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Draft Coverage

Top Draft Picks By State

June, regular phase only

Note: College players are credited to state where they attended college

ALABAMA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (4th pick)--Condredge Holloway, ss, Robert E. Lee HS, Huntsville (Expos, 1971)
1st round (4th pick)--Gregg Olson, rhp, Auburn (Orioles, 1988)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (35th pick)--Jeremy Brown, c, U. of Alabama (Athletics)

ALASKA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
4th round--Brian Montalbo, rhp, Dimond HS, Anchorage (Braves, 2000)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
40th round--Brandon Joseph, of, A.J. Dimond HS, Anchorage (Phillies)

ARIZONA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Rick Monday, of, Arizona State U. (Athletics, 1965)
1st round (1st pick)--Floyd Bannister, lhp, Arizona State U. (Astros, 1976)
1st round (1st pick)--Bob Horner, 3b, Arizona State U. (Braves, 1978)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
2nd round--Jason Pridie, of, Prescott HS (Devil Rays)

ARKANSAS
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Jeff King, 3b, U. of Arkansas (Pirates, 1986)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
15th round--Adam Harben, rhp, West Arkansas JC (Twins)

CALIFORNIA/Northern
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (2nd pick)--Lloyd Moseby, of, Oakland HS (Blue Jays, 1978)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (3rd pick)--Chris Gruler, rhp, Liberty Union HS, Brentwood (Reds)

CALIFORNIA/Southern
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Steve Chilcott, c, Antelope Valley HS, Lancaster (Mets, 1966)
1st round (1st pick)--Tim Foli, ss, Notre Dame HS, Canoga Park (Mets, 1968)
1st round (1st pick)--Jeff Burroughs, of, Wilson HS, Long Beach (Senators, 1969)
1st round (1st pick)--Darryl Strawberry, of, Crenshaw HS, Los Angeles (Mets, 1980)
1st round (1st pick)--Phil Nevin, 3b, Cal State Fullerton (Astros, 1992)
1st round (1st pick)--Adrian Gonzalez, 1b, Eastlake HS, Chula Vista (Marlins, 2000)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (8th pick)--Scott Moore, ss, Cypress HS, Long Beach (Tigers)

COLORADO
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (2nd pick)--John Stearns, c, U. of Colorado (Phillies, 1973)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
5th round--Sean Thompson, lhp, Thunder Ridge HS, Denver (Padres)

CONNECTICUT
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (5th pick)--Bobby Valentine, ss, Rippowam HS, Stamford (Dodgers, 1968)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
3rd round--Charlie Morton, rhp, Joel Barlow HS, Redding (Braves)

DELAWARE
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (9th pick)--Derrick May, of, Newark HS (Cubs, 1986)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
5th round--Mark Romanczuk, lhp, St. Mark's HS, Newark (Devil Rays)

FLORIDA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Chipper Jones, ss, The Bolles School, Jacksonville (Braves, 1990)
1st round (1st pick)--Alex Rodriguez, ss, Westminster Christian HS, Miami (Mariners, 1993)
1st round (1st pick)--Paul Wilson, rhp, Florida State U. (Mets, 1994)
1st round (1st pick)--Pat Burrell, 1b-3b, U. of Miami (Phillies, 1998)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (6th pick)--Zack Greinke, rhp, Apopka HS (Royals)

GEORGIA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Ron Blomberg, 1b, Druid Hills HS, Atlanta (Yankees, 1967)
1st round (1st pick)--Mike Ivie, c, Walker HS, Decatur (Padres, 1970)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (11th pick)--Jeremy Hermida, of, Wheeler HS, Marietta (Marlins)

HAWAII
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (7th pick)--Mike Campbell, rhp, U. of Hawaii (Mariners, 1985)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
15th round--Micah Kaaihue, 1b, Iolani HS, Honolulu (Royals)

IDAHO
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (3rd pick)--Mike Garman, rhp, Caldwell HS (Red Sox, 1967)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
6th round--Troy Cate, lhp, Ricks JC (Mariners)

ILLINOIS
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Danny Goodwin, c, Central HS, Peoria (White Sox, 1971)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
3rd round--Billy Petrick, rhp, Morris HS (Cubs)

