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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
1PhiladelphiaPat Burrell, Miami3B
2OaklandMark Mulder, Michigan St.LHP
3Chicago-NLCorey Patterson, of Harrison
HS-Kennesaw, Ga.
OF
4Kansas CityJeff Austin, StanfordRHP
5St. LouisJ.D. Drew, Florida St.OF
6MinnesotaRyan Mills, Arizona St.LHP
7CincinnatiAustin Kearns, Lafayette
HS-Lexington, Ky.
RF
8TorontoFelipe Lopez, Lake Brantley
HS-Altamonta Springs, Fla.
SS
9San DiegoSean Burroughs, Wilson
HS-Long Beach, Calf.
3B
10TexasCarlos Pena, Northeastern1B
11MontrealJosh McKinley, Malvern Prep,
Downington, Pa.
SS
12BostonAdam Everett, South CarolinaSS
13MilwaukeeJ.M. Gold, North HS-Tom's
River, N.J.
RHP
14DetroitJeff Weaver, Fresno St.RHP
15PittsburghClint Johnston, VanderbiltLHP-OF
16Chicago-ALKip Wells, BaylorRHP
17a-HoustonBrad Lidge, Notre DameRHP
18AnaheimSeth Etherton, USCRHP
19b-San FranciscoTony Torcata, Woodland
(Calif.) HS
SS-3B
20ClevelandC.C. Sabathia, Vallejo (Calif.) HSLHP
21New York MetsJason Tyner, Texas A&MOF
22SeattleMatt Thorton, Grand Valley St.LHP
23Los AngelesBubba Crosby, RiceOF
24New York-ALAndy Brown, Richmond
(Ind.) HS
OF
25San FranciscoNate Bump, Penn St.RHP
26BaltimoreRick Elder, Sprayberry HS
Marietta, Ga.
OF
27FloridaChip Ambres, West Brook
HS-Beaumont, Texas
OF
28c-ColoradoMatt Roney, North
HS-Edmond, Okla.
RHP
29d-San FranciscoArturo McDowell, Forest Hills
HS-Jackson, Miss.
OF
30e-Kansas CityMatt Burch, Virgina
Commonwealth
RHP
31Kansas CityChristopher George, Klein
HS-Spring, Texas
LHP
32St. LouisBenjamin Diggins, Bradshaw
HS-Dewey, Ariz.
OF
33MontrealStephen Wilkerson, FloridaLHP
34DetroitNathan Cornejo, Wellington (Kan.) HSRHP
35Chicago-ALAaron Rowand, CaliforniaOF
36ColoradoRaphael Freeman, DallasOF
37HoustonMichael Nannini, Green Valley
HS-Henderson, Nev.
RHP
38San FranciscoChristopher Jones, South
Mecklenburg HS-Charlotte, N.C.
LHP
39BaltimoreMamon Tucker, Stephen F. Austin
HS-Austin, Texas
OF
40ColoradoJeffrey Winchester, Rummel Boys
HS-Metairie, La.
C
41San FranciscoJeffrey Urban, Ball St.LHP
42f-PhiladelphiaEric Valent, CaliforniaOF
43g-New York-ALMark 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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