Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Dave Cameron of FanGraphs had an interesting post last week in which he discussed the value of draft picks. Considering how much emphasis our front office, and many in the fan base, now place on draft picks, it certainly piqued my interest. About half way through his extensive and well-reserached post (all of Cameron’s posts are extremely well researched) he gave an example of all the 11th overall picks in the draft since 2000. Coincidentally, that’s exactly where the Mets select in this June’s First Year Player Draft. Check out what Just as an example, let’s take the 11th pick in the draft since the turn of the century. This is the best possible pick that can be surrendered as compensation for signing a free agent. From 2000 to 2012, those picks have been: 2000: Dave Krynzel 2001: Kenny Baugh 2002: Jeremy Hermida 2003: Michael Aubrey 2004: Neil Walker 2005: Andrew McCutchen 2006: Max Scherzer 2007: Phillippe Aumont 2008: Justin Smoak 2009: Tyler Matzek 2010: Deck McGuire 2011: Geor...
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