1987 Major League Baseball Draft

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1987 MLB Draft
Ken Griffey, Jr. - Mike Harkey - Jack McDowell - Mike Remlinger.jpg
First-round selections Ken Griffey, Jr. (top left), Mike Harkey (top right), Jack McDowell (bottom left), and Mike Remlinger (bottom right).
General information
Date(s) June 2–4, 19871
Location Commissioner's office, New York2
Network(s) (US) none2
Picks
First selection Ken Griffey, Jr.
Seattle Mariners
First round selections 32
Overall selections 1,263
MLB Draft
 < 1986 1988 > 

The Major League Baseball Draft is the process by which Major League Baseball (MLB) teams select athletes to play for their organization. High school seniors, college juniors and seniors, and anyone who had never played under a professional contract were considered eligible for the draft. The 1987 MLB Draft took place as a conference call to the Commissioner of Baseball's office in New York from June 2–4. As opposed to the National Football League Draft which appeared on ESPN, no network aired the MLB Draft.

The American League (AL) and the National League (NL) alternated picks throughout the first round; because an NL team drafted first in the 1986 MLB Draft, an AL team had the first selection in 1987. Finishing 67–95, the Seattle Mariners had the worst record in the AL and thus obtained the first overall selection. The second selection went to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who had the worst record in the NL.

With the first overall pick, the Mariners drafted Ken Griffey, Jr. from Moeller High School. Griffey, Jr. became a 13-time All-Star and helped Seattle make its first postseason appearance in franchise history. Mark Merchant, the second overall pick, however, never played in a major league game. Two years after he was drafted, the Pirates traded Merchant to Seattle. Chicago White Sox' first overall selection Jack McDowell won the 1993 Cy Young Award as Chicago made a League Championship Series appearance that year. The total number of athletes drafted, 1,263, broke a record for the most players ever chosen in a draft. In total, 27 All-Stars were selected in 1987, although not all signed a professional contract. As of 2013, no players from the draft have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Background

As with prior drafts, the team with the worst overall record from the previous season selected first, with teams from the AL and NL alternating picks.3 If two or more teams had the same record, the team with the worse record from two seasons prior would draft higher. Because the Pittsburgh Pirates of the NL selected first overall in 1986 Major League Baseball Draft, an AL team had the first pick in the 1987 draft. The final two selections in the first round both came from American League teams, as the AL had two more organizations than the NL.

The date of the draft was set for June 2–4, and would occur as a conference call to the Commissioner of Baseball's office in New York.12 Unlike the 1987 NFL Draft, which aired on ESPN, no network televised the MLB draft.2 High school seniors, college juniors and seniors, and anyone who had never played under a professional contract were considered eligible to be drafted. For the first time, junior college players would also be included in the June draft; in years past, teams would select junior college players in a separate draft.2

Selections could be transferred or added if a team signed a certain type of free agent: the Elias Sports Bureau ranked players as either type-A (top 30 percent of all players), type-B (31 percent to 50 percent), or type-C (51 percent to 60 percent) players, based on the athlete's performance over the past two seasons.4 If a "type-A" player became a free agent, the team that lost the type-A player would receive the first-round draft pick from the team that signed the player, as well as a "sandwich pick" between the first and second rounds. If a "type-B" became a free agent, the team that lost him would receive a second-round pick from the team that signed the player. If a "type-C" became a free agent, the team that lost him would receive a compensation pick between the second and third rounds.5 The top 13 selections were considered "protected picks" and exempt from this rule.6

With a record of 67–95, the Seattle Mariners ended the 1986 Major League Baseball season with the worst record in the AL and thus obtained the first overall selection.78 The Mariners never had a winning record in the twelve years since the franchise's creation (their best winning percentage was .457, accomplished in 1984 and 1985), and during the 1986 season, changed managers three times.89 In the NL, the Pirates finished with the league's worst record for the second year in a row and were given the second overall pick. The 1986 World Series champion New York Mets drafted third-to-last, with the runner-up Boston Red Sox selecting last.

