2004 #1 Draft Pick – Matt Bush
Matt Bush is the type of player that you do not want to end up with when you select #1. He toiled in the minors as a shortstop before getting to the point where you could see he was going nowhere. He then switched to pitcher where he could utilize his arm. He is currently trying to get to the majors from the mound.
In 2005 I went to Fort Wayne to meet Andre Dawson prior to the game. After we met the Hawk we were walking around when one of the ushers told us that Bush was the #1 draft pick the year before. We were lucky enough to meet Matt and get him to autograph a ball. For some reason my ball bled out to the point that it is a big blue smudge where his signature used to be.
Here is how that 2004 1st round went: