1998 Pittsburgh Pirates Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1998 Pittsburgh Pirates Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1995 / 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000 / 2001

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
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
199811515PiratesYClint Johnston (minors)LHP4YrVanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
199825815PiratesYJeremy Cotton (minors)3BHSFuquay-Varina HS (Fuquay-Varina, NC)
199838815PiratesYJeremy Harts (minors)OFHSColumbia HS (Decatur, GA)
1998411815PiratesYEddy Furniss (minors)1B4YrLouisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
1998514815PiratesYRaynier Cardona (minors)CHSPatria La Torres Ramirez HS (San Sebastian, Puerto Rico)
1998617815PiratesYBrice Pelfrey (minors)SSHSGonzalez Tate HS (Pensacola, FL)
1998720815PiratesYJames White (minors)RHPHSChico HS (Chico, CA)
1998823815PiratesNChuck Crowder (minors)LHP4YrGeorgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
1998926815PiratesYGiovanni Gonzalez (minors)RHPHSNorthwest Christian HS (North Miami Beach, FL)
19981029815PiratesYDavid Diaz (minors)CHSHialeah HS (Hialeah, FL)
19981132815PiratesNChris Smith (minors)LHPHSWantagh HS (Wantagh, NY)
19981235815PiratesYWillie Burton (minors)OFHSLake Wales HS (Lake Wales, FL)
19981338815PiratesYBen Levesque (minors)RHPHSCary HS (Cary, NC)
19981441815PiratesNJohn Breck (minors)RHPHSBridgewater-Raritan HS (Bridgewater, NJ)
19981544815PiratesNCraig House (minors)RHP-0.1160016117.242.2004YrUniversity of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
19981647815PiratesNRuss Rohlicek (minors)LHPHSCollege Park HS (Pleasant Hill, CA)
19981750815PiratesYDavid Williams (minors)LHP2.4831231.122.3198222314.831.410JCDelaware Technical and Community College (Dover, DE)
19981853815PiratesYJoe Beimel (minors)LHP7.3677450.222.50067629344.061.4654YrDuquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
19981956815PiratesYJeff Bennett (minors)RHP1.3179170.118.3871798174.301.543HSGordonsville HS (Gordonsville, TN)
19982059815PiratesYMike Johnston (minors)LHP-0.4250025035.702.030JCGarrett Community College (McHenry, MD)
19982162815PiratesYMike Bumatay (minors)LHPHSClovis HS (Clovis, CA)
19982265815PiratesYJosh Miller (minors)CHSSilver Bluff HS (Aiken, SC)
19982368815PiratesNTyson Thompson (minors)OFHSInglemoor HS (Kenmore, WA)
19982471815PiratesYDavid Hawk (minors)LHPHSVista West HS (Bakersfield, CA)
19982574815PiratesNThom Ott (minors)RHPHSGreenbrier Christian Academy (Chesapeake, VA)
19982677815PiratesNJon Switzer (minors)LHP-0.4720072246.201.790HSClear Lake HS (Houston, TX)
19982780815PiratesYCasey Cloud (minors)C4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
19982883815PiratesYSteve Sparks (minors)RHP-0.03003006.752.2504YrUniversity of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
19982986815PiratesNScott Gardner (minors)LHPHSCardinal Gibbons HS (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
19983089815PiratesNMatt Vorwald (minors)RHPHSFreeport HS (Freeport, IL)
19983192815PiratesNEric Tatum (minors)LHPHSForest Hill HS (West Palm Beach, FL)
19983295815PiratesNWyatt Allen (minors)RHPHSBrentwood HS (Brentwood, TN)
19983398815PiratesNMarcus Nettles (minors)OFHSWhitney-Young HS (Chicago, IL)
199834101815PiratesNTraviss Hodge (minors)1BHSHighland HS (Palmdale, CA)
199835104815PiratesNTrevor Hutchinson (minors)RHPHSTorrey Pines HS (San Diego, CA)
199836107815PiratesNMike Wombacher (minors)1BJCYavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
199837110815PiratesNJustin Fry (minors)RHP4YrThe Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
199838113815PiratesYShaun Skrehot (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Houston (Houston, TX)
199839116815PiratesYVeon Harris (minors)RHPJCEast Mississippi Community College (Scooba, MS)
199840119815PiratesNJeff Ellena (minors)SSHSWalnut HS (Walnut, CA)
199841122815PiratesNChristian Ortiz (minors)OFHSArcadia HS (Arcadia, CA)
199842125815PiratesNScott Glaser (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
199843128614PiratesYEric Stanton (minors)3B4YrUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
199844131212PiratesNBrian Walker (minors)LHPHSWestminster Christian (Miami, FL)
199845133711PiratesYBrian Cronk (minors)3B4YrEastern New Mexico University (Portales, NM)
19984613609PiratesNJamie Shearin (minors)CHSEast Wake HS (Wendell, NC)
19984713829PiratesNJosh Renick (minors)2BJCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)

Other Years: 1995 / 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000 / 2001

47 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (14%). Total of 10.1 WAR, or 1.4 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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The 1965 draft had a major league and AAA section (rounds 1-3), a AA section (4-7) and A-ball sections (8+). Each team had one pick in rounds 1-7 (MLB, AAA, and AA picks). Starting with the 8th round teams received a pick for each A-ball team in their system in the reverse order of the affiliate finishes. Franchises that shared affiliates, alternated the picks round-by-round. This means that a franchise will have multiple picks in a "round". For presentation reasons here, we have re-labeled the rounds to be the number of the selection made by this franchise. This means that the Twins' 10th round pick could come after the Mets' 12th round pick.

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