First Round Picks On The Move At Winter Meetings

At least 50 transactions were completed during the winter meetings this week, including 16 free agent signings, eight trades, three waiver claims, and 14 minor league signings. A total of eight first round picks were involved in those transactions, not including Jeremy Hermida and Andrew Miller, former first rounders who were designated for assignment by the Padres and re-signed by the Red Sox, respectively. Let’s recap the first rounders that changed addresses during the last five days…

Interestingly enough, three of the four largest contracts handed out this week were given to players selected in the 5th round (C.J. Wilson), 13th round (Albert Pujols), and 38th round (Mark Buehrle) of the draft. The lone exception is Jose Reyes, who signed with the Mets as an international free agent.


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Guest
3 years 6 months ago

I remember when Mark Buehrle first came up with the White Sox and they said he was a 38th round pick, I remarked “I didn’t even know there was a 38th round?”

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Madman2TX
3 years 6 months ago

Kenny Rogers was drafted in the 39th round and had a pretty good career for the Rangers. You never can tell…

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Justin Gray
3 years 6 months ago

can’t forget that soon-to-be ace for the pittsburgh pirates, Aaron Poreda!!!  first rounder in 2007.  picked up in the AAA portion of the rule 5 draft.  i can’t trust MLBTR anymore!!!!  just kidding

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3 years 6 months ago

Also, how in the world can MLBTR forget Matt Antonelli? I mean he’s the crowning jewel in the Orioles free agency signings so far! He was the 17th pick in the 2006 draft. Henson was a “throw in” for the Eveland trade and yet Antonelli who’s done nothing so far in career is given a MLB contract. I would love to be a fly in the Oriole “War Room” to see and hear how exactly they evaluate talent. Can’t wait to see who’s going to play outfield for us in the minors. It’s not like Xavier Avery is not exactly tearing things up down there and we go and trade one of our prospects for a do nothing pitcher!

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

Because he wasn’t signed during the Winter Meetings!

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Fred_G_Sanford
3 years 6 months ago

surprised how many people can’t read!  i’m an old man and even i can.

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

Ok what did I miss there?

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

Nothing, I am the one who can’t read.
Fred, responded or tried to respond to me I believe.

It’s more like I didn’t read the beginning of the article.

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mwagner26
3 years 6 months ago

I still can’t believe KW traded Sergio Santos.

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

He was the only competent closer on the White Sox in 2011.

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mwagner26
3 years 6 months ago

I get the feeling that he has no clue what he’s doing.