Imagine Major League Baseball starting from scratch and depleting all 30 of its rosters. Suspend your disbelief further and accept that history's best players—past and present—are available and in their primes.
These were the conditions of my hypothetical all-time draft.
The results were easier to predict once I took agents out of the equation. So, unlike the amateur draft, there was no element of "signability."
The picking order was determined by franchise winning percentage. It kicked off with the Tampa Bay Rays (.450) and wrapped up with the New York Yankees (.568).
Again, I remind you that the players on the draft board were fully developed (not prospects). Those selected were deemed most capable of making an immediate impact.
Who did each team decide to build around?
You're about to find out.
*Alleged and admitted PED users were not draft-eligible.