Monday, August 27, 2007

Baseball Re-Draft

What if...after the 2007 baseball season, every Major League team was forced to release all of its players and start anew. All players (well, everyone in the world, for that matter) would be placed into a draft pool, and teams would draft a new squad to lead their city and their franchise to World Series glory. This will never happen, of course, but what if it did? I think the first round might go a little something like this.
Teams in semi-random order.

Pick. Team - Player (Age at start of 2008 season)
1. Devil Rays - Albert Pujols (28)
2. Royals - Alex Rodriguez (32)
3. Pirates - Hanley Ramirez (24)
4. Giants - David Wright (25)
5. Brewers - Grady Sizemore (25)
6. Reds - Jose Reyes (24)
7. Orioles - Chase Utley (29)
8. Nationals - Miguel Cabrera (24)
9. Rangers - Johan Santana (29)
10. Blue Jays - Ryan Howard (28)
11. Padres - Ryan Braun (24)
12. Mariners - Vladimir Guerrero (32)
13. Rockies - Matt Holliday (28)
14. Astros - Jake Peavy (26)
15. Phillies - Mark Teixeira (27)
16. A's - Jimmy Rollins (29)
17. Twins - Carlos Beltran (30)
18. White Sox - Brandon Webb (28)
19. Tigers - Russell Martin (24)
20. Indians - Victor Martinez (29)
21. Marlins - Carl Crawford (26)
22. Diamondbacks - Adam Dunn (28)
23. Dodgers - Prince Fielder (23)
24. Braves - Alex Gordon (24)
25. Mets - Justin Upton (20)
26. Cardinals - Felix Hernandez (21)
27. Cubs - Dan Haren (27)
28. Angels - Tim Lincecum (23)
29. Red Sox - David Ortiz (32)
30. Yankees - Troy Tulowitzki (23)