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Fab Fives

A draft-by-draft look at 38 years of the most intriguing selections

Compiled by Allan Simpson

Players listed in the first column were the first five overall picks in the regular phase of the June draft. The draft originally had a secondary June phase and two phases in January (regular and secondary), which included mostly junior college players. The January draft was eliminated in 1986, and the secondary June phase was abolished in 1987.

The second column reviews how the draft would go in hindsight: the five best players drafted in each year.

The third column lists the five players who made it to the big leagues the fastest. As you'll see, that's not always an accurate indicator of who the best players from a draft class will be.

The number in parentheses is the round a player was drafted in. "S" means a player was selected in the secondary phase of the June draft that year. "J" means the player was selected in the regular phase of the January draft that year. "JS" means the player was selected in the secondary phase of the January draft. An asterisk indicates a player did not sign, and a pound symbol indicates that a player went straight to the major leagues.

 

1965

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Rick Monday, of, Athletics

1.

Johnny Bench, c, Reds (2)

1.

Ken Holtzman, lhp, Cubs (4)

2.

Les Rohr, lhp, Mets

2.

Nolan Ryan, rhp, Mets (10)

2.

Joe Coleman, rhp, Senators (1)

3.

Joe Coleman, rhp, Senators

3.

Graig Nettles, 3b, Twins (4)

3.

Clyde Wright, lhp, Angels (6)

4.

Alex Barrett, ss, Astros

4.

Sal Bando, 3b, Athletics (6)

4.

Ron Keller, rhp, Twins (8)

5.

Billy Conigliaro, of, Red Sox

5.

Rick Monday, of, Athletics (1)

5.

Three tied

 

1966

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Steve Chilcott, c, Mets

1.

Reggie Jackson, of, Athletics (1)

1.

Rich Nye, lhp, Cubs (14)

2.

Reggie Jackson, of, Athletics

2.

Tom Seaver, rhp, Braves (J-1)

2.

Tom Seaver, rhp, Braves (J-1)

3.

Wayne Twitchell, rhp, Astros

3.

Bill Russell, ss/of, Dodgers (9)

3.

Gary Nolan, rhp, Reds (1)

4.

Ken Brett, lhp, Red Sox

4.

Richie Hebner, 3b, Pirates (1)

4.

Joe Niekro, rhp, Cubs (S-3)

5.

Dean Burk, rhp, Cubs

5.

Charlie Hough, rhp, Dodgers (8)

5.

Reggie Jackson, of, Athletics (1)

 

1967

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Ron Blomberg, 1b, Yankees

1.

Carlton Fisk, c, Red Sox (J-1)

1.

#Mike Adamson, rhp, Orioles (S-1)

2.

Terry Hughes, ss, Cubs

2.

Vida Blue, lhp, Athletics (2)

2.

Mike Paul, lhp, Indians (20)

3.

Wayne Twitchell, rhp, Astros

3.

Don Baylor, of, Orioles (2)

3.

Tom Murphy, rhp, Angels (J-1)

4.

Ken Brett, lhp, Red Sox

4.

Ted Simmons, c, Cardinals (1)

4.

Darcy Fast, lhp, Cubs (S-1)

5.

John Jones, c, Senators

5.

Bobby Grich, ss, Orioles (1)

5.

Gary Ross, rhp, Cubs (J-1)

 

1968

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Tim Foli, ss, Mets

1.

Steve Garvey, 3b, Dodgers (S-1)

1.

Bill Lee, lhp, Red Sox (22)

2.

*Pete Broberg, rhp, Athletics

2.

Thurman Munson, c, Yankees (1)

2.

Dave Lemonds, lhp, Cubs (S-1)

3.

Marty Cott, c, Astros

3.

Ron Cey, 3b, Dodgers (S-3)

3.

Thurman Munson, c, Yankees (1)

4.

Thurman Munson, c, Yankees

4.

Greg Luzinski, of, Phillies (1)

4.

Oscar Gamble, of, Cubs (16)

5.

