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Draft '99 35 Years of Draft History

Compiled by Allan Simpson

A. First Players Drafted (June regular phase)
B. Best Players Drafted
C. First Players to Reach Major Leagues
*Did not sign
S–Indicates secondary phase
J–Indicates January draft
Reached major leagues indicated by boldface type for Section A
Round drafted indicated in parentheses

1965

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Rick Monday, of, Athletics
  2. Les Rohr, lhp, Mets
  3. Joe Coleman, rhp, Senators
  4. Alex Barrett, ss, Astros
  5. Billy Conigliaro, of Red Sox

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Johnny Bench, c, Reds (2)
  2. Nolan Ryan, rhp, Mets (10)
  3. Graig Nettles, 3b, Twins (4)
  4. Sal Bando, 3b, Athletics (6)
  5. Rick Monday, of, Athletics (1)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Ken Holtzman, lhp, Cubs (4)
  2. Joe Coleman, rhp, Senators (1)
  3. Clyde Wright, lhp, Angels (6)
  4. Ron Keller, rhp, Twins (8)

1966

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Steve Chilcott, c, Mets
  2. Reggie Jackson, of, Athletics
  3. Wayne Twitchell, rhp, Astros
  4. Ken Brett, lhp, Red Sox
  5. Dean Burk, rhp, Cubs

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Reggie Jackson, of, Athletics (1)
  2. Tom Seaver, rhp, Braves (J-1)
  3. Bill Russell, ss-of, Dodgers (9)
  4. Richie Hebner, 3b, Pirates (1)
  5. Charlie Hough, rhp, Dodgers (8)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Rich Nye, lhp, Cubs (14)
  2. Tom Seaver, rhp, Braves (J-1)
  3. Gary Nolan, rhp, Reds (1)
  4. Joe Niekro, rhp, Cubs (S-3)
  5. Reggie Jackson, of, Athletics (1)

1967

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Ron Blomberg, 1b, Yankees
  2. Terry Hughes, ss, Cubs
  3. Mike Garman, rhp, Red Sox
  4. John Matlack, lhp, Mets
  5. John Jones, c, Senators

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Carlton Fisk, c, Red Sox (J-1)
  2. Vida Blue, lhp, Athletics (2)
  3. Don Baylor, of, Orioles (2)
  4. Ted Simmons, c, Cardinals (1)
  5. Bobby Grich, ss, Orioles (1)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Mike Adamson, rhp, Orioles (S-1)
  2. Mike Paul, lhp, Indians (20)
  3. Tom Murphy, rhp, Angels (J-1)
  4. Darcy Fast, lhp, Cubs (S-1)
  5. Gary Ross, rhp, Cubs (J-1)

1968

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Tim Foli, ss, Mets
  2. *Pete Broburg, rhp, Athletics
  3. Marty Cott, c, Astros
  4. Thurman Munson, c, Yankees
  5. Bobby Valentine, of, Dodgers

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Steve Garvey, 3b, Dodgers (S-1)
  2. Thurman Munson, c, Yankees (1)
  3. Ron Cey, 3b, Dodgers (S-3)
  4. Greg Luzinski, of, Phillies (1)
  5. Cecil Cooper, 1b, Red Sox (8)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Bil Lee, lhp, Red Sox (22)
  2. Dave Lemonds, lhp, Cubs (S-1)
  3. Thurman Munson, c, Yankees (1)
  4. Oscar Gamble, of, Cubs (16)
  5. Steve Garvey, 3b, Dodgers (S-1)

1969

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Jeff Burroughs, of, Senators
  2. J.R. Richard, rhp, Astros
  3. Ted Nicholson, 3b, White Sox
  4. Randy Sterling, rhp, Mets
  5. *Alan Bannister, ss, Angels

