: 2007 Hall Of Fame inductee, 19-time All-Star, 1983 World Series Champion, two-time AL MVP, AL Rookie Of The Year, two-time Gold Glove Winner, eight-time Silver Slugger Winner, 1992 Roberto Clemente Winner, Orioles Hall Of Fame and retired #8 For Orioles.

Boston Red Sox

-3B Wade Boggs (Drafted in the 7th Round of the 1976 Draft)

Career Numbers: 91.4 WAR, 3010 Hits, 118 HR, .328 AVG., 1513 Runs, 1014 RBI’s, 24 SB

Career Accolades: 2005 Hall Of Fame inductee, 12-time All-Star, 1996 World Series Champion, two-time Gold Glove Winner, eight-time Silver Slugger Winner, five-time AL Batting Champion, Boston Red Sox Hall Of Fame and retired #26 for Red Sox and #12 For Rays.

Chicago Cubs

-1B Mark Grace (Drafted in the 24th Round of the 1985 Draft)

Career Numbers: 46.4 WAR, 2445 Hits, 173 HR, .303 AVG., 1179 Runs, 1146 RBI’s, 70 SB

Career Accolades: three-time All-Star, 2001 World Series Champion and four-time Gold Glove Winner.

Chicago White Sox

-1B Frank Thomas (Drafted in the 1st Round of the 1989 Draft)

Career Numbers: 73.9 WAR, 2468 Hits, 521 HR, .301 AVG., 1494 Runs, 1704 RBI’s, 32 SB

Career Accolades: 2014 Hall Of Fame inductee, five-time All-Star, two-time AL MVP, four-time Silver Slugger Winner, 1997 AL Batting Champion, retired #35 for White Sox.

Cincinnati Reds

-C Johnny Bench (Drafted in the 2nd Round of the 1965 Draft)

Career Numbers: 75.2 WAR, 2048 Hits, 389 HR, .267 AVG., 1091 Runs, 1476 RBI, 68 SB
Career Accolades: 1989 Hall Of Fame inductee, 14-time All-Star, two-time World Series Champion, two-tIme NL MVP, World Series MVP, NL Rookie of The Year, 10-time Gold Glove Winner, two-time NL Home Run Champion, three-time NL RBI Champion, Reds Hall Of Fame and retired #5 for Reds.

Cleveland Indians

-1B Jim Thome (Drafted in the 13th Round of the 1989 Draft)

Career Numbers: 72.9 WAR, 2328 Hits, 612 HR, .276 AVG., 1583 Runs, 1699 RBI’s, 19 SB

Career Accolades: 2018 Hall Of Fame inductee, five-time All-Star, Silver Slugger Winner, 2006 AL Comeback Player Of the Year, 2002 Roberto Clemente Award, 2003 NL Home Run Leader, Indians Hall Of Fame, retired #25 for Indians and Phillies Wall Of Fame.

Colorado Rockies

-1B Todd Helton (Drafted in the 1st Round of the 1995 Draft)

Career Numbers: 61.2 WAR, 2519 Hits, 369 HR, .316 AVG., 1401 Runs, 1406 RBI’s, 37 SB

Career Accolades: five-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove Winner, four-time Silver Slugger Winner, 2000 NL Hank Aaron Winner, 2000 MLB Batting Champion and RBI Champion, and retired #17 for Rockies.

Detroit Tigers

-P Justin Verlander (Drafted in the 1st Round of the 2004 Draft)

Career Numbers: 66.5 WAR, 213 WIns, 3.35 ERA, 2809 Strikeouts, 1.14 WHIP

Career Accolades: seven-time All-Star, World Series Champion, 2011 AL MVP, 2011 AL Cy Young Winner, 2006 AL Rookie Of The Year, 2017 ALCS MVP, two-time MLB Wins Leader, 2011 AL ERA Leader, five-time AL Strikeout Champion, two no-hitters.

Houston Astros

-2B Craig Biggio (Drafted in the 1st Round of the 1987 Draft)

Career Numbers: 65.5 WAR, 3060 Hits, 291 HR, .381 AVG., 1844 Runs, 1175 RBI’s, 414 SB

Career Accolades: 2015 Hall Of Fame inductee, seven-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove Winner, five-time Silver Slugger Winner, 2007 Roberto Clemente Winner, 1994 NL Stolen Base Champion, Astros Hall Of Fame and retired #7 For Astros.

Kansas City Royals

-3B / 1B George Brett (Drafted in the 2nd Round of the 1971 Draft)

Career Numbers: 88.7 WAR, 3154 Hits, 317 HR, .305 AVG., 1583 Runs, 1596 RBI’s, 201 SB

Career Accolades: 1999 Hall Of Fame inductee, 13-time All-Star, 1985 World Series Champion, 1980 AL MVP, 1985 ALCS MVP, 1985 Gold Glove Winner, three-time Silver Slugger Winner, three-time AL Batting Champion, Royals Hall Of Fame and retired #5 for Royal.

