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State's Rights

Compiled by Allan Simpson

Listed below are the top draft picks from each state, as well as Puerto Rico and Canada, both for last year and for all of draft history. These rankings include only the regular phase of the June draft. A player's state of residence is based on where he attended high school or college.

ALABAMA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (fourth pick): Condredge Holloway, ss, Robert E. Lee HS, Huntsville (Expos, 1971)
• First round (fourth pick): Gregg Olson, rhp, Auburn (Orioles, 1988)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (15th pick): Gabe Gross, of, Auburn (Blue Jays)

ALASKA
Earliest Selection Ever

• Fourth round: Brian Montalbo, rhp, Dimond HS, Anchorage (Braves, 2000)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• None

ARIZONA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Rick Monday, of, Arizona State (Athletics, 1965)
• First round (first pick): Floyd Bannister, lhp, Arizona State (Astros, 1976)
• First round (first pick): Bob Horner, 3b, Arizona State (Braves, 1978)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (12th pick): Mike Jones, rhp, Thunderbird HS, Phoenix (Brewers)

ARKANSAS
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Jeff King, 3b, Arkansas (Pirates, 1986)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Second round: Corey Ragsdale, ss, Nettleton HS, Jonesboro (Mets)

CALIFORNIA
Northern California
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (second pick): Lloyd Moseby, of, Oakland HS (Blue Jays, 1978)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (17th pick): Dan Denham, rhp, Deer Valley HS, Antioch (Indians)
Southern California
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Steve Chilcott, c, Antelope Valley HS, Lancaster (Mets, 1966)
• First round (first pick): Tim Foli, ss, Notre Dame HS, Canoga Park (Mets, 1968)
• First round (first pick): Jeff Burroughs, of, Wilson HS, Long Beach (Senators, 1969)
• First round (first pick): Darryl Strawberry, of, Crenshaw HS, Los Angeles (Mets, 1980)
• First round (first pick): Phil Nevin, 3b, Cal State Fullerton (Astros, 1992)
• First round (first pick): Adrian Gonzalez, 1b, Eastlake HS, Chula Vista (Marlins, 2000)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (second pick): Mark Prior, rhp, Southern California (Cubs)

COLORADO
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (second pick): John Stearns, c, Colorado (Phillies, 1973)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Eighth round: David Pauley, rhp, Longmont HS (Padres)

CONNECTICUT
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (fifth pick): Bobby Valentine, ss, Rippowam HS, Stamford (Dodgers, 1968)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Third round: Jon Steitz, rhp, Yale (Brewers)

DELAWARE
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (ninth pick): Derrick May, of, Newark HS (Cubs, 1986)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• 20th round: Vince Vukovich, 3b, Delaware (Phillies)

FLORIDA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Chipper Jones, ss, The Bolles School, Jacksonville (Braves, 1990)
• First round (first pick): Alex Rodriguez, ss, Westminster Christian HS, Miami (Mariners, 1993)
• First round (first pick): Paul Wilson, rhp, Florida State (Mets, 1994)
• First round (first pick): Pat Burrell, 1b/3b, Miami (Phillies, 1998)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (13th pick): Casey Kotchman, 1b, Seminole HS (Angels)

GEORGIA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Ron Blomberg, 1b, Druid Hills HS, Atlanta (Yankees, 1967)
• First round (first pick): Mike Ivie, c, Walker HS, Decatur (Padres, 1970)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (fifth pick): Mark Teixeira, 3b, Georgia Tech (Rangers)

HAWAII
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (seventh pick): Mike Campbell, rhp, Hawaii (Mariners, 1985)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (34th pick): Bronson Sardinha, ss, Kamehameha HS, Honolulu (Yankees)

IDAHO
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (third pick): Mike Garman, rhp, Caldwell HS (Red Sox, 1967)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• 10th round: Matt Brown, 3b, Coeur d'Alene HS (Angels)

ILLINOIS
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Danny Goodwin, c, Central HS, Peoria (White Sox, 1971)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (16th pick): Kris Honel, rhp, Providence Catholic HS, New Lenox (White Sox)

