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1988 Atlanta Braves Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years: 1985 / 1986 / 1987 / 1988 / 1989 / 1990 / 1991

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1988 1 3 3 Braves Y Steve Avery (minors) LHP 14.0 306 437 4 .174 .446 297 96 83 4.19 1.35 0 HS John F. Kennedy HS (Taylor, MI)
1988 2 33 3 Braves Y Jimmy Kremers (minors) C -1.0 29 73 1 .110 .369 4Yr University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
1988 2 41 11 Braves via Phillies Y *Matt Murray (minors) RHP -0.7 6 2 0 .500 1.000 6 0 3 9.64 2.07 0 HS Loomis Chaffee HS (Windsor, CT)
1988 2s 57 27 Braves Y *John Kupsey (minors) 3B HS Gloucester Catholic HS (Gloucester City, NJ)
1988 3 60 3 Braves Y Preston Watson (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1988 4 86 3 Braves Y Kevin Tyson (minors) C HS Jefferson HS (Lafayette, IN)
1988 5 112 3 Braves Y Turk Wendell (minors) RHP 5.9 552 43 0 .070 .236 552 36 33 3.93 1.40 33 4Yr Quinnipiac College (Hamden, CT)
1988 6 138 3 Braves Y Jimmie Pullins (minors) OF HS John Tyler HS (Tyler, TX)
1988 7 164 3 Braves Y Lee Heath (minors) OF HS LaSalle HS (Cincinnati, OH)
1988 8 190 3 Braves Y Mark Wohlers (minors) RHP 4.1 533 12 0 .083 .167 533 39 29 3.97 1.38 119 HS Holyoke HS (Holyoke, MA)
1988 9 216 3 Braves Y Ed Alicea (minors) 2B 4Yr Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
1988 10 242 3 Braves N Tommy Adams (minors) OF HS Capistrano Valley HS (Mission Viejo, CA)
1988 11 268 3 Braves Y Sean Hutchinson (minors) C HS Northview HS (Covina, CA)
1988 12 294 3 Braves N Fred Cooley (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS)
1988 13 320 3 Braves Y Dave Waldenberger (minors) 3B HS Rowland HS (Rowland Heights, CA)
1988 14 346 3 Braves N Mike Hostetler (minors) RHP HS Sprayberry HS (Marietta, GA)
1988 15 372 3 Braves Y Tony Tarasco (minors) OF 0.4 457 1006 34 .240 .709 HS Santa Monica HS (Santa Monica, CA)
1988 16 398 3 Braves N Russ Brock (minors) RHP HS Lockland HS (Lockland, OH)
1988 17 424 3 Braves Y John Greenwood (minors) 1B 4Yr San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)
1988 18 450 3 Braves Y Tom Rizzo (minors) SS 4Yr Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams, MA)
1988 19 476 3 Braves Y Randy Simmons (minors) OF 4Yr University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
1988 20 502 3 Braves N Mike Lopez (minors) RHP HS Sheridan HS (Denver, CO)
1988 21 528 3 Braves Y Steven Lopez (minors) 3B HS Vacaville HS (Vacaville, CA)
1988 22 554 3 Braves Y Don Campbell (minors) OF 4Yr Texas Southern University (Houston, TX)
1988 23 580 3 Braves N Greg Perschke (minors) RHP 4Yr University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
1988 24 606 3 Braves Y Ramces Guerrero (minors) 2B 4Yr Dominican College (Orangeburg, NY)
1988 25 632 3 Braves N Marty Neff (minors) OF HS Magnolia HS (Anaheim, CA)
1988 26 658 3 Braves N Craig Bradshaw (minors) LHP HS Alexandria HS (Alexandria, LA)
1988 27 684 3 Braves N Ron Hazi (minors) OF HS Alhambra HS (Glendale, AZ)
1988 28 710 3 Braves Y Ricky Rigsby (minors) OF JC Angelina College (Lufkin, TX)
1988 29 736 3 Braves N Scott Stice (minors) RHP 4Yr Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
1988 30 762 3 Braves Y Gary Schoonover (minors) SS 4Yr Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
1988 31 788 3 Braves N Mark Dressen (minors) RHP HS La Serna HS (Whittier, CA)
1988 32 814 3 Braves Y Jim Kortright (minors) RHP JC Snow College (Ephraim, UT)
1988 33 840 3 Braves N Chris Gaskill (minors) RHP HS Westfield HS (Houston, TX)
