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*No longer active.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, HSKalamazoo, Mich.|
|7.||Giants. Calvin Murray, of, Texas|
|8.||Angels. *Pete Janicki, rhp, UCLA|
|9.||Mets. Preston Wilson, of, HSBamberg, S.C.|
|10.||Royals. Michael Tucker, ss, Longwood (Va.) College|
HOW THEYD DO IT NOW . . .
|1.||Derek Jeter||Yankees (1/6)|
|2.||Jason Kendall, c, HSTorrance, Calif.||Pirates (1/23)|
|3.||Charles Johnson, c, Miami||Marlins (1/28)|
|4.||Johnny Damon, of, HSOrlando||Royals (1/35)|
|5.||Shannon Stewart, of, HSMiami||Blue Jays (1/19)|
|6.||Jason Giambi, 3b, Long Beach State||Athletics (2)|
|7.||Phil Nevin||Astros (1/1)|
|8.||Preston Wilson||Mets (9)|
|9.||Rick Helling, rhp, Stanford||Rangers (1/22)|
|10.||Jose Vidro, 2b, HSSabana 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|
|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|
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.
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)
Marvin Benard, of, Giants (50)
BIGGEST FIRST-ROUND BUST
Benji Grigsby, rhp, Athletics (20th pick)