15Paul Wilson, 1994, 1st Overall, RHP, Mets
The New York Mets start us off, and this is not going to be the last time we see a draft day mistake they made, when they took Florida State pitcher Paul Wilson with the first overall selection in 1994. Their plans were simple, win more games by bulking u
their pitching. This was coming off a 103 loss season, the prior year, and the fans in New York were not happy about such a terrible showing in 1993 so they had to make a splash to give them something to be excited about again.
Paul Wilson was supposed to be a part of their big three which they were referring to as the "Generation K" and featured Jason Isringhausen and Bill Pulsipher as the other two men. It wasn't until 1996 when Paul got his MLB debut and it was anything but memorable.
He started 26 games, pitching 149 innings with a 5.38 ERA, and a 5-12 record. He gave up 15 home runs and had a K-BB ratio of 109-71. To say it was bad is an understatement. Paul obviously had control issues and it, eventually, he would begin to battle the injury bug which followed him throughout his entire career.