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June 22, 2012

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Can Carlos Correa Be Jose Offerman?

by Bradley Ankrom

The first-overall pick of the Rule 4 draft has delivered an average of 19.12 career WARP (using 1965-2007). Here is a team of players whose careers were roughly as productive as the average number-one pick:

P - Tim Belcher (18.66 WARP)
C - Todd Hundley (19.38)
1B - Bill Buckner (19.25)
2B - Jim Lefebvre (18.74)
3B - Gregg Jefferies (19.44)
SS - Jose Offerman (19.33)
LF - Kal Daniels (19.06)
CF - Richard Hidalgo (18.91)
RF - Jeromy Burnitz (19.61)

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Owen Green

This interesting. I suspect if he does become Jose Offerman that he will be considered a bust. But would that be fair?

Jun 22, 2012 12:38 PM
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Bradley Ankrom

I don't think it woud be, no. As hyprvypr points out below, Offerman had a few very good seasons and wasn't a terrible player for his career.

Jun 22, 2012 14:31 PM
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hyprvypr

While Offerman might not be sexy, nor a superstar, if you take a closer look, he posted several really good seasons, scraping .400 OBP and speed/doubles/double digit power. Certainly not a bad player.

Jun 22, 2012 13:56 PM
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formersd

Everyone on that list was a pretty good player, but many of them ended up being viewed as disappointments in some ways (Jefferies, Offerman, Daniels all got superstar hype early in their careers).

Jun 22, 2012 16:09 PM
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Bradley Ankrom

Yeah, I may have been a little facetious with the selections... tried to stick with guys who had played semi-recently, with preference given to players considered "disappointments."

Jun 22, 2012 17:49 PM
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R.A.Wagman

Bradley - certainly an interesting slant to put on the pick, but what would be the 60th, 70th, 40th and 30th percentiles of value (and their comps) from the 1-1 slot?

Jun 23, 2012 06:57 AM
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Richard Bergstrom

Offerman was done as a regular shortstop after his age 26 season and wasn't that good of a shortstop (or 2B). Even if Correa doesn't exactly match Offerman's offensive production, if he can stick at shortstop till he's 30 or the middle infield until his mid 30s then he could "beat" Offerman.

Jun 24, 2012 14:01 PM
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