Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 6/6/13
In baseball, unlike almost every other professional sport, the likelihood that the No. 1 overall pick is going to turn into a perennial All-Star and franchise player is quite small. In fact, none of the players drafted first overall have ever been inducted into the Baseball Hall of  Fame, and they have earned just six MVPs and one Cy Young award. With this week’s draft upon us, here’s a look at the 10 players who have made the most impact in the big leagues over the course of their major league careers. 10. Bryce Harper, OF, Washington Nationals, 2010 It may be premature to put Bryce Harper on this list, but in his short career, he’s helped transform the Washington Nationals from an afterthought in the National League East who had finished fifth in the division in five of the team’s six years of existence, into a playoff team in 2012 and a serious World Series contender in 2013. His talent is undeniable and his hustle is admirable. There’s little doubt he will ascend this list as h...
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