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1998 Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft, with a listed position of 1B
    Other Years:1997 / 1998 / 1999

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmNameWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
1998110FrRnd10RangersCarlos Pena (minors)25.014914941286.232.8094YrNortheastern University (Boston, MA)
19981s32FrRnd32Cardinals*Ben Diggins (minors)-0.7570.143.2865048.631.920HSBradshaw Mountain HS (Prescott Valley, AZ)
1998381FrRnd8Expos via Blue Jays*Clyde Williams (minors)HSSeminole HS (Sanford, FL)
19983100FrRnd27MarlinsDave Callahan (minors)HSPalm Bay HS (Melbourne, FL)
19984118FrRnd15PiratesEddy Furniss (minors)4YrLouisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
19984132FrRnd29Devil RaysJosh Pressley (minors)HSWestminster Academy (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
19985135FrRnd2AthleticsJason Hart (minors)0.110150.267.8204YrMissouri State University (Springfield, MO)
19985150FrRnd17RockiesRyan Shealy (minors)1.616954519.268.755HSCardinal Gibbons HS (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
19987215FrRnd22MarinersShawn McCorkle (minors)4YrMontclair State University (Montclair, NJ)
19988230FrRnd7RedsClint Vaughn (minors)4YrOklahoma Christian University (Edmond, OK)
19988246FrRnd23DodgersThomari Story-Harden (minors)HSEl Cerrito HS (El Cerrito, CA)
199812352FrRnd9PadresJoe Dusan (minors)4YrCalifornia State University Sacramento (Sacramento, CA)
199813398FrRnd25GiantsJohn Summers (minors)4YrUniversity of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
199814411FrRnd8Blue JaysJay Gibbons (minors)5.68402917127.260.7674YrCalifornia State University Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
199814413FrRnd10RangersDerek Ottevaere (minors)4YrWestern Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
199814426FrRnd23DodgersRobb Gorr (minors)4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
199815441FrRnd8Blue JaysRichard Lee (minors)4YrUniversity of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
199815452FrRnd19AstrosCharley Carter (minors)4YrBaylor University (Waco, TX)
199815454FrRnd21MetsDavid Hunter (minors)HSPorterville HS (Porterville, CA)
199817510FrRnd17RockiesJosh Etheredge (minors)4YrAuburn University (Auburn, AL)
199818524FrRnd1PhilliesNate Espy (minors)JCWallace State Community College (Hanceville) (Hanceville, AL)
199818541FrRnd18AngelsCasey Kelley (minors)4YrWashington State University (Pullman, WA)
199819575FrRnd22MarinersRick Southall (minors)4YrPortland State University (Portland, OR)
199820592FrRnd9PadresEron Morrow (minors)HSWilson HS (Tacoma, WA)
199821615FrRnd2AthleticsCasey Bookout (minors)4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
199821634FrRnd21MetsRoberto Lugo (minors)HSPatria La Torres Ramirez HS (San Sebastian, PR)
199821637FrRnd24YankeesNeal Gregg (minors)4YrWilliam Carey College (Hattiesburg, MS)
199822672FrRnd29Devil RaysDan Grummitt (minors)4YrShawnee State University (Portsmouth, OH)
199823683FrRnd10RangersFrank Marciante (minors)JCPalm Beach Community College (Lake Worth, FL)
199823699FrRnd26OriolesSam Berrien (minors)HSFort Meade HS (Fort Meade, FL)
199824719FrRnd16White SoxCaleb Reger (minors)HSBradshaw Mountain HS (Prescott Valley, AZ)
199824725FrRnd22MarinersMatt Woodward (minors)4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
199825739FrRnd6TwinsEric Sandberg (minors)HSFerris HS (Spokane, WA)
199825750FrRnd17RockiesKevin Duck (minors)4YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
199825763FrRnd30DiamondbacksSteve Neal (minors)JCPratt Community College (Pratt, KS)
199826782FrRnd19AstrosRobert Carrillo (minors)HSMontgomery HS (San Diego, CA)
199826793FrRnd30DiamondbacksJason Reuss (minors)HSCanyon HS (Anaheim, CA)
199828830FrRnd7RedsHumberto Aguilar (minors)HSOdessa HS (Odessa, TX)
199828849FrRnd26OriolesJason Botts (minors)0.3932825.230.669HSPaso Robles HS (Paso Robles, CA)
199829866FrRnd13BrewersEduardo Figueroa (minors)4YrUniversity of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
199831929FrRnd16White SoxCarlos Cline (minors)JCBrookdale Community College (Lincroft, NJ)
199831930FrRnd17RockiesMark Woodyard (minors)0.23003001.500.670JCOkaloosa-Walton College (Niceville, FL)
199832955FrRnd12Red SoxKeith Hart (minors)HSLubbock Christian HS (Lubbock, TX)
199833986FrRnd13BrewersMac Mackiewitz (minors)4YrUniversity of North Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
199833991FrRnd18AngelsKen Corley (minors)4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
1998341018FrRnd15PiratesTraviss Hodge (minors)HSHighland HS (Palmdale, CA)
1998351042FrRnd9PadresJosh Barbarossa (minors)HSChesterton HS (Chesterton, IN)
1998351049FrRnd16White SoxScott Atwood (minors)4YrUniversity of North Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
1998361064FrRnd1PhilliesRoger Rodeheaver (minors)4YrIndiana University-Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
1998361066FrRnd3CubsBen Johanning (minors)HSOsceola HS (Kissimmee, FL)
1998361078FrRnd15PiratesMike Wombacher (minors)JCYavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
1998361083FrRnd20IndiansMatthew Ramie (minors)HSCastle HS (Kaneohe, HI)
1998361084FrRnd21MetsEarl Snyder (minors)-0.419591.203.5654YrUniversity of Hartford (West Hartford, CT)
1998381130FrRnd7RedsDave Jensen (minors)HSGreen Valley HS (Henderson, NV)
1998391182FrRnd29Devil RaysEdwin Rodriguez (minors)HSPonce HS (Ponce, PR)
1998421248FrRnd5CardinalsBrandon Tisher (minors)HSDurango HS (Durango, CO)
1998421263FrRnd20MetsBen Leuthard (minors)HSMission Bay HS (San Diego, CA)
1998451335FrRnd9BrewersDevin Butler (minors)HSKey West HS (Key West, FL)
1998451344FrRnd18DodgersBrandon Smith (minors)JCCypress College (Cypress, CA)
1998461361FrRnd10White SoxVince Serafini (minors)HSLockport HS (Lockport, IL)
1998471393FrRnd20Devil RaysLee Stephens (minors)4YrStetson University (DeLand, FL)
1998481409FrRnd15YankeesKyle Geswein (minors)HSCarroll HS (Dayton, OH)

*Compensation Picks
Ben Diggins (Cardinals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Dennis Eckersley
Clyde Williams (Expos-3) - Pick from Blue Jays as compensation for Free Agent Darrin Fletcher

62 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (12%). Total of 31.7 WAR, or 4.0 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
  • NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2014 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
    Please note that searches by state are not complete and not guaranteed to be accurate.
    Players are listed regardless of whether they signed or not.
    School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
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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.