• Steve Potter

6/9/21 : A look at the 2016 Draft


In 2019 I wrote a series of articles about the draft classes of each team … I’m in the midst of an update of that series. This is Part Two - 2016


My prior report on the 2015 draft can be found here … https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/6-8-21-a-look-at-the-2015-draft


Here goes 🤓 …


I’ve read that a WAR rating of 2.0 is average … just a reference for the data below. The number of games for each player listed is as of today, the date of my research. The teams are listed in order by the # of the players they drafted and signed in 2016 who have at least reached the major leagues to date ( high to low - regardless of length of time in the show ).


I went a step further to determine how many players have had “impact” … meaning extended stays in the big leagues. They are categorized and listed below.


Overall 2016 Draft Results to Date : 1,216 picks - 929 signed - 127 have reached the majors ( 13.6 % of those who signed & 10.4 % of the total drafted )


Players listed below - “extended stays “ : 54 : ( 5.8 % of those who signed ) in order by MLB games played


Position Players with more than 400 big league games : None

Position Players with 100 to 399 big league games : ( 14 - 1.5 % of those who signed ) in order by MLB games played


Mets - 1B Pete Alonso ( 2nd Rd ) - 262 games - 6.5 WAR

Giants - OF Bryan Reynolds ( 2nd Rd ) - 246 games - 7.0 WAR - now with Pirates

Rockies - INF Garrett Hampson ( 3rd Rd ) - 240 games - 1.8 WAR

Royals - INF Nicky Lopez ( 5th Rd ) - 213 games - 0.5 WAR

Cardinals - INF Tommy Edman ( 6th Rd ) - 208 games - 7.3 WAR

Blue Jays - 3B Cavan Biggio ( 5th Rd ) - 198 games - 5.1 WAR

Reds - OF Nick Senzel (1st Rd ) - 163 games - minus 0.6 WAR

Yankees - INF Nick Solak ( 2nd Rd ) - 153 games - 0.4 WAR - now with Rangers

Dodgers - C Will Smith ( 1st Rd ) - 140 games - 4.2 WAR

Blue Jays - SS Bo Bichette ( 2nd Rd ) - 133 games - 5.5 WAR

Rays - INF Nate Lowe ( 13th Rd ) - 133 games - 1.2 WAR

A’s - C Sean Murphy ( 3rd Rd ) - 113 games - 2.9 WAR

Mariners - OF Kyle Lewis ( 1st Rd ) - 112 games - 2.4 WAR

Orioles - OF Austin Hayes ( 3rd Rd ) - 106 games - 2.6 WAR


Position Players with 70 to 99 big league games : ( 3 - 0.3 % of those who signed ) in order by MLB games played


Cardinals - OF Dylan Carlson ( 1st Rd ) - 94 games - 1.4 WAR

Dodgers - SS Gavin Lux ( 1st Rd ) - 92 games - 2.3 WAR

Red Sox - INF Bobby Dalbec ( 4th Rd ) - 72 games - minus 0.7 WAR


Pitchers with 50 or more big league games : ( 11 - 1.2 % of those who signed ) in order by MLB games played


Brewers - RH Corbin Burnes ( 4th Rd ) - 84 games - 3.2 WAR

Indians - RH Shane Bieber ( 4th Rd ) - 79 games - 11.4 WAR

D’Backs - RH Kevin Ginkel ( 22nd Rd ) - 72 games - minus 0.2 WAR

Padres - LH Joey Luchessi ( 4th Rd ) - 68 games - 1.9 WAR - now with Mets

Cardinals - RH Dakota Hudson ( 1st Rd ) - 67 games - 2.6 WAR

Padres - LH Eric Lauer ( 1st Rd ) - 63 games - 0.1 WAR - now with Brewers

Padres - RH Cal Quantrill ( 1st Rd ) - 60 games - 1.3 WAR - now with Indians

Cardinals - C Andrew Knizer ( 7th Rd ) - 57 games - 0.2 WAR

Tigers - RH Bryan Garcia ( 6th Rd ) - 53 games - 0.1 WAR

D’Backs - LH Colin Poche ( 14th Rd ) - 51 games - minus 0.1 WAR - now with Rays

Red Sox - RH Shaun Anderson ( 3rd Rd ) - 50 games - minus 0.8 WAR - now with Twins


Pitchers with 30 to 49 big league games : 8 ( 0.8 % of those who signed ) in order by MLB games played


