Alternate Camp Allowing Developmental Process to Proceed
(By Roch Kubatko)
Certainly no issues if you can land someone like that and give them a chance.
But until that occurs, it’s nice to know you have something to stabilize the position at a cheap price. He’s not anything great but he’s good enough to be a bridge.
Thanks for running the numbers. I'm good with 10, because lower than that and you get the impression that almost nobody is any good.
In history there have been 569 position players as good or better than Brian Roberts (29 wins and change). Let's just say 600 position player become pros every year (20 per team for 30 teams, used to be less MLB teams but more MiLB teams), and pro baseball's been a thing for 150 years. So almost 100,000 pro players ever. Very roughly a 0.5% chance of becoming Brian Roberts the day you sign your first pro contract, on average. 10 WAR is more like 1.5%.