Looking back at the 1991 draft
April, 22, 2009
By Jason A. Churchill | ESPN.com
The 1991 draft is the last in a line of weak classes that began in the early '80s, as baseball, inspired by the NFL and the NBA, started to take the draft more seriously. But the class of '91 was as weak as any class since the draft began and would have been the clear-cut worst of all time if it weren't for the presence of a couple of stars, including one who's headed for Cooperstown.
Amazingly, through the first eight rounds, 61 percent of the picks were college players, while the final 89 rounds produced 59 percent high school players. Typically, the percentages are much closer, particularly following the first 100 picks.