Top 25 draft prospects of last 10 years
May, 16, 2014
By Christopher Crawford | ESPN Insider
Robert Benson/USA TODAY SportsStephen Strasburg fanned 16.1 batters per nine innings during his junior year at San Diego State.We've been spending the last few weeks discussing and ranking the top prospects in this year's draft class, and we thought it’d be fun to take a look back at the last 10 drafts. Of all the quality prospects to enter the draft in that time period, how do they stack up against one another?
Keep in mind that this list has nothing to do with how the player has -- or has not -- performed as a big leaguer, and is based solely on each prospect's potential coming into his draft year.
Without further ado, here’s the 25 best prospects from the last 10 years to enter the MLB draft.
1. Stephen Strasburg, RHP, San Diego State, 2009
Drafted: No. 1, Washington Nationals
Strasburg was considered a once-in-a-generation talent coming out of San Diego State, showing two plus-plus pitches in his fastball and curve, with the fastball being a legit 80 on the 20-80 scouting scale.