1989 Amateur Draft

From BR Bullpen

1989 First Round Picks[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Baltimore Orioles Ben McDonald RHP Louisiana State University (Col.) Baton Rouge, LA
2 Atlanta Braves Tyler Houston C Valley High School (Las Vegas) (HS) Las Vegas, NV
3 Seattle Mariners Roger Salkeld RHP Saugus High School (HS) Saugus, CA
4 Philadelphia Phillies Jeff Jackson OF Simeon High School (HS) Chicago, IL
5 Texas Rangers Donald Harris OF Texas Tech University (Col.) Waco, TX
6 St. Louis Cardinals Paul Coleman OF Frankston High School (HS) Frankston, TX
7 Chicago White Sox Frank Thomas 1B Auburn University (Col.) Columbus, GA
8 Chicago Cubs Earl Cunningham OF Lancaster (SC) High School (HS) Lancaster, SC
9 California Angels Kyle Abbott LHP Long Beach State University (Col.) [[]]
10 Montreal Expos Charles Johnson C Fort Pierce Westwood High School (HS) Fort Pierce, FL Did not sign
11 Cleveland Indians Calvin Murray 3B W. T. White High School (HS) Dallas, TX Did not sign
12 Houston Astros Jeff Juden RHP Salem (MA) High School (HS) Salem, MA
13 Kansas City Royals Brent Mayne C California State-Fullerton (Col.) Loma Linda, CA
14 San Francisco Giants Steve Hosey OF Fresno State University (Col.) Oakland, CA
15 Los Angeles Dodgers Kiki Jones RHP Hillsborough High School (HS) Tampa, FL Compensation from New York Yankees for Steve Sax
16 Boston Red Sox Greg Blosser OF Sarasota High School (HS) Sarasota, FL Compensation from San Diego Padres for Bruce Hurst
17 Milwaukee Brewers Cal Eldred RHP University of Iowa (Col.) Cedar Rapids, IA
18 Pittsburgh Pirates Willie Greene SS Jones County High School (HS) Gray, GA
19 Toronto Blue Jays Eddie Zosky SS Fresno State University (Col.) Whittier, CA
20 Cincinnati Reds Scott Bryant OF-RHP University of Texas (Col.) [[]]
21 Detroit Tigers Greg Gohr RHP Santa Clara University (Col.) Santa Clara, CA
22 Los Angeles Dodgers Tom Goodwin OF Fresno State University (Col.) Fresno, CA
23 Boston Red Sox Mo Vaughn 1B Seton Hall University (Col.) [[]]
24 New York Mets Alan Zinter C University of Arizona (Col.) El Paso, TX
25 Minnesota Twins Chuck Knoblauch SS Texas A&M University (Col.) Houston, TX
26 Seattle Mariners Scott Burrell RHP Hamden High School (HS) Hamden, CT Did not sign / Compensation from Oakland A's for Mike Moore

Supplemental First Round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
27 Houston Astros Todd Jones P Jacksonville State University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Nolan Ryan
28 Los Angeles Dodgers Jamie McAndrew P University of Florida (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Steve Sax
29 Boston Red Sox Kevin Morton P Seton Hall University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Bruce Hurst
30 Milwaukee Brewers Gordon Powell 3B Hughes Center High School (HS) Cincinnati, OH Compensation for failure to sign 1988 pick Alex Fernandez

Other Notable Selections[edit]

Brian Hunter, Denny Neagle, John Olerud, Shane Reynolds, Tim Salmon (3rd round); Jeff Bagwell, Scott Erickson (4th round); Alan Embree, Ryan Klesko, J.T. Snow (5th round); Paul Quantrill (6th round); Russ Springer (7th round); Curtis Leskanic (8th round); Trevor Hoffman (11th round); Jim Thome (13th round); Mike Trombley (14th round); Brian Giles (17th round); Jeff Kent (20th round); Dana Brown (35th round - now Nationals Director of Scouting); Chad Curtis (45th round)

Draft Notes[edit]

  • Scott Burrell, the 26th pick, would later play in the National Basketball Association