suppasonic wrote:Only a third of first round picks make it to the majors, and smaller then that actually contribute a lot. Cannot be said for the other sports. In basketball, you have guys like LeBron and 'Melo who were asked to take control of whole franchises after being drafted, and in football you have people like Reggie Bush who are expected to become a top player in their first or second year.
true, but football is quite the crapshoot too. A lot of hit has to do with the system they are drafted into though. Seems kind of unfair actually. Say your skills are more suited to a certain kind of defense or offense, and you don't mesh well, you are considered a bust, and probably don't get much of another chance. At least in baseball, there are "systems," but you can still prove something with your at bats etc., should you get on the field.
Heck even in hoops, Jordan was drafted #3. Olajuwon was a legit pick over Jordan, since you take the center when given the chance and he won titles. Then Portland took Bowie, because they had Drexler. Imagine if they just took Jordan too?
The baseball draft seems much too long to me.