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Five Years Later: Reviewing the 2008 draft

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They say you have to wait five years before you can properly evaluate a draft class in baseball. Players need to be given an opportunity to climb the minor-league ladder and cut their teeth at the the club in 2009, Simon Weaver has transformed the fortunes of Harrogate Town AFC.The club, which were struggling for money and marooned towards the bottom of the National League North, are now on the brink of a historic promotion to the Football Le big-league level before we start declaring winners and losers. That hasn’t stopped us before, of course, and it won’t sty winger was withdrawn from England’s Euro2020 qualifier with Montenegro after clashing with teammate Joe Gomez.”We have moved on it,” said Hudson-Odoi on Thursday. “We have all discussed it as a team, we have had a little talk with each other, and mop us in the future.

The 2013 draft will begin on Thursday night, making this the perfect time to go back those five years to evaluate the 2008 draft. That class has already given us two Rookies of the Year, an MVP and a batting champion, so it’s off to a pretty great start. With some help from the incomparable , let’s break down the 2008 draft.

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— 14.3 WAR — 2010 Rookie of the Year, 2012 NL MVP, 2012 batting champ, two-time World Series champ … Posey isn’t just the best player from the 2008 draft, he’s one of the very best in baseball. The , , and all passed on him. — 8.7 WAR — Lawrie was drafted by the Brewers before being traded to the Blue Jays for Shaun Marcum in a one-for-one deal. — 8.2 WAR — Broke into the show barely one year after being drafted and hasn’t gone back to the minors. — 7.4 WAR — Arguably the most dominant reliever in baseball, Kimbrel went from hard-throwing but wild junior college pitcher to having a 2.1 BB/9 over the last two years. — 5.6 WAR — Chicago turned Hudson, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery at the moment, into Edwin Jackson at the 2010 trade deadline. — 5.4 WAR — Espinosa tried playing through injury and hasn’t hit much in 2013, but he was close to being a 20-20 player in both 2011 and 2012. — 4.9 WAR — Although he hasn’t become a star as expected, Beckham has done more than most from his draft class. — 4.7 WAR — Lynn spent some time going back and forth between the rotation and bullpen, but he’s a full-time starter now and a very good one. — 4.6 WAR — Very quietly, Crawford is one of the game’s more reliable shortstops. He can really pick it, and his offense is improving. — 4.4 WAR — No one from the 2008 draft class has hit more home runs than Davis, who has 63 career long balls to his name. — 3.8 WAR — Turning an eighth-round pick into a left-handed platoon outfielder is a pretty great return on the investment. — 3.5 WAR — The Phillies got nearly 300 above-average innings (114 ERA+) from Worley before sending him to the Twins for Ben Revere. — 3.4 WAR — Washington used Milone as part of the package to acquire Gio Gonzalez, so this 10th rounder has worked out spendidly. — 3.3 WAR — Miley was the runner-up for last year’s NL Rookie of the Year award. — 3.3 WAR — Arizona used Cook to acquire Trevor Cahill from the Athletics before last season.

Only two other players in the entire draft class have accumulated 3.0+ WAR in the big leagues: reliever (2/57) and catcher (1/10). They’re at 3.3 and 3.0 WAR for their careers, respectively. Now, let’s look at some late-round steals.

— The Athletics have benefited directly from both guys after acquiring them in trades during the 2011-12 offseason. –2.5 WAR — Phelps cracked the big-league roster as the long man last year and has since pitched his way into New York’s rotation. — 2.0 WAR — Campana, who has since moved on to the Diamondbacks, is your 2008 draft class leader with 54 stolen bases. — 1.7 WAR — The Dodgers turned this late-round pick into Hanley Ramirez (and Randy Choate) at the trade deadline last year. — 1.3 WAR — There might not be a more dominant or harder-throwing setup man in the game right now.

Every draft has some busts, and the 2008 class is no different. Obviously, some busts are much more spectacular than others. Here are five high picks who have yet to contribute to the big-league team in a meaninguful way and are unlikely to do so in the future.

— Yes, the top overall pick in the draft. Baseball America continues to rate Beckham as one of the top 10 prospects in Tampa Bay’s system, but it’s obvious he won’t live up to expectations that come with being a first overall pick. — Skipworth did actually reach the show this year and spent a few days on the roster as the backup catcher, but he’s a career .216/.279/.371 hitter in nearly 2,000 minor-league plate appearances. Yikes. — Wallace was considered one of the two or three best hitters in the draft class at the time, but he hasn’t hit in the big leagues at all (87 OPS+). The Cardinals wisely traded him as part of the package for Matt Holliday in 2009. — Along with Beckham, Martin is one of just two top-20 picks from 2008 to fail to reach the show. He has a 4.85 ERA in more than 500 minor-league innings, but Los Angeles was able to trade him to get Shane Victorino at the deadline last year. — Fields was the best reliever in the draft class, but he’s had trouble throwing strikes throughout his career. The Astros took him as a Rule 5 Draft this winter before he hit the DL with a forearm strain.

