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MLB Top Draft Pick Boons and Busts

From A-Rod to Taylor, here’s a look at some of the best and worst No. 1 picks

Alex Rodriguez, left, and Derek Jeter discuss the weather during a 2008 game in Baltimore. ARod was among the biggest boons picked first in MLB Draft history. Jeter was no slouch, though he was chosen sixth in 1992, behind the likes of Phil Nevin and Paul Shuey. [Photo by Keith Allison, Creative Commons]

The Baltimore Orioles chose Jackson Holliday, son of former MLB player Matt Holliday, as the top pick in the 2022 Draft. While that looks good on the surface, the situation can quickly deteriorate. The pressure on the top pick to produce is real. Just ask the Mets about their…

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Kevin Shay

Kevin Shay

Written for 45+ newspapers/mags about politics, sports, business, travel. More at https://www.amazon.com/Kevin-J.-Shay/e/B004BCQRTG