Los Angeles Angels

OF Mike Trout (Drafted in the 1st Round of the 2009 Draft)

Career Numbers: 68 WAR, 1237 Hits, 253 HR, .306 AVG., 832 Runs, 682 RBI’s, 195 SB

Career Accolades: seven-time All-Star, two-time AL MVP, 2012 AL Rookie Of The Year, six-time Silver Slugger Winner, 2014 Hank Aaron Winner, 2014 AL RBI Champion, 2012 AL Stolen Base Champion.

Los Angeles Dodger

-P Orel Hershiser (Drafted in the 17th Round of the 1979 Draft)

Career Numbers: 56 WAR, 204 Wins, 3.48 ERA, 5 Saves, 2014 Strikeouts, 1.26 WHIP

Career Accolades: three-time All-Star, 1988 World Series Champion, 1988 NL Cy Young Winner, 1988 World Series MVP, two-time LCS MVP, 1988 Gold Glove WInner, 1993 Silver Slugger Winner, 1988 NL Wins Leader and MLB Record 59 consecutive scoreless inning.

Miami Marlins

∫-OF Giancarlo Stanton (Drafted in the 2nd Round of the 2007 Draft)

Career Numbers: 39.7 WAR, 1126 Hits, 305 HR, .268 AVG., 679 Runs, 41 SB

Career Accolades: four-time All-Star, 2017 NL MVP, two-time Silver Slugger Winner, two-time Hank Aaron Winner, two-time NL Home Run Champion and 2017 NL RBI Champion.

Milwaukee Brewers

-3B / 2B Paul Molitor (Drafted in the 1st Round of the 1977 Draft)

Career Numbers: 75.7 WAR, 3319 Hits, 234 HR, .306 AVG., 1782 Runs, 1307 RBI, 504 SB

Career Accolades: 2004 Hall Of Fame, seven-time All-Star, World Series Champion, World Series MVP, four-time Silver Slugger, Brewers Walk Of Fame, Retired #4 for Brewers.

Minnesota Twins

-OF Kirby Puckett (Drafted in the 1st Round of the 1982 Draft)

Career Numbers: 51.1 WAR, 2304 Hits, 207 HR, .318 AVG., 1071 Runs, 1085 RBI’s, 134 SB

Career Accolades: 2001 Hall Of Fame, 10-time All-Star, two-time World Series Champion, ALCS MVP, six-time Gold Glove Winner, six-time SIlver Slugger, Roberto Clemente Winner, AL Batting Champion, AL RBI Champion, Twins Hall Of Fame, Retired #34 For Twins.

New York Mets

-P Dwight Gooden (Drafted in the 1st Round of the 1982 Draft)

Career Numbers: 52.9 WAR, 194 WIns 3.51 ERA, 3 Saves, 2293 Strikeouts, 1.25 WHIP

Career Accolades: four-time All-Star, three-time World Series Champion, NL Cy Young Winner, NL Rookie Of The Year, Silver Slugger Winner, MLB Wins Leader, MLB ERA Winner, two-time MLB Strikeout Winner, Pitchers 1 No-Hitter, Mets Hall Of Fame.

New York Yankees

-SS Derek Jeter (Drafted in the 1st Round of the 1992 Draft)

Career Numbers 72.4 WAR, 3465 Hits, 260 HR, .310 AVG., 1923 Runs, 1311 RBI’s, 358 SB

Career Accolades: 14 Time All-Star, five-time World Series Champion, World Series MVP, AL Rookie Of the Year, five-time Gold Glove Winner, Roberto Clemente Winner, two-time Hank Aaron Winner, Retired #2 For Yankees.

Oakland Athletics

-OF Rickey Henderson (Drafted in the 4th Round of the 1976 Draft)

Career Numbers: 111.2 WAR, 3055 Hits, 297 HR, .279 AVG., 2295 Runs, 1115 RBI’s, 1406 SB

Career Accolades: 2009 Hall Of Fame, 10 Time All-Star, two-time World Series Champion, AL MVP, ALCS MVP, Gold Glove Winner, three-time Silver Slugger Winner, 12 Time AL Stolen Base Champion, A’s Hall Of Fame, Retired #24 For A’s

Philadelphia Phillies

– 3B/SS Mike Schmidt (Drafted in the 2nd Round of the 1971 Draft)

Career Numbers: 106.8 WAR, 2234 HIts, 548 HR, .267 AVG., 1506 Runs, 1595 RBI’s, 174 SB

