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Baseball draft question

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by OnTheRiver, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Danny Almonte was passed over in the draft last year. He is 19 years old (I think).

    He now plays for the Southern Illinois Miners of the independent Frontier League, a professional (albeit unaffiliated) league ... he has been paid.

    Is he still draft eligible?
  2. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    He's free to sign with whoever he wants to.
  3. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    So he CAN NOT be drafted this year, right?
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

  5. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Have him say hi to Matt Harrington for us.
  7. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Wow ... I'd forgotten about Harrington (just like most of America, probably). The guy's a living, breathing cautionary tale.
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I thought the question would be, "Is it ridiculous that the baseball draft goes for 50 rounds?"

    Answer: Yes, yes it is.
  9. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    It doesn't necessarily go 50 rounds. A team can pass twice without making a selection. If every team does that before the 50th round, the draft is over.

    And look at it this way, each team has 5-6 minor league teams to fill (AAA, AA, High A, Low A, Rookie, Short-Season). Most short seasons rosters are filled with players from this draft.
  10. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I know there's good reason for it, but it's still crazy nuts.
  11. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    It used to be worse than that. Wasn't Piazza drafted in the 60th round and only because his father was a friend to Lasorda?
  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Think of all the scrapbooks it helps fill. Now mommy can say little Johnny was selected in the MLB draft and probably forget to add he was drafted 1,792 overall.
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