First two rounds

Table key
* Did not sign with team
§ All-Star
Draft
Round Pick Player Selected by Position School
1 1 Griffey, Jr., KenKen Griffey, Jr.§ Seattle Mariners Outfielder Moeller High School
1 2 Merchant, MarkMark Merchant Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder Oviedo High School
1 3 Banks, WillieWillie Banks Minnesota Twins Right-handed pitcher St. Anthony High School
1 4 Harkey, MikeMike Harkey Chicago Cubs Right-handed pitcher California State University, Fullerton
1 5 McDowell, JackJack McDowell§ Chicago White Sox Right-handed pitcher Stanford University
1 6 Lilliquist, DerekDerek Lilliquist Atlanta Braves Left-handed pitcher University of Georgia
1 7 Chris Myers Baltimore Orioles Left-handed pitcher Henry B. Plant High School
1 8 Dan Opperman Los Angeles Dodgers Right-handed pitcher Valley High School
1 9 Appier, KevinKevin Appier§ Kansas City Royals Right-handed pitcher Antelope Valley College
1 10 Kevin Garner San Diego Padres Right-handed pitcher University of Texas at Austin
1 11 Tinsley, LeeLee Tinsley Oakland Athletics Outfielder Shelby County High School
1 12 DeShields, DelinoDelino DeShields Montreal Expos Shortstop Seaford Senior High School
1 13 Spiers, BillBill Spiers Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Clemson University
1 14 Carpenter, CrisCris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals Right-handed pitcher University of Georgia
1 15 Brad Duvall*
Compensation 1
Baltimore Orioles Right-handed pitcher Virginia Tech
1 16 Remlinger, MikeMike Remlinger§ San Francisco Giants Left-handed pitcher Dartmouth College
1 17 Sanchez, AlexAlex Sanchez Toronto Blue Jays Right-handed pitcher University of California, Los Angeles
1 18 Armstrong, JackJack Armstrong§ Cincinnati Reds Right-handed pitcher University of Oklahoma
1 19 Bohanon, BrianBrian Bohanon Texas Rangers Left-handed pitcher North Shore Senior High School
1 20 Bill Henderson
Compensation 2
Detroit Tigers Catcher Westminster Christian School
1 21 Pegues, SteveSteve Pegues Detroit Tigers Outfielder Pontotoc High School
1 22 Biggio, CraigCraig Biggio§ Houston Astros Catcher Seton Hall University
1 23 Haselman, BillBill Haselman
Compensation 3
Texas Rangers Catcher University of California, Los Angeles
1 24 Donnels, ChrisChris Donnels New York Mets Third baseman Loyola Marymount University
1 25 Orton, JohnJohn Orton California Angels Catcher California Polytechnic State University
1 26 Harris, ReggieReggie Harris Boston Red Sox Right-handed pitcher Waynesboro High School
1 (supplemental) 27 Harnisch, PetePete Harnisch§
Compensation 1
Baltimore Orioles Right-handed pitcher Fordham University
1 (supplemental) 28 Tyrone Kingwood
Compensation 4
Montreal Expos Outfielder Imperial Valley College
1 (supplemental) 29 Petkovsek, MarkMark Petkovsek
Compensation 3
Texas Rangers Right-handed pitcher University of Texas at Austin
1 (supplemental) 30 Fryman, TravisTravis Fryman§
Compensation 2
Detroit Tigers Shortstop J. M. Tate High School
1 (supplemental) 31 Holdridge, DavidDavid Holdridge
Compensation 5
California Angels Right-handed pitcher Ocean View High School
1 (supplemental) 32 Zupcic, BobBob Zupcic
Compensation 6
Boston Red Sox Outfielder Oral Roberts University
2 33 Burba, DaveDave Burba Seattle Mariners Right-handed pitcher Ohio State University
2 34 Shelton, BenBen Shelton Pittsburgh Pirates Left-handed pitcher Oak Park and River Forest High School
2 35 Jorgensen, TerryTerry Jorgensen Minnesota Twins Outfielder University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh
2 36 Minchey, NateNate Minchey
Compensation 4
Montreal Expos Right-handed pitcher Pflugerville High School
2 37 Knackert, BrentBrent Knackert Chicago White Sox Right-handed pitcher Ocean View High School
2 38 Mike Urman Atlanta Braves Catcher Canoga Park High School
2 39 Hundley, ToddTodd Hundley§
Compensation 7
New York Mets Catcher William Fremd High School
2 40 Donald Carroll Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Granite Hills High School
2 41 Shumpert, TerryTerry Shumpert Kansas City Royals Second baseman University of Kentucky
2 42 Smithberg, RogerRoger Smithberg San Diego Padres Right-handed pitcher Bradley University
2 43 Mike Erb
Compensation 5
California Angels Right-handed pitcher San Diego State University
2 44 Lewis, RichieRichie Lewis Montreal Expos Right-handed pitcher Florida State University
2 45 Chris Johnson Milwaukee Brewers Right-handed pitcher Red Bank High School
2 46 Hernandez, JeremyJeremy Hernandez St. Louis Cardinals Right-handed pitcher California State University, Northridge
2 47 Belle, AlbertAlbert Belle§ Cleveland Indians Outfielder Louisiana State University
2 48 Gunderson, EricEric Gunderson San Francisco Giants Left-handed pitcher Portland State University
2 49 Bell, DerekDerek Bell Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder C. Leon King High School
2 50 Benavides, FreddieFreddie Benavides Cincinnati Reds Shortstop Texas Christian University
2 51 Manuel, BarryBarry Manuel Texas Rangers Right-handed pitcher Louisiana State University
2 52 Matt Rambo Philadelphia Phillies Left-handed pitcher Plano Senior High School
2 53 Richie, RobRob Richie Detroit Tigers Outfielder University of Nevada, Reno
2 54 Hennis, RandyRandy Hennis Houston Astros Right-handed pitcher University of California, Los Angeles
2 55 Curt Krippner
Compensation 8
Milwaukee Brewers Right-handed pitcher University of Texas at Austin
2 56 Schourek, PetePete Schourek New York Mets Left-handed pitcher George C. Marshall High School
2 57 Flora, KevinKevin Flora California Angels Shortstop Bonita High School
2 58 Paul Brown Boston Red Sox Left-handed pitcher University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Other players to reach MLB

