Here is my 25 man roster for the 2009 MLB Sleepers of the draft All Star Team. To be considered a sleeper of the draft All Star you can not be drafted in the first round.
This eliminates some famous stars like Alex Rodriguez, Josh Beckett, and Joe Mauer. This also excludes amateur free agent signings and international free agents like Ichiro, Mariano Rivera, and Johan Santana.
I am open to more suggestions on who should make the team, the later round finds the better.
Scouting, drafting and signing any of these players takes a lot of luck and instinct. This shows fans and front office people there is value at all positions in the draft.
It's amazing that you can get a guy like Albert Pujols in the 13th round. I guess the MLB draft process is not a pure science, as many of these sleepers have suprised us all.
Mark Buehrle and Scott Feldman
Buehrle was drafted in the38th round, threw a perfect game in 2009 against the Tampa Bay Rays, and also has a no hitter on the resume.
Scott Feldman was drafted in the 30th round, is second in the majors in wins, and should get some AL Cy Young love. He also is a one of the reasons the Texas Rangers have come back from the dead and are still in the AL West and AL Wild Card hunt.
The 42 Year old hoffman was drafted in the 11th round back in 1989 and shows no signs of slowing down. He currently has 33 saves this season for the Brewers and is Major League Basebal'sl all time saves leader.
He will probably end up with well over 600 saves when he finally hangs up the spikes.
Mark Reynolds and Albert Pujols
Albert was drafted in the 13th round and leads all of MLB with 47 homers. And Reynolds was drafted in the 16th round and is second with 41 bombs. I think both of these picks worked out for their teams.
Any suggestions on who should also be on the team?
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