1965 - 226th pick (12th round) by Mets
The second and third days of the MLB Draft may not have had the fanfare of Monday, but that does not mean the players selected in the later rounds are doomed to a career in the minor leagues. In fact, some of the game's greatest players were not drafted until after the 10th round. SI.com looks back at some of the greatest "diamonds in the rough" since the MLB began holding a draft in 1965.
225 different names were called in the 1965 MLB Draft before the New York Mets rang Nolan Ryan's number. Ryan would go on to be arguably the greatest pitcher of the modern era, amassing a record 5,714 strikeouts and pitching seven no-hitters.