Back in February, Tim took at one-year-too-early look at the league-wide results from the 2008 draft. Yesterday, he took a look at the results of the same 2008 draft after four full seasons of development. Today, we'll take a look at the early results of the 2009 MLB draft. For ease of research, WAR totals are obtained from Baseball Reference and the Baseball Reference Draft Results section.
2009 first round pick Tony Sanchez
Players in Majors: 16 (out of 49 drafted)
Players Selected by Pirates: Tony Sanchez (drafted 1-4, not in majors yet) and Victor Black (1-49, not in majors yet)
Highest Cumulative WAR to-date: Mike Trout (11.3 WAR)
4.0 or better: Stephen Strasburg, Dustin Ackley, Mike Leake, Mike Trout
3.o to 4.0: None
2.0 to 3.o: Drew Storen, Aaron Crow, Rex Brothers
1.0 to 2.0: None
The most successful player has been Mike Trout, drafted 24th overall. The story of why Trout lasted to the 25th spot has been well-documented b...