Matt Meyers of ESPN Insider uses the WAR metric and signing bonuses to determine the most valuable MLB draft pick of recent years. Ryan Howard is the primary winner here -- which helps correct some awful drafting by the Phillies in the 1980s.
Baseball will always be a game of inches. And it will always be a game of percentages. Soon, thanks to tracking technologies such as Hit/fx and Field/fx, we will all be better equipped to measure it.