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Rating the Padres 2007 Draft

Nick Schmidt

Quick question; why do we not rank the year's draft class a few days after the draft? Because we know even less about the players than we usually do.

Seriously, until the players have gone through at least a year of professional ball, which means short-season leagues, instructs, Spring Training and sometimes a full-season league, does the picture of how well the team may have done in the draft begin to appear. Going through a grind of a professional season, with the daily games and workouts is much more indicative of what a player could...

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