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Bert Blyleven, rhp, Twins (3)
  2. J.R. Richard, rhp, Astros (1)
  3. Dwight Evans, of, Red Sox (5)
  4. Bob Boone, c, Phillies (6)
  5. Buddy Bell, 3b, Indians (16)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Rich Hand, rhp, Indians (S-1)
  2. Don Gullett, lhp, Reds (1)
  3. Larry Gura, lhp, Cubs (2)
  4. Balor Moore, lhp, Expos (1)
  5. Bert Blyleven, rhp, Twins (3)

1970

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Mike Ivie, c, Padres
  2. Steve Dunning, rhp, Indians
  3. Barry Foote, c, Expos
  4. Darrell Porter, c, Brewers
  5. Mike Martin, lhp, Phillies

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Dave Parker, of, Pirates (14)
  2. Goose Gossage, rhp, White Sox (9)
  3. Dave Kingman, 1b, Giants (S-1)
  4. Bill Madlock, 3b, Rangers (JS-5)
  5. Rick Reuschel, rhp, Cubs (3)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Steve Dunning, rhp, Indians (1)
  2. Chris Speier, ss, Giants (S-1)
  3. Lee Richard, ss, White Sox (1)
  4. Terry Forster, lhp, White Sox (2)
  5. Chris Chambliss, 1b, Indians (J-1)

1971

A. First Players Drafted

  1. *Danny Goodwin, c, White Sox
  2. Jay Franklin, rhp, Padres
  3. Tom Bianco, ss, Brewers
  4. *Condredge Holloway, ss, Expos
  5. Roy Branch, rhp, Royals

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Mike Schmidt, rhp, Phillies (2)
  2. George Brett, 3b, Royals (2)
  3. Jim Rice, of, Red Sox (1)
  4. Keith Hernandez, 1b, Cardinals (42)
  5. Ron Guidry, lhp, Yankees (3)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Burt Hooton, rhp, Cubs (S-1)
  2. Rob Ellis, of, Brewers ( S-1)
  3. Pete Broberg, rhp, Senators (S-1)
  4. Jay Franklin, rhp, Padres (1)
  5. Mike Caldwell, lhp, Padres (12)

1972

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Dave Roberts, 3b, Padres
  2. Rick Manning, ss, Indians
  3. Larry Christenson, rhp, Phillies
  4. Roy Howell, 3b, Rangers
  5. Bobby Goodman, c, Expos

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Dennis Eckersley, rhp, Indians (3)
  2. Gary Carter, c, Expos (3)
  3. Chet Lemon, of, Athletics (1)
  4. John Candelaria, lhp, Pirates (2)
  5. Willie Randolph, 2b, Pirates (7)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Dave Roberts, 3b, Padres (1)
  2. Jim Crawford, lhp, Astros (14)
  3. Ray Burris, rhp, Cubs (17)
  4. Larry Christenson, Phillies (1)
  5. Dave Lemanczyk, rhp, Tigers (16)

1973

A. First Players Drafted

  1. David Clyde, lhp, Rangers
  2. John Stearns, c, Phillies
  3. Robin Yount, ss, Brewers
  4. Dave Winfield, rhp-of, Padres
  5. Glenn Tufts, 1b, Indians

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Dave Winfield, of, Padres (1)
  2. Robin Yount, ss, Brewers (1)
  3. Eddie Murray, 1b, Orioles (3)
  4. Jack Clark, of, Giants (13)
  5. Fred Lynn, of, Red Sox (2)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Dick Ruthven, rhp, Phillies (JS-1)
  2. Dave Winfield, of, Padres (1)
  3. David Clyde, lhp, Rangers (1)
  4. Eddie Bane, lhp, Twins (1)
  5. Jim Sundberg, c, Rangers (JS-1)

1974

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Bill Almon, ss, Padres
  2. Tommy Boggs, rhp, Rangers
  3. Lonnie Smith, of, Phillies
  4. Tom Brennan, rhp, Indians
  5. Dale Murphy, c, Braves