1988 34 866 3 Braves N Adam Schulhofer (minors) 3B HS Canoga Park HS (Canoga Park, CA)
1988 35 892 3 Braves Y Tito Thomas (minors) OF JC Ventura College (Ventura, CA)
1988 36 918 3 Braves N Billy Morris (minors) SS HS St. Francis HS (Pasadena, CA)
1988 37 944 3 Braves Y Bill Lange (minors) LHP JC Rio Hondo College (Whittier, CA)
1988 38 970 3 Braves Y Scott Goselin (minors) 2B 4Yr Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, IL)
1988 39 996 3 Braves N Scott Ruffcorn (minors) RHP -2.5 30 6 0 .000 .143 30 0 8 8.57 2.22 0 HS S. F. Austin HS (Austin, TX)
1988 40 1021 3 Braves N Mike Smith (minors) OF HS Woodward HS (Cincinnati, OH)
1988 41 1046 3 Braves N Mike Solar (minors) 1B HS Covina HS (Covina, CA)
1988 42 1071 3 Braves N John Keller (minors) C HS Westwood HS (Austin, TX)
1988 43 1096 3 Braves Y Calvain Culberson (minors) OF 4Yr Armstrong State University (Savannah, GA)
1988 44 1120 3 Braves Y Wallace Gonzalez (minors) C HS Rosemead HS (Rosemead, CA)
1988 45 1143 2 Braves Y Rudy Gardey (minors) RHP JC Canada College (Redwood City, CA)
1988 46 1166 2 Braves N Steve Dailey (minors) OF HS Ventura HS (Ventura, CA)
1988 47 1187 2 Braves N Jason Gonzales (minors) SS HS Cuero HS (Cuero, TX)
1988 48 1206 2 Braves Y Mark Eskins (minors) RHP 4Yr Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL)
1988 49 1224 2 Braves Y Chris Jones (minors) 1B JC Southern Polytechnic State University (Marietta, GA)
1988 50 1240 2 Braves Y Patrick Stivers (minors) SS JC Mesa State College (Grand Junction, CO)
1988 51 1255 2 Braves Y Brent McCoy (minors) SS 4Yr Howard University (Washington, DC)
1988 52 1269 2 Braves N Doug Kimball (minors) SS HS Shadow Mountain HS (Phoenix, AZ)
1988 53 1283 2 Braves N David Cronin (minors) OF HS LaSalle HS (Cincinnati, OH)
1988 54 1296 2 Braves Y Dave Piela (minors) C 4Yr Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)
1988 55 1309 2 Braves N Craig Triplett (minors) C HS Paradise Valley HS (Phoenix, AZ)
1988 56 1322 2 Braves Y Marco Paddy (minors) C 4Yr Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
1988 57 1335 2 Braves N Jeff Blanks (minors) SS HS Del Rio HS (Del Rio, TX)
1988 58 1348 2 Braves N Greg Viks (minors) RHP HS DeSoto HS (DeSoto, TX)
1988 59 1360 1 Braves Y Glen Gardner (minors) OF 4Yr Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ)
1988 60 1371 1 Braves N Roy Gamez (minors) C HS Casa Grande HS (Casa Grande, AZ)
1988 61 1381 1 Braves Y Joe Saccomanno (minors) SS 4Yr Bloomfield College (Bloomfield, NJ)
1988 62 1389 1 Braves Y Al Bacosa (minors) RHP 4Yr San Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
1988 63 1396 1 Braves Y Eric Kuhlman (minors) OF 4Yr Bradley University (Peoria, IL)
1988 64 1402 1 Braves N Drayton Reedy (minors) 1B HS Towers HS (Decatur, GA)
1988 65 1408 1 Braves N Mike Eiffert (minors) OF HS Lewisville HS (Lewisville, TX)
1988 66 1413 1 Braves Y Kevin Thomas (minors) RHP HS Rockdale County HS (Conyers, GA)
1988 67 1417 1 Braves Y Kevin Henry (minors) 3B 4Yr Auburn University (Auburn, AL)

*Compensation Picks
Matt Murray (Braves-2) - Pick from Phillies as compensation for Free Agent David Palmer
John Kupsey (Braves-2s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Glenn Hubbard

69 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (10%). Total of 20.2 WAR, or 2.9 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
  • 6sc - June Secondary
  • 6sa - June Secondary (normal, 1971 only)
  • 6sd - June Secondary (delayed, 1971 only)
  • 1rg - January Draft
  • 1sc - January Secondary Draft
  • 8lg - August Legion Draft
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