Bobby Valentine, of, Dodgers

5.

Cecil Cooper, 1b, Red Sox (8)

5.

Steve Garvey, 3b, Dodgers (S-1)

 

1969

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Jeff Burroughs, of, Senators

1.

Bert Blyleven, rhp, Twins (3)

1.

Rich Hand, rhp, Indians (S-1)

2.

J.R. Richard, rhp, Astros

2.

J.R. Richard, rhp, Astros (1)

2.

Don Gullett, lhp, Reds (1)

3.

Ted Nicholson, 3b, White Sox

3.

Dwight Evans, of, Red Sox (5)

3.

Larry Gura, lhp, Cubs (2)

4.

Randy Sterling, rhp, Mets

4.

Bob Boone, c, Phillies (6)

4.

Balor Moore, lhp, Expos (1)

5.

*Alan Bannister, ss, Angels

5.

Buddy Bell, 3b, Indians (16)

5.

Bert Blyleven, rhp, Twins (3)

 

1970

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Mike Ivie, c, Padres

1.

Dave Parker, of, Pirates (14)

1.

#Steve Dunning, rhp, Indians (1)

2.

Steve Dunning, rhp, Indians

2.

Rich Gossage, rhp, White Sox (9)

2.

Chris Speier, ss, Giants (S-1)

3.

Barry Foote, c, Expos

3.

Dave Kingman, 1b, Giants (S-1)

 

Lee Richard, ss, White Sox (1)

4.

Darrell Porter, c, Brewers

4.

Bill Madlock, 3b, Rangers (JS-5)

4.

Terry Forster, lhp, White Sox (2)

5.

Mike Martin, lhp, Phillies

5.

Rick Reuschel, rhp, Cubs (3)

5.

Chris Chambliss, 1b, Indians (J-1)

 

1971

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

*Danny Goodwin, c, White Sox

1.

Mike Schmidt, 3b, Phillies (2)

1.

#Burt Hooton, rhp, Cubs (S-1)

2.

Jay Franklin, rhp, Padres

2.

George Brett, 3b, Royals (2)

2.

#Rob Ellis, of, Brewers (S-1)

3.

Tom Bianco, 3b, Brewers

3.

Jim Rice, of, Red Sox (1)

3.

#Pete Broberg, rhp, Senators (S-1)

4.

*Condredge Holloway, ss, Expos

4.

Keith Hernandez, 1b, Cardinals (42)

4.

Jay Franklin, rhp, Padres (1)

5.

Roy Branch, rhp, Royals

5.

Ron Guidry, lhp, Yankees (3)

5.

Mike Caldwell, lhp, Padres (12)

 

1972

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Dave Roberts, 3b, Padres

1.

Dennis Eckersley, rhp, Indians (3)

1.

#Dave Roberts, 3b, Padres (1)

2.

Rick Manning, ss, Indians

2.

Gary Carter, c, Expos (3)

2.

Jim Crawford, lhp, Astros (14)

3.

Larry Christenson, rhp, Phillies

3.

Chet Lemon, of, Athletics (1)

3.

Ray Burris, rhp, Cubs (17)

4.

Roy Howell, 3b, Rangers

4.

John Candelaria, lhp, Pirates (2)

4.

Larry Christenson, rhp, Phillies (1)

5.

Bobby Goodman, c, Expos

5.

Willie Randolph, 2b, Pirates (7)

5.

Dave Lemanczyk, rhp, Tigers (16)

 

1973

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

David Clyde, lhp, Rangers

1.

Dave Winfield, of, Padres (1)

1.

#Dick Ruthven, rhp, Phillies (JS-1)

2.

John Stearns, c, Phillies

2.

Robin Yount, ss, Brewers (1)

2.

#Dave Winfield, of, Padres (1)

3.

Robin Yount, ss, Brewers

3.

Eddie Murray, 1b, Orioles (3)

3.

#David Clyde, lhp, Rangers (1)

4.

Dave Winfield, rhp-of, Padres

4.

Jack Clark, of, Giants (13)

4.

