More on the 1994 Draft: The All-Star Team

Same deal as the previous post, but looking at the 1994 draft. In this case, I’m excluding any first round picks even though the Pirates picked Mark Farris before Nomar Garciaparra, Paul Konerko, Jason Varitek, Terrence Long and Jay Payton were selected.
Catcher – A.J. Pierzynski
First base – Wes Helms
Second base – Placido Polanco
Shortstop – Julio Lugo
Third base – Aaron Boone/Russell Branyan/Corey Koskie
Outfield – Dave Roberts
Outfield – Scott Podsednik
Outfield – Daryle Ward
Starting pitcher – Javier Vazquez
Starting pitcher – Brian Meadows
Starting pitcher – Carl Pavano
Starting pitcher – John Halama
Starting pitcher – Jose Rosado
Relief pitcher – Bobby Howry
Relief pitcher – Keith Foulke
Relief pitcher – Danny Graves
Relief pitcher – Kyle Farnsworth
Relief pitcher – Jim Brower
Bench
Ronnie Belliard
Geoff Blum
Bubba Trammell
Matt Treanor
And there are two former first rounds picks from this draft (in keeping with sludgworms comment about 1993) that were once part of the Pirate organization. The Bucs had both Ben Greive and C.J. Nitkowski. Neither appeared in the Majors with the big club.
Need to pick up another reliever somewhere. Wouldn’t be hard to do. Relief corp is solid top to bottom. That’s another weak outfield with Ward as a stretch manning left with two speed guys left to cover a lot of ground. Starting pitching had a lot of one year wonders. Joe Mays didn’t make the team and maybe should have. And as before, I can’t expect the Pirates to have collected all of these guys, but I don’t think I’m beyond reason saying that one would’ve been nice.

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3 Responses to “More on the 1994 Draft: The All-Star Team”

  1. Ryne Crabb Says:

    To be blunt: wow, that ’94 draft really sucked for the Pirates …

  2. sludgeworm Says:

    I echo Mr Crabbs sentiments, when the best player is Jimmy Anderson and the second best(Brandon Larson) has a .179 ba over 4 seasons and 291 ab, that will just about kill you for several years…

  3. Thunder Says:

    That lineup wouldn’t score many runs, and would spend a LOT of time on the disabled list.


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