Ryan Fagan @ryanfagan Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET When it comes to what-might-have-been draft stories, no professional sport league holds a candle to the MLB Draft. Over the past few years, I’ve combed through the draft archives on Baseball-Reference.com (seriously, what an awesome, indispensable site) and found the “ we shoulda picked that guy” draft misses for every single MLB team. This year, I’m taking a bit of a different approach. This year, the goal was to find the best players drafted but not signed for each franchise. Things like the Cardinals drafting hometown prep right-hander Max Scherzer in the 43rd round but not signing him, or the Twins drafting college star Jason Varitek in the first round but not ponying up enough money to get a deal done. That kind of thing. Truthfully, I love research projects like this, in large part because draft history offers up nuggets of information I wasn’t expecting to find. Stuff like this: Longtime MLB slugger Darrell Evans was drafted five times (back when MLB had January and June drafts), opting not to sign with the Cubs, Yankees, Tigers or Phillies before finally agreeing to a deal with the… Read full this story
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