Last week we looked at the players from the Pittsburgh Pirates who began their career in the Dominican Summer League and made it to the majors. We used the 2006 team as a starting point because that was the first year that had year-by-year stats on Baseball-Reference.
What we found in that article is that Starling Marte was far and away the best DSL Pirates player during that time.
Twelve Pirates made it to the majors so far from those teams and half of them put up negative WAR numbers in their career (not all of them are finished playing). Then you have five players led by Gregory Polanco, who combined for 6.5 WAR, and Marte with 34.8 WAR. So combined we are under 40 WAR, or 38.5 WAR to be exact.
What I wanted to do this week is compare those results to the current four NL Centra...
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