The San Diego Padres traditionally have been known to draft well and maintain an excellent farm system. It’s no surprise they currently boast the sixth-best farm system, according to ESPN’s Keith Law. However, they aren’t immune to letting a few slip through the cracks.
As the 2013 draft approaches, we’re reminded of the few prospects who, unfortunately, never lived up to their hype to become the superstars many projected them to be. The Padres have the 13th pick in the upcoming draft, so it’s unlikely they'll land the top guys—Jonathan Gray, Mark Appel or University of San Diego’s Kris Bryant.
The 13th overall pick has boded well for the Padres in the past. In 2002, they drafted Khalil Greene from Clemson University, who placed second in the Rookie of the Year Award in 2004. But let’s take a look at the guys Padre fans wish to forget.