The 5 Biggest Draft Busts in Red Sox History

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The 5 Biggest Draft Busts in Red Sox History
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Since last August, the Red Sox have embraced the time-tested business model of developing young players in the minor leagues in order to win championships. The Red Sox have built one of the strongest minor league systems in baseball as a result. 

Most of the notable players in Boston’s farm ranks were acquired through the draft. Although the Red Sox have been successful in this area in the recent past, there are some notable exceptions to this trend where Boston’s top draft picks have turned into massive flops. 

Here are five such examples, in no particular order.

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