Let me qualify:
2009 Stephen Strasburg RHP San Diego State 1
2009 Drew Storen RHP Stanford 10
2008 Aaron Crow RHP Univ. of Missouri 9
2007 Ross Detwiler LHP Missouri State 6
2006 Christopher Marrero OF Monsignor Edward Pace HS (Hialeah Gardens, Fla.) 15
2006 Colton Willems RHP John Carroll HS (Fort Pierce, Fla.) 22
2005 Ryan Zimmerman 3B Virginia
Of all his first round picks, it was the one time when there was a decision to be made and Bowden made a good one, IMO, when there were pitfalls.
1997-2002 holy crap awful
2002 Clint Everts RHP Houston, TX 5
2001 Josh Karp RHP UCLA 6
2000 Justin Wayne RHP Honolulu, HI 5
1999 Josh Girdley LHP Jasper, Texas 6
1998 Josh McKinley SS Dowingtown, PA 11
1997 Donnie Bridges RHP Hattiesburg, MS
In fact, the Expos draft history in the 1st round is downright abysmal.http://espn.go.com/mlb/draft/history/_/team/was
The 1st round in '07:
1 David Price LHP Tampa Bay Devil Rays Vanderbilt
2 Mike Moustakas SS Kansas City Royals Chatsworth (Calif.) HS
3 Josh Vitters 3B Chicago Cubs Cypress (Calif.) HS
4 Daniel Moskos LHP Pittsburgh Pirates Clemson
5 Matt Wieters C Baltimore Orioles Georgia Tech
6 Ross Detwiler LHP Washington Nationals Missouri State
7 Matt LaPorta 1B Milwaukee Brewers Florida
8 Casey Weathers RHP Colorado Rockies Vanderbilt
9 Jarrod Parker RHP Arizona Diamondbacks Norwell HS, Ossian, Ind.
10 Madison Bumgarner LHP San Francisco Giants South Caldwell HS, Hudson, N.C.
11 Phillippe Aumont RHP Seattle Mariners Gatineau, Quebechttp://espn.go.com/mlb/draft/history/_/year/2007
The buzz was for Aumont. Detwiler was a solid call.