MLB's Newest Hall Of Famers Became Stars In Completely Different Ways
Ken Griffey Jr. was drafted No. 1. Mike Piazza was drafted with a pick so late that it doesn't exist anymore. Now, they're both Hall of Famers.By Carter Woodiel | July 23, 2016
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza are a couple of bona fide Hall of Famers, but when they were breaking into baseball, their expectations were extremely different — probably more so than any pair of Hall of Famers in history.
Griffey and Piazza are the highest and lowest drafted players, respectively, to ever make it to Cooperstown — and when we say "lowest," we mean no-one-else-is-even-close lowest.
Mike Piazza was drafted by the Dodgers in the 62nd round of the 1988 draft. If that sounds like it shouldn't be a thing, that's because it isn't — the MLB Draft stops after 40 rounds now.