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A Look Back: 1990

*No longer active. †Signed major league contract. #Did not sign.

HOW THEY DID IT THEN . . .

1.Braves. Chipper Jones, ss, HS—Jacksonville
2.Tigers. Tony Clark, 1b, HS—El Cajon, Calif.
3.Phillies. Mike Lieberthal, c, HS—Westlake Village, Calif.
4.White Sox. Alex Fernandez, rhp, Miami-Dade South CC
5.Pirates. Kurt Miller, rhp, HS—Bakersfield, Calif.
6.Mariners. *Marc Newfield, 1b, HS—Huntington Beach, Calif.
7.Reds. Dan Wilson, c, Minnesota
8.Indians. *Tim Costo, ss, Iowa
9.Dodgers. *Ron Walden, lhp, HS—Blanchard, Okla.
10.Yankees. Carl Everett, of, HS—Tampa

HOW THEY’D DO IT NOW . . .

1.Chipper JonesBraves (1/1)
2.Mike Mussina, rhp, StanfordOrioles (1/20)
3.Mike Hampton, lhp, HS—Crystal River, Fla.Mariners (6)
4.Mike LieberthalPhillies (1/3)
5.Troy Percival, rhp, UC RiversideAngels (6)
6.Carl EverettYankees (1/10)
7.Jeromy Burnitz, of, Oklahoma StateMets (1/17)
8.Ray Durham, 2b, HS—CharlotteWhite Sox (5)
9.Alex FernandezWhite Sox (1/4)
10.Rusty Greer, of, U. of Montevallo (Ala.)Rangers (10)

FIRST PLAYERS TO MAJORS

1.Alex Fernandez, rhp, White Sox (1)Aug. 2, 1990
2.*Lance Dickson, lhp, Cubs (1)Aug. 9, 1990
3.Chris Haney, lhp, Expos (2)June 21, 1991

LARGEST BONUSES

1.†Todd Van Poppel, rhp, Athletics (1)$500,000
Tony Clark, 1b, Tigers (2)500,000
3.*Chris Weinke, 1b, Blue Jays (2)375,000

BEST DRAFT

White Sox. Chicago’s haul included eight future big leaguers, led by Alex Fernandez (1), Bob Wickman (2), James Baldwin (4), Ray Durham (5) and Jason Bere (36).

WORST DRAFT

Dodgers. Arm problems limited Ron Walden (1) to four minor league games, while Mike Busch (4), Steve Mintz (17) and Mike Mimbs (23) made cameo appearances in the big leagues.

MOST ASTUTE PICK

Mike Mussina, rhp, Orioles (1/20)

BIGGEST OVERSIGHT

Jason Bere, rhp, White Sox (36)

BIGGEST FIRST-ROUND BUST

Adam Hyzdu, of, Giants (15th pick)

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