#Eddie Bane, lhp, Twins (1)

5.

Glenn Tufts, 1b, Indians

5.

Fred Lynn, of, Red Sox (2)

5.

Jim Sundberg, c, Rangers (JS-1)

 

1974

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Bill Almon, ss, Padres

1.

Dale Murphy, c, Braves (1)

1.

Jack Kucek, rhp, White Sox (2)

2.

Tommy Boggs, rhp, Rangers

2.

Willie Wilson, of, Royals (1)

2.

Bill Almon,ss, Padres (1)

3.

Lonnie Smith, of, Phillies

3.

Rick Sutcliffe, rhp, Dodgers (1)

3.

Jim Umbarger, lhp, Rangers (16)

4.

Tom Brennan, rhp, Indians

4.

Lance Parrish, c, Tigers (1)

4.

Roy Smalley, ss, Rangers (J-1)

5.

Dale Murphy, c, Braves

5.

Garry Templeton, ss, Cardinals (1)

5.

Mike Miley, ss, Angels (1)

 

1975

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Danny Goodwin, c, Angels

1.

Andre Dawson, of, Expos (11)

1.

Rick Cerone, c, Indians (1)

2.

Mike Lentz, lhp, Padres

2.

Lee Smith, rhp, Cubs (2)

2.

Danny Goodwin, c, Angels (1)

3.

Les Filkins, of, Tigers

3.

Dave Stewart, rhp, Dodgers (16)

3.

Chris Knapp, rhp, White Sox (1)

4.

Brian Rosinski, of, Cubs

4.

Lou Whitaker, 2b, Tigers (5)

4.

Tim Stoddard, rhp, White Sox (JS-2)

5.

Rich O'Keefe, lhp, Brewers

5.

Carney Lansford, 3b, Angels (3)

 

Denny Walling, of, Athletics (S-1)

 

1976

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Floyd Bannister, lhp, Astros

1.

Rickey Henderson, of, Athletics (4)

1.

Pete Redfern, rhp, Twins (JS-1)

2.

Pat Underwood, lhp, Tigers

2.

Wade Boggs, 3b, Red Sox (7)

2.

Bob Owchinko, lhp, Padres (1)

3.

Ken Smith, 3b, Braves

3.

Alan Trammell, ss, Tigers (2)

3.

Steve Kemp, of, Tigers (J-1)

4.

*Bill Bordley, lhp, Brewers

4.

Jack Morris, rhp, Tigers (5)

4.

Bob Shirley, lhp, Padres (JS-1)

5.

Bob Owchinko, lhp, Padres

5.

Mike Scott, rhp, Mets (2)

5.

Floyd Bannister, lhp, Astros (1)

 

1977

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Harold Baines, 1b, White Sox

1.

Ozzie Smith, ss, Padres (4)

1.

Brian Greer, of, Padres (1)

2.

Bill Gullickson, rhp, Expos

2.

Paul Molitor, ss, Brewers (1)

2.

Roger Erickson, rhp, Twins (3)

3.

Paul Molitor, ss, Brewers

3.

Harold Baines, 1b, White Sox (1)

3.

Paul Molitor, ss, Brewers (1)

4.

Tim Cole, lhp, Braves

4.

Tim Raines, 2b, Expos (5)

 

Ozzie Smith, ss, Cardinals (4)

5.

Kevin Richards, rhp, Tigers

5.

Bob Welch, rhp, Dodgers (1)

5.

Darrell Jackson, lhp, Twins (9)

 

1978

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Bob Horner, 3b, Braves

1.

Cal Ripken Jr., 3b, Orioles (2)

1.

#Mike Morgan, rhp, Athletics (1)

2.

Lloyd Moseby, 1b, Blue Jays

2.

Ryne Sandberg, ss, Phillies (20)

2.

#Bob Horner, 3b, Braves (1)

3.

Hubie Brooks, ss, Mets

3.

Kirk Gibson, of, Tigers (1)

3.

#Brian Milner, c, Blue Jays (7)

4.

