Perfect Game Top 100 list in 2002

Here is a thumb nail on the top 20 players on the Perfect Game Top 100 list in 2002, plus some comments on other players on the list.

1. LHP Scott Kazmir (1st/NYM): How Kazmir fell to 15th overall in the draft is still anyone’s guess. The two-time All-Star has struggled the past two years with consistency but is still 26 years with 66 big league wins under his belt, more than fellow 2002 drafts (see below) Jon Lester (61) Zach Greinke (60) and Cole Hamels (60) have won to this point in their careers.

8. OF Jeff Francoeur (1st/Atl): Francoeur looked like one of the game’s top young stars in 2006 when he hit .260-29-103 as a 22 year old.

18. RHP Mike Pelfrey (1st/2006/NYM): Pelfrey attended Wichita State and after being the 9th pick in the 2006 draft has settled down as a solid big league starter (15-9, 3.66 in 2010)

37 Alex Merricks LHP Oxnard CA A 4th  - Alex joined the mets a few years agocame home late from a basketball game during spring training, and was thrown off the team by Tony B. Alex lives in California and has written for Mack's Mets.



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