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We all get mulligans: 2004 redraft

Updated: May 7, 2010, 12:40 PM ET
By Jason A. Churchill

The top 10 picks in the 2004 MLB draft haven't fared well -- with one exception -- so I thought we'd redraft it and get Keith's hindsight selections, too.

As for the original 10, only Justin Verlander turned out to be worthy of such a selection. Jeff Niemann is a serviceable mid-rotation starter and Homer Bailey, the most successful prep arm in the group, still has a chance to become useful in the rotation for the Cincinnati Reds.

But Matt Bush, the top pick, is trying to hack it again in the Rays' organization (thanks, comment friends) after going from shortstop into trouble and onto the mound for a shot as a pitcher. Wade Townsend is also out of baseball and Mark Rogers has battled injury after injury en route through the minors.

Jeremy Sowers, Chris Nelson and Thomas Diamond are still toiling in the minors. Sowers has had "cups of coffee in the show," but Nelson is the only one of the three still with the club that drafted him.

Here are our individual redrafts. Keep in mind, to maintain the redrafts as more of a display of scouting misses rather than featuring picks that didn't pan out for financial reasons, the candidates for the redraft are restricted to the top 10 rounds.

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