Major League Baseball's amateur draft can be like one giant crap shoot.
Sure, the draft has come a long way since its inception and nowadays, it's more like a science than an art. But it's not a perfect science. When it comes time to make a choice on draft day, teams have to man up and take a gamble.
No draft pick is guaranteed success.
That's what makes this event both a blessing and a curse. Teams can find themselves banking their future on a "can't miss" prospect that eventually misses. Then what do you do? On the converse, teams can build their future with the call of a single name.
The possibilities are endless. Teams can grow sour with their draft picks, believe they're a bust and do away with them. Josh Hamilton says hello.
But for the Philadelphia Phillies, it has been a murky situation. This is an organization that hasn't always put the effort into building a winner, so if you're looking for anything with numbers in this franchise, check out the "draft busts" category.
For a long time, the Phillies weren't on Lady Luck's good side. Even when they tried to make a good pick, they failed. It created a long history of huge busts for the organization, and with draft day right around the corner again this year, now seems like as good a time as ever to see where the Phillies of the past went wrong.
Here are the Phillies' 25 biggest draft busts.