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Worst top-10 picks of last 10 years

Four Orioles flops help explain Baltimore's recent struggles

Updated: June 1, 2011, 11:09 AM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
Matt BushUS Presswire, Icon SMIAfter failing as a hitter, 2004 No. 1 overall pick Matt Bush is trying again from the mound.

It's the week before the draft, so teams and fans are filled with optimism, and none more so than teams with highly coveted single-digit picks. That's where the elite talent comes from. Those are the guys who can potentially change the state of a franchise. Those are the players who often become a team's top prospect the moment they sign their name to a contract. That said, they don't always work out, and for a variety of reasons. So in the interest of raining on everybody's parade, especially those in Baltimore, here's a reminder of the 10 worst single-digit draft picks in the last decade.

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