1998 St. Louis Cardinals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1998 St. Louis Cardinals 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 Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1998155CardinalsY$3,000,000J.D. Drew (minors)OF44.915665173242.278.873
19981s3232CardinalsN*Ben Diggins (minors)1B-0.7570.143.2865048.631.920HSBradshaw Mountain HS (Prescott Valley, AZ)
19982485CardinalsY$2,300,000Chad Hutchinson (minors)RHP-0.5310.000.00030024.753.7504YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
199825512Cardinals via Red SoxY$650,000*Tim Lemon (minors)OFHSLa Mirada HS (La Mirada, CA)
19983785CardinalsY$220,000Gabe Johnson (minors)CHSAtlantic Community HS (Delray Beach, FL)
199841085CardinalsYBud Smith (minors)LHP-0.325390.180.42527784.951.450JCLos Angeles Harbor College (Wilmington, CA)
199851385CardinalsYSteve Stemle (minors)RHP-0.320011018.641.9204YrWestern Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY)
199861685CardinalsYKris Rayborn (minors)LHPHSPurvis HS (Purvis, MS)
199871985CardinalsYBrad Freeman (minors)SS4YrMississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
199882285CardinalsYGreg Clark (minors)C4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
199892585CardinalsYJack Wilson (minors)SS23.51370489061.265.671JCOxnard College (Oxnard, CA)
1998102885CardinalsYPeter Zazueta (minors)RHPHSAmphitheater HS (Tucson, AZ)
1998113185CardinalsNJoel Vega (minors)LHP4YrOhio Dominican University (Columbus, OH)
1998123485CardinalsNJeff Waldron (minors)C4YrBoston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
1998133785CardinalsYLes Walrond (minors)LHP-0.71730.000.00023147.071.9904YrUniversity of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
1998144085CardinalsYJason Bowers (minors)SSJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
1998154385CardinalsYJohnny Hernandez (minors)OFHSXaverian HS (Brooklyn, NY)
1998164685CardinalsYScott Prather (minors)LHP4YrGeorgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
1998174985CardinalsYMike Gargano (minors)RHP4YrUtah Tech University (St. George, UT)
1998185285CardinalsYEsix Snead (minors)OF0.218131.308.8964YrUniversity of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
1998195585CardinalsYTravis Held (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
1998205885CardinalsYChris Kelly (minors)3B4YrCatawba College (Salisbury, NC)
1998216185CardinalsYJim Molina (minors)OF4YrFlorida International University (Miami, FL)
1998226485CardinalsNMichael Rerick (minors)LHP4YrNorth Dakota State University (Fargo, ND)
1998236785CardinalsYAndy Shibilo (minors)RHP4YrPepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
1998247085CardinalsYRick Gonzales (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
1998257385CardinalsYJon Hand (minors)RHP4YrVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
1998267685CardinalsNSteve Parker (minors)RHPHSKey West HS (Key West, FL)
1998277985CardinalsYRyan Christianson (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Nebraska Omaha (Omaha, NE)
1998288285CardinalsYJason Marr (minors)RHP4YrCalifornia State University, Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
1998298585CardinalsYJeff Viles (minors)RHP4YrRockhurst University (Kansas City, MO)
1998308885CardinalsYEric Gutshall (minors)RHP4YrYale University (New Haven, CT)
1998319185CardinalsYTroy McNaughton (minors)RHP4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
1998329485CardinalsYTroy Farnsworth (minors)2B4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
1998339785CardinalsYTommy Kidwell (minors)2B4YrYale University (New Haven, CT)
19983410085CardinalsNKyle Boyer (minors)SSHSBonneville HS (Ogden, UT)
19983510385CardinalsNDustin Hawkins (minors)OFHSBonneville HS (Ogden, UT)
19983610685CardinalsNAndrew Ecklund (minors)C4YrCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
19983710985CardinalsNBrent Cordell (minors)CHSIncline HS (Incline Village, NV)
19983811285CardinalsNSeth Jerue (minors)SSHSWestfield HS (Westfield, MA)
19983911585CardinalsNVic Buttler (minors)OFHSWestchester HS (Los Angeles, CA)
19984011885CardinalsNScott Neal (minors)OFHSNorth Bakersfield HS (Bakersfield, CA)
19984112185CardinalsNJustin Knoedler (minors)C-0.314180.111.269HSSpringfield HS (Springfield, IL)
19984212485CardinalsNBrandon Tisher (minors)1BHSDurango HS (Durango, CO)
19984312764CardinalsNScott Sorensen (minors)RHPHSFruita Monument HS (Fruita, CO)
19984413022CardinalsNMatt Harvick (minors)CHSNorth Bakersfield HS (Bakersfield, CA)
19984513282CardinalsNMatt Van Alsburg (minors)OFHSFort Collins HS (Fort Collins, CO)

*Compensation Picks
32. Ben Diggins (Cardinals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Dennis Eckersley
Tim Lemon (Cardinals-2) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Dennis Eckersley

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

47 matching player(s). 9 played in the majors (19%). Total of 65.8 WAR, or 7.3 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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