Mike Morgan, rhp, Athletics

4.

Steve Sax, 2b, Dodgers (9)

4.

#Tim Conroy, lhp, Athletics (1)

5.

Andy Hawkins, rhp, Padres

5.

Kent Hrbek, 1b, Twins (17)

5.

Britt Burns, lhp, White Sox (3)

 

1979

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Al Chambers, 1b, Mariners

1.

Don Mattingly, 1b, Yankees (19)

1.

Jerry Don Gleaton, lhp, Rangers (1)

2.

Tim Leary, rhp, Mets

2.

Orel Hershiser, rhp, Dodgers (17)

2.

Steve Howe, lhp, Dodgers (1)

3.

Jay Schroeder, c, Blue Jays

3.

Andy Van Slyke, of, Cardinals (1)

3.

Brad Mills, 3b, Expos (17)

4.

Brad Komminsk, of, Braves

4.

Tim Wallach, 1b, Expos (1)

4.

Mike Kinnunen, lhp, Twins (10)

5.

*Juan Bustabad, ss, Athletics

5.

Brett Butler, of, Braves (23)

5.

Bill Bordley, lhp, Reds (JS-1)

 

1980

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Darryl Strawberry, of, Mets

1.

Darryl Strawberry, of, Mets (1)

1.

Rich Bordi, rhp, Athletics (3)

2.

Garry Harris, ss, Blue Jays

2.

Eric Davis, ss, Reds (8)

2.

Terry Francona, of, Expos (1)

3.

Ken Dayley, lhp, Braves

3.

Danny Tartabull, 3b, Reds (3)

3.

Dan Firova, c, Mariners (JS-2)

4.

Mike King, lhp, Athletics

4.

Kelly Gruber, 3b, Indians (1)

4.

Tom Gorman, lhp, Expos (4)

5.

Jeff Pyburn, of, Padres

5.

Tom Henke, rhp, Rangers (S-4)

5.

Jim Eisenreich, of, Twins (16)

 

1981

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Mike Moore, rhp, Mariners

1.

Tony Gwynn, of, Padres (3)

1.

Mike Moore, rhp, Mariners (1)

2.

Joe Carter, of, Cubs

2.

Joe Carter, of, Cubs (2)

2.

Frank Viola, lhp, Twins (2)

3.

Dick Schofield, ss, Angels

3.

Mark Langston, lhp, Mariners (2)

3.

Jeff Keener, rhp, Cardinals (7)

4.

Terry Blocker, of, Mets

4.

John Franco, lhp, Dodgers (5)

4.

Tony Gwynn, of, Padres (3)

5.

Matt Williams, rhp, Blue Jays

5.

Frank Viola, lhp, Twins (2)

5.

Neal Heaton, lhp, Indians (2)

 

1982

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Shawon Dunston, ss, Cubs

1.

Kirby Puckett, of, Twins (J-1)

1.

Bryan Oelkers, lhp, Twins (1)

2.

Augie Schmidt, ss, Blue Jays

2.

Dwight Gooden, rhp, Mets (1)

2.

Spike Owen, ss, Mariners (1)

3.

Jimmy Jones, rhp, Padres

3.

Jose Canseco, of, Athletics (15)

3.

Danny Jackson, lhp, Royals (JS-1)

4.

Bryan Oelkers, lhp, Twins

4.

Bret Saberhagen, rhp, Royals (19)

4.

Bret Saberhagen, rhp, Royals (19)

5.

Dwight Gooden, rhp, Mets

5.

Todd Worrell, rhp, Cardinals (1)

5.

Dwight Gooden, rhp, Mets (1)

 

1983

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

*Tim Belcher, rhp, Twins

1.

Roger Clemens, rhp, Red Sox (1)

1.

Jeff Robinson, rhp, Giants (2)

2.

Kurt Stillwell, ss, Reds

2.

Wally Joyner, 1b, Angels (3)

2.

Roger Clemens, rhp, Red Sox (1)

3.

Jeff Kunkel, ss, Rangers

3.

