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[edit] 1991 First Round Picks

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 New York Yankees Brien Taylor LHP East Carteret High School (HS) Beaufort, NC
2 Atlanta Braves Mike Kelly OF Arizona State University (Col.) Los Angeles, CA
3 Minnesota Twins David McCarty OF Stanford University (Col.) Houston, TX
4 St. Louis Cardinals Dmitri Young 3B/OF Rio Mesa High School (HS) Camarillo, CA
5 Milwaukee Brewers Kenny Henderson RHP Ringgold High School (HS) Ringgold, GA Did not Sign
6 Houston Astros John Burke RHP University of Florida (Col.) Durango, CO Did not Sign
7 Kansas City Royals Joe Vitiello OF University of Alabama (Col.) [[]]
8 San Diego Padres Joey Hamilton RHP Georgia Southern University (Col.) [[]]
9 Baltimore Orioles Mark Smith OF University of Southern California (Col.) Arlington, VA
10 Philadelphia Phillies Tyler Green RHP Wichita State University (Col.) Springfield, OH
11 Seattle Mariners Shawn Estes LHP Douglas High School (HS) Gardnerville, NV
12 Chicago Cubs Doug Glanville OF University of Pennsylvania (Col.) [[]]
13 Cleveland Indians Manny Ramirez OF George Washington High School (HS) New York, NY
14 Montreal Expos Cliff Floyd 1B Thornwood High School (HS) Markham, IL
15 Milwaukee Brewers Tyrone Hill LHP Yucaipa High School (HS) Yucaipa, CA Compensation from Detroit Tigers for Rob Deer
16 Toronto Blue Jays Shawn Green OF Tustin High School (HS) Santa Ana, CA Compensation from San Francisco Giants for Bud Black
17 California Angels Eduardo Perez 1B Florida State University (Col.) Cincinnati, OH
18 New York Mets Alfred Shirley OF George Washington High School [[]] Compensation from Los Angeles Dodgers for Darryl Strawberry
19 Texas Rangers Benji Gil SS Castle Park High School (HS) San Diego, CA
20 Cincinnati Reds Pokey Reese SS Lower Richland High School (HS) Columbia, SC
21 St. Louis Cardinals Allen Watson LHP New York Institute of Technology (Col.) Jamaica, NY Compensation from Toronto Blue Jays for Ken Dayley
22 St. Louis Cardinals Brian Barber RHP Dr. Phillips High School (HS) Orlando, FL Compensation from New York Mets for Vince Coleman
23 Boston Red Sox Aaron Sele RHP Washington State University (Col.) Golden Valley, MN
24 Pittsburgh Pirates Jon Farrell C/OF Florida Community College (Col.) [[]]
25 Chicago White Sox Scott Ruffcorn RHP Baylor University (Col.) Austin, TX
26 Oakland Athletics Brent Gates SS University of Minnesota (Col.) Grand Rapids, MI

[edit] Supplemental First Round

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
27 Minnesota Twins Scott Stahoviak 3B Creighton University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Gary Gaetti
28 St. Louis Cardinals Tom McKinnon RHP David Starr Jordan High School (HS) Long Beach, CA Compensation for Terry Pendleton
29 Houston Astros Shawn Livsey SS Simeon High School (HS) Chicago, IL Compensation for Danny Darwin
30 Kansas City Royals Jason Pruitt RHP Rockingham County High School (HS) Wentworth, NC Compensation for Steve Farr
31 San Diego Padres Greg Anthony RHP/OF Tavares High School (HS) Tavares, FL Compensation for Jack Clark
32 Detroit Tigers Justin Thompson LHP Klein Oak High School (HS) Spring, TX Compensation for Jack Morris
33 San Francisco Giants Steve Whitaker P Long Beach State University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Brett Butler
34 California Angels Jorge Fabregas 3B/C University of Miami (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Chili Davis
35 Toronto Blue Jays Jeff Ware RHP Old Dominion University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for George Bell
36 New York Mets Bobby Jones RHP Fresno State University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Darryl Strawberry
37 Boston Red Sox J.J. Johnson OF Pine Plains High School (HS) Pine Plains, NY Compensation for Larry Andersen
38 Oakland Athletics Mike Rossiter RHP John Burroughs High School (HS) Burbank, CA Compensation for Willie McGee
39 St. Louis Cardinals Dan Cholowsky 3B University of California (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Ken Dayley
40 Houston Astros Jimmy Gonzalez C East Hartford High School (HS) East Hartford, CT Compensation for Dave Smith
41 Detroit Tigers Trever Miller LHP Trinity High School (HS) Louisville, KY Compensation for Mike Heath
42 Toronto Blue Jays Dante Powell SS Millikan High School (HS) Long Beach, CA Did not Sign/Compensation for Bud Black
43 Boston Red Sox Scott Hatteberg C Washington State University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Mike Boddicker
44 Houston Astros Mike Groppuso 3B Seton Hall University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Franklin Stubbs

[edit] Other Notable Selections

Brad Radke (8th round); Jason Isringhausen (44th round)

[edit] Other Sports Selections

Steve McNair (35th round Mariners); O. J. McDuffie (41st round Angels), Browning Nagle (51st round Angels); Kerry Collins (60th round Tigers)

[edit] Draft Notes

  • Top selection Brien Taylor is one of only two first overall picks from the 20th Century not to make the majors (Steve Chilcott is the other).
  • Benji Gil was the first Mexican native taken in the first round of a MLB amateur draft.
  • 1991 was the first draft since the 1985 draft that no player made the majors the same year.


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