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Dale Murphy, c, Braves (1)
  2. Willie Wilson, of, Royals (1)
  3. Rick Sutcliffe, rhp, Dodgers (1)
  4. Lance Parrish, c, Tigers (1)
  5. Garry Templeton, ss, Cardinals (1)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Jack Kucek, rhp, White Sox (2)
  2. Bill Almon, ss, Padres (1)
  3. Jim Umbarger, lhp, Rangers (16)
  4. Roy Smalley, ss, Rangers(J-1)
  5. Mike Miley, ss, Angels (1)

1975

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Danny Goodwin, c, Angels
  2. Mike Lentz, lhp, Padres
  3. Les Filkins, of, Tigers
  4. Brian Rosinski, of, Cubs
  5. Rich O' Keefe, lhp, Brewers

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Andre Dawson, of, Expos (11)
  2. Lee Smith, rhp, Cubs (2)
  3. Dave Stewart, rhp, Dodgers (16)
  4. Lou Whitaker, 2b, Tigers (5)
  5. Carney Lansford, 3b, Angels (3)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Rick Cerone, c, Indians (1)
  2. Danny Goodwin, c, Angels (1)
  3. Chris Knapp, rhp, White Sox (1)
  4. Tim Stoddard, rhp, White Sox (JS-2)
  5. Denny Walling, of, Athletics (S-1)

1976

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Floyd Bannister, lhp, Astros
  2. Pat Underwood, lhp, Tigers
  3. Ken Smith, 3b, Braves
  4. *Bill Bordley, lhp, Brewers
  5. Bob Owchinko, lhp, Padres

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Rickey Henderson, of, Athletics (4)
  2. Wade Boggs, 3b, Red Sox (7)
  3. Alan Trammell, ss, Tigers (2)
  4. Jack Morris, rhp, Tigers (5)
  5. Mike Scott, rhp, Mets (2)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Pete Redfern, rhp, Twins (JS-1)
  2. Bob Owchinko, lhp, Padres (1)
  3. Steve Kemp, of, Tigers (J-1)
  4. Bob Shirley, lhp, Padres (JS-1)
  5. Floyd Bannister, lhp, Astros (1)

1977

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Harold Baines, 1b-of, White Sox
  2. Bill Gullickson, rhp, Expos
  3. Paul Molitor, ss, Brewers
  4. Tim Cole, lhp, Braves
  5. Kevin Richards, rhp, Tigers

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Ozzie Smith, ss, Padres (4)
  2. Paul Molitor, ss, Brewers (1)
  3. Harold Baines, 1b-of, White Sox (1)
  4. Tim Raines, 2b, Expos (5)
  5. Bob Welch, rhp, Dodgers (1)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Brian Greer, of, Padres (1)
  2. Roger Erickson, rhp, Twins (3)
  3. Paul Molitor, ss, Brewers (1)
  4. Ozzie Smith, ss, Cardinals (4)
  5. Darrell Jackson, lhp, Twins (9)

1978

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Bob Horner, 3b, Braves
  2. Lloyd Moseby, 1b, Blue Jays
  3. Hubie Brooks, ss, Mets
  4. Mike Morgan, rhp, Athletics
  5. Andy Hawkins, rhp, Padres

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Cal Ripken Jr., 3b, Orioles (2)
  2. Ryne Sandberg, ss, Phillies (20)
  3. Kirk Gibson, of, Tigers (1)
  4. Steve Sax, 2b, Dodgers (9)
  5. Kent Hrbek, 1b, Twins (17)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Mike Morgan, rhp, Athletics (1)
  2. Bob Horner, 3b, Braves (1)
  3. Brian Milner, c, Blue Jays (7)
  4. Tim Conroy, lhp, Athletics (1)
  5. Britt Burns, lhp, White Sox (3)

1979

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Al Chambers, of, Mariners
  2. Tim Leary, rhp, Mets
  3. Jay Schroeder, c, Blue Jays
  4. Brad Komminsk, of, Braves
  5. *Juan Bustabad, ss, Athletics