The following players were drafted outside of the first two rounds and played in at least one major league game:

Draft
Round Pick Player Selected by Position School
3 60 Williams, BrianBrian Williams* Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop Lewisville High School
3 62 Arias, AlexAlex Arias Chicago Cubs Third baseman George Washington High School
3 65 Telford, AnthonyAnthony Telford Baltimore Orioles Right-handed pitcher San Jose State University
3 66 Nichting, ChrisChris Nichting Los Angeles Dodgers Right-handed pitcher Northwestern University
3 67 Cole, StuStu Cole Kansas City Royals Shortstop University of North Carolina at Charlotte
3 69 Livingstone, ScottScott Livingstone* Oakland Athletics Third baseman Texas A&M University
3 70 Vander Wal, JohnJohn Vander Wal Montreal Expos Outfielder Western Michigan University
3 71 Navarro, JaimeJaime Navarro Milwaukee Brewers Right-handed pitcher Miami Dade College
3 72 Lankford, RayRay Lankford§ St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Modesto Junior College
3 74 Benjamin, MikeMike Benjamin San Francisco Giants Shortstop Arizona State University
3 77 Coolbaugh, ScottScott Coolbaugh Texas Rangers Third baseman University of Texas at Austin
3 78 Batiste, KimKim Batiste Philadelphia Phillies Shortstop St. Amant High School
4 86 Chamberlain, WesWes Chamberlain Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder Jackson State University
4 89 Schrenk, SteveSteve Schrenk Chicago White Sox Right-handed pitcher North Marion High School
4 90 Mitchell, KeithKeith Mitchell Atlanta Braves Outfielder Lincoln High School
4 91 Ricci, ChuckChuck Ricci Baltimore Orioles Right-handed pitcher Shawnee High School
4 95 Chiamparino, ScottScott Chiamparino Oakland Athletics Right-handed pitcher Santa Clara University
4 98 Ignasiak, MikeMike Ignasiak* St. Louis Cardinals Right-handed pitcher University of Michigan
4 103 Hurst, JonathanJonathan Hurst Texas Rangers Right-handed pitcher Spartanburg Methodist College
4 104 Trlicek, RickyRicky Trlicek Philadelphia Phillies Right-handed pitcher La Grange High School
4 105 Ingram, RiccardoRiccardo Ingram Detroit Tigers Outfielder Georgia Institute of Technology
4 109 Holzemer, MarkMark Holzemer California Angels Left-handed pitcher Mullen High School
5 115 Rohrmeier, DanDan Rohrmeier Chicago White Sox Third baseman St. Thomas University
5 122 Cianfrocco, ArchiArchi Cianfrocco Montreal Expos Shortstop Purdue University
5 123 Sparks, SteveSteve Sparks Milwaukee Brewers Right-handed pitcher Sam Houston State University
5 124 Brewer, RodRod Brewer St. Louis Cardinals First baseman University of Florida
5 125 Kramer, TomTom Kramer Cleveland Indians Right-handed pitcher Roger Bacon High School
5 127 Timlin, MikeMike Timlin Toronto Blue Jays Right-handed pitcher Southwestern University
5 129 Mathews, TerryTerry Mathews Texas Rangers Right-handed pitcher University of Louisiana at Monroe
5 131 Lovullo, ToreyTorey Lovullo Detroit Tigers Second baseman University of California, Los Angeles
6 137 Slusarski, JoeJoe Slusarski* Seattle Mariners Right-handed pitcher University of New Orleans
6 139 Casian, LarryLarry Casian Minnesota Twins Left-handed pitcher California State University, Fullerton
6 140 Castillo, FrankFrank Castillo Chicago Cubs Right-handed pitcher Eastwood High School
