1st Round of the 1998 MLB June Amateur Draft

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1st Round of the 1998 MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Rounds: 1997 1st / 1998 1st / 1998 2nd / 1999 1st

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
199811FrRnd1PhilliesYPat Burrell (minors)3B18.816405503292.253.8344YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
199812FrRnd2AthleticsYMark Mulder (minors)LHP20.02051111.162.435205103604.181.3404YrMichigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
199813FrRnd3CubsYCorey Patterson (minors)OF9.612304171118.252.691HSHarrison HS (Kennesaw, GA)
199814FrRnd4RoyalsYJeff Austin (minors)RHP-0.73880.125.25038236.751.6804YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
199815FrRnd5CardinalsYJ.D. Drew (minors)OF44.915665173242.278.8734YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
199816FrRnd6TwinsYRyan Mills (minors)LHP4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
199817FrRnd7RedsYAustin Kearns (minors)OF12.811253606121.253.764HSLafayette HS (Lexington, KY)
199818FrRnd8Blue JaysYFelipe Lopez (minors)SS7.61185433790.264.7241000.002.000HSLake Brantley HS (Altamonte Springs, FL)
199819FrRnd9PadresYSean Burroughs (minors)3B5.4528166412.278.69010027.004.000HSWoodrow Wilson HS (Long Beach, CA)
1998110FrRnd10RangersYCarlos Pena (minors)1B25.114934949286.232.8084YrNortheastern University (Boston, MA)
1998111FrRnd11ExposYJosh McKinley (minors)SSHSMalvern Prep HS (Malvern, PA)
1998112FrRnd12Red SoxYAdam Everett (minors)SS12.6880275840.242.6404YrUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
1998113FrRnd13BrewersYJ.M. Gold (minors)RHPHSToms River North HS (Toms River, NJ)
1998114FrRnd14TigersYJeff Weaver (minors)RHP15.53652080.207.4783551041194.711.3724YrCalifornia State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
1998115FrRnd15PiratesYClint Johnston (minors)LHP4YrVanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
1998116FrRnd16White SoxYKip Wells (minors)RHP8.33043314.190.468296691034.711.5124YrBaylor University (Waco, TX)
1998117FrRnd17Astros via RockiesY*Brad Lidge (minors)RHP8.260370.286.71460326323.541.292254YrUniversity of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN)
1998118FrRnd18AngelsYSeth Etherton (minors)RHP-0.62390.111.31123976.301.5604YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1998119FrRnd19Giants via AstrosY*Tony Torcato (minors)3B-0.143470.298.687HSWoodland HS (Woodland, CA)
1998120FrRnd20IndiansYCC Sabathia (minors)LHP61.45091183.212.5395082361463.711.250HSVallejo HS (Vallejo, CA)
1998121FrRnd21MetsYJason Tyner (minors)OF2.444013581.275.6374YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
1998122FrRnd22MarinersYMatt Thornton (minors)LHP14.074810.000.00074836463.411.28234YrGrand Valley State University (Allendale, MI)
1998123FrRnd23DodgersYBubba Crosby (minors)OF-1.52052504.216.5554YrRice University (Houston, TX)
1998124FrRnd24YankeesYAndy Brown (minors)OFHSRichmond HS (Richmond, IN)
1998125FrRnd25GiantsYNate Bump (minors)RHP-0.6113100.100.200113674.681.5314YrPennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
1998126FrRnd26OriolesYRick Elder (minors)OFHSSprayberry HS (Marietta, GA)
1998127FrRnd27MarlinsYChip Ambres (minors)OF0.0801894.233.665HSWest Brook HS (Beaumont, TX)
1998128FrRnd28Rockies via BravesY*Matt Roney (minors)RHP0.04820.5001.000481105.421.490HSEdmond North HS (Edmond, OK)
1998129FrRnd29Giants via Devil RaysY*Arturo McDowell (minors)OFHSForest Hill HS (West Palm Beach, FL)
1998130FrRnd30Royals via DiamondbacksY*Matt Burch (minors)RHP4YrVirginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
19981s31FrRnd31RoyalsY*Chris George (minors)LHP-0.44730.333.8334714206.481.660HSKlein HS (Klein, TX)
19981s32FrRnd32CardinalsN*Ben Diggins (minors)1B-0.7570.143.2865048.631.920HSBradshaw Mountain HS (Prescott Valley, AZ)
19981s33FrRnd33ExposY*Brad Wilkerson (minors)OF11.09723187122.247.7904YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
19981s34FrRnd34TigersY*Nate Cornejo (minors)RHP0.05640.000.0005612295.411.660HSWellington HS (Wellington, KS)
19981s35FrRnd35White SoxY*Aaron Rowand (minors)OF20.813584374136.273.7654YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
19981s36FrRnd36RockiesY*Choo Freeman (minors)OF-1.71512853.225.630HSDallas Christian HS (Mesquite, TX)
19981s37FrRnd37AstrosY*Mike Nannini (minors)RHPHSGreen Valley HS (Henderson, NV)
19981s38FrRnd38GiantsY*Chris Jones (minors)LHPHSSouth Mecklenburg HS (Charlotte, NC)
19981s39FrRnd39OriolesY*Mamon Tucker (minors)OFHSS. F. Austin HS (Austin, TX)
19981s40FrRnd40RockiesY*Jeff Winchester (minors)CHSArchbishop Rummel HS (Metairie, LA)
19981s41FrRnd41GiantsY*Jeff Urban (minors)LHP4YrBall State University (Muncie, IN)
19981s42FrRnd42PhilliesY*Eric Valent (minors)OF-0.920540613.234.6964YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
19981s43FrRnd43YankeesN*Mark Prior (minors)RHP16.61082041.201.49610642293.511.230HSUniversity HS (San Diego, CA)

*Compensation Picks
Brad Lidge (Astros-1) - Pick from Rockies as compensation for Free Agent Darryl Kile
Tony Torcato (Giants-1) - Pick from Astros as compensation for Free Agent Doug Henry
Matt Roney (Rockies-1) - Pick from Braves as compensation for Free Agent Andres Galarraga
Arturo McDowell (Giants-1) - Pick from Devil Rays as compensation for Free Agent Roberto Hernandez
Matt Burch (Royals-1) - Pick from Diamondbacks as compensation for Free Agent Jay Bell
31. Chris George (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Jay Bell
32. Ben Diggins (Cardinals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Dennis Eckersley
33. Brad Wilkerson (Expos-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Darrin Fletcher
34. Nate Cornejo (Tigers-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Willie Blair
35. Aaron Rowand (White Sox-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Dave Martinez
36. Choo Freeman (Rockies-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Andres Galarraga
37. Mike Nannini (Astros-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Darryl Kile
38. Chris Jones (Giants-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Roberto Hernandez
39. Mamon Tucker (Orioles-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Randy Myers
40. Jeff Winchester (Rockies-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Walt Weiss
41. Jeff Urban (Giants-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Wilson Alvarez
Eric Valent (Phillies-1s) - Supplemental pick for failure to sign 1997 No. 1 choice J.D. Drew
Mark Prior (Yankees-1s) - Supplemental pick for failure to sign 1997 No. 1 choice Tyrell Godwin

Other Rounds: 1997 1st / 1998 1st / 1998 2nd / 1999 1st

43 matching player(s). 30 played in the majors (69%). Total of 307.8 WAR, or 10.3 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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