When right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole became the No. 1 overall pick of the 2011 MLB amateur draft Monday night, it seemed there was no doubt in anyone's mind that he will become a star.
Choosing the best amateur player in the country isn't an easy task, but Cole is a special player and the Pittsburgh Pirates wouldn't have wasted their top pick on a guy they didn't believe in.
Unfortunately for the Pirates, history suggests Cole might not turn out the way they think he will.
Since the draft's inception in 1966, there have been plenty of teams who have been disappointed and promising prospects who have busted.
In this slideshow are the 15 worst No. 1 overall picks in the history of the MLB draft, as well as a piece of useless trivia about each.
May your favorite team never make a pick as bad as these.