Originally written on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 12/24/13
No matter where it comes in the draft, the first round draft pick is always exciting. It is the player that everybody remembers throughout their minor league career, even when they are surpassed by others in the same round. Also, they are generally the only draft pick a team will catch flack for if things don't work out quite as well as planned. In their history, the Indians have made 125 first round picks and 38% of them have made it to the Majors. That numbers drops to 21% for the second round and rapidly down to 12% by the sixth. It's time to take a look back and see how successfull the Indians have been with their picks over the past seven years and how the players themselves are doing now. 2007 - Beau Mills (Drafted 13th Overall) Mills looked to be a great pick when he was taken out of Lewis-Clark State College in 2008. He was a power hitting corner infielder, something the Indians sorely lacked ever since Jim Thome had left for Philadelphia. He supposedely had a great ba...
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