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How the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft Should Have Gone: With Hindsight

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

If we're talking drafts that teams wish they could redo, 2004 is the granddaddy of them all.

At least nine of the first 10 picks went awry in one form or another, and some pretty good players were found in the lower rounds. It all adds up to a spectacular re-draft!

 

1. San Diego

Who goes first in a draft that features Yovani Gallardo, Dustin Pedroia, Adam Lind, and Stephen Drew? Drew's price tag scared off the Padres the first time around and they settled on Matt Bush. That totally worked out. With five years of wisdom under their belt, the Padres get a redo and with the first pick of a solidly average, unspectacular draft they take Dustin Pedroia. In him, they get a franchise second bas...

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