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Edgy DC
Aug 16 2005 10:34 AM

The Mets tied a record in 1982 by drafting 12 players who would eventually make it to the bigs. Name them.

Hints:

Eleven of the twelve signed with the Mets. One did not.

One came in the the old "secondary phase" of the draft.

Six (of those signed by the Mets) would make their big-league debuts with teams other than the Mets. One of those, however, would finish his career with the team.

MFS62
Aug 16 2005 10:36 AM
Edited 2 time(s), most recently on Aug 16 2005 11:07 AM

Edgy, Raffy Palmiero, was the drafted, but not signed by the Mets, 1982 player you mentioned.

IIRC, other players of that era who were drafted by the Mets but who refused to sign (go back to school) included Bruce Hurst, Roger Clemens and Matt Williams.
Can you imagine a staff with both Clemens and Seaver? Until he retired, Williams always had a no-trade to the Mets clause in his contracts.

The one player the Mets drafted and didn't sign that year was Kyle Hartshorn, but I believe they drafted him again,and he did put in some time in their organization, but never made the majors.

The secondaty phase player was reliever Randy Meyers.

Later

EDIT: Had a power failure while I was typing this. Came back to finish it.

Lundy
Aug 16 2005 10:41 AM

Dwight Gooden and Kevin Mitchell are two, I believe.

seawolf17
Aug 16 2005 10:46 AM

Yay quiz! I have no idea on the non-Mets, but here are my six Mets guesses:

Dwight Gooden
Roger McDowell
Barry Lyons
Randy Myers
Dave Magadan
Rick Aguilera

Edgy DC
Aug 16 2005 11:00 AM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Aug 16 2005 03:18 PM

MFS62: Bruce Hurst, Roger Clemens and Matt Williams.

No, nyet, neine. Hurst was drafted by the Sox in 1976. The Mets picked Clemens in 1981. (remember, it was supposedly a tryout for Bob Gibson --- no conservative white guy there --- that did him in, and Gibson and everybody else was gone by 1982). Wiliams was a Met pick in 1983.

Lundy: Dwight Gooden (Yup. First round.) Kevin Mitchell (Nope, a 1980 amateur free agent.)

seawolf17:

Dwight Gooden: Yup, but too late.
Roger McDowell: Yup, third round. That's two
Barry Lyons: Yup, fifteenth round. That's three.
Randy Myers: Yup, first round of the secondary phase. That's four.
Dave Magadan: Nope, 1983.
Rick Aguilera: Nope, 1983.

We have four.

HahnSolo
Aug 16 2005 03:09 PM

First ever post in the Forum, be gentle. I have five guesses:

Len Dykstra
Calvin Schiraldi
Floyd Youmans
Tracey Jones (I thought I remember him as a Met draftee)
Stanley Jefferson

I'm reasonably confident in Dykstra. Not sure about the others.

seawolf17
Aug 16 2005 03:10 PM

Welcome aBordick, Hahn.

I forgot Youmans; he's right, because he was the same draft as Gooden. How about Ronn Reynolds?

Edgy DC
Aug 16 2005 03:24 PM

Good post. Good handle.

Len Dykstra: Nope, 1981.
Calvin Schiraldi: Nope, 1980.
Floyd Youmans: Yup, round two. That's five.
Tracey Jones: How the hell...? Yup round four. That's six.
Stanley Jefferson: Nope, top pick of 1983.

Welcome to the fray.

Sea Deuce said Ron(n) Reynolds: Nope, 1980.

HahnSolo
Aug 16 2005 03:40 PM

Thanks. The Tracey Jones thing is weird. Just one of those random things that sticks in your mind.

I'll throw out one more guess. Since Schiraldi was wrong, how about his partner in the Ojeda trade, Wes Gardner?

Edgy DC
Aug 16 2005 03:42 PM

Wes Gardner: Yup. Twenty-second round.

The kid is hot tonight!
Oh, so hot tonight!
But where will he be tomorrow?!

Elster88
Aug 16 2005 03:53 PM

Ok, I'll bite. Who the HELL is Tracey Jones?

]Good handle.


I second that. And third that. Great handle.

HahnSolo
Aug 16 2005 04:17 PM

Tracey Jones was part of that youth movement in Cincy in the mid 80s, along with guys like Eric Davis, Kal Daniels, Kurt Stillwell, Barry Larkin, and a little later on Paul O'Neill.
He was an OF with decent speed, and the only other thing I remember about him was later on with the Giants he had a 7-rbi game while batting behind Kevin Mitchell, who kept getting intentionally walked.

