Phillies drafts: boom, bust, and Bohm

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Phillies drafts: boom, bust, and Bohm
Phillies drafts: boom, bust, and Bohm

This article is an update of Phillies' recent Draft history: Boom and Bust, written five years ago at the start of the Phillies' rebuild.[1] That piece reviewed the Phillies' draft picks over the prior 20+ years, and how their success in drafting/development (in terms of total WAR produced by those picks) compared to the rest of the league. Boom and Bust At that point, we could draw a stark contrast between the two preceding decades: Through the 2014 season 1995-2004 drafts: 351 WAR produced, 1st in MLB 2005-2014 drafts: 17 WAR produced, 30th in MLB The WAR totals themselves aren't that important in the comparison, since the earlier group will tend to have more, but the rankings are extreme.[2]

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