Wednesday, January 19, 2011
First Round Picks- Where are they now? by Nyaggie
Season 1: New York New York Yankees and coach SWINGINWOOD made SS Corky Grant the first player drafted in Doubleday. After signing a RL contract w/ a $4.1mil bonus he hit .409 with 3 HRs and 31 RBIs in 20 games. Corky was trade to Toledo in season 4 where he made his ML debut. Appearing in 24 games, he hit .158 in 38 ABs. Currently playing for the Helena Fruit Pickers he has a lifetime BA of .288 with 143 HRs and 499 RBIs in six ML seasons.
Season 2: San Juan Senators and coach mrtheedge selected SS Rafael Seanez with the #1 pick in season 2. After signing a RL contract w/ a $4mil bonus he hit .339 with 6 HRs and 51 RBIs in 44 games between the RL and Low A. After being traded to Montreal during season 3, Rafael made his ML debut appearing in 7 games but only hitting .154 in 13 ABs. In the off-season he was traded to Baltimore and sent back to the minors for the all of season 4. Rafael was brought back up to the bigs at the start of season 5 where he appeared in 122 games hitting 22 HRs and 71 RBIs while hitting .321. Currently still playing for the Baltimore Lords he has a lifetime BA of .263 with 119 HRs and 450 RBIs in six ML seasons.
Season 3: New York Highlanders and coach jt3 selected P Jimmy Paul with the #1 pick in season 3. After signing a RL contract w/ a $4mil bonus he went 9-7 with 110 Ks and a 1.78 ERA in 16 games. After spending the next two seasons in the minors, Jimmy made his ML debut in season 6 where he went 14-10 with a 4.32 ERA while striking out 139. Currently playing for the Columbus Blue Birds, Jimmy has a career record of 68-60 w/ 4 complete games and 746 Ks.
Season 4: mjmage and the Pittsburgh Crawfords selected 2B Quilvio Javier with the #1 pick in season 4. After signing a RL contract w/ a $4mil bonus he hit .336 with 7 HRs and 73 RBIs in 69 games. Called up during season 7, Quilvio appeared in 45 games hitting .319 with 6 HRs and 23 RBIs. After 3 ML seasons, Quilvio has collected 700 hits w/ 81 HRs and 351 RBIs. He has also stolen 107 bases in 136 attempts.
Season 5: reggiedeal and the Monterrey Gray Ghosts selected 1B Harold Burrell with the #1 pick in season 5. After signing a RL contract w/ a $4mil bonus he hit .350 with 26 HRs and 83 RBIs in 76 games between the RL and Low A. After only 2 ½ seasons in the minors Harold made his ML debut while still playing in Monterrey where he hit 18 HRs and 50 RBIs while batting .266 in 76 games. He has hit 211 HRs and 524 RBIs w/ .309 and an OPS 1.015 in 3 ML seasons.
Season 6: The El Paso Sun Kings and coach dublinuf made P Norm Corino the #1 pick in season 6. After signing a RL contract w/ a $5.9mil bonus he went 10-1 with 94 Ks and a 1.57 ERA in 14 games at the Low A level. Norm was promted to the ML during season 10 where he had a 14-11 record with 179 Ks and a 3.92 ERA. I the equivalent of one full ML season he has gone 19-13 with 239 Ks and a 3.72 ERA.
Season 7: The Colorado Grizzlies and coach ice_rat selected P Niko Barry as the #1 pick in season 7. After signing a RL contract w/ a $4mil bonus he went 10-3 with 103 Ks and a 2.83 ERA in 14 games between the RL and Low A. Niko made his ML debut during season 9 starting 18 games w/ a 7-8 record and 5.81 ERA. He was sent back down to AAA to start season 10 but brought back up after 3 starts and had a record of 4-12. After one full ML season Niko has a career record of 14-26 with a 6.20 ERA.
Season 8: CF J.B. Bradford was selected #1 in season 8 by the Monterrey Mustangs and coach bballc. After signing a RL contract w/ a $4mil bonus he hit 30 HRs and 106 RBIs while batting .361 in 80 games at the Low A level. J.B. made his ML debut this season and has hit .336 while hitting 8 HRs and 21 RBIs in 29 games.
*Number of ML seasons based on full seasons played
* Season 9 and 10 #1 picks have not played in majors
Posted by Tomhighway at 3:42 PM