Terry Steinbach, 3b, Athletics (9)

3.

Carl Willis, rhp, Tigers (23)

4.

Eddie Williams, 3b, Mets

4.

Tim Belcher, rhp, Twins (1)

4.

Jeff Kunkel, ss, Rangers (1)

5.

Stan Hilton, rhp, Athletics

5.

Ron Gant, 2b, Braves (4)

5.

Calvin Schiraldi, rhp, Mets (1)

 

1984

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Shawn Abner, of, Mets

1.

Mark McGwire, 1b, Athletics (1)

1.

Oddibe McDowell, of, Rangers (1)

2.

Billy Swift, rhp, Mariners

2.

Greg Maddux, rhp, Cubs (2)

2.

Billy Swift, rhp, Mariners (1)

3.

Drew Hall, lhp, Cubs

3.

Tom Glavine, lhp, Braves (2)

3.

Scott Bankhead, rhp, Royals (1)

4.

Cory Snyder, ss, Indians

4.

Ken Caminiti, 3b, Astros (3)

4.

Greg Mathews, lhp, Cardinals (10)

5.

Pat Pacillo, rhp, Reds

5.

Dante Bichette, of, Angels (17)

5.

Terry Mulholland, lhp, Giants (1)

 

1985

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

B.J. Surhoff, c

1.

Barry Bonds, of, Pirates (1)

1.

Will Clark, 1b, Giants (1)

2.

Will Clark, 1b, Giants

2.

Randy Johnson, lhp, Expos (2)

 

#Pete Incaviglia, of, Expos (1)

3.

Bobby Witt, rhp, Rangers

3.

Barry Larkin, ss, Reds (1)

3.

Bobby Witt, rhp, Rangers (1)

4.

Bary Larkin, ss, Reds

4.

John Smoltz, rhp, Tigers (22)

4.

Chuck Finley, lhp, Angels (JS-1)

5.

Kurt Brown, c, White Sox

5.

Rafael Palmeiro, 1b, Cubs (1)

5.

Barry Bonds, of, Pirates (1)

 

1986

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Jeff King, 3b, Pirates

1.

Kevin Brown, rhp, Rangers (1)

1.

Mike Loynd, rhp, Rangers (7)

2.

Greg Swindell, lhp, Indians

2.

Matt Williams, ss, Giants (1)

2.

Greg Swindell, lhp, Indians (1)

3.

Matt Williams, ss, Giants

3.

Gary Sheffield, ss, Brewers (1)

3.

Bo Jackson, of, Royals (4)

4.

Kevin Brown, rhp, Rangers

4.

Curt Schilling, rhp, Red Sox (J-2)

4.

Kevin Brown, rhp, Rangers (1)

5.

Kent Mercker, lhp, Braves

5.

Moises Alou, of, Pirates (J-1)

5.

Matt Williams, ss, Giants (1)

 

1987

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Ken Griffey Jr., of, Mariners

1.

Ken Griffey Jr., of, Mariners (1)

1.

Jack McDowell, rhp, White Sox (1)

2.

Mark Merchant, of, Pirates

2.

Albert Belle, of, Indians (2)

2.

Cris Carpenter, rhp, Cardinals (1)

3.

Willie Banks, rhp, Twins

3.

Craig Biggio, c, Astros (1)

3.

Jack Armstrong, rhp, Reds (1)

4.

Mike Harkey, rhp, Cubs

4.

Jack McDowell, rhp, White Sox (1)

4.

Craig Biggio, c, Astros (1)

5.

Jack McDowell, rhp, White Sox

5.

Kevin Appier, rhp, Royals (1)

5.

Dave Eiland, rhp, Yankees (7)

 

1988

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Andy Benes, rhp, Padres

1.

Mike Piazza, c, Dodgers (62)

1.

Gregg Olson, rhp, Orioles (1)

2.

Mark Lewis, ss, Indians

2.

Robin Ventura, 3b, White Sox (1)

2.

#Jim Abbott, lhp, Angels (1)

3.

