Originally Posted by medford
I doubt anyone knows. I doubt many Card fans felt confident that Pujols would make the show when he was draft, nor Oswalt, Piazza, etc.... if its hard to judge the first couple of rounds of a draft until 3 years later, its impossible to stake a claim as to which mid to late round pick (or whatever you want to classify as rounds 3 and beyond) are going to be true diamonds in the rough.
I'll never forget the DDN story about Michael Griffin when he was with the Dragons that posited that the guy could be the next Pujols because they were drafted in the same round (14th? 12th? somewhere around there). Nothing against Mr. Griffin or anything.