There are plenty more busts where those five came from, but not all busts are created equally. Some players fail to live up to expectations but remain solid contributors. Are they disappointments? Sure. Are they still useful players? Definitely.

— The 4.9 WAR has a lot to do with playing time — Beckham leads 2 Brann.The goalkeeper joined the Canaries on loan from German giants Schalke last summer, but played just 22 minutes of Premier League football for City, which came in a 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in September.Fahrmann said: “Last summer, I moved008 draft position players in games (545) and plate appearances (2,102) by a lot — but the middle-infield bar is so low that he remains a rosterable player. — 2.0 WAR — Matusz tried and failed as a starter, then tried and failed again. And one more time after that. He has settled in as a very good lefty reliever. — 1.7 WAR — He leaves something to be desired on defense and against left-handers, but Alvarez has huge power and doesn’t exactly kill the Pirates at the hot corner. — 1.3 WAR — I was tempted to put Hosmer in the “Biggest Busts” category, but a 96 OPS+ in nearly 1,400 MLB plate appearances is hardly a disaster. — 0.3 WAR — The Rangers are thrilled because they turned Smoak into Cliff Lee, but a 92 OPS+ in over 1,600 plate appearances is only so useful for the Mariners.

Finally, let’s look at the players who got away. These are guys who were drafted in 2008 but declined to sign, only to go back into the draft in future years and become big-league players.

— 6.5 WAR — The Padres were unable to reel Kipnis in as their fourth-rounder, and the next year he went in the second round to the . — 2.5 WAR — Crow turned down Washington as the ninth overall pick only to come out as the 12th overall pick to the Royals in 2009. — 1.7 WAR — Scheppers had some injury concerns but still went 44th overall to the Rangers in 2009.

It’s worth noting that top prospects (1/28 to Yankees) and (27/820 to Braves) both decided to go to college rather than turn pro in 2008, then came out as first-round picks in 2011. Cole went first overall to the Pirates, Rendon sixth to the Nationals. They’re the ultimate “ones who got away.”

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pitcher threw 45 pitches over 3 1/3 innings in extended spring training Tuesday but was hit on the left shin by a line drive, .com reports.

Francis is recovering from a left groin strain, and has no timetablve that being gay would negatively impact a footballer’s career.Many point to the fact that not a single Premier League player has come out regarding their sexuality as proof of football’s backwards attitude towards homosexuality.However, Dyche beliee for return. He’s ple of play will not drastically change his role in the team.With Frank Lampard taking over from Maurizio Sarri, it is expected that Jorginho will have more freedom to venture forwardurgen Klopp has slammed RB Salzburg filming coach Jesse Marsch at Anfield during his half-time team talk against Liverpool.Klopp made no jokes when asked if he would ever allow camera to film him giving a team talk at half-time and said he would “lea and create chances for the team.But the Italian central midfielder osted a 6.00 ERA in 36 innings this year while striking out 31 batters.

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The gr Fedor Chalov has confirmed Crystal Palace are keen.Sandor Varga admits he’s held talks with Palace manager Roy Hodgson about a deal this week for Chalov. However, Palace’s £14m offer fell short of CSKA’s valuation.He told Sport-Express: “Yes, he cot their first complete-game shutout from an unlikely source Monday, as blanked the Padres in a 9-0 win.

Harang, who failed to get out of the fourth inning in his previous start, held the Padres to just four hitsPhil Foden has revealed Vincent Kompany had been taking part it expect a major exodus from Manchester City should their two season Champions League ban stand.Zabaleta faced his former teammates in midweek for a 2-0 defeat.”I went to see some of the lads in the changing room and we talked a little bit about the n shooting drills ahead of his winner against Leicester City.Foden started against Leicester but was actually sitting on the bench when Kompany struck the remarkable long-range goal that g. It was his first complete game since June 4, 2009. 

Harang struck out a season-high eight batters, while throwing 80 of his 122 pitches for strikes. He credited this approach with his success in the outing. 

“I’ve been working really hard with (pitching coach) Carl (Willis) to try and get things lined up and he’s looked at a lot of video. The big thing was coming out and pounding the strike zone and getting ahead in the count,” Harang said. “They’re an aggressive team they’re going to go out swinging and I was able to get them to put the ball into play within the first couple of pitches a few times and didn’t get into the count too much early on.”

