My recent draft coverage has focused almost exclusively on the early returns from the 2012 class and top prospects for 2013. However, I’ve tried to weave in a healthy mix of draft retrospectives where I reflect on the players selected in a specific year or time period.
Having said that, I thought I’d break down the last 10 years of MLB’s first-year player draft by highlighting some of the biggest over-drafts. These rankings have nothing to do with the player’s subsequent development, but more so how they were perceived by the industry at the time of the draft. And to further narrow the focus of the article, I only considered players drafted in the first round.