The 1997 draft
The entire first round draft class of 1997.
1. Jason Dellaero, No. 15 overall
1. Kyle Kane, No. 33 (for losing Alex Fernandez via free agency)
1. Brett Caradonna, no. 34 (for losing Kevin Tapani via FA)
1. Aaron Myette, no. 43 (for losing Alex Fernandez)
1. Jim Parque, no. 46 (for losing Fernandez)
1. Rocky Biddle, no. 51 (for failure to sign 1996 first rounder Bobby Seay)
I really don't care about 2000 boys. Parque and Biddle helped for a very, very brief time and were NOT stellar. We're talking BUSTS, so as first round picks they were just that. Just cuz Stacey King won a few rings doesn't mean he wasn't a bust (if you need some perspective).
The Cubs drafted Garland No. 1 in 1997 as well...but as the No. 10 overall pick in the draft that year...and for all the hype we heard when Karchner went North...he belongs on this list too.
Also in 1997....
round 2. Jeff Weaver, no. 62 (for losing Tapani)
((Say what you want, but I wish he had come aboard instead of Parque))
2. No. 67 gone to Cleveland for Albert Belle.
Just for fun...
round 3. J.R. Mounts
round 4. Curtis Whitley
round 5. Pat Danaker.