INDIANA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Andy Benes, rhp, U. of Evansville (Padres, 1988)
1st round (1st pick)--Bryan Bullington, rhp, Ball State U. (Pirates, 2002)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (1st pick)--Bryan Bullington, rhp, Ball State U. (Pirates)

IOWA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (4th pick)--Mike King, lhp, Morningside College (Athletics, 1980)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
2nd round--Zach Hammes, rhp, Iowa City HS (Dodgers)

KANSAS
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (2nd pick)--Joe Carter, of, Wichita State U. (Cubs, 1981)
1st round (2nd pick)--Darren Dreifort, rhp, Wichita State U. (Dodgers, 1993)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
2nd round--Blair Johnson, rhp, Washburn HS, Topeka (Pirates)

KENTUCKY
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (3rd pick)--Drew Hall, lhp, Morehead State U. (Cubs, 1984)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (24th pick)--Joseph Blanton, rhp, U. of Kentucky (Athletics)

LOUISIANA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Danny Goodwin, c, Southern U. (Angels, 1975)
1st round (1st pick)--Ben McDonald, rhp, Louisiana State U. (Orioles, 1989)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (41st pick)--Micah Schilling, 2b, Silliman Institute, Clinton (Indians)

MAINE
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (2nd pick)--Billy Swift, rhp, U. of Maine (Mariners, 1984)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
None drafted

MARYLAND
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Harold Baines, of, St. Michaels HS (White Sox, 1977)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (26th pick)--John McCurdy, ss, U. of Maryland (Athletics)

MASSACHUSETTS
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (3rd pick)--Joe Coleman, rhp, Natick HS (Senators, 1965)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
3rd round--Ben Crockett, rhp, Harvard U. (Rockies)

MICHIGAN
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (2nd pick)--Mark Mulder, lhp, Michigan State U. (Athletics, 1998)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
4th round--Rich Hill, lhp, U. of Michigan (Cubs)

MINNESOTA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Joe Mauer, c, Cretin-Derham Hall (Twins, 2001)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
13th round--Brett Nyquist, lhp, College of St. Scholastica (Expos)

MISSISSIPPI
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (2nd pick)--Will Clark, 1b, Mississippi State U. (Giants, 1985)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
5th round--Anthony Pearson, rhp, Jackson State U. (Expos)

MISSOURI
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (5th pick)--Roy Branch, rhp, Beaumont HS, St. Louis (Royals, 1971)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (28th pick)--John Mayberry Jr., 1b, Rockhurst HS, Kansas City (Mariners)

MONTANA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (2nd pick)--Les Rohr, lhp, West HS, Billings (Mets, 1965)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
None drafted

NEBRASKA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Darin Erstad, of, U. of Nebraska (Angels, 1995)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
3rd round--Jeff Leise, of, U. of Nebraska (Angels)

NEVADA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (2nd pick)--Tyler Houston, c, Valley HS, Las Vegas (Braves, 1989)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
2nd round--Darrell Rasner, rhp, U. of Nevada (Expos)

NEW HAMPSHIRE
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (15th pick)--Chris Carpenter, rhp, Trinity HS, Manchester (Blue Jays, 1993)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
23rd round--Chris Shank, rhp, Franklin Pierce College (Athletics)

NEW JERSEY
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (3rd pick)--Jeff Kunkel, ss, Rider U. (Rangers, 1983)
1st round (3rd pick)--Willie Banks, rhp, St. Anthony's HS, Jersey City (Twins, 1987)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (21st pick)--Bobby Brownlie, rhp, Rutgers U. (Cubs)

NEW MEXICO
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (9th pick)--Duane Ward, rhp, Farmington HS (Braves, 1982)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
12th round--Ryan Kenning, 1b, New Mexico State (Angels)

NEW YORK
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Shawon Dunston, ss, Thomas Jefferson HS, Brooklyn (Cubs, 1982)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
4th round--Danny Christensen, lhp, Xaverian HS, Brooklyn (Royals)

NORTH CAROLINA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--B.J. Surhoff, c, U. of North Carolina (Brewers, 1985)
1st round (1st pick)--Brien Taylor, lhp, East Carteret HS, Beaufort (Yankees, 1991)
1st round (1st pick)--Josh Hamilton, of, Athens Drive HS, Raleigh (Devil Rays, 1999)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (14th pick)--Russ Adams, ss, U. of North Carolina (Blue Jays)

