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The 1986 amateur draft was held on June 2, 1986. 3B Jeff King of the University of Arkansas was the first overall pick, by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1986 was the last year when a separate January amateur draft was held, on January 14th. P Jeff Shaw was the first selection, by the Cleveland Indians out of Cuyahoga Community College. It was also the final year of the draft having a secondary phase, for players who had been picked in a previous draft but had not signed. Starting in 1987, there would be only one draft, held in early June, covering all eligible players.

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[edit] 1986 First Round Picks

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Pittsburgh Pirates Jeff King 3B University of Arkansas (Col.) Marion, IN
2 Cleveland Indians Greg Swindell LHP University of Texas (Col.) Fort Worth, TX
3 San Francisco Giants Matt Williams SS University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Col.) Houston, TX
4 Texas Rangers Kevin Brown RHP Georgia Tech (Col.) Milledgeville, GA
5 Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker LHP Dublin (OH) High School (HS) Dublin, OH
6 Milwaukee Brewers Gary Sheffield SS Hillsborough High School (HS) Tampa, FL
7 Philadelphia Phillies Brad Brink RHP University of Southern California (Col.) Roseville, CA
8 Seattle Mariners Patrick Lennon SS Whiteville High School (HS) Whiteville, NC
9 Chicago Cubs Derrick May OF Newark (DE) High School (HS) Newark, DE
10 Minnesota Twins Derek Parks C Montclair (CA) High School (HS) Upland, CA
11 San Diego Padres Thomas Howard OF Ball State University (Col.) Middletown, OH
12 Oakland Athletics Scott Hemond C University of South Florida (Col.) Taunton, MA
13 Houston Astros Ryan Bowen RHP Hanford (CA) High School (HS) Hanford, CA
14 Boston Red Sox Greg McMurtry OF Brockton High School (HS) Brockton, MA Did not sign
15 Montreal Expos Kevin Dean OF Hogan High School (HS) Vallejo, CA
16 California Angels Roberto Hernández RHP University of South Carolina Aiken (Col.) Santurce, PR Compensation from the Baltimore Orioles for Juan Beniquez
17 Cincinnati Reds Scott Scudder RHP Prairiland High School (HS) Blossom, TX
18 Detroit Tigers Phil Clark C Crockett High School (HS) Crockett, TX
19 Los Angeles Dodgers Mike White OF Loudon High School (HS) Loudon, TN
20 Chicago White Sox Grady Hall LHP Northwestern University (Col.) [[]]
21 New York Mets Lee May, Jr. OF Purcell Marion High School (HS) Cincinnati, OH
22 California Angels Lee Stevens OF Lawrence High School (HS) Lawrence, KS
23 St. Louis Cardinals Luis Alicea 2B Florida State University (Col.) Santurce, PR
24 Kansas City Royals Tony Clements SS Don Antonio Lugo High School (HS) Chino, CA
25 California Angels Terry Carr OF James M. Bennett High School (HS) Salisbury, MD Compensation from New York Yankees for Al Holland
26 Toronto Blue Jays Earl Sanders RHP Jackson State University (Col.) [[]]

[edit] Supplemental First Round

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
27 California Angels Mike Fetters P Pepperdine University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Juan Beniquez
28 California Angels Daryl Green P Nacogdoches High School (HS) Nacogdoches, TX Compensation for Al Holland

[edit] January 1986 amateur draft

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Cleveland Indians Jeff Shaw RHP Cuyahoga Community College (Col.) Washington Court House, OH
2 Pittsburgh Pirates Moises Alou OF Canada College (Col.)
3 Texas Rangers Chris Shifflett RHP Rancho Santiago College (Col.)
4 San Francisco Giants Mike Jones RHP Cosumnes River College (Col.) Did not sign
5 Milwaukee Brewers Eddie Anderson RHP Georgia Perimeter College (Col)

[edit] Other Notable Selections

Bo Jackson, 4th round Kansas City Royals;John Olerud (Mets 27th round-did not sign)

[edit] Draft Notes

  • Greg McMurtry, the 14th pick, would later play in the National Football League

Mike Loynd, a 6th round selection by the Texas Rangers, made his major league debut on July 24th, a full month before Greg Swindell, who was the first player selected in the 1st round to do so.


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