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2009 MLB Draft

John Sickels looked where did major league starters with 10 or more Win Shares last year originated from:

65 Starters Total

22 First Round Picks                34%
7 Second Round Picks              11%
7 Third to Fifth Round Picks    11%
9 Sixth to 10th Round Picks      14%
10 11th round or later Picks       15%
10  Free Agents                         15%

24 High School Pitchers               37%
8   Junior College Pitchers            12%
23  Four-Year College Pitchers     35%
8   Latin American Free Agents    12%
2   Japanese Free Agents                4%

same thing for major league relievers with 10 or more Win Shares in 2008:

21 pitchers

4 1st round Picks                          19%
1 2nd round Pick                            5%
3 3rd- 5th round Picks                   14%
1 6th -10th round Pick                     5%
3 11th round+  Picks                     11%
9 Free Agents                               44%

3 High School Picks                     14%
1 Junior College Pick                      5%
8 Four-Year College Picks           38%
7 Latin Free Agents                      33%
1 Taiwan Free Agent                       5%
1 Australian Free Agent                  5%

 

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