INDIANA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Andy Benes, rhp, Evansville (Padres, 1988)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (18th pick): Aaron Heilman, rhp, Notre Dame (Mets)

IOWA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (fourth pick): Mike King, lhp, Morningside College (Athletics, 1980)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Fourth round: Brad Nelson, 3b, Bishop Garrigan HS, Algona (Brewers)

KANSAS
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (second pick): Joe Carter, of, Wichita State (Cubs, 1981)
• First round (second pick): Darren Dreifort, rhp, Wichita State (Dodgers, 1993)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Sixth round: Ben Keiter, rhp, Wichita State (Rangers)

KENTUCKY
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (third pick): Drew Hall, lhp, Morehead State (Cubs, 1984)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (20th pick): Jeremy Sowers, lhp, Ballard HS, Louisville

LOUISIANA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Danny Goodwin, c, Southern (Angels, 1975)
• First round (first pick): Ben McDonald, rhp, Louisiana State (Orioles, 1989)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (14th pick): Jake Gautreau, 3b, Tulane (Padres)

MAINE
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (second pick): Billy Swift, rhp, Maine (Mariners, 1984)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• 21st round: Rusty Tucker, lhp, Maine (Padres)

MARYLAND
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Harold Baines, of, St. Michaels HS (White Sox, 1977)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (fourth pick): Gavin Floyd, rhp, Mount St. Joseph HS, Severna Park (Phillies)

MASSACHUSETTS
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (third pick): Joe Coleman, rhp, Natick HS (Senators, 1965)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (43rd pick): Mike Conroy, of, Boston College HS (Indians)

MICHIGAN
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (second pick): Mark Mulder, lhp, Michigan State (Athletics, 1998)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Sixth round: Justin Ockerman, rhp, Garden City HS (Mariners)

MINNESOTA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Joe Mauer, c, Cretin-Derham Hall (Twins, 2001)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (first pick): Joe Mauer, c, Cretin-Derham Hall (Twins)

MISSISSIPPI
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (second pick): Will Clark, 1b, Mississippi State (Giants, 1985)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Fifth round: Chamar McDonald, 1b, Madison Central HS (Royals)

MISSOURI
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (fifth pick): Roy Branch, rhp, Beaumont HS, St. Louis (Royals, 1971)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (37th pick): John Rheinecker, lhp, Southwest Missouri State (Athletics)

MONTANA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (second pick): Les Rohr, lhp, West HS, Billings (Mets, 1965)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• 42nd round: William Thompson, 1b, Loyola Sacred Heart HS, Missoula (Phillies)

NEBRASKA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Darin Erstad, of, Nebraska (Angels, 1995)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Third round: Adam Stern, of, Nebraska (Braves)

NEVADA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (second pick): Tyler Houston, c, Valley HS, Las Vegas (Braves, 1989)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Second round: Jake Dittler, rhp, Green Valley HS, Henderson (Indians)

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (15th pick): Chris Carpenter, rhp, Trinity HS, Manchester (Blue Jays, 1993)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Ninth round: Justin Blood, lhp, Franklin Pierce College (Mariners)

NEW JERSEY
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (third pick): Jeff Kunkel, ss, Rider (Rangers, 1983)
• First round (third pick): Willie Banks, rhp, St. Anthony's HS, Jersey City (Twins, 1987)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Sixth round: Billy McCarthy, of, Rutgers (Braves)

NEW MEXICO
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (ninth pick): Duane Ward, rhp, Farmington HS (Braves, 1982)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• 23rd round: Mitchell Arnold, rhp, New Mexico JC (Angels)

NEW YORK
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Shawon Dunston, ss, Thomas Jefferson HS, Brooklyn (Cubs, 1982)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Third round: Chris Flinn, rhp, Stony Brook (Devil Rays)

NORTH CAROLINA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): B.J. Surhoff, c, North Carolina (Brewers, 1985)
• First round (first pick): Brien Taylor, lhp, East Carteret HS, Beaufort (Yankees, 1991)
• First round (first pick): Josh Hamilton, of, Athens Drive HS, Raleigh (Devil Rays, 1999)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Third round: Tyrell Godwin, of, North Carolina (Blue Jays)

