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*No longer active.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, HSArlington, Texas|
|3.||Padres. Dustin Hermanson, rhp, Kent|
|4.||Brewers. *Antone Williamson, 3b, Arizona State|
|5.||Marlins. *Josh Booty, ss, HSShreveport, La.|
|6.||Angels. McKay Christensen, of, HSFresno|
|7.||Rockies. *Doug Million, lhp, HSSarasota, Fla.|
|8.||Twins. Todd Walker, 2b, Louisiana State|
|9.||Reds. C.J. Nitkowski, lhp, St. Johns|
|10.||Indians. Jaret Wright, rhp, HSAnaheim|
HOW THEYD DO IT NOW . . .
|1.||Nomar Garciaparra, ss, Georgia Tech||Red Sox (1/12)|
|2.||Ben Grieve||Athletics (1/2)|
|3.||Dustin Hermanson||Padres (1/3)|
|4.||Paul Konerko, c, HSScottsdale, Ariz.||Dodgers (1/13)|
|5.||Jason Varitek, c, Georgia Tech||Mariners (1/14)|
|7.||Jose Rosado, lhp, Galveston (Texas) JC||Royals (12)|
|8.||Scott Elarton, rhp, HSLamar, Colo.||Astros (1/25)|
|9.||Carl Pavano, rhp, HSSouthington, Conn.||Red Sox (13)|
|10.||Jaret Wright||Indians (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|
|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|
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).
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)
Corey Koskie, 3b, Twins (26)
BIGGEST FIRST-ROUND BUST
Jayson Peterson, rhp, Cubs (15th pick)