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A Look Back: 1994

*No longer active.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

HOW THEY DID IT THEN . . .

1.Mets. Paul Wilson, rhp, Florida State
2.Athletics. Ben Grieve, of, HS—Arlington, Texas
3.Padres. Dustin Hermanson, rhp, Kent
4.Brewers. *Antone Williamson, 3b, Arizona State
5.Marlins. *Josh Booty, ss, HS—Shreveport, La.
6.Angels. McKay Christensen, of, HS—Fresno
7.Rockies. *Doug Million, lhp, HS—Sarasota, Fla.
8.Twins. Todd Walker, 2b, Louisiana State
9.Reds. C.J. Nitkowski, lhp, St. John’s
10.Indians. Jaret Wright, rhp, HS—Anaheim

HOW THEY’D DO IT NOW . . .

1.Nomar Garciaparra, ss, Georgia TechRed Sox (1/12)
2.Ben GrieveAthletics (1/2)
3.Dustin HermansonPadres (1/3)
4.Paul Konerko, c, HS—Scottsdale, Ariz.Dodgers (1/13)
5.Jason Varitek, c, Georgia TechMariners (1/14)
7.Jose Rosado, lhp, Galveston (Texas) JCRoyals (12)
8.Scott Elarton, rhp, HS—Lamar, Colo.Astros (1/25)
9.Carl Pavano, rhp, HS—Southington, Conn.Red Sox (13)
10.Jaret WrightIndians (1/10)

FIRST PLAYERS TO MAJORS

1.Dustin Hermanson, rhp, Expos (1/3)May 8, 1995
2.C.J. Nitkowski, lhp, Reds (1/9)June 3, 1995
3.Paul Wilson, rhp, Mets (1/1)April 4, 1996

LARGEST BONUSES

1.*Josh Booty, ss, Marlins (1/5)$1,600,000
2.Paul Wilson, rhp, Mets (1/1)1,550,000
3.Ben Grieve, of, Athletics (1/2)1,200,000

BEST DRAFT

Red Sox. Despite picking 12th, Boston got the best pick in the draft in Nomar Garciaparra. The Red Sox followed that up by selecting five more future big leaguers, including New Englanders Brian Rose (3) and Carl Pavano (13).

WORST DRAFT

Rangers. Texas has nothing to show for this draft. It had no first-round pick, while Kevin Brown (2), Jim Brower (6) and Mark Little (8) have played bit roles for other clubs.

MOST ASTUTE PICK

Nomar Garciaparra, ss, Red Sox (1/12)

BIGGEST OVERSIGHT

Corey Koskie, 3b, Twins (26)

BIGGEST FIRST-ROUND BUST

Jayson Peterson, rhp, Cubs (15th pick)

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