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BlueJayFanDan
08-23-2009, 04:58 PM
The draft of 1999 pick 402 by the Cardinals was a guy named Albert Pujols. Im sure some of us have probably heard of him. We had pick 403. If the Cards pass him up you guys think we would have taken him? Just curious. It was the 13th round so I dunno if teams knew he would end up being so amazing.

blujaysrock
08-23-2009, 05:00 PM
Probably not since we took a pitcher :shrug:

Rogi10
08-23-2009, 05:09 PM
The draft of 1999 pick 402 by the Cardinals was a guy named Albert Pujols. Im sure some of us have probably heard of him. We had pick 403. If the Cards pass him up you guys think we would have taken him? Just curious. It was the 13th round so I dunno if teams knew he would end up being so amazing.

A Tampa Bay scout quit the organization because they didn't draft him. I doubt St. Louis thought he would be as good as he is.

The draft is never a sure thing, it's just how baseball works.

Twitchy
08-23-2009, 07:15 PM
30 teams passed on him 12 times. You can't blame any team for not expecting Pujols to turn into one of the greatest right handed hitters ever. Clearly, if people thought he had this much talent he wouldn't have lasted past pick #1.

It's just silly to play the "what if" game here.

2009mvp
08-23-2009, 07:28 PM
Stupid JP :rolleyes:

wamco
08-23-2009, 07:31 PM
odd question

BlueJayFanDan
08-24-2009, 02:47 AM
Sorry I was very bored earlier in the day and I was just going through random stats and stuff. Everything in life is based on what ifs. For all we know even if we did draft him we could have traded him away or he could have gotten a bad injury something. Who knows. It wasnt really much of a serious question but I wanted to see what everyone else thought.

Gibby
08-24-2009, 04:01 AM
i read that Tamba past of Pujols because they wanted him to be a Catcher but he wanted to play 3rd base or 1st base.

MaHaRaJaH
08-25-2009, 07:59 PM
30 teams passed on him 12 times. You can't blame any team for not expecting Pujols to turn into one of the greatest right handed hitters ever. Clearly, if people thought he had this much talent he wouldn't have lasted past pick #1.

It's just silly to play the "what if" game here.

Man, based on how the past few seasons been. All we can do is live on a Phantasy lol.

lukeem21
08-25-2009, 08:09 PM
i thought i remember something about him wanting a lot of money to sign (asked too much and a lot of teams passed.... not sure how to check if that's accurate of if i'm getting him mixed up with someone else

StealingSigns
08-25-2009, 10:36 PM
i thought i remember something about him wanting a lot of money to sign (asked too much and a lot of teams passed.... not sure how to check if that's accurate of if i'm getting him mixed up with someone else

His signing bonus was 60k.

http://stlcardinals.scout.com/a.z?s=321&p=8&c=1&nid=4178125

lukeem21
08-25-2009, 11:21 PM
thats enough for me to pass on potentially the best player ever... most of been somebody else

carson005
08-26-2009, 12:04 AM
thats enough for me to pass on potentially the best player ever... most of been somebody else

I don't think he was considered "potentially the best player ever" on draft day. Otherwise he would have been picked in the top 3, not 402

lukeem21
08-26-2009, 07:25 AM
I don't think he was considered "potentially the best player ever" on draft day. Otherwise he would have been picked in the top 3, not 402

i'm saying now he's potentially the best player ever.... obviously if he was considered that when drafted he would have been picked #1 regardless of his pricetag... look at this years first

and i doubt the title potentially the best player ever, will ever be put on a draft prosepect for baseball



i was just under the impression that he was a solid prospect talent wise expected to go in the top couple rounds but some external factor forced him to slip so far

scottythegreat1
08-26-2009, 10:20 AM
Youve got to love the way our draft system works. You can easily be in the first round and get a 2 million signing bonus and NEVER see the MLB in your career. You can also be way down in the 13th round and turn out to be one of the best players in the league and get a 60k signing bonus.

blujaysrock
08-26-2009, 12:37 PM
I'd actually like to see what percentage of players from let's say the 2001 draft class have even made it to the MLB, 8 years would be more than enough time for them to develop.

dman_39
08-26-2009, 01:04 PM
Lets see a blood test on Pujols before referring him to the best of all time.