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A Look Back: 1992

*No longer active.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

HOW THEY DID IT THEN . . .

1.Astros. Phil Nevin, 3b, Cal State Fullerton
2.Indians. Paul Shuey, rhp, North Carolina
3.Expos. *B.J. Wallace, lhp, Mississippi State
4.Orioles. Jeffrey Hammonds, of, Stanford
5.Reds. Chad Mottola, of, Central Florida
6.Yankees. Derek Jeter, ss, HS—Kalamazoo, Mich.
7.Giants. Calvin Murray, of, Texas
8.Angels. *Pete Janicki, rhp, UCLA
9.Mets. Preston Wilson, of, HS—Bamberg, S.C.
10.Royals. Michael Tucker, ss, Longwood (Va.) College

HOW THEY’D DO IT NOW . . .

1.Derek JeterYankees (1/6)
2.Jason Kendall, c, HS—Torrance, Calif.Pirates (1/23)
3.Charles Johnson, c, MiamiMarlins (1/28)
4.Johnny Damon, of, HS—OrlandoRoyals (1/35)
5.Shannon Stewart, of, HS—MiamiBlue Jays (1/19)
6.Jason Giambi, 3b, Long Beach StateAthletics (2)
7.Phil NevinAstros (1/1)
8.Preston WilsonMets (9)
9.Rick Helling, rhp, StanfordRangers (1/22)
10.Jose Vidro, 2b, HS—Sabana Grande, P.R.Expos (6)

FIRST PLAYERS TO MAJORS

1.Jeffrey Hammonds, of, Orioles (1/4)June 25, 1993
2.Chris Gomez, ss, Tigers (3)July 19, 1993
3.Tim Davis, lhp, Mariners (6)April 4, 1994

LARGEST BONUSES

1.Jeffrey Hammonds, of, Orioles (1/4)$975,000
2.Calvin Murray, of, Giants (1/7)825,000
3.Phil Nevin, 3b, Astros (1/1)700,000
Derek Jeter, ss, Yankees (1/6)700,000

BEST DRAFT

Royals. Kansas City has gotten the most mileage out of Johnny Damon, the third of three solid first-round picks. Michael Tucker (1) and Jon Lieber (2) were also in this class.

WORST DRAFT

Dodgers. Los Angeles avoided being shut out altogether on this class when well-traveled infielder Keith Johnson (4), now 29, was unexpectedly called up by the Angels this season.

MOST ASTUTE PICK

Derek Jeter, ss, Yankees (1/6)

BIGGEST OVERSIGHT

Marvin Benard, of, Giants (50)

BIGGEST FIRST-ROUND BUST

Benji Grigsby, rhp, Athletics (20th pick)

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