Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 11/17/14
On Saturday, the Yankees' 22nd round draft pick from over 20 years ago notched his 250th career win. That same year Pettitte was drafted, the first round pick was Carl Everett. He didn't turn out to be as likable or successful as Pettitte, but had a respectable 14 year career in the big leagues, including two all star appearances and one world championship.As the Yankees were trying to hold on to the lead Saturday night, Pettitte's son was himself drafted by the Yankees in the 37th round. This year's draft saw the Houston Astros take pitcher Mark Appel as the first pick overall, while the Yankees managed to score two compensatory first round picks.Although the draft is followed closely by the average fan now more than ever, I'll have to admit, I paid it no mind this year. I've had my share of prospect adoration and, through that, realized how the draft is much more irrelevant than it is a predictor of any one team's future success. Unless you score the rare phenoms like Jeter, Harpe...
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