Top 5 Draft Picks in Arizona Diamondbacks’ History

By Thomas Lynch
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1-Brandon Webb-2000 8th round pick from the University of Kentucky

One minute, he was arguably the best pitcher in baseball and in the next one it was over. Brandon Webb had a great career cut short by recurring shoulder issues. Along the way, he won the 2006 National League Cy Young Award and finished second in that race the following two seasons. Webb was a three-time All-Star and twice led the league in shutouts. After a Major League-leading 22 victories in 2008, Webb only pitched in one more game. He attempted multiple comebacks (including one in the Texas Rangers’ system) before retiring for good in 2013.

There were three votes for Webb at #1. He played for a total of six seasons for the D’backs, a longer career with the team than anyone else on this list. He is deserves to be #1. It is truly awful that he never pitched in a big league game after age 30.