Nine who got away: #5, Elvis Andrus
Andrus was 18 when JS, apparently thinking the franchise was set at shortstop with Yesco, dealt him to Texas. Fortunately Andrelton Simmons came along, saving us from the Tyler Pastornickys of the world.
Meanwhile, 24-year-old Elvis is a two-time All-Star whose BA and OBP have improved each year since 2010. He’s also demonstrated developing power and is among the best defensive SS in the game. Wouldn’t you love to see him batting lead-off and teaming with Andrelton to form the best double-play combo in the majors?
If it makes you feel any better there’s no way the Braves would be able to afford him in two years, when Elvis hits the free agent market.