I’ve been busy crunching numbers and doing database adds and upgrades. Those are internal upgrades that don’t spit off much in the way of anything interesting until they’re done, so I haven’t posted much here.
I did update my draft database though, so I figured why not run a couple of charts on a topic du jour, drafting defensemen.
First chart: a chart of how many defensemen were drafted in each position (1998 to 2014, first seven rounds). It’s busy, to say the least.
Within reason, it’s fairly even. That one spike is #188, that’s where the most D have been drafted (11)! And no D has ever been drafted in those years at #165. The funny bits at the end are because a couple of years they drafted 230 players instead of 210 in the first seven rounds.
Second chart shows first round only.