Originally written on Friarhood  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Once the annual MLB amateur draft is completed you can expect every team to speak glowingly of the crop of players they chose that year. If each club’s evaluators were to be believed, their staff likely just selected several players who will one day suit up for multiple All-Star games, who might just win major awards and perhaps even gain entry to the MLB Hall of Fame. That frame of mind is understandable as the draft represents the culmination of countless hours of hard work by scouts, personnel people and front office staff. When they walk away at the end of the draft having selected dozens of players at least one member of the team’s evaluators felt strongly about, it’s easy to see a bright future for all of those kids. Of course we know (and they do too) that most of the players chosen in this year’s draft will never make an impact in the majors. Many will flame out long before they even make it to the big leagues while others might have just a cup of coffee at the highest level...
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