Steve Avery, lhp, Braves

3.

Kenny Lofton, of, Astros (17)

3.

Andy Benes, rhp, Padres (1)

4.

Gregg Olson, rhp, Orioles

4.

Brian Jordan, of, Cardinals (1)

4.

Marquis Grissom, of, Expos (3)

5.

Bill Bene, rhp, Dodgers

5.

Luis Gonzalez, of, Astros (4)

5.

Pat Combs, lhp, Phillies (1)

 

1989

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Ben McDonald, rhp, Orioles

1.

Jeff Bagwell, 3b, Red Sox (4)

1.

#John Olerud, 1b, Blue Jays (3)

2.

Tyler Houston, c, Braves

2.

Jim Thome, 3b, Indians (13)

2.

Ben McDonald, rhp, Orioles (1)

3.

Roger Salkeld, rhp, Mariners

3.

Frank Thomas, 1b, White Sox (1)

3.

Scott Erickson, rhp, Twins (4)

4.

Jeff Jackson, of, Phillies

4.

John Olerud, 1b, Blue Jays (3)

4.

Frank Thomas, 1b, White Sox (1)

5.

Donald Harris, of, Rangers

5.

Mo Vaughn, 1b, Red Sox (1)

5.

Joe Grahe, rhp, Angels (2)

 

1990

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Chipper Jones, ss, Braves

1.

Chipper Jones, ss, Braves (1)

1.

Alex Fernandez, rhp, White Sox (1)

2.

Tony Clark, 1b, Tigers

2.

Mike Mussina, rhp, Orioles (1)

2.

Lance Dickson, lhp, Cubs (1)

3.

Mike Lieberthal, c, Phillies

3.

Mike Hampton, lhp, Mariners (6)

3.

Kirk Dressendorfer, rhp, A's (1)

4.

Alex Fernandez, rhp, White Sox

4.

Mike Lieberthal, c, Phillies (1)

4.

Chris Haney, lhp, Expos (1)

5.

Kurt Miller, rhp, Pirates

5.

Troy Percival, rhp, Angels (6)

5.

Mike Mussina, rhp, Orioles (1)

 

1991

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Brien Taylor, lhp, Yankees

1.

Manny Ramirez, of, Indians (1)

1.

Benji Gil, ss, Rangers (1)

2.

Mike Kelly, of, Braves

2.

Shawn Green, of, Blue Jays (1)

2.

Tyler Green, rhp, Phillies (1)

3.

David McCarty, 1b, Twins

3.

Cliff Floyd, 1b, Expos (1)

3.

Brent Gates, ss, Athletics (1)

4.

Dmitri Young, 3b, Cardinals

4.

Mike Sweeney, c, Royals (10)

4.

David McCarty, 1b, Twins (1)

5.

*Kenny Henderson, rhp, Brewers

5.

Brad Radke, rhp, Twins (8)

5.

Scott Ruffcorn, rhp, White Sox (1)

 

1992

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Phil Nevin, 3b, Astros

1.

Derek Jeter, ss, Yankees (1)

1.

Jeffrey Hammonds, of, Orioles (1)

2.

Paul Shuey, rhp, Indians

2.

Jason Giambi, 3b, Athletics (2)

2.

Chris Gomez, ss, Tigers (3)

3.

B.J. Wallace, lhp, Expos

3.

Jason Kendall, c, Pirates (1)

3.

Tim Davis, lhp, Mariners (6)

4.

Jeffrey Hammonds, of, Orioles

4.

Johnny Damon, of, Royals (1)

4.

Rick Helling, rhp, Rangers (1)

5.

Chad Mottola, of, Reds

5.

Jose Vidro, 2b, Expos (6)

5.

Rod Henderson, rhp, Expos (2)

 

1993

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Alex Rodriguez, ss, Mariners

1.

Alex Rodriguez, ss, Mariners (1)

1.

Brian Anderson, lhp, Angels (1)

2.

Darren Dreifort, Rhp, Dodgers

2.

