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A Look Back: 1995

*No longer active.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

HOW THEY DID IT THEN . . .

1.Angels. Darin Erstad, of, Nebraska
2.Padres. Ben Davis, c, HS—Malvern, Pa.
3.Mariners. Jose Cruz Jr., of, Rice
4.Cubs. Kerry Wood, rhp, HS—Grand Prairie, Texas
5.Athletics. Ariel Prieto, rhp, Palm Springs (Western)
6.Marlins. Jaime Jones, of, HS—San Diego
7.Rangers. Jonathan Johnson, rhp, Florida State
8.Rockies. Todd Helton, 1b, Tennessee
9.Brewers. Geoff Jenkins, of, Southern California
10.Pirates. Chad Hermansen, ss, HS—Henderson, Nev.

HOW THEY’D DO IT NOW . . .

1.Kerry WoodCubs (1/4)
2.Darin ErstadAngels (1/1)
3.Sean Casey, 1b, RichmondIndians (2)
4.Todd HeltonRockies (1/8)
5.Carlos Beltran, of, HS—Manati, P.R.Royals (2)
6.Russ Ortiz, rhp, OklahomaGiants (4)
7.Geoff JenkinsBrewers (1/9)
8.Michael Barrett, ss, HS—AtlantaExpos (1/28)
9.Joe Nathan, rhp, SUNY StonybrookGiants (6)
10. Ryan Dempster, rhp, HS—Gibson’s, B.C.Rangers (3)

FIRST PLAYERS TO MAJORS

1.Ariel Prieto, rhp, Athetics (1/5)July 2, 1995
2.Darin Erstad, of, Angels (1/1)June 14, 1996
3.Matt Morris, rhp, Cardinals (1/12)April 4, 1997

LARGEST BONUSES

1.Darin Erstad, of, Angels (1/1)$1,575,000
2.Jaime Jones, of, Marlins (1/6)1,337,000
3.Ben Davis, c, Padres (1/2)1,300,000

BEST DRAFT

Giants. Their top three picks made it to the big leagues, albeit with other organizations, and the Giants still hit paydirt with Russ Ortiz (4) and Joe Nathan (6), two rising stars in San Francisco. They even got 15 hitless at-bats in 1999 from afterthought Edwards Guzman (50).

WORST DRAFT

Dodgers. Set-up man Onan Masaoka (3) may be all the Dodgers have to show for this draft. Their top two picks have already washed out, and none of the others is on the fast track to Los Angeles.

MOST ASTUTE PICK

Carlos Beltran, of, Royals (2)

BIGGEST OVERSIGHT

Gabe Kapler, of, Tigers (57)

BIGGEST FIRST-ROUND BUST

Ryan Jaroncyk, ss, Mets (18th pick)

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