Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/23/13
Haunted by the Draft Despite some claiming they can, no one can 100% predict the future. If someone could, they would be a very wealthy person and probably the head of a nation. In the world of sports, scouting staffs and management make educated projections, applying analysis through on a number of different attributes and experiences for draft selectees in attempt to develop quality big league players. The importance of developing within your system is crucial, it obviously effects the level of successful the club will have on the field; moreover, it can effect future value in trades, attendance levels and ability to replenish lost players. Some teams have fantastic track records at doing so (see: Cardinals, St. Louis or Rays, Tampa Bay), others, meanwhile, do not. I would classify the Seattle Mariners in the latter, and intend to look at the misses in recent history and the impacts they’ve had. The most obvious selection that went awry was Jeff Clement with the No. 3 overall pic...
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