Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 10/21/14
It’s one thing to be recognized as one of the best in your craft. But to be recognized as one of the worst in your craft — well, that takes some real doing. Without further ado, here are the 10 most disappointing players selected in the top-5 of the Major League Baseball draft in the last 30 years. 10. Bryan Bullington, Pirates (1st pick, 2002): It seems no one has ever done one of these lists without including Bullington, but I’m actually going to defend the guy. The only reason the right-hander was selected so high is because the cheap-ass Pirates knew he’d be easy to sign. Let’s face it, no one from Ball State should be picked first in anything unless it’s Late Night TV Host, and even NBC passed on David Letterman for that distinction. Bullington bounced around with the Pirates, Indians, Blue Jays and Royals before finding his calling overseas pitching for the Hiroshima Carp. In parts of five major league seasons he compiled a 1-9 record with a 5.62 ERA. Drafted before: Zack Gr...
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