The 20 Worst First-Round Draft Picks in MLB History

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The 20 Worst First-Round Draft Picks in MLB History
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Nothing in life can truly be considered a "sure thing."

The 2007 New England Patriots know that. After going 16-0 during the regular season and winning both of their playoff games that season, the team was a sure thing to beat the New York Giants in the Super Bowl to be the first 19-0 team in NFL history.

Clearly, that didn't happen.

Rewind baseball history 10 years. In 2002, both Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds were first-ballot Hall of Fame players.

Now, that's not so sure either.

The point is, the same principal can be applied to the MLB draft. While every team obviously hopes to make the proper selection, all too often, they find coal in their proverbial stockings rather than a coveted gift.

One thing that you can be sure of: This list will have 20 slides, each of which will contain one of the 20 worst first-round draft picks in Major League Baseball history.

Enjoy!

 

 

***All statistics provided are courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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