Giants - LH Caleb Barager ( 9th Rd ) - 45 games - 0.9 WAR

White Sox - RH Matt Foster ( 20th Rd ) - 40 games - 0.3 WAR

Indians - RH Zach Plesac ( 12th Rd ) - 39 games - 4.5 WAR

Indians - RH Aaron Civale ( 3rd Rd ) - 34 games - 3.4 WAR

Dodgers - RH Andre Scrubb ( 8th Rd ) - 33 games - 0.6 WAR - now with Astros

Cardinals - RH Zac Gallen ( 3rd Rd ) - 32 games - 5.9 WAR - now with D’Backs

Phillies - LH Cole Irvin ( 5th Rd ) - 31 games - 0.8 WAR - now with A’s

Dodgers - RH Dustin May ( 3rd Rd ) - 31 games - 1.8 WAR


Pitchers with 17 to 29 big league games : 18 ( 1.9 % of those who signed ) in order by MLB games played


Mariners - RH Matt Festa ( 7th Rd ) - 28 games - 0.2 WAR

Tigers - RH John Schreiber ( 15th Rd ) - 28 games - minus 0.3 WAR

Nationals - LH Jesus Luzardo ( 3rd Rd ) - 27 games - 1.0 WAR - now with A’s

Royals - LH Richard Lovelady ( 10th Rd ) - 26 games - minus 0.4 WAR

Royals - RH David McKay ( 14th Rd ) - 26 games - 0.0 WAR - now with Tigers

Tigers - RH Kyle Funkhouser ( 4th Rd ) - 25 games - minus 0.3 WAR

Phillies - LH Jo Jo Romero ( 4th Rd ) - 23 games - minus 0.6 WAR

Mets - RH Justin Dunn ( 1st Rd ) - 23 games - 1.5 WAR - now with Mariners

Mariners - RH Robert Dugger ( 18th Rd ) - 21 games - minus 1.5 WAR

Mets - LH Anthony Kay ( 1st Rd ) - 21 games - 0.0 WAR - now with Bluejays

Braves - RH Bryse Wilson ( 4th Rd ) - 20 games - 0.4 WAR

Dodgers - RH Tony Gonsolin ( 9th Rd ) - 20 games - 2.2 WAR

Rockies - RH JD Hammer ( 24th Rd ) - 20 games - 0.2 WAR - now with Phillies

D’Backs - RH Riley Smith ( 24th Rd ) - 20 games - 0.4 WAR

D’Backs - RH Jon Duplantier ( 3rd Rd ) - 18 games - minus 0.3 WAR

Reds - RH Ryan Hendrix ( 5th Rd ) - 18 games - 0.0 WAR

Braves - RH Ian Anderson ( 1st Rd ) - 17 games - 3.0 WAR - he’s gonna get to 20 gms

Yankees - RH Taylor Widener ( 12th Rd ) - 17 games - 0.7 WAR - now with D’Backs


Teams :


Dodgers - 42 picks - 33 signed - 11 have reached the majors

Nationals - 41 picks - 30 signed - 9 have reached the majors

Cardinals - 42 picks - 35 signed - 7 have reached the majors

Red Sox - 40 picks - 22 signed - 6 have reached the majors

Twins - 42 picks - 33 signed - 6 have reached the majors

White Sox - 41 picks - 30 signed - 6 have reached the majors

Royals - 39 picks - 36 signed - 6 have reached the majors

Astros - 40 picks - 31 signed - 5 have reached the majors

Mariners - 40 picks - 29 signed - 5 have reached the majors

Yankees -40 picks - 29 signed - 5 have reached the majors

A’s - 41 picks - 34 signed - 5 have reached the majors

Pirates - 41 picks - 29 signed -4 have reached the majors

Braves - 42 picks - 34 signed - 4 have reached the majors

Rockies - 41 picks - 34 signed - 4 have reached the majors

D’Backs - 40 picks - 31 signed - 4 have reached the majors

Angels -40 picks - 36 signed - 4 have reached the majors

Reds - 41 picks - 26 signed - 4 have reached the majors

Blue Jays - 41 picks - 29 signed - 4 have reached the majors

Padres - 43 picks - 32 signed - 3 have reached the majors

Phillies - 40 picks - 30 signed - 3 have reached the majors

Tigers - 38 picks - 29 signed - 3 have reached the majors

Giants - 39 picks - 31 signed - 3 have reached the majors

Indians - 41 picks - 26 signed - 3 have reached the majors

Brewers - 41 picks - 37 signed - 3 have reached the majors

Mets - 41 picks - 27 signed - 3 have reached the majors

Cubs - 38 picks - 25 signed - 3 have reached the majors

Rangers- 40 picks - 34 signed - 2 have reached the majors

Orioles - 41 picks - 34 signed - 2 have reached the majors

Marlins - 39 picks - 33 signed - 2 have reached the majors

Rays - 41 picks - 30 signed - 2 have reached the majors



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