MLB Draft 2013: Power Ranking the 50 Worst Draft Busts of the Past 25 Years

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MLB Draft 2013: Power Ranking the 50 Worst Draft Busts of the Past 25 Years
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The 2013 MLB draft kicks off on June 6, with the Houston Astros holding the first pick in the draft for the second consecutive season.

Scouting in the high school and college ranks has come an infinitely long way since the draft was first implemented in 1965, but it remains an imperfect science, and each season, there are a handful of first-round picks who wind up never making the majors.

While prospects failing to reach their potential is just part of the process, there have been a handful of picks over the years that have truly haunted teams. 

Missing on a top-five pick can not only be costly, it can alter the course of a franchise. Whether it's a career being derailed by injury or a player simply not being able to make the necessary adjustments at the pro level, even the "can't miss" draft picks miss sometimes.

So here is a look at the 50 biggest busts in the past 25 years of the MLB draft—a cautionary tale of sorts to all 30 MLB teams with this year's draft less than two weeks away.

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