Scott Rolen, 3b, Phillies (2)

2.

Jeff Granger, lhp, Royals (1)

3.

Brian Anderson, lhp, Angels

3.

Billy Wagner, lhp, Astros (1)

3.

Darren Dreifort, rhp, Dodgers (1)

4.

Wayne Gomes, rhp, Phillies

4.

Torii Hunter, of, Twins (1)

4.

Alex Rodriguez, ss, Mariners (1)

5.

Jeff Granger, lhp, Royals

5.

Kevin Millwood, rhp, Braves (11)

5.

Andrew Lorraine, lhp, Angels (4)

 

1994

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Paul Wilson, rhp, Mets

1.

Nomar Garciaparra, ss, Red Sox (1)

1.

Dustin Hermanson, rhp, Padres (1)

2.

Ben Grieve, of, Athletics

2.

Jason Varitek, c, Mariners (1)

2.

C.J. Nitkowski, lhp, Reds (1)

3.

Dustin Hermanson, rhp, Padres

3.

Paul Konerko, c, Dodgers (1)

3.

Paul Wilson, rhp, Mets (1)

4.

Antone Williamson, 3b, Brewers

4.

Javier Vazquez, rhp, Expos (5)

4.

Matt Wagner, rhp, Mariners (3)

5.

Josh Booty, 3b, Marlins

5.

Aaron Boone, 3b, Reds (3)

5.

Jose Rosado, lhp, Royals (12)

 

1995

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Darin Erstad, of, Angels

1.

Todd Helton, 1b, Rockies (1)

1.

#Ariel Prieto, rhp, Athletics (1)

2.

Ben Davis, c, Padres

2.

Kerry Wood, rhp, Cubs (1)

2.

Darin Erstad, of, Angels (1)

3.

Jose Cruz Jr., of, Mariners

3.

Matt Morris, rhp, Cardinals (1)

3.

Matt Morris, rhp, Cardinals (1)

4.

Kerry Wood, rhp, Cubs

4.

Darin Erstad, of, Angels (1)

4.

Brett Tomko, rhp, Reds (2)

5.

Ariel Prieto, rhp, Athletics

5.

Carlos Beltran, of, Royals (2)

5.

Jose Cruz Jr., of, Mariners (1)

 

1996

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Kris Benson, rhp, Pirates

1.

Eric Chavez, 3b, Athletics (1)

1.

Mark Kotsay, of, Marlins (1)

2.

*Travis Lee, 1b, Twins

2.

Roy Oswalt, rhp, Astros (23)

2.

Travis Lee, 1b, Twins (1)

3.

Braden Looper, rhp, Cardinals

3.

Wade Miller, rhp, Astros (20)

 

Braden Looper, rhp, Cardinals (1)

4.

Billy Koch, rhp, Blue Jays

4.

Mark Kotsay, of, Marlins (1)

 

Mike Caruso, ss, Giants (2)

5.

*John Patterson, rhp, Expos

5.

Billy Koch, rhp, Blue Jays (1)

5.

A.J. Hinch, c, Athletics (3)

 

1997

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Matt Anderson, rhp, Tigers

1.

Lance Berkman, 1b, Astros (1)

1.

Jim Parque, lhp, White Sox (1)

2.

*J.D. Drew, of, Phillies

2.

Troy Glaus, 3b, Angels (1)

2.

Mike Frank, of, Reds (7)

3.

Troy Glaus, 3b, Angels

3.

Tim Hudson, rhp, Athletics (6)

3.

Matt Anderson, rhp, Tigers (1)

4.

Jason Grilli, rhp, Giants

4.

Vernon Wells, of, Blue Jays (1)

4.

Troy Glaus, 3b, Angels (1)

5.

Vernon Wells, of, Blue Jays

5.

Rick Ankiel, lhp, Cardinals (2)

5.

Ryan Bradley, rhp, Yankees (1)

 

1998

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Pat Burrell, 3b-1b, Phillies

1.

Mark Mulder, lhp, Athletics (1)

1.