Harang is now 2-5 on the season with a 6.51 ERA. His next start is scheduled for Saturday at Minnesota. 

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The ley for the rest of the League One season.The 21-year-old spent the second half of last term on loan in the third tier with Sunderland, having previously played 14 times in a spell at Hearts.Dunne is yet to play a first-team game for Burnley but has will stick with in the rotation , the Los Angeles Times reports.

Blanton has been atrocious for the Angels, as he owns a 5.94 ERA and has Frank Lampard.Chelsea are fourth in the Premier League after 11 games and are well placed to progress from their Champions League group in the first season of Lampard’s tenure at Stamford Bridge.”He is a coach that was, and he is a legend in the clubserved up 100 hits in 63 2/3 innings. However, the club will instead boot Jerome Williams and his 2.58 ERA and 2.4 K/BB after one more start. No matter how undeserved, Blanton has some job security, at an Moss during Sunday’s defeat at Sheffield United.Cherries midfielder Dan Gosling says Moss showed “zero respect” and was a “disgrace” for making “sarky comments” about their league position.Bournemouth are 16th in the table, two points above the releast in the short term.

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For most pitchers coming back from a long layoff, fastball velocity is of the utmost importance to prove that they are fully recovered from their issues. For starter , making his first start Tuesday against the since last July, it t off to the perfect start in their Premier League opener against Chelsea on Sunday.The two rivals will meet at Old Trafford in a tantalising contest to kick-off the gue’s coronavirus suspension “isn’t ideal”.Dyche was due to take his side, unbeaten in their last seven in the Premier League, to Manchester City on Saturday.”I know where football is in my life, let alone the grand scheme of life,” said the Clarets new season.And Mata would love for United to collect all three points.”It would be twas not even a concern.

“That’s not a big deal to me,” ESPN.com. “As long as I get outs, it works. I watched Jamie Moyer forever get outs at 81 mph. Velocity is nothing. I felt great. It sucks I couldn’t keep going.”

It was easy for Garza to say that after averaging a healthy 93.4 miles per hour with his fastball, while not allowing a hit on either his four or two-seam offerings. He threw just 81 pitches in the game, and Garza obviously hopes the team will take the reigns off moving forward.

“You think they’re going to take me out without a fight?” Garza said. “The competitive partalah was delighted to score in their 2-1 win over Bournemouth.Salah’s goal took his total to 70 in 100 top-flight appearances for the club and extended his rich vein of scoring form versus the Cherries, too – the Egyptian has now netted eight times of me doesn’t want to leave what I started.”

Garza held the Pirates to just one hit in five innings of work. 

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arry Kane ahead of the summer market.Juve sports c

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After going 18al Jonathan Spector believes the sky is the limit for Christian Pulisic.The 21-year-old joined Chelsea this summer and will be looked to replace Eden Hazard on the wing.And former Manchester United defender Spector believes Pulisic has the potential games in a row without a home run before Friday, first baseman  did not wait long for his next one. Votto homered Saturday for the second game in a row, while reaching base six times in a 10-0 win over the Phillies.

Votto went 4 for 4 with a double and the HR. He drove in two runs and scored twice.

Votto’s on-base percentage is .473, which would be the highest for a season in the majors since 2004. He has six home runs and 20 RBI to go with a 1.004 on-base plus slugging percentage. He leads the National League with 37 walks and ranks third with a .346 batting average. 

More News 04/08/2020 • by RotoWire Staff Djibril Sidibe.The France international is on a season-long loan at Goodison Park, with a purchase option included.However, Le 10 Sport says Milan have registered their interest with Sidibe. Talks were held between the two parties before Christmas.Ev 03/04/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ock Origi for his Champions League final appearance.Pirlo says only Origi’s goal against Tottenham could redeem him for his poor performance.”Tottenham showed no character, there were players like Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen who didn’t want the b 09/26/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/17/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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The Toronto rotation has seen injuries to Josh Johnson and J.A. Happ while Ricky Romero continues to pitch inconsistent baseball. Because of that, has been able to emerge for manager John Gibbons, .com reported Wednesday. 

Jenkins held Boston to just two earned runs Sunday and impressed general manager Alex Anthopoulos in the process. The GM said it was the best he’s ever seen Jenkins perform. 

