The Dustin McGowan story is like a movie that never ends.
The power right-hander was drafted by the Blue Jays 13 years ago, and he is still a part of the organization. That alone makes it very tough to include McGowan on this list considering the team has never truly "given up" on him.
Compared to the other inclusions on this list, McGowan has been fairly successful. He beats Harris and Schmidt just by having played a single MLB game. McGowan has made 80 major league appearances, a stat that would make the former second overall draft picks salivate.
McGowan was also a solid starting pitcher for at least a season and a half during 2007 and 2008. He was certainly nothing special, throwing up a 4.08 and 4.37 ERA during those seasons, but he was a contributor.
So, he was an average starter for two years and is still with the organization after 13 years. The question of why he's on this list is a good one.
The reason is the hype that came with McGowan throughout his time as a Jays prospect.
He was on Baseball America's top 100 prospects list four times in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006, peaking at No. 18. He received glowing scouting reports, and to put it simply, he was the most-hyped Jays pitching prospect of the 2000s.
To be fair to McGowan, his struggles were compounded by consistent nagging injuries of which he is still trying to recover from. He's currently sporting a 20.25 ERA in Triple-A Buffalo, and despite those numbers, it is not ridiculous to expect to see him in a Jays uniform at some point in 2013.
Players Taken After McGowan: Grady Sizemore (75th), Cliff Lee (105th), Aaron Hill (200th)