NORTH DAKOTA
Earliest Selection Ever

• 13th round: Darin Erstad, of, Jamestown HS (Mets)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• None

OHIO
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Tim Belcher, rhp, Mount Vernon Nazarene College (Twins, 1983)
• First round (first pick): Ken Griffey Jr., lhp, Moeller HS, Cincinnati (Mariners, 1987)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (eighth pick): John VanBenschoten, 1b/rhp, Kent State (Pirates)

OKLAHOMA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Mike Moore, rhp, Oral Roberts (Mariners, 1981)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Second round: Michael Wilson, of, Booker T. Washington HS, Tulsa (Mariners)

OREGON
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Dave Roberts, ss, Oregon (Padres, 1972)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Eighth round: Scott Nickerson, lhp, Oregon State (Rockies)

PENNSYLVANIA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Al Chambers, 1b, John Harris HS, Harrisburg (Mariners, 1979)
• First round (first pick): Shawn Abner, of, Mechanicsburg HS (Mets, 1984)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Second round: Scott Tyler, rhp, Downingtown HS (Twins)

RHODE ISLAND
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Bill Almon, ss, Brown (Padres, 1974)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• None

SOUTH CAROLINA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): Kris Benson, rhp, Clemson (Pirates, 1996)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Second round: Roscoe Crosby, of, Union HS, Buffalo (Royals)

SOUTH DAKOTA
Earliest Selection Ever

• Fourth round: Wade Adamson, rhp, South Dakota State (Reds, 1978)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• 31st round: Ben Thomas, 3b, Central HS, Rapid City (Twins)

TENNESSEE
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (third pick): Dewon Brazelton, rhp, Middle Tennessee State (Devil Rays, 2001)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (third pick): Dewon Brazelton, rhp, Middle Tennessee State (Devil Rays)

TEXAS
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (first pick): David Clyde, lhp, Westchester HS, Houston (Rangers, 1973)
• First round (first pick): Matt Anderson, rhp, Rice (Tigers, 1997)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (ninth pick): Colt Griffin, rhp, Marshall HS (Royals)

UTAH
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (fourth pick): Cory Snyder, 3b, Brigham Young (Indians, 1984)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• 10th round: Ben Fox, lhp, Dixie State JC (Padres)

VERMONT
Earliest Selection Ever

• Fourth round: Kirk McCaskill, rhp, Vermont (Angels, 1982).
First Player Drafted, 2001
• None

VIRGINIA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (second pick): Jay Franklin, rhp, James Madison HS, Vienna (Padres, 1971)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (38th pick): David Wright, 3b, Hickory HS, Chesapeake (Mets)

WASHINGTON
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (second pick): Mike Lentz, lhp, Juanita HS, Kirkland (Padres, 1975)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• First round (26th pick): Jeremy Bonderman, rhp, Pasco HS (Athletics)

WEST VIRGINIA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (11th pick): Chris Enochs, rhp, West Virginia (Athletics, 1997)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• 11th round: Shane Rhodes, lhp, West Virginia (Red Sox)

WISCONSIN
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (11th pick): Kevin Brandt, of, Nekoosa HS (Twins, 1979)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• 19th round: Scott Whitrock, of, Madison Area Tech CC (Twins)

WYOMING
Earliest Selection Ever

• Fourth round: Bill Ewing, of, Wyoming (Angels, 1976)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• None

PUERTO RICO
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (17th pick): Ramon Castro, c, Rivera HS, Vega Baja (Astros, 1994)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Second round: Rene Rivera, c, Papa Juan XXIII HS, Bayamon (Mariners)

CANADA
Earliest Selection Ever

• First round (30th pick): Scott Thorman, 3b, Preston HS, Cambridge, Ontario (Braves, 2000)
First Player Drafted, 2001
• Seventh round: John Axford, rhp, Assumption College SS, Brantford, Ontario (Mariners)

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