6 141 Kutzler, JerryJerry Kutzler Chicago White Sox Right-handed pitcher William Penn University
6 144 Fletcher, DarrinDarrin Fletcher§ Los Angeles Dodgers Catcher University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
6 146 Hollins, DaveDave Hollins§ San Diego Padres Third baseman University of South Carolina
6 148 Colbrunn, GregGreg Colbrunn Montreal Expos Third baseman Fontana High School
6 149 Montoyo, CharlieCharlie Montoyo Milwaukee Brewers Second baseman Louisiana Tech University
6 155 Belcher, KevinKevin Belcher Texas Rangers Outfielder Navarro College
6 156 Lindsey, DougDoug Lindsey Philadelphia Phillies Catcher Seminole State College of Florida
7 164 Morandini, MickeyMickey Morandini§* Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop Indiana University Bloomington
7 165 Guthrie, MarkMark Guthrie Minnesota Twins Left-handed pitcher Louisiana State University
7 166 Franco, MattMatt Franco Chicago Cubs Third baseman Westlake High School
7 170 Barron, TonyTony Barron Los Angeles Dodgers Third baseman Willamette University
7 174 Farmer, HowardHoward Farmer Montreal Expos Right-handed pitcher Jackson State University
7 180 Sanders, ReggieReggie Sanders§ Cincinnati Reds Shortstop Spartanburg Methodist College
7 181 Scruggs, TonyTony Scruggs Texas Rangers Outfielder University of California, Los Angeles
7 182 Elliott, DonnieDonnie Elliott Philadelphia Phillies Right-handed pitcher Deer Park High School
7 185 Eiland, DaveDave Eiland New York Yankees Right-handed pitcher University of South Florida
8 189 Helfand, EricEric Helfand* Seattle Mariners Catcher Patrick Henry High School
8 190 Knudsen, KurtKurt Knudsen* Pittsburgh Pirates Right-handed pitcher American River College
8 192 Walbeck, MattMatt Walbeck Chicago Cubs Catcher Sacramento Charter High School
8 194 Hunter, BrianBrian Hunter Atlanta Braves First baseman Cerritos College
8 198 Cordova, MartyMarty Cordova* San Diego Padres Shortstop Bishop Gorman High School
8 206 Kremers, JimmyJimmy Kremers* Cincinnati Reds Third baseman University of Arkansas
8 209 Lee, DerekDerek Lee* Detroit Tigers Infielder University of South Florida
8 212 Bogar, TimTim Bogar New York Mets Shortstop Eastern Illinois University
8 214 Byrd, JimJim Byrd Boston Red Sox Shortstop Seminole State College of Florida
9 221 Voigt, JackJack Voigt Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Louisiana State University
9 226 Osborne, DonovanDonovan Osborne* Montreal Expos Left-handed pitcher Carson High School
9 227 Bolick, FrankFrank Bolick Milwaukee Brewers Third baseman Georgia Institute of Technology
9 230 Heredia, GilGil Heredia San Francisco Giants Right-handed pitcher University of Arizona
9 231 King, KevinKevin King* Toronto Blue Jays Left-handed pitcher Braggs High School
9 233 Heffernan, BertBert Heffernan* Texas Rangers Catcher Clemson University
9 238 Howell, PatPat Howell New York Mets Outfielder Vigor High School
10 245 Lukachyk, RobRob Lukachyk Chicago White Sox Shortstop Brookdale Community College
10 255 Magallanes, EverEver Magallanes Cleveland Indians Shortstop Texas A&M University
10 257 Whitmore, DarrellDarrell Whitmore* Toronto Blue Jays Shortstop Warren County High School
10 266 Plympton, JeffJeff Plympton Boston Red Sox Right-handed pitcher University of Maine
