From A-Rod ... to a guy named Chilcott

The baseball draft is a total crapshoot. Why is that? Just ask the Mets about a catcher they picked named Steve Chilcott.

Originally Published: June 3, 2005
By Alan Schwarz | Special to ESPN.com

We can say one thing about the baseball draft – it's never predictable.

Even with one of the top 15 picks, you can't know beforehand if you're going to get a star or a black hole. Don't believe us? Check out the best and worst names to come out of the first 15 slots ever since the draft began in 1965:


1. Best: Alex Rodriguez (Mariners, 1993) – It's hard to believe today that up until the last day, Seattle executives were fighting over whether to draft ...

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