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Don Mattingly, 1b, Yankees (19)
  2. Orel Hershiser, rhp, Dodgers (17)
  3. Andy Van Slyke, of, Cardinals (1)
  4. Tim Wallach, 1b, Expos (1)
  5. Brett Butler, of, Braves (23)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Jerry Don Gleaton, lhp, Rangers (1)
  2. Steve Howe, lhp, Dodgers (1)
  3. Brad Mills, 3b, Expos (17)
  4. Mike Kinnunen, lhp, Twins (10)
  5. Bill Bordley, lhp, Reds (JS-1)

1980

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Darryl Strawberry, of, Mets
  2. Garry Harris, ss, Blue Jays
  3. Ken Dayley, lhp, Braves
  4. Mike King, lhp, Athletics
  5. Jeff Pyburn, of, Padres

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Darryl Strawberry, of, Mets (1)
  2. Eric Davis, ss, Reds (8)
  3. Danny Tartabull, 3b, Reds (3)
  4. Kelly Gruber, 3b, Indians (1)
  5. Tom Henke, rhp, Rangers (S-4)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Rich Bordi, rhp, Athletics (3)
  2. Terry Francona, of, Expos (1)
  3. Dan Firova, c, Mariners (JS-2)
  4. Tom Gorman, lhp, Expos (4)
  5. Jim Eisenreich, of, Twins (16)

1981

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Mike Moore, rhp, Mariners
  2. Joe Carter, of, Cubs
  3. Dick Schofield, ss, Angels
  4. Terry Blocker, of, Mets
  5. Matt Williams, rhp, Blue Jays

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Tomy Gwynn, of, Padres (3)
  2. Joe Carter, of, Cubs (1)
  3. Mark Langston, lhp, Mariners (2)
  4. John Franco, lhp, Dodgers (5)
  5. Frank Viola, lhp, Twins (2)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Mike Moore, rhp, Mariners (1)
  2. Frank Viola, lhp, Twins (2)
  3. Jeff Keener, rhp, Cardinals (7)
  4. Tony Gwynn, of, Padres (3)
  5. Neal Heaton, lhp, Indians (2)

1982

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Shawon Dunston, ss, Cubs
  2. Augie Schmidt, ss, Blue Jays
  3. Jimmy Jones, rhp, Padres
  4. Brian Oelkers, lhp, Twins
  5. Dwight Gooden, rhp, Mets

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Kirby Puckett, of, Twins (J-1)
  2. Dwight Gooden, rhp, Mets (1)
  3. Jose Canseco, of, Athletics (15)
  4. Bret Saberhagen, rhp, Royals (19)
  5. Todd Worrell, rhp, Cardinals (1)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Bryan Oelkers, lhp, Twins (1)
  2. Spike Owen, ss Mariners (1)
  3. Danny Jackson, lhp, Royals (JS-1)
  4. Bret Saberhagen, rhp, Royals (19)
  5. Dwight Gooden, rhp, Mets (1)

1983

A. First Players Drafted

  1. *Tim Belcher, rhp, Twins
  2. Kurt Stillwell, ss, Reds
  3. Jeff Kunkel, ss, Rangers
  4. Eddie Williams, 3b, Mets
  5. Stan Hilton, rhp, Athletics

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Roger Clemens, rhp, Red Sox (1)
  2. Wally Joyner, 1b, Angels (3)
  3. Terry Steinbach, 3b, Athletics (9)
  4. Tim Belcher, rhp, Twins (1)
  5. Ron Gant, 2b, Braves (4)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Jeff Robinson, rhp, Giants (2)
  2. Roger Clemens, rhp, Red Sox (1)
  3. Carl Willis, rhp, Tigers (23)
  4. Jeff Kunkel, ss, Rangers (1)
  5. Calvin Schiraldi, rhp, Mets (1)

1984

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Shawn Abner, of, Mets
  2. Billy Swift, rhp, Mariners
  3. Drew Hall, lhp, Cubs
  4. Cory Snyder,ss, Indians
  5. Pat Pacillo, rhp, Reds

