Arizona Diamondbacks Draft History

All tables below are based on the amount of WAR each player produced during their first seven seasons in Major League Baseball. The WAR totals for each draft class include both Pitching and Hitting WAR, but excludes any player that did not sign with their drafting team. The total WAR also reflects the total value the drafted player provided, not just the value to his drafting team.

*Data accurate through 2019 season.

Top Five Draft Classes

2009Arizona Diamondbacks54.6
2006Arizona Diamondbacks35.9
2001Arizona Diamondbacks34.3
2005Arizona Diamondbacks27.1
1996Arizona Diamondbacks26.9

Bottom Five Draft Classes

1997Arizona Diamondbacks0.3
1998Arizona Diamondbacks1.8
2002Arizona Diamondbacks7.7
2007Arizona Diamondbacks10.0
2003Arizona Diamondbacks12.0
This list excludes any season past 2010, since those draft classes have a multitude of active players.

Top Five Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
20098246Paul Goldschmidt31.1
20008249Brandon Webb27.7
2006111Max Scherzer26.2
200111338Dan Uggla23.5
200511Justin Upton19.7
List made from top five WAR values alone.

Five Biggest Busts

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
199914Corey MyersNo MLB Experience
2009116Bobby BorcheringNo MLB Experience
2003119Conor Jackson2.8
2001122Jason Bulger0.1
2012126Stryker TrahanNo MLB Experience
List made from first round picks that produced less than 5.0 WAR in their first seven seasons and ordered by lowest overall pick.

Top Five Value Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
200111338Dan Uggla23.5
201019571Adam Eaton17.0
200416476Mark Reynolds9.4
1996361085Junior Spivey7.5
199918538Lyle Overbay6.9
List made from top five WAR values where a player was drafted outside of the first ten rounds.

Top Five Unsigned Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
200029879Ian Kinsler26.6
200126788Ian Kinsler26.6
1996541531Jason Jennings14.2
2001481430Seth Smith7.7
200318546Chris Coghlan7.2
List made from top five WAR values where a player did not sign with the team.

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