Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
In 1993, the Mets lost 103 games, the first time since 1967 they finished with triple-digit losses for the year. That terrible finish, combined with the loss of three free agents at the end of the year who earned them compensation picks, led the Mets to having eight of the top 100 picks in the 1994 Draft. Now, when your team is not very good, one thing you can look forward to is building through the draft, even if you may only recognize a handful of the names that are called on Draft Day. They’re all stars when they’re drafted. Unfortunately, the draft is much more art than science and just having a bunch of high picks does not mean they will all make the majors, much less turn into All-Stars. But in 1994, all Mets fans were convinced that, at the very least, the Mets were going to get one franchise player and several contributors from the draft. Not only did the team have eight of the top 100, the Mets had the top overall pick and this was one of the years where there was a no-...
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