1998 Major League Baseball Draft

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1998 MLB Draft
General information
Date(s) June 2–3, 1998
Location
Picks
First selection Pat Burrell
Philadelphia Phillies
First round selections
Overall selections
MLB Draft
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The 1998 First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft of high school and college baseball players, was held on June 2 and 3, 1998. A total of 1445 players were drafted over the course of 50 rounds.

First round selections[edit]

= All-Star
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Pat Burrell Philadelphia Phillies 1B University Of Miami
2 Mark Mulder Oakland Athletics P Michigan State University
3 Corey Patterson Chicago Cubs OF Harrison HS (Kennesaw, GA)
4 Jeff Austin Kansas City Royals P Stanford University
5 J. D. Drew St. Louis Cardinals OF Florida State University
6 Ryan Mills Minnesota Twins P Arizona State University
7 Austin Kearns Cincinnati Reds OF Lafayette HS (Lexington, KY)
8 Felipe López Toronto Blue Jays 3B Lake Brantley HS (Altamonte Springs, FL)
9 Sean Burroughs San Diego Padres 3B Woodrow Wilson Classical HS (Long Beach, CA)
10 Carlos Peña Texas Rangers 1B Northeastern University
11 Josh McKinley Montreal Expos SS Malvern Prep (Malvern, PA)
12 Adam Everett Boston Red Sox SS University of South Carolina
13 J.M. Gold Milwaukee Brewers P Toms River HS North (Toms River, NJ)
14 Jeff Weaver Detroit Tigers P Fresno State University
15 Clint Johnston Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Vanderbilt University
16 Kip Wells Chicago White Sox P Baylor University
17 Brad Lidge Houston Astros[Compensation 1] P University of Notre Dame
18 Seth Etherton Anaheim Angels P University of Southern California
19 Tony Torcato San Francisco Giants[Compensation 2] OF Woodland HS (Woodland, CA)
20 CC Sabathia Cleveland Indians P Vallejo HS (Vallejo, CA)
21 Jason Tyner New York Mets OF Texas A&M University
22 Matt Thornton Seattle Mariners P Grand Valley State University
23 Bubba Crosby Los Angeles Dodgers OF Rice University
24 Andy Brown New York Yankees OF Richmond HS (Richmond, IN)
25 Nate Bump San Francisco Giants P Penn State University
26 Rick Elder Baltimore Orioles OF Sprayberry HS (Sprayberry, GA)
27 Chip Ambres Florida Marlins OF West Brook HS (Beaumont, TX)
28 Matt Roney Colorado Rockies[Compensation 3] P Edmond North HS (Edmond, OK)
29 Arturo McDowell San Francisco Giants[Compensation 4] OF Forest Hill Community HS (West Palm Beach, FL)
30 Matt Burch Kansas City Royals[Compensation 5] P Virginia Commonwealth University

Supplemental first round selections[edit]

Pick Player Team Position School
31 Chris George Kansas City Royals[Compensation 6] P Klein HS (Klein, TX)
32 Ben Diggins St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 7] P Bradshaw Mountain HS (Prescott Valley, AZ)
33 Brad Wilkerson Montreal Expos[Compensation 8] OF University of Florida
34 Nate Cornejo Detroit Tigers[Compensation 9] P Wellington HS (Wellington, KS)
35 Aaron Rowand Chicago White Sox[Compensation 10] OF Cal State Fullerton University
36 Raphael Freeman Colorado Rockies[Compensation 11] OF Dallas Christian School (Mesquite, TX)
37 Mike Nannini Houston Astros[Compensation 12] P Green Valley HS (Henderson, NV)
38 Chris Jones San Francisco Giants[Compensation 13] P South Mecklenburg HS (Charlotte, NC)
39 Mamon Tucker Baltimore Orioles[Compensation 14] OF Stephen F. Austin HS (Austin, TX)
40 Jeff Winchester Colorado Rockies[Compensation 15] C Archbishop Rummel HS (Metairie, LA)
41 Jeff Urban San Francisco Giants[Compensation 16] P Ball State University
42 Eric Valent Philadelphia Phillies[Compensation 17] OF UCLA
43 Mark Prior New York Yankees[Compensation 18] P University HS (San Diego, CA)

Compensation Picks[edit]

  1. ^ Pick from Colorado Rockies as compensation for signing of free agent Darryl Kile
  2. ^ Pick from Houston Astros as compensation for signing of free agent Doug Henry
  3. ^ Pick from Atlanta Braves as compensation for signing of free agent Andres Galarraga
  4. ^ Pick from Tampa Bay Devil Rays as compensation for signing of free agent Roberto Hernandez
  5. ^ Pick from Arizona Diamondbacks as compensation for signing of free agent Jay Bell
  6. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Jay Bell
  7. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Dennis Eckersley
  8. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Darrin Fletcher
  9. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Willie Blair
  10. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Dave Martinez
  11. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Andres Galarraga
  12. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Darryl Kile
  13. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Roberto Hernandez
  14. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Randy Myers
  15. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Walt Weiss
  16. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Wilson Alvarez
  17. ^ Supplemental pick for failure to sign 1997 No. 1 pick J. D. Drew
  18. ^ Supplemental pick for failure to sign 1997 No. 1 pick Tyrell Godwin

Other notable players[edit]

NFL players drafted[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Matt Anderson
1st Overall Picks
Pat Burrell
Succeeded by
Josh Hamilton