11 273 Mussina, MikeMike Mussina§* Baltimore Orioles Right-handed pitcher Montoursville High School
11 275 McGehee, KevinKevin McGehee* Kansas City Royals Outfielder William R. Boone High School
11 277 Nielsen, JerryJerry Nielsen* Oakland Athletics Left-handed pitcher Florida State University
11 291 Amaro, Jr., RubénRubén Amaro, Jr. California Angels Outfielder Stanford University
11 292 Plantier, PhilPhil Plantier Boston Red Sox Third baseman Poway High School
12 295 Gilbert, ShawnShawn Gilbert Minnesota Twins Shortstop California State University, Fresno
12 297 Groom, BuddyBuddy Groom Chicago White Sox Left-handed pitcher University of Mary Hardin–Baylor
12 314 Mota, AndyAndy Mota Houston Astros Infielder California State University, Fullerton
13 323 Hosey, DwayneDwayne Hosey Chicago White Sox Outfielder
13 324 Stanton, MikeMike Stanton§ Atlanta Braves Left-handed pitcher Alvin Community College
13 325 Finley, SteveSteve Finley§ Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Southern Illinois University Carbondale
13 330 Natal, RobRob Natal Montreal Expos Catcher University of California, San Diego
13 331 O'Leary, TroyTroy O'Leary Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Cypress High School
13 335 Thompson, RyanRyan Thompson Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Kent County High School
13 342 Bross, TerryTerry Bross New York Mets Right-handed pitcher St. John's University
14 350 Nied, DavidDavid Nied Atlanta Braves Right-handed pitcher Duncanville High School
14 355 Coomer, RonRon Coomer§ Oakland Athletics Third baseman Taft College
14 362 Risley, BillBill Risley Cincinnati Reds Right-handed pitcher Harry S Truman College
14 367 Williams, GeraldGerald Williams New York Yankees Outfielder Grambling State University
15 388 Henry, ButchButch Henry Cincinnati Reds Left-handed pitcher El Paso High School
15 396 Wilson, DesiDesi Wilson* Boston Red Sox First baseman Glen Cove High School
16 405 Moore, BobbyBobby Moore Kansas City Royals Outfielder Eastern Kentucky University
16 411 Olin, SteveSteve Olin Cleveland Indians Right-handed pitcher Portland State University
16 418 Osuna, AlAl Osuna Houston Astros Left-handed pitcher Stanford University
16 420 Hillman, EricEric Hillman New York Mets Left-handed pitcher Eastern Illinois University
17 424 Carter, SteveSteve Carter Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder University of Georgia
17 425 Hale, ChipChip Hale Minnesota Twins Second baseman University of Arizona
17 445 Bradshaw, TerryTerry Bradshaw* New York Yankees Shortstop Windsor High School
18 449 Gardiner, MikeMike Gardiner Seattle Mariners Right-handed pitcher Indiana State University
18 455 Segui, DavidDavid Segui Baltimore Orioles First baseman Louisiana Tech University
18 462 Sherrill, TimTim Sherrill St. Louis Cardinals Left-handed pitcher University of Arkansas
18 464 Johnson, ErikErik Johnson San Francisco Giants Shortstop University of California, Santa Barbara
18 465 Haas, DaveDave Haas* Toronto Blue Jays Right-handed pitcher Wichita State University
18 472 Harriger, DennyDenny Harriger New York Mets Right-handed pitcher Ford City High School
19 476 Fyhrie, MikeMike Fyhrie* Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop Ocean View High School
19 482 Bournigal, RafaelRafael Bournigal Los Angeles Dodgers Infielder Florida State University
