Originally written on Crown Crazed  |  Last updated 11/15/14
You may remember Aaron Crow's amateur career.  Stud starting pitcher at the University of Missouri.  He was a high first round draft pick for the Washington Nationals in 2008 (9th pick) but they were unable to sign him and he went back into the draft in 2009.  The Kansas City Royals grabbed him with the 12th pick of the 2009 draft.  Immediately the projections began that he was a top of the rotation guy who could be in the big leagues within a couple years at most. So what happened to Aaron Crow?  Is he a bust?  My good friend Cardinals Fan (who is also a Mizzou fan) and I have this discussion often.  It usually begins and ends with him asking me, "When are the Royals going to put Crow in the rotation?" I guess the only way to figure out whether he is a bust is to first define what a bust is, exactly.  The first factor you have to consider when judging draft picks is WHERE they were picked.  The next factor is expectations for the player based on the draft position in he which...
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