2006 is so recent, however, that many players who will eventually get into at least one MLB game have not done so yet. I looked at percentages from 1997 to 2001 (arguably the most recent year for which we can be pretty sure that nearly all draftees who will reach the majors at all have already done it) and found that on average, teams see roughly 6 of their draftees per year eventually play in the majors. Sorry, my research was incomplete, so I don’t have exact statistics, but the variance from team to team was not as large as the variance for 2006 so far. Six successes, for a working efficiency of 12%, seems to be a ball-park number, so to speak, that can be used for comparisons.

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