19 486 Carter, JeffJeff Carter Montreal Expos Right-handed pitcher University of Tampa
19 491 MacDonald, BobBob MacDonald Toronto Blue Jays Left-handed pitcher Rutgers University
20 508 Munoz, JoseJose Munoz Los Angeles Dodgers Shortstop Florida College
20 511 Brosius, ScottScott Brosius Oakland Athletics Third baseman Linfield College
20 513 Turang, BrianBrian Turang* Milwaukee Brewers Catcher Long Beach City College
20 520 Vatcher, JimJim Vatcher Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder California State University, Northridge
20 522 Hartgraves, DeanDean Hartgraves Houston Astros Left-handed pitcher College of the Siskiyous
20 524 Johnstone, JohnJohn Johnstone New York Mets Right-handed pitcher Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School
21 534 Springer, DennisDennis Springer Los Angeles Dodgers Right-handed pitcher California State University, Fresno
21 539 Kiefer, MarkMark Kiefer Milwaukee Brewers Right-handed pitcher Fullerton College
21 547 Schwabe, MikeMike Schwabe Detroit Tigers Right-handed pitcher Arizona State University
22 555 Smith, DanDan Smith* Minnesota Twins Left-handed pitcher Apple Valley High School
22 559 Giannelli, RayRay Giannelli* Baltimore Orioles Third baseman New York City College of Technology
22 567 Bearse, KevinKevin Bearse Cleveland Indians Left-handed pitcher Old Dominion University
23 579 Listach, PatPat Listach* Seattle Mariners Shortstop McLennan Community College
23 588 Faries, PaulPaul Faries San Diego Padres Shortstop Pepperdine University
23 594 Dewey, MarkMark Dewey San Francisco Giants Right-handed pitcher Grand Valley State University
24 617 Burnitz, JeromyJeromy Burnitz§* Milwaukee Brewers Catcher Conroe High School
24 621 Schullstrom, ErikErik Schullstrom* Toronto Blue Jays Right-handed pitcher Alameda High School
25 643 Haney, ChrisChris Haney* Milwaukee Brewers Left-handed pitcher Orange County High School
25 645 Allred, BeauBeau Allred Cleveland Indians Outfielder Lamar University
25 656 Owens, JayhawkJayhawk Owens* Boston Red Sox Catcher Glen Este High School
26 658 Ayrault, BobBob Ayrault Pittsburgh Pirates Right-handed pitcher University of Nevada, Las Vegas
26 666 Newman, AlanAlan Newman* San Diego Padres Left-handed pitcher La Habra High School
26 680 Wilson, DanDan Wilson§* New York Mets Catcher Barrington High School
26 682 Spencer, StanStan Spencer* Boston Red Sox Right-handed pitcher Columbia River High School
27 696 Borland, TobyToby Borland Philadelphia Phillies Right-handed pitcher Quitman High School
28 711 Boone, BretBret Boone§* Minnesota Twins Shortstop El Dorado High School
28 726 Hill, MiltMilt Hill Cincinnati Reds Right-handed pitcher Georgia Perimeter College
29 742 Shinall, ZakZak Shinall Los Angeles Dodgers Right-handed pitcher El Camino College
29 746 Foster, KevinKevin Foster Montreal Expos Third baseman Evanston Township High School
30 777 Wapnick, SteveSteve Wapnick Toronto Blue Jays Right-handed pitcher California State University, Fresno
30 782 Kile, DarrylDarryl Kile§ Houston Astros Right-handed pitcher Chaffey College
31 805 Mmahat, KevinKevin Mmahat Texas Rangers Left-handed pitcher Tulane University
32 821 Campbell, JimJim Campbell Kansas City Royals Left-handed pitcher San Diego State University
32 831 Nen, RobRob Nen§ Texas Rangers Right-handed pitcher Los Alamitos High School