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Mark McGwire, 1b, Athletics (1)
  2. Greg Maddux, rhp, Cubs (2)
  3. Tom Glavine, lhp, Braves (2)
  4. Ken Caminiti, 3b, Astros (3)
  5. Dante Bichette, of, Angels (17)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Oddibe McDowell, of, Rangers (1)
  2. Billy Swift, rhp, Mariners (1)
  3. Scott Bankhead, rhp, Royals (1)
  4. Greg Mathews, lhp, Cardinals (10)
  5. Terry Mulholland, lhp, Giants (1)

1985

A. First Players Drafted

  1. B.J. Surhoff, ss-c, Brewers
  2. Will Clark, 1b, Giants
  3. Bobby Witt, rhp, Rangers
  4. Barry Larkin, ss, Reds
  5. Kurt Brown, c, White Sox

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Barry Bonds, of, Pirates (1)
  2. Randy Johnson, lhp, Expos (2)
  3. Barry Larkin, ss, Reds (1)
  4. John Smoltz, rhp, Tigers (22)
  5. Rafael Palmeiro, 1b, Cubs (1)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Will Clark, 1b, Giants (1)
  2. Pete Incaviglia, of, Expos (1)
  3. Bobby Witt, rhp, Rangers (1)
  4. Chuck Finley, lhp, Angels (JS-1)
  5. Barry Bonds, of, Pirates (1)

1986

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Jeff King, 3b, Pirates
  2. Greg Swindell, lhp, Indians
  3. Matt Williams, ss, Giants
  4. Kevin Brown, rhp, Rangers
  5. Kent Mercker, lhp, Braves

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Kevin Brown, rhp, Rangers (1)
  2. Matt Williams, ss, Giants (1)
  3. Gary Sheffield, ss, Brewers (1)
  4. Curt Schilling, rhp, Red Sox (J-2)
  5. Moises Alou, of, Pirates (J-1)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Mike Loynd, rhp, Rangers (7)
  2. Greg Swindell, lhp, Indians (1)
  3. Bo Jackson, of, Royals (4)
  4. Kevin Brown, rhp, Rangers (1)
  5. Matt Williams, ss, Giants (1)

1987

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Ken Griffey Jr., of, Mariners
  2. Mark Merchant, of, Pirates
  3. Willie Banks, rhp, Twins
  4. Mike Harkey, rhp, Cubs
  5. Jack McDowell, rhp, White Sox

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Ken Griffey Jr., of, Mariners (1)
  2. Albert Belle, of, Indians (2)
  3. Craig Biggio, c, Astros (1)
  4. Jack McDowell, rhp, White Sox (1)
  5. Kevin Appier, rhp, Royals (1)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Jack McDowell, rhp, White Sox (1)
  2. Cris Carpenter, rhp, Cardinals (1)
  3. Jack Armstrong, rhp, Reds (1)
  4. Craig Biggio, c, Astros (1)
  5. Dave Eiland, rhp, Yankees (7)

1988

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Andy Benes, rhp, Padres
  2. Mark Lewis, ss, Indians
  3. Steve Avery, lhp, Braves
  4. Gregg Olson, rhp, Orioles
  5. Bill Bene, rhp, Dodgers

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Mike Piazza, c, Dodgers (62)
  2. Robin Ventura, 3b, White Sox (1)
  3. Kenny Lofton, of, Astros (17)
  4. Marquis Grissom, of, Expos (3)
  5. Andy Benes, rhp, Padres (1)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Gregg Olson, rhp, Orioles (1)
  2. Jim Abbott, lhp, Angels (1)
  3. Andy Benes, rhp, Padres (1)
  4. Marquis Grissom, of, Expos (3)
  5. Pat Combs, lhp, Phillies (1)

1989

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Ben McDonald, rhp, Orioles
  2. Tyler Houston, c, Braves
  3. Roger Salkeld, rhp, Mariners
  4. Jeff Jackson, of, Phillies
  5. Donald Harris, of, Rangers

