MLB Draft 2013: 6 1st Round Picks That GMs Will Regret Forever

Chris StephensCorrespondent IIJune 6, 2013

MLB Draft 2013: 6 1st Round Picks That GMs Will Regret Forever

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    Every year we've come to find MLB first-round draft picks general managers have come to regret.

    Whether it's a player that turns out to be a bust or one that wants too much money, teams have come to regret drafting players for various reasons.

    From the example of Mark Appel last year to Donavan Tate in 2009, regrets have taken on a lot of faces over the years.

    So, who will be the regrets from this year's class?

    Here's a look at six first-round picks general managers will regret forever.

Kohl Stewart: Minnesota Twins

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    The Minnesota Twins got a guy they think can be a top of the rotation starter in a few years.

    However, with a football scholarship awaiting him at Texas A&M, Kohl Stewart has the advantage.

    If the Twins don't give him the type of money he's looking for, he has a good fallback option.

    Stewart is still a raw pitcher and is going to take more than a few years to develop.

    It's a risky pick and it could go a few different ways.

    If he chooses to go to College Station, it will be a wasted pick for the Twins. If he chooses to sign, it's going to take him some time to get going.

Austin Meadows: Pittsburgh Pirates

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    Austin Meadows has all the tools to be a good player in the big leagues.

    However, he doesn't have the stats from high school to prove he deserves to be a top-10 pick.

    Meadows has a lot of potential, but at this point, he doesn't have the power or the speed to be a five-tool player.

    He still needs a lot of development.

    However, if the Pittsburgh Pirates develop him the right way, he could turn into a great player one day. I just don't see it though and believe the drafting general manager will regret it one day.

Hunter Dozier: Kansas City Royals

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    Hunter Dozier was an extreme reach for the Kansas City Royals at No. 8.

    Dozier wasn't on many people's radar in the first round as a shortstop.

    And with guys like J.P. Crawford, Tim Anderson and Oscar Mercado still available, it seems the Royals missed with this one.

    Of course, they could have seen something others didn't and they went with their guy.

    Only time will tell if this one will be a regretful decision for Kansas City.

Hunter Renfroe: San Diego Padres

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    Hunter Renfroe has earned his draft position based on one great season at Mississippi State.

    This year he's hit .352 with 15 home runs and 58 RBI.

    There's no question he's played great all year.

    However, all you have to do is look at his stats before this year.

    In 2012, he batted .252 with four home runs and 25 RBI.

    The San Diego Padres must have seen something they like in him with only one good year.

Nick Ciuffo: Tampa Bay Rays

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    With catcher being projected as one of the deepest positions in this draft, Nick Ciuffo has a lot of issues.

    He's not as developed as other high school catchers.

    His swing looks nice, but he lacks the power and defensive skills behind the plate that other catchers in the draft do.

    His inconsistencies at the plate during high school make him a risk.

    The Tampa Bay Rays took him at No. 21, but it's a move they should have gone with someone more polished.

    In Ciuffo, the Rays are going to have to wait at least four or five years for him to make it to the big leagues.

Christian Arroyo: San Francisco Giants

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    Christian Arroyo was another surprise pick when the San Francisco Giants selected him with the No. 25 pick.

    Arroyo wasn't one of the top shortstops in the draft, but the Giants obviously felt he was.

    Not many pundits had him ranked as one of the top 100 players in the draft, including mlb.com.

    There were other shortstops available with the pick, but the Giants have an idea what they're doing.