The have tabbed Jenkins’ next start to come either Moo Lotito admits this is the summer that he could sell Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.The Serbia midfielder is the subject of intense interest from Manchester United, though any move is dependent on the sale of Paul Pogba.And Lotito says, “We created a glassnday or winger’s current deal expires in June.Howe for Manchester United in tonight’s Carabao Cup tie with Colchester United.Dalot, 20, has been sidelined since he came off in the second-half of United’s 1-0 defeat at Newcastle on October 6, but resumed full training last week and could start againstsaid, “In terms of his contract, that’s obviously for him to decide what he wants to do with his future.”We would love him to stay and commit to us but, if not, we need to get the best out of him between nowTuesday at home against Tampa Bay. Because that start is a week away, Jenkins was available to pitch out of the bullpen Wednesday. 

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The have released outfielder , the cnho is in line for a new contract.The Sun says the Brazilian veteran is in tho leave.Marca reports Zidane has already begun having private chats with his squad to inform them whether they will be staying at the club next season.Gareth Bale, Marcos Llorente and Dani Ceballos were the first three players to be told their fate.Ie final year of his contract and many expected next season to be his last at Manchester City after the club-record arrival of Rodri from Atletico Madrid.Yet Citisk losing Ryan Sessegnon for £500,000 next summer.The Sun says the 19-year-old is a long-term target for Tottenham but the London clubs have not yet been able to agree on a price.Sessegnon would likely cost Spurs around £35million if they pluck hiy sources inslub announced.

Parraz, 28, has played 833 minor-league games without a major-league appearance. He was hitting .141/.230/.321 in 29 games for Triple-A Gwinnett.

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closer Mariano Rivera was called upon Wednesday in Colorado after New York took a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth. Rivera pitched the bottom of the ninth and earned his 12th save. He allowed a hit, but used 16 pitches to rec club RB Leipzig.The Bundesliga outfit are interested in the Norway strkeeper Manuel Neuer was delighted with victory over Tottenham in last night’s Champions League tie.Bayern produced the best ever group campaign of a German team – six wins from six games, 24:5 goals, producing a goal difference of +19. Neuer said: “Iiker, though face competition from the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Juventus.Marsch says: “Leipzig is a great club for every player, especially for young and explosive ord three outs without any further damage. The 43-year-old is 12 for 12 in save siturlecht player-manager Vincent Kompany insists Manchester City have plenty to play for this season.Kompany left City for Anderlecht last summer.”They have Pep (Guardiola) and no matter what, Pep is the right guy,” he said.”You never say over with Cityations with 12 Ks over 13 1/3 innings.

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Andreas Pereira says Mason Greenwood’s emergence

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Tuesday’s rainout against the Tigers forced the to push back starters and Dan Haren each a day. Zimmermann, who was slated to throw Tuesdaheir two-goal Carabao Cup deficit if Manchester City repeat their first-leg performance.The Sky Blues blew United away with a explosive 45 minutes that put them 3-0 ahead at the half-time break.”I felt on the pitch we could have done even better – coy, will start Wednesday and Haren will start Thursday’s rescheduled game.

Zimmermann will now go a week between starts. He is 5-6 with a 3.59Liverpool have allowed Taiwo Awoniyi to join Mainz on a season-long loan deal.The Nigerian will complete a medical and wait for international clearance before the move becomes official.The talented striker has spent time on loan at FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen, Royal Excel Mouscron (twice) and KAA Gent.He signed a new long-term contract with the Reds in 2018. ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 16 career starts when he’s had at least six days’ rest. He won his only start this season getting that much rest, allowing one run in six innings in his first start of the season vs. Miami.

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star Fabrizio Maiello admits he was the brains beh

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starting pitcher has been a surprise in the early part of the season, and Al Melchior thinks he can continue to impress heading into Fantasy Week 6 (May 6-12). Al has Tepesch ranked 54th in for the week, thanks to a two-start week.

Tepesch does not have overwhelming, swing-and-miss stuff, so his success so far in his major league career has come as something of a surprise. Despite strikd they’re in talks to sign permanently Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.Smalling is on a season-long loan with Roma.De Sanctis said, “It is well known that we are trying to find a solution that makes everyone happy. “We are in no rush, we waing out just 5.79 batters per nine innings with a sinker that averages 90.6 miles per hour, Tepesch has emerged as a viable Fantasy option after his first five starts.  He is succeeding thanks to a heavy dose of groundballs and pinpoint control, a combination that has worked for him.

It would not be a surprise if Tepeschare “purely speculation”.14-year-old Bobby is one of the highest rated youngsters at Newcastle United’s academy, with first-team manager Steve Bruce already aware of his potential.He made history at Toon this season when he became the youngster playe regresses through the rest of the season, but I wouldn’t expect it this week. He faces a pair of bottom-10 offensive teams, so he should be worth starting in the upcoming scoring period.  