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Frank Thomas, 1b, White Sox (1)
  2. Jeff Bagwell, 3b, Red Sox (4)
  3. Mo Vaughn, 1b, Red Sox (1)
  4. John Olerud, 1b, Blue Jays (3)
  5. Tim Salmon, of, Angels (3)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. John Olerud,1b, Blue Jays (3)
  2. Ben McDonald, rhp, Orioles
  3. Scott Erickson, rhp, Twins (4)
  4. Frank Thomas, 1b, White Sox (1)
  5. Joe Grahe, rhp, Angels (2)

1990

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Chipper Jones, ss, Braves
  2. Tony Clark, 1b, Tigers
  3. Mike Lieberthal, c, Phillies
  4. Alex Fernandez, rhp, White Sox
  5. Kurt Miller, rhp, Pirates

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Chipper Jones, ss, Braves (1)
  2. Mike Mussina, rhp, Orioles (1)
  3. Alex Fernandez, rhp, White Sox (1)
  4. Troy Percival, rhp, Angels (6)
  5. Jeromy Burnitz, of, Mets (1)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Alex Fernandez, rhp, White Sox (1)
  2. Lance Dickson, lhp, Cubs (1)
  3. Kirk Dressendorfer, rhp, A's (1)
  4. Chris Haney, lhp, Expos (1)
  5. Mike Mussina, rhp, Orioles (1)

1991

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Brien Taylor, lhp, Yankees
  2. Mike Kelly, of, Braves
  3. David McCarty, 1b, Twins
  4. Dmitri Young, 3b, Cardinals
  5. *Kenny Henderson, rhp, Brewers

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Manny Ramirez, of, Indians (1)
  2. Shawn Green, of, Blue Jays (1)
  3. Aaron Sele, rhp, Red Sox (1)
  4. Joey Hamilton, rhp, Padres (1)
  5. Cliff Floyd, 1b, Expos (1)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Benji Gil, ss, Rangers (1)
  2. Tyler Green, rhp, Phillies (1)
  3. Brent Gates, ss, Athletics (1)
  4. David McCarty, 1b, Twins (1)
  5. Scott Ruffcorn, rhp, White Sox (1)

1992

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Phil Nevin, 3b, Astros
  2. Paul Shuey, rhp, Indians
  3. B.J. Wallace, lhp, Expos
  4. Jeffrey Hammonds, of, Orioles
  5. Chad Mottola, of, Reds

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Derek Jeter, ss, Yankees (1)
  2. Jason Kendall, c, Pirates (1)
  3. Charles Johnson, c, Marlins (1)
  4. Rick Helling, rhp, Rangers (1)
  5. Johnny Damon, of, Royals (1)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Jeffrey Hammonds, of, Orioles (1)
  2. Chris Gomez, ss, Tigers (3)
  3. Tim Davis, lhp, Mariners (6)
  4. Rick Helling, rhp, Rangers (1)
  5. Rod Henderson, rhp, Expos (2)

1993

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Alex Rodriguez, ss, Mariners
  2. Darren Dreifort, rhp, Dodgers
  3. Brian Anderson, lhp, Angels
  4. Wayne Gomes, rhp, Phillies
  5. Jeff Granger, lhp, Royals

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Alex Rodriguez, ss, Mariners (1)
  2. Scott Rolen, 3b, Phillies (2)
  3. Billy Wagner, lhp, Astros (1)
  4. Darren Dreifort, rhp, Dodgers (1)
  5. Brad Fullmer, 1b, Expos (2)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Brian Anderson, lhp, Angels (1)
  2. Darren Dreifort, rhp, Dodgers (1)
  3. Alex Rodriguez, ss, Mariners (1)
  4. Andrew Lorraine, lhp, Angels (4)
  5. Scott Sullivan, rhp, Reds (2)

