Granted, many teams have missed out on their fair share of draft picks. Albert Pujols was passed on by every Major League club numerous times, as he was drafted in the 13th round.
But how poorly have the Cubs truly performed in the draft?
One would figure that for the Cubs the law of averages would have swung in their favor at some point. However, it has not. Have a look for yourself. The following is a complete list of all the players the Cubs have passed on in just the first round of the MLB Draft, since 1980.
Given the talent the Cubs have under-evaluated, it's of no surprise that there hasn't been a World Series on the north side of town since 1945.