J.D. Drew, of, Cardinals (1)

2.

Mark Mulder, lhp, Athletics

2.

Pat Burrell, 3b/1b, Phillies (1)

2.

Jeff Weaver, rhp, Tigers (1)

3.

Corey Patterson, of, Cubs

3.

Mark Buehrle, lhp, White Sox (38)

3.

Ryan Rupe, rhp, Devil Rays (6)

4.

Jeff Austin, rhp, Royals

4.

Austin Kearns, of Reds (1)

4.

B.J. Ryan, rhp, Reds (17)

5.

J.D. Drew, of, Cardinals

5.

Adam Dunn, of, Reds (2)

5.

Kip Wells, rhp, White Sox (1)

 

1999

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Josh Hamilton, of, Devil Rays

1.

Albert Pujols, 3b, Cardinals (12)

1.

Eric Munson, 1b, Tigers (1)

2.

Josh Beckett, rhp, Marlins

2.

Barry Zito, lhp, Athletics (1)

2.

Barry Zito, lhp, Athletics (1)

3.

Eric Munson, c, Tigers

3.

Hank Blalock, 3b, Rangers (3)

3.

Craig House, rhp, Rockies (12)

4.

Corey Myers, ss, D'backs

4.

Ben Sheets, rhp, Brewers (1)

4.

Matt Ginter, rhp, White Sox (1)

5.

B.J. Garbe, of, Twins

5.

Jason Jennings, rhp, Rockies (1)

5.

Albert Pujols, 3b, Cardinals (12)
Tony Cogan, lhp, Royals (12)

 

2000

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Adrian Gonzalez, 1b, Marlins

1.

Rocco Baldelli, of, Devil Rays (1)

1.

#Xavier Nady, 1b, Padres (2)

2.

Adam Johnson, rhp, Twins

2.

Rich Harden, rhp, Athletics (17)

2.

Adam Johnson, rhp, Twins (1)

3.

Luis Montanez, ss, Cubs

3.

Adam Wainwright, rhp, Braves (1)

3.

Bobby Hill, 2b, Cubs (2)

4.

Mike Stodolka, lhp, Royals

4.

Jason Stokes, 1b, Marlins (2)

4. Ryan Bukvich, rhp, Royals (11)

5.

Justin Wayne, rhp, Expos

5.

Joe Borchard, of, White Sox (1)

5. Joe Borchard, of, White Sox (1)
Ben Diggins, rhp, Dodgers (1)
 

2001

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Joe Mauer, c, Twins

1.

Mark Prior, rhp, Cubs (1)

1.

Mark Prior, rhp, Cubs (1)

2.

Mark Prior, rhp, Cubs

2.

Mark Teixeira, 3b, Rangers (1)

2. Kirk Saarloos, rhp, Astros (3)

3.

Dewon Brazelton, rhp, Devil Rays

3.

Joe Mauer, c, Twins (1)

3. Dewon Brazelton, rhp, Devil Rays (1)

4.

Jesse Foppert, rhp, Giants (2)

4.

Dewon Brazelton, rhp, Devil Rays (1)

4. Mark Teixeira, 3b, Rangers (1)

5.

Mark Teixeira, 3b, Rangers

5.

Gavin Floyd, rhp, Phillies (1)

5. Jeremy Bonderman, rhp, A's (1)
 

2002

       
 

First Players Drafted

 

Best Players Drafted

 

First Players to Majors

1.

Bryan Bullington, rhp, Pirates

1.

B.J. Upton, ss, Devil Rays (1)

1.

None as of May 1, 2003

2.

B.J. Upton, ss, Devil Rays

2.

Scott Kazmir, lhp, Mets (1)

   

3.

Chris Gruler, rhp, Reds

3.

Bryan Bullington, rhp, Pirates (1)

   

4.

*Adam Loewen, lhp, Orioles

4.

Jeremy Guthrie, rhp, Indians (1)

   

5.

Clint Everts, rhp, Expos

5.

Zack Greinke, rhp, Royals (1)

   

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