33 841 Ramsey, FernandoFernando Ramsey Chicago Cubs Outfielder New Mexico State University
33 846 Pedre, JorgeJorge Pedre Kansas City Royals Catcher Los Angeles Harbor College
33 858 Meacham, RustyRusty Meacham Detroit Tigers Right-handed pitcher Indian River State College
34 869 Dressendorfer, KirkKirk Dressendorfer* Baltimore Orioles Right-handed pitcher Pearland High School
34 870 Poole, JimJim Poole* Los Angeles Dodgers Left-handed pitcher Georgia Institute of Technology
34 884 Erickson, ScottScott Erickson§* Houston Astros Right-handed pitcher San Jose City College
35 902 Myers, JimmyJimmy Myers San Francisco Giants Right-handed pitcher Crowder High School
35 905 Pierce, EdEd Pierce* Texas Rangers Outfielder Glendora High School
36 914 Paquette, CraigCraig Paquette* Minnesota Twins Third baseman Rancho Alamitos High School
36 929 McCarthy, GregGreg McCarthy Philadelphia Phillies Left-handed pitcher Central High School
37 938 Cirillo, JeffJeff Cirillo§* Chicago Cubs Right-handed pitcher Providence High School
37 952 Carter, AndyAndy Carter Philadelphia Phillies Left-handed pitcher Springfield High School
37 954 Dickson, LanceLance Dickson* Houston Astros Left-handed pitcher Grossmont High School
38 958 Haney, ToddTodd Haney Seattle Mariners Second baseman University of Texas at Austin
38 961 Thobe, TomTom Thobe Chicago Cubs Left-handed pitcher Edison High School
38 978 Young, AnthonyAnthony Young New York Mets Right-handed pitcher University of Houston
41 1,034 Costo, TimTim Costo* Cincinnati Reds Shortstop Glenbard Township High School
42 1,041 Finnvold, GarGar Finnvold* Seattle Mariners Right-handed pitcher Palm Beach State College
42 1,057 Mouton, JamesJames Mouton* New York Yankees Shortstop Luther Burbank High School
43 1,064 James, MikeMike James Los Angeles Dodgers Right-handed pitcher Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
45 1,097 Simons, DougDoug Simons* Los Angeles Dodgers Left-handed pitcher Pepperdine University
45 1,102 Lewis, DarrenDarren Lewis* Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Chabot College
45 1,103 Sutko, GlennGlenn Sutko Cincinnati Reds Catcher Spartanburg Methodist College
46 1,109 Darwin, JeffJeff Darwin* Seattle Mariners Right-handed pitcher Bonham High School
47 1,136 Osik, KeithKeith Osik* Texas Rangers Shortstop Shoreham-Wading River High School
48 1,152 Ausmus, BradBrad Ausmus§ New York Yankees Catcher Cheshire Academy
49 1,159 Laker, TimTim Laker* Kansas City Royals Catcher Simi Valley High School
52 1,190 Hurst, JamesJames Hurst* Seattle Mariners Left-handed pitcher South Florida State College
53 1,199 Miller, PaulPaul Miller Pittsburgh Pirates Right-handed pitcher Carthage College
57 1,223 Palmeiro, OrlandoOrlando Palmeiro* Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Miami Southridge High School
58 1,226 Conine, JeffJeff Conine Kansas City Royals Third baseman University of California, Los Angeles
59 1,230 Small, MarkMark Small* Kansas City Royals Right-handed pitcher West Seattle High School
65 1,247 Barberie, BretBret Barberie* Kansas City Royals Infielder Cerritos College
66 1,249 Plantenberg, ErikErik Plantenberg* Kansas City Royals Right-handed pitcher Newport High School
70 1,258 Marsh, TomTom Marsh* Toronto Blue Jays Right-handed pitcher University of Toledo

