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Draft Analysis, Part II

When analyzing thousands and thousands of players drafted, it gets to be cluttered. I’ve analyzed each position and separated out college, high school and junior college players by position. If I would just post numbers, it wouldn’t help anyone unless they really enjoy looking at numbers.
What I did was calculated the percentage of each position to reach each rating from 10-5 and also those that did not make it to the majors. Just for an example here is what I did for each position for each round from 1 thru 10. This is for 1st Round Catchers:
Rank 4-yr % HS % JC %
10 1 8.33% 1 7.14% 0 0.00%
9 3 25.00% 4 28.57% 0 0.00%
8 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
7 2 16.67% 2 14.29% 0 0.00%
6 1 8.33% 2 14.29% 0 0.00%
5 3 25.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
0 2 16.67% 5 35.71% 1 100.00%
12 14 1

As you can see, if I did this for each position and each round, it could get very overwhelming. What I did from this is use a weighted average of each percentage and each ranking. I took 8.33% and multiplied it by 10, then 25% times 9, and so on and added them to create a weighted average of what ranking to expect from each position in each round. It is still cluttered, but much more manageable. Using this method, one player won’t drastically alter any of the findings and it will show the regression of each position by round to show the likelihood of success of each position.

To see the chart go to MLB Bonus Baby


Here is the chart via google docs.


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Name POS Schools
1 Bryce Harper C Southern Nevada CC
2 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS
3 Anthony Ranaudo P LSU
4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
5 Nick Castellanos 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS, FLA
6 Bryce Brentz OF Middle Tennessee State
7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
8 Zack Cox 3B Arkansas
9 Austin Wilson OF Harvard-Westlake HS, CA
10 Deck McGuire RHP Georgia Tech
11 Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley HS, Bartow, Fla.
12 Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton
13 Matt Harvey P North Carolina
14 Levon Washington 2B/OF Chipola JC
15 Manny Machado SS Brito Prep, Miami
16 Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet HS, SEA
17 Chris Sale LHP Florida Gulf Coast
18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
19 Brandon Workman P Texas
20 Stetson Allie 3B St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio
21 Brian Ragira OF Martin HS, Arlington
22 Dylan Covey P Maranatha HS, Pasadena, CA
23 Derek Dietrich SS Georgia Tech
24 DeAndre Smelter P Tattnall Square GA
25 Kevin Gausman RHP Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo
26 Cameron Bedrosian P East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, GA
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