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starter was treManchester City defender Joel Latibeaudiere has moved to FC Twente.Latibeaudiere joins Twente on-loan for the season.”We were in need for defenders, so we are happy that Manchester City and Joel were open to a loan agreement,” technical director Ted van Leeuwen told the Twente website.The 19 year-old is yet to make his league debut for City.mendous in a rehab start at Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday against Gwinnett, an Atlanta farm team. The lefty struck out nine over six innings and allowed one run on four hits.

Liriano’s schedule initially called for another rehab start May 5, but he may be called into action earlier. Jonathan Sanchez was suspended six games for hitting AllenAfter two seasons away on-loan with Bayern Munich, James is back in Madrid and trying to win over coach Zinedine Zidane.Zidane has intimated he’s been happy with what he’s seen.However, El Desmarque says James’ minders are testing the market waters a Craig in the head, and although he is appealing the suspension, he may be skipped anyway due to poor performance (11.85 ERA and seven home runs allowed in 13 2/3 innings). 

The Pirates could give Jeanmar Gomez the start and keep Liriano down for one more outing, but Liriano made an excellent case for his return with Tuesday’s performance.

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The have had one of the least-taxed bullpens through the first few weeks. After throwing an league-leading 561 1/3 relief innings in 2012, the Royals came into Thursday’s game having racked up just 44 2e players since taking charge.The climb up the table under Mourinho is a far cry from the final weeks under Mauricio Pochettino.The Argentinian left Spurs 12 points adrift of the Champions League places and Mourinho said: “I started with minus 12 her/3 relief innings, which is the fewest in theArsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is interested in joining AC Milan.The Egypt international is currently on loan at Besiktas.However, Calciomercato says Milan are less keen on Elneny.They are more likely to make a move for Elneny’s Arsenal team-mate Granit Xhaka. majors.

A large reason for the low number has been the Royals have played just 18 games, but another major reason has been the team’s starting pitchers have worked at least six innings 14 times.

“At least we’re keeping our ‘pen fresh,” manager Ned Yost said, per .com. “I’d used to have a little concern that they were getting rusty down ther League campaign.The 23-year-old has suffered a hamstring injury, leaving Mauricio Pochettino frustrated with his persistent niggles.The Argentine wants Alli to take better care of himself to avoid any further problems.”I don’t know if the club havere a little bit, but every one of them has come out, even after seven, eight, nine days, when they’ve got the opportunity [and pitched well].”

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acting closer recorded his fourth save on Monday night during a win over the Athletics. Bailey struck out two batters in the ninth inning. 

The ninth-inning relicas Torreira could play again this season.um Hulme is attracting Premier League interest.The Sun says Leicester City are believed to be considering a move for Bury teen Hulme.They are looking at a potential deal for the 18-year-old former Manchester CiKlopp confirmed his release this week.Sturridge has posted a message on Facebook in tribute to Liverpool’s supporters and colleagues on the playing and coaching staff. “What can I say… It’s been one hell of a ride at this beautiful club,” he said. ty academy prospect.The midfielder signeThe Uruguayan defensive midfielder has suffered an ankle fracture against Portsmouth, with an expected recovery time of 8 to 10 weeks.With the Gunners still attempting to make a late push for a top four positever, who took over for Joel Hanrahan when he went on the shelf, walked a batter but was otherwise untouched in the ninth. He threw 21 pitches and lowered his ERA to 1.74. 

Bailey has recorded saves in four of his last five appearances for the Red Sox and is also 4 for 5 in opportunities. 

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The hijs de Ligt.The Mirror says Liverpool will have to tear-up their wage structure to sign rising Dutch star De Ligt.That’s the message from De Ligt’s controversial agent Mino Raiola, who is at the centre of a bidding war involving SIX leading clubs inhave recalled right-hander from Triple-A Tucson Saturday after placing starter Tyson Ross on the 15-day disabled list. Weber is 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA at Triple-A. He gave up two runs in 3 2/3 innings in a brief stint with the Padres last week. ea after his howler against Everton on Sunday.The Spaniard was labelled as ‘arrogant’ by Ued for the former Lyon midfielder last week.“He’s very happy to be here,” the Spurs Legends’ Player of the Year explained. “I know him from the national team and he’s a fantastic player.“He is trying to make his mark on the team and learn how wnited legend Roy Keane after his lax passing resulted in a Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal in the 1-1 draw.And Bosnich believes a lot of the criticism is over the toThe Padres have not announced their fifth starter, but .com speculates that Weber may earn the start Tuesday against the Brewers at Petco Park.