Power Rankings and the Draft . . .

It’s time for the latest edition of the Talk Back Fans Major League Baseball Power Rankings with a little draft twist.  Here we go.

 

#30 Miami Marlins (20-39, -117, LW:  30)

Their best draft pick:  Adrian Gonzalez, 1st overall in 2000

 

#29 Baltimore Orioles (17-41, -94, LW:  25)

Best pick:  Cal Ripken, 48th overall in 1978

 

#28 Chicago White Sox (18-38, -79, LW:  29)

Best pick:  Frank Thomas, 7th overall in 1989

 

#27 Kansas City Royals (21-38, -98, LW:  27)

Best pick:  George Brett, 29th overall in 1971

 

#26 Cincinnati Reds (20-40, -77, LW:  23)

Best pick:  Johnny Bench, 36th overall in 1965

 

#25 Toronto Blue Jays (26-33, -27, LW:  26)

Best pick:  Roy Halladay, 17th overall in 1995

 

#24 Texas Rangers (25-37, -70, LW:  25)

Best pick:  Ian Kinsler, 496th overall in 2003

 

#23 New York Mets (27-30, -31, LW:  19)

Best pick:  Nolan Ryan, 295th overall in 1965

 

#22 San Francisco Giants (29-30, -38, LW:  22)

Best pick:  Will Clark, 2nd overall in 1985

 

#21 Pittsburgh Pirates (30-29, +9, LW:  16)

Best pick:  Barry Bonds, 6th overall in 1985

 

#20 Colorado Rockies (30-29, -31, LW:  17)

Best pick:  Todd Helton, 8th overall in 1995

 

#19 Minnesota Twins (25-30, -11, LW:  18)

Best pick:  Joe Mauer, 1st overall in 2001

 

#18 Detroit Tigers (28-31, -15, LW:  21)

Best pick:  Lou Whitaker, 99th overall in 1975

 

#17 San Diego Padres (27-34, -41, LW:  20)

Best pick:  Tony Gwynn, 58th overall in 1981

 

#16 Arizona Diamondbacks (31-27, +28, LW:  28)

Best pick:  Max Scherzer, 11th overall in 2006

 

#15 Los Angeles Angels (32-28, +30, LW:  11)

Best pick:  Jim Edmonds, 169th in 1988

 

#14 Philadelphia Phillies (31-26, +26, LW:  9)

Best pick:  Mike Schmidt, 30th overall in 1971

 

#13 Tampa Bay Rays (28-30, -4, LW:  10)

Best pick:  Evan Longoria, 3rd overall in 2006

 

#12 Oakland Athletics (31-29, +12, LW:  13)

Best pick:  Rickey Henderson, 96th overall in 1976

 

#11 Cleveland Indians (30-28, +21, LW:  15)

Best pick:  Jim Thome, 333rd overall in 1989

 

#10 St. Louis Cardinals (32-25, +27, LW:  12)

Best pick:  Albert Pujols, 402nd overall in 1999

 

#9 Los Angeles Dodgers (29-30, +37, LW:  14)

Best pick:  Clayton Kershaw, 7th overall in 2006

 

#8 Washington Nationals (33-25, +46, LW:  5)

Best pick:  Randy Johnson, 36th overall in 1985

 

#7 Atlanta Braves (35-24, +62, LW:  7)

1st Chipper Jones, 1st overall in 1990

 

#6 Milwaukee Brewers (37-23, +29, LW:  2)

Best pick:  Robin Yount, 3rd overall in 1973

 

#5 Seattle Mariners (37-22, +17, LW:  6)

Best pick:  Alex Rodriguez, 1st overall in 1993

 

#4 New York Yankees (37-17, +78, LW:  4)

Best pick:  Derek Jeter, 6th overall in 1982

 

#3 Chicago Cubs (33-23, +93, LW:  8)

Best pick:  Greg Maddux, 31st overall in 1984

 

#2 Boston Red Sox (41-19, +90, LW:  3)

Best pick:  Roger Clemens, 19th overall in 1983

 

#1 Houston Astros (37-24, +122, LW:  1)

Best pick:  Kenny Lofton, 428th overall in 1988

 

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