Career Accolades: 1995 Hall Of Fame, 12 Time All-Star, World Series Champion, 3 Time NL MVP, World Series MVP, 10 Time Gold Glove Winner, 6 Time Silver Slugger Winner, 8 Time NL Home Run Champion, 4 Time NL RBI Leader, Phillies Wall Of Fame, Retired #20 for Phillies

Pittsburgh Pirates

-OF Barry Bonds (Drafted in the 1st Round of the 1985 Draft)

Career Numbers: 162.8 WAR, 2935 Hits, 762 HR, .298 AVG., 2227 Runs, 1996 RBI’s, 514 SB

Career Accolades: 14 Time All-Star, seven-time NL MVP, eight-time Gold Glove Winner, 12 Time Silver Slugger Winner, three-time Hank Aaron Winner, two-time NL Batting Champion, two-time NL Home Run Champion, NL RBI Champion, Giants Hall Of Fame, Retired #25 For Giants.  MLB Record for Career Home Runs (762), Home Runs In A Season (73), Career Walks (2,558) and Walks In A Season (232)

San Diego Padres

-OF Tony Gwynn (Drafted in the 3rd Round of the 1981 Draft)

Career Numbers: 69.2 WAR, 3141 Hits, 135 HR, .338 AVG., 1383 Runs, 1138 RBI’s 319 SB

Career Accolades: 2007 Hall Of Fame, eight-time NL Batting Champion, 15-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glove Winner, seven-time Silver Slugger Winner, Roberto Clemente Winner, Padres Hall Of Fame, Retired #19 for Padres.

San Francisco Giants

-1B Will Clark (Drafted in the 1st Round of the 1982 Draft)

Career Numbers: 56.5 WAR, 2176 Hits, 284 HR, .303 AVG., 1186 Runs, 1205 RBI’s, 67 SB

Career Accolades: six-time All-Star, NLCS MVP, Gold Glove Winner, two-time Silver Slugger Winner, NL RBI Champion, Giants Hall Of Fame.

Seattle Mariners

-OF Ken Griffey Jr. (Drafted in the 1st Round of the 1987 Draft)

Career Numbers: 83.8 WAR, 2781 Hits, 630 HR, .284 AVG., 1662 Runs, 1836 RBI’s, 184 SB

Career Accolades: 2016 Hall Of Fame, 14-time All-Star, AL MVP, 10-time Gold Glove Winner, 7-time Silver Slugger WInner, 4-time AL Home Run Champion, AL RBI Champion, Mariners and Red Hall Of Fame, Retired #24 with Mariners.

St. Louis Cardinals

-1B Albert Pujols (Drafted in the 13th Round of the 1999 Draft)

Career Numbers: 100.1 WAR, 3121 Hits, 642 HR, .301 AVG., 1794 Runs, 2008 RBI’s, 111 SB

Career Accolades: 10-time All-Star, 2-time World Series Champion, 3-time NL MVP, Rookie Of The Year, NLCS MVP, 6-time SIlver Slugger, 2-time Gold Glove Winner, 2-time Hank Aaron Winner, NL Batting Champion, 2-time NL Home Run CHampion, NL RBI Champion.

Tampa Bay Rays

-P David Price (Drafted in the 1st Round of the 2007 Draft)

Career Numbers: 39.3 WAR, 145 Wins, 3.24 ERA, 1906 Strike Outs, 1.14 WHIP

Career Accolades: Five-time All-Star, World Series Champion, AL Cy Young Winner, AL Wins Leader, two-time AL ERA Leader, MLB Strikeout Leader.

Texas Rangers

-Kenny Rogers (Drafted in the 39th Round of the 1982 Draft)

Career Numbers: 50.4 WAR, 219 Wins, 4.27 ERA., 28 Saves, 1968 Strikeouts, 1.40 WHIP

Career Accolades: Four-time All-Star, World Series Champion, five-time Gold Glove Winner, Pitched A Perfect Game, Rangers Hall Of Fame.

Toronto Blue Jays

-P Roy Halladay (Drafted in the 1st Round of the 1995 Draft)

Career Numbers: 64.3 WAR, 203 Wins, 3.38 ERA., 1 Save, 2117 Strikeouts, 1.17 WHIP

Career Accolades: 2019 Hall Of Fame, eight-time All-Star, two-time Cy Young Winner, two-time MLB Wins Leader, Pitched a perfect game, pitched a no-hitter in the postseason.  Retired #32 for Blue Jays.

Washington Nationals

-OF Bryce Harper (Drafted in the 1st Round of the 2010 Draft)

Career Numbers: 28.4 WAR, 974 Hits, 194 HR, .277 AVG., 643 Runs, 562 RBI’s, 77 SB

Career Accolades: Six-time All-Star, NL MVP, NL Rookie Of The Year, Silver Slugger WInner, Hank Aaron Winner, NL Home Run Champion.


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