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MLB Amateur Draft for Baseball's 1998 Season

First round selections at the 34th Amateur Draft held June 2-4, 1998. Selections 1-30 are first round picks and 31-41 are supplemental first round picks awarded for the loss of free agents while picks 42 and 43 are compensation for unsigned 1997 selections.

First Round

No     Pos
1 Philadelphia Pat Burrell, Miami 3B
2 Oakland Mark Mulder, Michigan St. LHP
3 Chicago-NL Corey Patterson, of Harrison
HS-Kennesaw, Ga.
OF
4 Kansas City Jeff Austin, Stanford RHP
5 St. Louis J.D. Drew, Florida St. OF
6 Minnesota Ryan Mills, Arizona St. LHP
7 Cincinnati Austin Kearns, Lafayette
HS-Lexington, Ky.
RF
8 Toronto Felipe Lopez, Lake Brantley
HS-Altamonta Springs, Fla.
SS
9 San Diego Sean Burroughs, Wilson
HS-Long Beach, Calf.
3B
10 Texas Carlos Pena, Northeastern 1B
11 Montreal Josh McKinley, Malvern Prep,
Downington, Pa.
SS
12 Boston Adam Everett, South Carolina SS
13 Milwaukee J.M. Gold, North HS-Tom's
River, N.J.
RHP
14 Detroit Jeff Weaver, Fresno St. RHP
15 Pittsburgh Clint Johnston, Vanderbilt LHP-OF
16 Chicago-AL Kip Wells, Baylor RHP
17 a-Houston Brad Lidge, Notre Dame RHP
18 Anaheim Seth Etherton, USC RHP
19 b-San Francisco Tony Torcata, Woodland
(Calif.) HS
SS-3B
20 Cleveland C.C. Sabathia, Vallejo (Calif.) HS LHP
21 New York Mets Jason Tyner, Texas A&M OF
22 Seattle Matt Thorton, Grand Valley St. LHP
23 Los Angeles Bubba Crosby, Rice OF
24 New York-AL Andy Brown, Richmond
(Ind.) HS
OF
25 San Francisco Nate Bump, Penn St. RHP
26 Baltimore Rick Elder, Sprayberry HS
Marietta, Ga.
OF
27 Florida Chip Ambres, West Brook
HS-Beaumont, Texas
OF
28 c-Colorado Matt Roney, North
HS-Edmond, Okla.
RHP
29 d-San Francisco Arturo McDowell, Forest Hills
HS-Jackson, Miss.
OF
30 e-Kansas City Matt Burch, Virgina
Commonwealth
RHP
31 Kansas City Christopher George, Klein
HS-Spring, Texas
LHP
32 St. Louis Benjamin Diggins, Bradshaw
HS-Dewey, Ariz.
OF
33 Montreal Stephen Wilkerson, Florida LHP
34 Detroit Nathan Cornejo, Wellington (Kan.) HS RHP
35 Chicago-AL Aaron Rowand, California OF
36 Colorado Raphael Freeman, Dallas OF
37 Houston Michael Nannini, Green Valley
HS-Henderson, Nev.
RHP
38 San Francisco Christopher Jones, South
Mecklenburg HS-Charlotte, N.C.
LHP
39 Baltimore Mamon Tucker, Stephen F. Austin
HS-Austin, Texas
OF
40 Colorado Jeffrey Winchester, Rummel Boys
HS-Metairie, La.
C
41 San Francisco Jeffrey Urban, Ball St. LHP
42 f-Philadelphia Eric Valent, California OF
43 g-New York-AL Mark Prior, University
HS-Bonita, Calif.
RHP
Acquired picks: a–from Colorado for signing Darryl Kile; b–from Houston for signing Doug Henry; c–from Atlanta for signing Andres Galarraga; d–from Tampa Bay for signing Roberto Hernandez; e–from Arizona for signing Jay Bell; f–for not signing 1997 pick J.D. Drew; g–for not signing 1997 pick Carlton Godwin.

 

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