Sure, we all know that everyone grabs their future ML players in the first four rounds of the draft. Heck sometimes an actual ML caliber-type player might even slip down to even as low as the 10th round right; but beyond this these are minor league lifers who will be gone about as soon as they arrived.
There's no arguing this. This is an indisputable fact..........or is it?
Here's a shocking look at some late round picks that managed to matriculate their way the ML level:
Player Season Round Pick ML Years Awards
1B Louis Myers 5 25 785 1: S10 none
RP David Pineda 7 22 715 8: S11 - S20 S17 All-Star
C Alan Merloni 5 21 681 6: S11 - S20 none
C Cory George 7 19 620 6: S14 - S20 S19 Gold Glove C
C Walt Patrick 6 18 568 4: S17 - S20 none
C Dewey Patterson 12 15 495 2: S19 - S20 none
SP Cy Cross 9 15 493 1 day - S19 none
C Benji Price 9 15 488 3: S18 - S20 none
*Special thanks to OneofPeace for the idea and research to support this post*