Major League Number One Draft Picks

Major League Number One Draft Picks

The Major League First-Year Player Draft has been held every year since 1965. Clubs select in reverse order of their won-loss records from the previous regular season with National League and American League teams alternating. AL teams select first in odd-numbered years while NL teams go first in even-numbered years. The pool of draftees consists of graduated high school players, junior or senior college players, Junior college players and anyone over the age of 21. Listed are the top selections from each draft.

Year PosTeam
1965Rick MondayOFKansas City Athletics
1966Steve ChilcottCNew York Mets
1967Rom Blomberg1BNew York Yankees
1968Tim FoliIFNew York Mets
1969Jeff BurroughsOFWashington Senators
1970Mike IvieCSan Diego Padres
1971Danny GoodwinCChicago White Sox
1972Dave RobertsIFSan Diego Padres
1973David ClydePTexas Rangers
1974Bill AlmonIFSan Diego Padres
1975Danny GoodwinCCalifornia Angels
1976Floyd BannisterPHouston Astros
1977Harold BainesOFChicago White Sox
1978Bob Horner3BAtlanta Braves
1979Al ChambersOFSeattle Mariners
1980Darryl StrawberryOFNew York Mets
1981Mike MoorePSeattle Mariners
1982Shawon DunstonSSChicago Cubs
1983Tim BelcherPMinnesota Twins
1984Shawn AbnerOFNew York Mets
1985B.J. SurhoffC Milwaukee Brewers
1986Jeff KingIFPittsburgh Pirates
1987Ken Griffey Jr.OFSeattle Mariners
1988Andy BenesPSan Diego Padres
1989Ben McDonaldPBaltimore Orioles
1990Chipper JonesSSAtlanta Braves
1991Brien TaylorPNew York Yankees
1992Phil Nevin3BHouston Astros
1993Alex RodriguezSSSeattle Mariners
1994Paul WilsonPNew York Mets
1995Darin ErstadOF/PCalifornia Angels
1996Kris BensonPPittsburgh Pirates
1997Matt AndersonPDetroit Tigers
1998Pat Burrell3BPhiladelphia Phillies
1999Josh HamiltonOFT.B. Devil Rays
2000Adrian Gonzalez1BFlorida Marlins
2001Joe MauerCMinnesota Twins
2002Bryan BullingtonPPittsburgh Pirates
2003 Delmon Young OF T.B. Devil Rays
2004 Matt Bush SS San Diego Padres

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