1990 Major League Baseball Draft

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1990 MLB Draft
General information
Date(s) June 1990
Location
Picks
First selection Chipper Jones
Atlanta Braves
First round selections 40
Overall selections 1,487
MLB Draft
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First round selections[edit]

The following are the first round picks in the 1990 Major League Baseball draft.[1]

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer
Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
1 Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves SS Pierson, Florida
2 Tony Clark Detroit Tigers OF El Cajon, California
3 Mike Lieberthal Philadelphia Phillies C Westlake, California
4 Alex Fernandez Chicago White Sox RHP Miami Dade College
5 Kurt Miller Pittsburgh Pirates RHP Bakersfield, California
6 Marc Newfield Seattle Mariners 1B Huntington Beach, California
7 Dan Wilson Cincinnati Reds C University of Minnesota
8 Timothy Costo Cleveland Indians SS University of Iowa
9 Ronnie Walden Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Blanchard, Oklahoma
10 Carl Everett New York Yankees OF Tampa, Florida
11 Shane Andrews Montreal Expos SS Carlsbad, New Mexico
12 Todd Ritchie Minnesota Twins RHP Duncanville, Texas
13 Donovan Osborne St. Louis Cardinals LHP University of Nevada, Las Vegas
14 Todd Van Poppel Oakland Athletics[Compensation 1] RHP Arlington, Texas
15 Adam Hyzdu San Francisco Giants[Compensation 2] OF Cincinnati, Ohio
16 Daniel Smith Texas Rangers LHP Creighton University
17 Jeromy Burnitz New York Mets OF Oklahoma State University
18 Aaron Holbert St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 3] SS Long Beach, California
19 Eric Christopherson San Francisco Giants[Compensation 4] C San Diego State University
20 Mike Mussina Baltimore Orioles RHP Stanford University
21 Thomas Nevers Houston Astros[Compensation 5] SS Edina, Minnesota
22 Steve Karsay Toronto Blue Jays RHP College Point, New York
23 Lance Dickson Chicago Cubs LHP University of Arizona
24 Rondell White Montreal Expos[Compensation 6] OF Gray, Georgia
25 Robert Beckett San Diego Padres[Compensation 7] LHP Austin, Texas
26 Donald Peters Oakland Athletics RHP St. Francis College

Supplemental First Round Selections[edit]

Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
27 Mike Zimmerman Pittsburgh Pirates[Compensation 8] RHP University of South Alabama
28 Gabe White Montreal Expos[Compensation 9] RHP Sebring, Florida
29 Midre Cummings Minnesota Twins[Compensation 10] OF Miami, Florida
30 Paul Ellis St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 11] C University of California, Los Angeles
31 Brian Williams Houston Astros[Compensation 12] RHP University of South Carolina
32 Scott Sanders San Diego Padres[Compensation 13] RHP Nicholls State University
33 Marcus Jensen San Francisco Giants[Compensation 14] C Oakland, California
34 Dave Zancanaro Oakland Athletics[Compensation 15] LHP University of California, Los Angeles
35 Stan Spencer Montreal Expos[Compensation 16] RHP Stanford University
36 Kirk Dressendorfer Oakland Athletics[Compensation 17] RHP University of Texas at Austin
37 Ben Van Ryn Montreal Expos[Compensation 18] LHP Kendallville, Indiana
38 Tony Manahan Seattle Mariners SS Arizona State University
39 Samuel Hence Cleveland Indians OF Wiggins, Mississippi
40 Stan Robertson Montreal Expos OF Plainview, Texas

Compensation Picks[edit]

  1. ^ Pick from Milwaukee Brewers as compensation for signing of free agent Dave Parker
  2. ^ Pick from Houston Astros as compensation for signing of free agent Ken Oberkfell
  3. ^ Pick from Boston Red Sox as compensation for signing of free agent Tony Pena
  4. ^ Pick from San Diego Padres as compensation for signing of free agent Craig Lefferts
  5. ^ Pick from San Francisco Giants as compensation for signing of free agent Kevin Bass
  6. ^ Pick from California Angels as compensation for signing of free agent Mark Langston
  7. ^ Pick from Kansas City Royals as compensation for signing of free agent Mark Davis
  8. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Jim Gott
  9. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Mark Langston
  10. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Jeff Reardon
  11. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Tony Pena
  12. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Kevin Bass
  13. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Mark Davis
  14. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Craig Lefferts
  15. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Storm Davis
  16. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Hubie Brooks
  17. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Dave Parker
  18. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Pascual Perez

Background[edit]

The draft went a record 101 rounds, surpassing 1989's total of 88, and included a record 1,487 selections. The Astros had the most selections with a 100. Seattle followed second with 75, and then the Yankees with. The 1990 draft included two Class AA clubs, the Erie Sailors of the New York-Penn League and the Miami Miracle of the Florida State League. Rule 4 draft regulations permitted minor league clubs to participate. Erie made one selection, 24-year-old Brigham Young outfielder Gary Daniels. Miami made 16 selections, signing 15 of them, including All-American outfielder Paul Carey of Stanford in the fourth round. Atlanta made Chipper Jones, a high school shortstop from the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, the draft's top pick. Detroit followed by picking outfielder Tony Clark out of Christian High School in El Cajon, California. The top three picks and seven of the top 10 choices were out of high school.

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Other notable players[edit]

NFL/NBA players drafted[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MLB First Round Draft picks - 1990". Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Background on the 1990 MLB Draft". Archived from the original on 21 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
Preceded by
Ben McDonald
1st Overall Picks
Chipper Jones
Succeeded by
Brien Taylor