World Series Game 4: Rangers Holding On To 1-0 Lead Behind Derek Holland

The Rangers have a 1-0 lead through three innings, and Derek Holland is in control so far. Forty-three pitches, 29 for strikes, with three strikeouts and one hit allowed. Edwin Jackson also settled down after his rocky first, and the game is comfortably into pitchers'-duel territory, just like last night.

Because you didn't ask for it, here's a list of the greatest 25th-round picks in draft history, arranged by Baseball Reference's WAR:

1972 - Mike Hargrove (30.0)
1994 - Michael Young (27.3) (Didn't sign)
1994 - Randy Wolf (23.7) (Didn't sign)
1980 - Darren Daulton (22.3)
1968 - Paul Splittorff (20.8)
1993 - Paul Lo Duca (15.4)
1995 - Brian Fuentes (11.3)
1991 - Ryan Franklin (11.2) (Didn't sign)
1982 - Jim Corsi (7.4)
2000 - Nate McClouth (7.4)
1969 - Andy Hassler (5.0)
1991 - Matt Mantei (4.4)
2002 - Kyle McClellan (3.1)
2006 - Derek Holland (1.9)

Holland is #14 with a bullet, so if the Rangers win a World Series game tonight, they'll have done so because the Giants liked Joseph Moos in the 25th round more than Holland. Of course, the Royals and Rockies would have done better to choose Holland with one of the first two overall picks in that 2006 draft. This is your weekly reminder that the draft is an inexact science.

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