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No. 1 Draft Picks, 1965-2004

Year Club, Player, Pos. School Hometown Highest Level (#) 2004 Team Bonus
1965 A's. Rick Monday, of Arizona State U. 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 DNS
1972 Padres. Dave Roberts, 3b U. of 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 U. Warwick, R.I. Majors (1,236) Out of Baseball 90,000
1975 Angels. Danny Goodwin, c Southern U. Peoria, Ill. Majors (252) Out of Baseball 125,000
1976 Astros. Floyd Bannister, lhp Arizona State U. 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 U. 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 U. Eakly, Okla. Majors (450) Out of Baseball 100,000
1982 Cubs. Shawon Dunston, ss Jefferson HS New York Majors (1,750) Out of Baseball 100,000
1983 Twins. Tim Belcher, rhp Mt. Vernon Naz. Coll. Sparta, Ohio Majors (362) Out of Baseball DNS
1984 Mets. Shawn Abner, of Mechanicsburg HS Mechanicsburg, Pa. Majors (392) Out of Baseball 150,000
1985 Brewers. B.J. Surhoff, c U. of North Carolina Rye, N.Y. Majors (2,222) Orioles 150,000
1986 Pirates. Jeff King, 3b U. of Arkansas Colorado Springs Majors (1,201) Out of Baseball 160,000
1987 Mariners. Ken Griffey Jr., of Moeller HS Cincinnati Majors (2,007) Reds 169,000
1988 Padres. Andy Benes, rhp U. of Evansville Evansville, Ind. Majors (403) Out of Baseball 235,000
1989 Orioles. Ben McDonald, rhp Louisiana State U. Denham Springs, La. Majors (211) Out of Baseball *350,000
1990 Braves. Chipper Jones, ss The Bolles School Jacksonville Majors (1,542) 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 (985) Padres 700,000
1993 Mariners. Alex Rodriguez, ss West. Christian HS Miami Majors (1,430) Yankees *1,000,000
1994 Mets. Paul Wilson, rhp Florida State U. Orlando, Fla. Majors (161) Reds 1,550,000
1995 Angels. Darin Erstad, of U. of Nebraska Jamestown, N.D. Majors (1,127) Angels 1,575,000
1996 Pirates. Kris Benson, rhp Clemson U. Kennesaw, Ga. Majors (137) Pirates 2,000,000
1997 Tigers. Matt Anderson, rhp Rice U. Louisville, Ky. Majors (245) Tigers (AAA) 2,505,000
1998 Phillies. Pat Burrell, 3b U. of Miami Boulder Creek, Calif. Majors (696) Phillies *3,150,000
1999 Devil Rays. Josh Hamilton, of Athens Drive HS Raleigh, N.C. Double-A (23) Did not play 3,960,000
2000 Marlins. Adrian Gonzalez, 1b Eastside HS Chula Vista, Calif. Majors (16) Rangers 3,000,000
2001 Twins. Joe Mauer, c Cretin-Derham Hall St. Paul, Minn. Majors (35) Twins 5,150,000
2002 Pirates. Bryan Bullington, rhp Ball State U. Fishers, Ind. Class AA (26) Pirates (AA) 4,000,000
2003 Devil Rays. Delmon Young, of Camarillo HS Camarillo, Calif. Class A (131) Devil Rays (A) *3,700,000
2004 Padres. Matt Bush, ss Mission Bay HS El Cajon, Calif. Class A (8) Padres (A) 3,150,000

*Received major league contract with guaranteed incentives.
#Number of games at that level.
DNS--Did not sign

 

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