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Old 06-11-2017, 09:30 PM
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Default Name the Sox First Round Draft Picks

Sporcle Saturday, posted late.

Name the first round draft picks for the Sox since 1965. This one is tough.

Managed 24/70 before my head exploded, but should have had about 30. Some good names on here:

http://www.southsidesox.com/2017/6/1...nd-draft-picks
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:53 PM
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They should have named this quiz "First Round Busts". I would have probably scored better than 26/70.

And you're right. This one left me with a real headache.
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:45 PM
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Got 24/70. Can't believe I drew a blank on Tim Anderson. Kinda funny actually. The only two I missed from 00-present that were top 30 picks were Honel and Anderson.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:35 AM
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What this tells you is that the Sox since the mid 60s have probably had the worst scouts in MLB.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:03 AM
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That list is like a real cold shower, a hard dose of reality. The Sox are just going to have to get so much better at this. 1987-90 was a bonanza. Other than hit a lot of misses interspersed with the occasional hit. I would encourage everyone here to check this out.
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:12 PM
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I got 27 and thought of a 28th without typing in the name because I second guessed myself thinking he was drafted lower. I also struggled to remember the names of that string of pitchers from the late 90's to mid-00's that were almost completely busts. I actually had one of them but confused the last name with a guy that was a second round pick and had another on the tip of my tongue but just couldn't spit him out.

But I laughed when I saw the list and realized I missed the most aggravating of busts over the last few years. Never thought of him even once.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:13 PM
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What this tells you is that the Sox since the mid 60s have probably had the worst scouts in MLB.

Until you look at other team's historic first-round draft picks.

Look at the Cubs first-rounders. At least before 1980, the White Sox have Carlos May and Harold Baines. When the White Sox picked Frank Thomas in the first round in 1989, the Cubs took Earl Cunningham with the next pick.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:06 AM
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The MLB draft, like any other in pro sports, is a crap shoot. The NFL Record and Fact Book lists every teams' number one pick. Read through it and, you'll find you share of busts.

I got a couple names simply by typiing in common surnames.
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Old 06-14-2017, 01:31 PM
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Look at the Cubs first-rounders. At least before 1980, the White Sox have Carlos May and Harold Baines. When the White Sox picked Frank Thomas in the first round in 1989, the Cubs took Earl Cunningham with the next pick.
My favorite Cubs pick was 1988 when they drafted Ty Griffin, a second baseman they intended to move to third because they already had Ryne Sandberg.

Sox drafted the best third baseman they've had the last 100 years with the following pick, and Griffin never played above Double A.
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