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No. 1 Draft Picks, 1965-2002

Games played are through the 2002 season.

* Received major league contract with guaranteed incentives.

Year

Club, Player, Pos.

School

Hometown

Highest Level (Games)

2003 Team

Bonus

1965

A's. Rick Monday, of

Arizona State

Santa Monica, Calif.

Majors (1,996)

Out of Baseball

$104,000

1966

Mets. Steve Chilcott, c

Antelope Valley HS

Lancaster, Calif.

Triple-A (2)

Out of Baseball

75,000

1967

Yankees. Ron Blomberg, 1b

Druid Hills HS

Atlanta

Majors (461)

Out of Baseball

75,000

1968

Mets. Tim Foli, ss

Notre Dame HS

Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Majors (1,696)

Out of Baseball

75,000

1969

Senators. Jeff Burroughs, of

Wilson HS

Long Beach, Calif.

Majors (1,689)

Out of Baseball

88,000

1970

Padres. Mike Ivie, c

Walker HS

Decatur, Ga.

Majors (857)

Out of Baseball

80,000

1971

White Sox. Danny Goodwin, c

Central HS

Peoria, Ill.

Majors (252)

Out of Baseball

Did not sign

1972

Padres. Dave Roberts, 3b

Oregon

Corvallis, Ore.

Majors (709)

Out of Baseball

60,000

1973

Rangers. David Clyde, lhp

Westchester HS

Houston

Majors (84)

Out of Baseball

125,000

1974

Padres. Bill Almon, ss

Brown

Warwick, R.I.

Majors (1,236)

Out of Baseball

90,000

1975

Angels. Danny Goodwin, c

Southern

Peoria, Ill.

Majors (252)

Out of Baseball

125,000

1976

Astros. Floyd Bannister, lhp

Arizona State

Seattle

Majors (431)

Out of Baseball

100,000

1977

White Sox. Harold Baines, of

St. Michaels HS

St. Michaels, Md.

Majors (2,830)

Out of Baseball

40,000

1978

Braves. Bob Horner, 3b

Arizona State

Glendale, Ariz.

Majors (1,020)

Out of Baseball

175,000

1979

Mariners. Al Chambers, of

Harris HS

Harrisburg, Pa.

Majors (57)

Out of Baseball

60,000

1980

Mets. Darryl Strawberry, of

Crenshaw HS

Los Angeles

Majors (1,583)

Out of Baseball

152,500

1981

Mariners. Mike Moore, rhp

Oral Roberts

Eakly, Okla.

Majors (450)

Out of Baseball

100,000

1982

Cubs. Shawon Dunston, ss

Jefferson HS

New York

Majors (1,678)

Giants

100,000

1983

Twins. Tim Belcher, rhp

Mt. Vernon Naz. Coll.

Sparta, Ohio

Majors (362)

Out of Baseball

Did not sign

1984

Mets. Shawn Abner, of

Mechanicsburg HS

Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Majors (392)

Out of Baseball

150,000

1985

Brewers. B.J. Surhoff, c

North Carolina

Rye, N.Y.

Majors (2,029)

Orioles

150,000

1986

Pirates. Jeff King, 3b

Arkansas

Colorado Springs

Majors (1,201)

Out of Baseball

160,000

1987

Mariners. Ken Griffey Jr., of

Moeller HS

Cincinnati

Majors (1,871)

Reds

169,000

1988

Padres. Andy Benes, rhp

Evansville

Evansville, Ind.

Majors (403)

Out of baseball

235,000

1989

Orioles. Ben McDonald, rhp

Louisiana State

Denham Springs, La.

Majors (211)

Out of Baseball

*350,000

1990

Braves. Chipper Jones, ss

The Bolles School

Jacksonville

Majors (1,252)

Braves

275,000

1991

Yankees. Brien Taylor, lhp

East Carteret HS

Beaufort, N.C.

Double-A (27)

Out of Baseball

1,550,000

1992

Astros. Phil Nevin, 3b

Cal State Fullerton

Placentia, Calif.

Majors (779)

Padres

700,000

1993

Mariners. Alex Rodriguez, ss

West. Christian HS

Miami

Majors (1,114)

Rangers

*1,000,000

1994

Mets. Paul Wilson, rhp

Florida State

Orlando, Fla.

Majors (104)

Reds

1,550,000

1995

Angels. Darin Erstad, of

Nebraska

Jamestown, N.D.

Majors (935)

Angels

1,575,000

1996

Pirates. Kris Benson, rhp

Clemson

Kennesaw, Ga.

Majors (88)

Pirates

2,000,000

1997

Tigers. Matt Anderson, rhp

Rice

Louisville

Majors (222)

Tigers

2,505,000

1998

Phillies. Pat Burrell, 3b

Miami

Boulder Creek, Calif.

Majors (403)

Phillies

*3,150,000

1999

Devil Rays. Josh Hamilton, of

Athens Drive HS

Raleigh, N.C.

Double-A (23)

Devil Rays (AA)

3,960,000

2000

Marlins. Adrian Gonzalez, 1b

Eastside HS

Chula Vista, Calif.

Double-A (138)

Marlins (AAA)

3,000,000

2001

Twins. Joe Mauer, c

Cretin-Derham Hall

St. Paul, Minn.

Class A (110)

Twins (A)

5,150,000

2002

Pirates, Bryan Bullington, rhp

Ball State

Madison, Ind.

Did not play

Pirates (A)

4,000,000

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