Biggest flops from 2003 draft
May, 21, 2013
By Keith Law | ESPN Insider
Leon Halip/Getty ImagesDelmon Young never quite developed the way scouts expected.After my redraft of the 2003 draft was published, I got a lot of questions on Twitter about some of the high-profile flops. Here's a quick breakdown of what went wrong for the 15 flops from the first round of the 2003 draft (all WAR stats come from Baseball-Reference.com).
Delmon Young, OF | No. 1 overall pick, Tampa Bay Rays (1.8 career WAR)
Young's makeup issues aside, the man never has figured out how to tell a ball from a strike, or what happens when you get four of the former before you get three of the latter. He also lost most of his athleticism as his body filled out.