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2000 Draft results - Each team's drafted player who played in the most games

This began as a look at the Mariners early 2000s draft success. Starting, obviously, in the year 2000, I noted that their entire 2000 draft only played in 333 total games, split between six players. Of the six players that played in the majors, they averaged 55.5 total games. Of the 47 drafted players, that's an average of seven career MLB games each. Which is horrible. I wanted to see how other teams fared, and so I made this table, including only players who were signed in the 30th round or earlier.

It turns out that of signed players, the Mariners were second to last in most games played by a player with 28 games played. The Orioles ranked last with zero, but, not really, because they drafted a few players after round 30 who played more games than Jamal Strong did. Other than that, nothing else is really too interesting about this, but I thought maybe somebody would want to see this data. Interpret anything you want from it.

Games Teams Player Round Signed Notes
1210 Nationals Jason Bay 22nd round, 645 overall Signed
1192 Phillies Chase Utley 1st round, 15 overall Signed
1186 Braves Adam LaRoche 29th round, 880 overall Signed
1176 Marlins Adrian Gonzalez 1st round, 1st overall Signed
1155 Royals David DeJesus 4th round, 104 overall Signed
1082 Cardinals Yadier Molina 4th round, 113 overall Signed
1064 Angels Aaron Hill 7th round, 200th overall Did not sign Mike Napoli (727 games) did sign
977 Pirates Jose Bautista 20th round, 599 overall Signed
945 Brewers Corey Hart 11th round, 321 overall Signed
939 Padres Xavier Nady 2nd round, 49 overall Signed
937 Rangers Edwin Encarnacion 9th round, 274 overall Signed
932 Rockies Clint Barmes 10th round, 287 overall Signed
930 Diamondbacks Ian Kinsler 29th round, 879 overall Did not sign Brian Bruney (273 games) did sign
904 Red Sox Freddy Sanchez 11th round, 332 overall Signed
894 Twins Jason Kubel 12th round, 342 overall Signed
871 Astros Michael Bourn 19th round, 577 overall Did not sign Chad Qualls (597 games)did sign
654 Indians Ryan Church 14th round, 426 overall Signed
519 Rays Rocco Baldelli 1st round, 6th overall Signed Luke Scott was drafted in 45th round and did not sign and has played in more games
485 White Sox Michael Morse 3rd round, 82 overall Signed
353 Dodgers Joel Hanrahan 2nd round, 57th overall Signed
344 Giants Jason Ellison 22nd round, 661 overall Signed
321 Tigers Nook Logan 3rd round, 78th overall Signed
259 Blue Jays Vinnie Chulk 12th round, 358 overall Signed
249 Cubs Bobby Hill 2nd round, 43 overall Signed
190 Mariners Jason Hammel 23rd round, 686 overall Did not sign Jamal Strong (28 games) did sign
188 Athletics Freddie Bynum 2nd round, 60th overall Signed
101 Reds Dustin Moseley 1st round, 34 overall Signed
90 Mets Billy Traber 1st round, 16th overall Signed
60 Yankees Sean Henn 26th round, 788th overall Signed
0 Orioles Nobody 0 Nobody signed and played a game in less than 30 rounds Kurt Birkins (33rd round) played in 60 games
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