NORTH DAKOTA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
13th round--Darin Erstad, of, Jamestown HS (Mets)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
None drafted

OHIO
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Tim Belcher, rhp, Mt. Vernon Nazarene College (Twins, 1983)
1st round (1st pick)--Ken Griffey Jr., lhp, Moeller HS, Cincinnati (Mariners, 1987)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (16th pick)--Nick Swisher, of, Ohio State U. (Athletics)

OKLAHOMA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Mike Moore, rhp, Oral Roberts U. (Mariners, 1981)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
2nd round--Corey Shafer, 1b, Choctaw HS (Orioles)

OREGON
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Dave Roberts, ss, U. of Oregon (Padres, 1972)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
4th round--Mark McLemore, lhp, Oregon State U. (Astros)

PENNSYLVANIA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Al Chambers, 1b, John Harris HS, Harrisburg (Mariners, 1979)
1st round (1st pick)--Shawn Abner, of, Mechanicsburg (Mets, 1984)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
2nd round--Brian Slocum, rhp, Villanova U. (Indians)

RHODE ISLAND
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Bill Almon, ss, Brown U. (Padres, 1974)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
5th round--Doug Johnson, rhp, Bryant College (Rockies)

SOUTH CAROLINA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--Kris Benson, rhp, Clemson U. (Pirates, 1996)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (10th pick)--Drew Meyer, ss, U. of South Carolina (Rangers)

SOUTH DAKOTA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
4th round--Wade Adamson, rhp, South Dakota State U. (Reds, 1978)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
23rd round--Dean Devine, 3b, U. of South Dakota (Pirates)

TENNESSEE
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (3rd pick)--Dewon Brazelton, rhp, Middle Tennessee State U. (Devil Rays, 2001)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (25th pick)--Matt Cain, rhp, Houston HS, Germantown (Giants)

TEXAS
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (1st pick)--David Clyde, lhp, Westchester HS, Houston (Rangers, 1973)
1st round (1st pick)--Matt Anderson, rhp, Rice U. (Tigers, 1997)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (5th pick)--Clint Everts, rhp, Cypress Falls HS, Houston (Expos)

UTAH
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (4th pick)--Cory Snyder, 3b, Brigham Young U. (Indians, 1984)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
2nd round--Mitch Talbot, rhp, Canyon View HS, Cedar City (Astros)

VERMONT
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
4th round--Kirk McCaskill, rhp, U. of Vermont (Angels, 1982)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
9th round--Tyler Pelland, lhp, Mount Abraham HS, Bristol (Red Sox)

VIRGINIA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (2nd pick)--Jay Franklin, rhp, James Madison HS, Vienna (Padres, 1971)
1st round (2nd pick)--B.J. Upton, ss, Greenbrier Christian Academy, Chesapeake (Devil Rays, 2002)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (2nd pick)--B.J. Upton, ss, Greenbrier Christian Academy, Chesapeake (Devil Rays)

WASHINGTON
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (2nd pick)--Mike Lentz, lhp, Juanita HS, Kirkland (Padres, 1975)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
2nd round--Jon Lester, lhp, Bellarmine Prep, Puyallup (Red Sox)

WEST VIRGINIA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (11th pick)--Chris Enochs, rhp, West Virginia U. (Athletics, 1997)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
15th round--Joe Van Gorder, lhp, West Virginia U. (Cardinals)

WISCONSIN
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (11th pick)--Kevin Brandt, of, Nekoosa HS (Twins, 1979)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
25th round--John Vanden Berg, c, U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Brewers)

WYOMING
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
4th round--Bill Ewing, of, U. of Wyoming (Angels, 1976)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
None drafted

PUERTO RICO
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (17th pick)--Ramon Castro, c, Rivera HS, Vega Baja (Astros, 1994)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
7th round--Xavier Arroyo, of, Antilles HS, Fort Buchanan (Marlins)

CANADA
HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER EVER
1st round (30th pick)--Scott Thorman, 3b, Preston HS, Cambridge, Ontario (Braves, 2000)

HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER, 2002
1st round (4th pick)--Adam Loewen, lhp, Fraser Valley Christian HS, Surrey, B.C. (Orioles)