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SoCalTwinsfan
06-04-2013, 02:41 AM
I looked at the worst first-round picks in the Twins' history.


The Twins had a terrible run from 1998 through 2000 with three of their five worst first-round picks in team history.

You can read the rest of it at Yahoo! Sports (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/minnesota-twins-top-5-mlb-draft-busts-team-070200575.html).

I mainly focused on players that never made the majors. Are there some that were higher picks that made it but were disappointing that should have ranked higher?

crarko
06-04-2013, 06:09 AM
Eddie Bane? 1973

Badsmerf
06-04-2013, 07:19 AM
Hard not to put Adam Johnson #1 since he was a #1 pick that never did ****. This is a pretty short list IMO, you could have kept going pretty easily.

big dog
06-04-2013, 08:03 AM
Eddie Bane? 1973

I think Eddie Bane is a good example of what you risk when you draft a pitcher and have him starting in the majors a few weeks later. He was mishandled more than he was a bad draft pick, imo.

You could also argue for some of the guys from early 1990s- they got some playing time in the majors, but only because the team was so bad.

crarko
06-04-2013, 08:10 AM
I think Eddie Bane is a good example of what you risk when you draft a pitcher and have him starting in the majors a few weeks later. He was mishandled more than he was a bad draft pick, imo.

You could also argue for some of the guys from early 1990s- they got some playing time in the majors, but only because the team was so bad.

I can agree with that.