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A Rare Bust At No. 1

July 12, 2004
July 12, 2004

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July 12, 2004

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A Rare Bust At No. 1

Injured in an off-the-field altercation two years after he was
selected by the Yankees in 1991, Taylor was the only No. 1 pick
from '80 through '98 who failed to reach the majors. Here are how
the five top picks after Taylor fared.

This is an article from the July 12, 2004 issue Original Layout

--David Sabino

YEAR DRAFTEE, POS., TEAM

1992 Phil Nevin, 3B, Astros
MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER: Best season in 2001: 41 HRs, 126 RBIs for
Padres

1993 Alex Rodriguez, SS, Mariners
[MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER]: 2003 AL MVP was youngest to hit 350 homers

1994 Paul Wilson, P, Mets
[MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER]: Injury-plagued until 2001 but now Reds ace

1995 Darin Erstad, OF, Angels
[MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER]: Centerfielder led AL with 240 hits in 2000

1996 Kris Benson, P, Pirates
[MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER]: Injuries main reason for 41-48 career mark