When you look at the list of players that fill all the minor league rosters, you might wonder where they all came from, and what their chances are of making it to The Show.
I made up a presentation recently that looked at the top ten draft picks of the Red Sox and their high priced foreign signings for the past ten years. Included was some of the players that were missed by Boston.
In 2007 for example, Boston drafted Nick Hagadone with the 55th pick from the University of Washington (later traded with Justin Masterson to Cleveland), and then took Ryan Dent at number 62 out of high school where he hit two home runs in two years.
Since then Dent has advanced to AA, never reaching double digits in home runs and having an OPS in the .600′s. His chance of ever reaching Boston are about 2%.
Boston could have selected Giancarlo Stanton, who was picked by the Marlins with the 84th selection.
2007 wasn’t a total bust for Boston, as two high school kids drafted were Will Middl...