1994

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Paul Wilson, rhp, Mets
  2. Ben Grieve, of, Athletics
  3. Dustin Hermanson, rhp, Padres
  4. Antone Williamson, 3b, Brewers
  5. Josh Booty, ss, Marlins

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Nomar Garciaparra, ss, Red Sox (1)
  2. Todd Walker, 2b, Twins (1)
  3. Ben Grieve, of, Athletics (1)
  4. Jaret Wright, rhp, Indians (1)
  5. Dustin Hermanson, rhp, Padres (1)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Dustin Hermanson, rhp, Padres (1)
  2. C.J. Nitkowski, lhp, Reds (1)
  3. Paul Wilson, rhp, Mets (1)
  4. Matt Wagner, rhp, Mariners (3)
  5. Jose Rosado, lhp, Royals (12)

1995

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Darin Erstad, of, Angels
  2. Ben Davis, c, Padres
  3. Jose Cruz Jr., of, Mariners
  4. Kerry Wood, rhp, Cubs
  5. Ariel Prieto, rhp, Athletics

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Kerry Wood, rhp, Cubs (1)
  2. Darin Erstad, of, Angels (1)
  3. Todd Helton, 1b, Rockies (1)
  4. Sean Casey, 1b, Indians (2)
  5. Matt Morris, rhp, Cardinals (1)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Ariel Prieto, rhp, Athletics (1)
  2. Darin Erstad, of, Angels (1)
  3. Matt Morris, rhp, Cardinals (1)
  4. Brett Tomko, rhp, Reds (2)
  5. Jose Cruz Jr., of, Mariners (1)

1996

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Kris Benson, rhp, Pirates
  2. *Travis Lee, 1b, Twins
  3. Braden Looper, rhp, Cardinals
  4. Billy Koch, rhp, Blue Jays
  5. *John Patterson, rhp, Expos

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Mark Kotsay, of, Marlins (1)
  2. Travis Lee, 1b, Twins (1)
  3. Eric Chavez, 3b, Athletics (1)
  4. Mike Caruso, ss, Giants (2)
  5. A.J. Hinch, c, Athletics (3)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Mark Kotsay, of, Marlins (1)
  2. Mike Caruso, ss, Giants (2)
  3. Travis Lee, 1b, Twins (1)
  4. Braden Looper, rhp, Cardinals (1)
  5. A.J. Hinch, c, Athletics (3)

1997

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Matt Anderson, rhp, Tigers
  2. *J.D. Drew, of, Phillies
  3. Troy Glaus, 3b, Angels
  4. Jason Grilli, rhp, Giants
  5. Vernon Wells, of, Blue Jays

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. Matt Anderson, rhp, Tigers (1)
  2. Troy Glaus, 3b, Angels (1)
  3. Rick Ankiel, lhp, Cardinals (2)
  4. Jim Parque, lhp, White Sox (1)
  5. Lance Berkman, of, Astros (1)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. Jim Parque, lhp, White Sox (1)
  2. Mike Frank, of, Reds (7)
  3. Matt Anderson, rhp, Tigers (1)
  4. Troy Glaus, 3b, Angels (1)
  5. Ryan Bradley, rhp, Yankees (1)

1998

A. First Players Drafted

  1. Pat Burrell, 3b-1b, Phillies
  2. Mark Mulder, lhp, Athletics
  3. Corey Patterson, of, Cubs
  4. Jeff Austin, rhp, Royals
  5. J.D. Drew, of, Cardinals

B. Best Players Drafted

  1. J.D. Drew, of, Cardinals (1)
  2. Jeff Weaver, rhp, Tigers (1)
  3. Mark Mulder, lhp, Athletics (1)
  4. Pat Burrell, 1b, Phillies (1)
  5. Ryan Rupe, rhp, Devil Rays (6)

C. First Players to Majors

  1. J.D. Drew, of, Cardinals (1)
  2. Jeff Weaver, rhp, Tigers (1)
  3. Ryan Rupe, rhp, Devil Rays (6)

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