The 14 most expensive MLB draft failures of all-time

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12. Paul Wilson, 1994 Mets – $1.5 million

paul wilsonWilson ended his career in 2005 with a career 4.86 era and 40-58 record, he failed to live up to lofty expectations. A series of shoulder injuries derailed his Mets’ career in 1999 and he travelled to Tampa Bay before finishing things off in Cincinnati.

11. Brian Taylor, 1991 Yankees – $1.55 million

brian taylorDrafted by New York out of high school, Taylor never made it past the AA level. He finished his minor league career with a 22-30 record and 5.12 ERA. In 1993, he dislocated his shoulder and tore his labrum. Taylor hung up his cleats for good in 2000 after too many failed come back attempts.

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Scott Croker is a sports nut and education enthusiast from the San Francisco Bay Area with a message he plans to shout from the rooftops. Or in all caps on his computer screen. When not living his writing dream he works in the special education department of a charter high school in Los Angeles. He is also the head coach of the school’s upstart football team.