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1997 Amateur Draft

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Brothers J.D. Drew (Philadelphia Phillies) and Tim Drew (Cleveland Indians) were both drafted in the 1st Round. It was the first time a pair of brothers had gone in the 1st round of the same draft.


[edit] 1997 First Round Picks

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Detroit Tigers Matt Anderson RHP Rice University (Col.) Louisville, KY
2 Philadelphia Phillies J.D. Drew OF Florida State University (Col.) Valdosta, GA Did not sign
3 Anaheim Angels Troy Glaus 3B UCLA (Col.) Tarzana, CA
4 San Francisco Giants Jason Grilli RHP Seton Hall University (Col.) Royal Oak, MI
5 Toronto Blue Jays Vernon Wells OF Bowie High School (HS) Arlington, TX
6 New York Mets Geoff Goetz LHP Jesuit High School (HS) Tampa, FL
7 Kansas City Royals Dan Reichert RHP University of the Pacific (Col.) Monterey, CA
8 Pittsburgh Pirates J.J. Davis 1B Baldwin Park High School (HS) Pomona, CA
9 Minnesota Twins Mike Cuddyer SS Great Bridge High School (HS) Chesapeake, VA
10 Chicago Cubs Jon Garland RHP Kennedy High School (HS) Granada Hills, CA
11 Oakland Athletics Chris Enochs RHP West Virginia University (Col.) [[]]
12 Florida Marlins Aaron Akin RHP Cowley County Community College (Col.) [[]]
13 Milwaukee Brewers Kyle Peterson RHP Stanford University (Col.) Elkhorn, NE
14 Cincinnati Reds Brandon Larson SS Louisiana State University (Col.) San Angelo, TX
15 Chicago White Sox Jason Dellaero SS University of South Florida (Col.) Mount Kisco, NY
16 Houston Astros Lance Berkman 1B Rice University (Col.) Waco, TX
17 Boston Red Sox John Curtice LHP Great Bridge High School (HS) Chesapeake, VA
18 Colorado Rockies Mark Mangum RHP Kingwood High School (HS) Kingwood, TX
19 Seattle Mariners Ryan Anderson LHP Divine Child High School (HS) Westland, MI
20 St. Louis Cardinals Adam Kennedy SS California State-Northridge (Col.) Riverside, CA
21 Oakland Athletics Eric DuBose LHP Mississippi State University (Col.) Bradenton, FL Compensation from Baltimore Orioles for Mike Bordick
22 Baltimore Orioles Jayson Werth C Glenwood High School (HS) Chatham, IL
23 Montreal Expos Donnie Bridges RHP Oak Grove High School (HS) Hattiesburg, MS
24 New York Yankees Tyrell Godwin OF East Bladen High School (HS) Elizabethtown, NC Did not sign/Compensation from Texas Rangers for John Wetteland
25 Los Angeles Dodgers Glenn Davis 1B Vanderbilt University (Col.) Jacksonville, FL
26 Baltimore Orioles Darnell McDonald OF Cherry Creek High School (HS) Englewood, CO Compensation from New York Yankees for David Wells
27 San Diego Padres Kevin Nicholson SS Stetson University (Col.) Vancouver, BC
28 Cleveland Indians Tim Drew RHP Lowndes County High School (HS) Valdosta, GA
29 Atlanta Braves Troy Cameron SS St. Thomas Aquinas High School (HS) Ft. Lauderdale, FL
30 Arizona Diamondbacks Jack Cust 1B Immaculata High School (HS) Flemington, NJ
31 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Jason Standridge RHP Hewitt Trussville High School (HS) Trussville, AL

[edit] Supplemental First Round

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
32 Oakland Athletics Nathan Haynes OF Pinole Valley High School (HS) Pinole, CA Compensation for Mike Bordick
33 Chicago White Sox Kyle Kane rhP Saddleback College (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Alex Fernandez
34 Chicago White Sox Brett Caradonna OF El Capitan High School (HS) Lakeside, CA Compensation for Kevin Tapani
35 Boston Red Sox Mark Fischer OF Georgia Tech (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Roger Clemens
36 Baltimore Orioles Ntema Ndungidi OF Edouard Montpetit High School (HS) Montreal, QC Compensation for David Wells
37 Montreal Expos Chris Stowe P Chancellor High School (HS) Fredericksburg, VA Compensation for Mel Rojas
38 Montreal Expos Scott Hodges SS Henry Clay High School (HS) Lexington, KY Compensation for Moises Alou
39 Texas Rangers Jason Romano 3B Hillsborough High School (HS) Tampa, FL Compensation for Mike Stanton
40 New York Yankees Ryan Bradley P Arizona State University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for John Wetteland
41 Cleveland Indians Jason Fitzgerald OF Tulane University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Albert Belle
42 Oakland Athletics Denny Wagner P Virginia Tech (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Mike Bordick
43 Chicago White Sox Aaron Myette rhP Central Arizona College (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Alex Fernandez
44 Montreal Expos Bryan Hebson P Auburn University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Mel Rojas
45 Montreal Expos Thomas Pittman 1B East St. John High School (HS) Reserve, LA Compensation for Moises Alou
46 Chicago White Sox Jim Parque IhP UCLA (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Alex Fernandez
47 Montreal Expos T.J. Tucker P River Ridge High School (HS) New Port Richey, FL Compensation for Mel Rojas
48 Montreal Expos Shane Arthurs P Westmoore High School (HS) Oklahoma City, OK Compensation for Moises Alou
49 San Francisco Giants Dan McKinley OF Arizona State University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for failure to sign 1996 pick Matt White
50 Minnesota Twins Matt LeCroy C Clemson University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for failure to sign 1996 pick Travis Lee
51 Chicago White Sox Rocky Biddle rhP Long Beach State University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for failure to sign 1996 pick Bobby Seay
52 Montreal Expos Tootie Myers OF Petal High School (HS) Petal, MS Compensation for failure to sign 1996 pick John Patterson

[edit] Other Notable Selections

David Eckstein (19th round)

[edit] Draft Notes

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