HahnSolo
Aug 16 2005 04:19 PM

Tracey Jones was part of that youth movement in Cincy in the mid 80s, along with guys like Eric Davis, Kal Daniels, Kurt Stillwell, Barry Larkin, and a little later on Paul O'Neill.
He was an OF with decent speed, and the only other thing I remember about him was later on with the Giants he had a 7-rbi game while batting behind Kevin Mitchell, who kept getting intentionally walked.

HahnSolo
Aug 16 2005 04:21 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Aug 16 2005 04:31 PM

Tracey Jones was part of that youth movement in Cincy in the mid 80s, along with guys like Eric Davis, Kal Daniels, Kurt Stillwell, Barry Larkin, and a little later on Paul O'Neill.
He was an OF with decent speed, and the only other thing I remember about him was later on with the Giants he had a 7-rbi game while batting behind Kevin Mitchell, who kept getting intentionally walked.

On edit: sorry for the triple post. How do I get rid of the other two?

seawolf17
Aug 16 2005 04:22 PM

Perhaps this is Tracy Jones, proud member of the Southern Utah University softball team.

Or perhaps this is Tracy Jones, who apparently has some connection with Penn State. Maybe she knows Ian from Survivor. Or Little Cooby. Or my friend from high school.

Or perhaps this is Tracy Jones, known only by this "THEN" photo.

Or perhaps this is Tracy Jones, whose Web presence says nothing but "Isn't she the cutest?" and plays an annoying song.

But most likely, this is [url=http://www.baseball-reference.com/j/jonestr01.shtml]Tracy Jones[/url], journeyman outfielder who hit .273 in six seasons with five teams from 1986-1991, and according to Baseball Reference, has a career path most similar to... Timo Perez.

Edgy DC
Aug 16 2005 04:46 PM

Jones missed a big chance to make the Kristin Benson invitational All-Girly-Sounding Mets team.

Edgy DC
Aug 16 2005 04:47 PM

Jones missed a big chance to make the Kristin Benson Invitational All-Girly-Sounding Mets team.

MFS62
Aug 16 2005 06:40 PM

Yo, Ace.
Go back and read my edited post, and the time of the edits. (and the reason for the edit).

I got Meyers, and got the answer of Palmiero, too.

And, according to the Sporting News Baseball Register, the Mets drafted Williams in trhe 27th round of the 1983 draft. he was drafted by Sf in the first round of the 1986 draft, and he signed with them.

And the Mets drafted Roger Clemens on the 12th round of the 1981draft. It was on June 8th, BTW.
He was later drafted by the Red Sox in the first round of the 1983 draft.

I thought the Mets also drafted Williams, but now that I think back , maybe they were going to until he told them he wouldn't sign with them if they did.

Here's the complete listof the 1982 draftees who eventually made the majors:
Gooden
Floyd Youmans
Roger McDowell
Tracy Jones
Gerald young
Greg Olsen (the catcher, not the pitcher with the similar name)
RAFFY PALMIERO
Joe Redfield
Mickey Weston
Barry Lyons
Jeff Richman (sp?)
Wes Gardner.

In the secondary pahse, they drafted Randy Meyers

AND
In the "January Phase" of the 1982 draft, the Mets drafted Kal Daniels.

Later

MFS62
Aug 16 2005 06:41 PM

Yo, Ace.
Go back and read my edited post, and the time of the edits. (and the reason for the edit).

I got Meyers, and got the answer of Palmiero, too.

And, according to the Sporting News Baseball Register, the Mets drafted Williams in trhe 27th round of the 1983 draft. he was drafted by Sf in the first round of the 1986 draft, and he signed with them.

And the Mets drafted Roger Clemens on the 12th round of the 1981draft. It was on June 8th, BTW.
He was later drafted by the Red Sox in the first round of the 1983 draft.

I thought the Mets also drafted Williams, but now that I think back , maybe they were going to until he told them he wouldn't sign with them if they did.

Here's the complete listof the 1982 draftees who eventually made the majors:
Gooden
Floyd Youmans
Roger McDowell
Tracy Jones
Gerald young
Greg Olsen (the catcher, not the pitcher with the similar name)
RAFFY PALMIERO
Joe Redfield
Mickey Weston
Barry Lyons
Jeff Richman (sp?)
Wes Gardner.

In the secondary pahse, they drafted Randy Meyers

AND
In the "January Phase" of the 1982 draft, the Mets drafted Kal Daniels.

Later

Edgy DC
Aug 17 2005 09:00 AM

These are closed-book quizzes.

MFS62
Aug 17 2005 09:11 AM

Yes, and my first post was totally from memory. I said "of that era". So I missed Clemens by one year. Big deal.

But I got Raffy Right, and Meyers, before anyone else did.

I waited a long while before opening up the book to provide the full list, because it seemed all other posting had ceased.

Good to know at least some of the "leetle grey cells" are still working.

Later