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Over the past five decades, the No. 1 overall pick in the MLB Draft has produced future stars canada goose uk site like Ken Griffey Jr., Chipper Jones, David Price and Bryce Harper. But it also has yielded some average players (Tim Foli, Bill Almon) and some players whose names canada goose outlet online uk have canada goose stockists uk become canada goose outlet washington dc synonymous with ”wasted opportunity.”

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Some were plagued with injuries. Some were rushed to the big leagues before they were ready. Some were immature and trouble prone. And some simply weren’t as good as advertised. Whatever the reason, here are the 12 biggest busts in the history of the MLB Draft.

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What went wrong?: When the Yankees drafted Taylor out of high school and signed him to a $1.55 million contract, they had visions of a left handed Dwight Gooden, who famously debuted for the Mets at 19. Taylor didn’t advance quickly enough through the minors for that, but he still was considered a top prospect going into the 1994 season.

Things derailed in December 1993 when Taylor suffered a dislocated left shoulder and torn labrum while defending his brother in a fistfight. Following surgery, he was never the same and ended up spending most of the rest of his professional career struggling in Single A. He was done for good by 2000.

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What went wrong?: What didn’t? The Padres paid Bush, a San Diego high schooler, a $3.15 million signing bonus, but he was arrested a few weeks later on suspicion of felony assault, misdemeanor trespass, disorderly conduct, and underage drinking. He was suspended before he ever played a professional game.

He struggled at the plate his first two seasons, then missed half of the 2006 season after breaking his ankle. After struggling again in 2007, he was converted to a pitcher. Once more, though, trouble struck as he tore a ligament in his pitching elbow and needed Tommy John surgery. He missed the entire 2008 season.

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Who could the Padres have drafted instead?: Justin Verlander, second overall, Tigers.

What went wrong?: In 1967, while playing for the Winter Haven Mets in the Florida State League, he dislocated his shoulder, ending his season. He was plagued by injuries for the rest of his career. The Mets released him in 1971, and he played briefly in the Yankees’ farm system in 1972.

Who could they have drafted instead?: Reggie Jackson, second overall, Kansas City Athletics.

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Canada Goose online As a high school phenom, Goodwin was drafted first overall in 1971 by the White Sox, but he chose to attend Southern University. After a successful college career as a catcher, he was again taken No. 1 in 1975, this time by the Angels. Canada Goose online

But he hurt his arm his first season in pro ball and never caught a game in the majors, being canada goose factory outlet vancouver used primarily as a first baseman and DH. He bounced canada goose coats uk around from the Angels to the Twins to the A’s and was done in the majors by 1982. He played three more years in Triple A before ending his career in Japan in 1986.

”I know the expectations for me were very high,” Goodwin said in 1985. ”But I can’t control getting up there https://www.goosecanada.ca (the majors) or staying there.”

Who could the White Sox and Angels have drafted instead?: 1971: Jim Rice, 15th overall, Red Sox; 1975: Lee Smith, second round, Cubs; Andre Dawson, 11th round, Expos.

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What went wrong?: High school phenom Clyde was considered such a can’t miss prospect that the attendance starved Rangers brought him straight to the majors at age 18 without any minor league seasoning. He went 7 17 his first two years before developing arm trouble and being demoted to the minors in 1975. He eventually was traded to the Indians, for whom he pitched in 1978 canada goose outlet and part of 1979 before being demoted to the minors.

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Who could they have drafted instead?: Robin Yount, third overall, Brewers; Dave Winfield, fourth overall, Padres.