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A Look Back: 1991

*No longer active.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

HOW THEY DID IT THEN . . .

1.Yankees. Brien Taylor, lhp, HS—Beaufort, N.C.
2.Braves. Mike Kelly, of, Arizona State
3.Twins. David McCarty, 1b, Stanford
4.Cardinals. Dmitri Young, 3b, HS—Oxnard, Calif.
5.Brewers. #*Kenny Henderson, rhp, HS—Ringgold, Ga.
6.Astros. #*John Burke, rhp, Florida
7.Royals. Joe Vitiello, 1b, Alabama
8.Padres. Joey Hamilton, rhp, Georgia Southern
9.Orioles. Mark Smith, of, Southern California
10.Phillies. Tyler Green, rhp, Wichita State

HOW THEY’D DO IT NOW . . .

1.Manny Ramirez, of, HS—New YorkIndians (1/13)
2.Shawn Green, of, HS—Tustin, Calif.Blue Jays (1/16)
3.Jeff Cirillo, 3b, Southern Calif.Brewers (11)
4.Brad Radke, rhp, HS—TampaTwins (8)
5.Pokey Reese, ss, HS—Hopkins, S.C.Reds (1/20)
6.Doug Glanville, of, PennsylvaniaCubs (1/12)
7.Aaron Sele, rhp, Washington StateRed Sox (1/23)
8.Derek Lowe, rhp, HS—Dearborn, Mich.Mariners (8)
9.Tony Womack, ss, Guilford (N.C.) CollegePirates (7)
10.Jason Isringhausen, rhp, Lewis & Clark (Ill.) CCMets (44)

FIRST PLAYERS TO MAJORS

1.Benji Gil, ss, Rangers (1/19)April 5, 1993
2.Brent Gates, 2b, Athletics (1/26)May 5, 1993
3.David McCarty, 1b, Twins (1/3)May 17, 1993

LARGEST BONUSES

1.Brien Taylor, lhp, Yankees (1/1)$1,550,000
2.Shawn Green, of, Blue Jays (1/16)700,000
3.Mike Kelly, of, Braves (1/2)575,000

BEST DRAFT

Blue Jays. Toronto astutely handled the 11th-hour signing of Shawn Green (16th pick overall) and added seven more future big leaguers, including Chris Stynes (3), Jose Silva (6) and Alex Gonzalez (13).

WORST DRAFT

Astros. Houston had seven of the first 50 picks and selected a record 101 players, yet this draft produced just two journeymen big leaguers: James Mouton (7) and Alvin Morman (39).

MOST ASTUTE PICK

Shawn Green, of, Blue Jays (1/16)

BIGGEST OVERSIGHT

Jeff Cirillo, 3b, Brewers (11)

BIGGEST FIRST-ROUND BUST

Al Shirley, of, Mets (18th pick)

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