Aftermath

The Kansas City Royals had the most picks of any team, with 74; following the Royals, the Toronto Blue Jays made 71, and the Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets made 61 apiece. The total number of players drafted, 1,263, broke a record for the most players ever selected in a draft. The previous record of 1,162 was set during the 1967 draft.10 The California Angels drafted the fewest future MLB players, with only four of their draftees appearing in an MLB game, while the Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers both drafted 13 future MLB players, the most of any team.

With their first overall pick, the Mariners selected Ken Griffey, Jr., an outfielder from Moeller High School. Over his 22-year career, Griffey, Jr. was elected to thirteen All-Star games, won seven Silver Slugger Awards, and helped Seattle make their first playoff appearance as a franchise during the 1995 season.811 Mark Merchant, whom the Pirates drafted second overall, never played in a MLB game; two years after they drafted him, Pittsburgh traded Merchant to Seattle.1213 The Pirates made the playoffs for three consecutive seasons from 1990–1992 but lost in the National League Championship Series all three years.14

Notes

  • [Compensation 4] The Montreal Expos received a first-round sandwich pick and the Chicago Cubs' second-round pick for the loss of type-A free agent Andre Dawson. Normally, the Cubs would have to forfeit their first-round pick to the Expos; however, since the Cubs had a top-13 draft choice, the team only had to forfeit their second-round selection.6
  • [Compensation 5] The California Angels received a first-round sandwich pick and the Oakland Athletics' second-round pick for the loss of type-A free agent Reggie Jackson. Normally, the Athletics would have to forfeit their first-round pick to the Angels; however, since the Athletics had a top-13 draft choice, the team only had to forfeit their second-round selection.617
  • [Compensation 7] The New York Mets received a second-round draft pick from the Baltimore Orioles for the loss of type-B free agent Ray Knight.17
  • [Compensation 8] The Milwaukee Brewers received a second-round draft pick from the New York Yankees for the loss of type-B free agent Rick Cerone.17

References

General

Specific

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  3. ^ Nathan, David E (June 3, 1987). "Mariners Make Griffey Jr. First Pick in Draft". United Press International (Schenectady Gazette). 
  4. ^ Chass, Murray (October 31, 1991). "Baseball; Rankings No Shock: Ripken Is Just Perfect". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). 
  5. ^ "How the baseball ratings work; American League Catchers". USA Today (Gannett Company). October 25, 1989.  (subscription required)
  6. ^ a b c d Newhan, Ross (March 7, 1987). "Dawson Will Play for Cubs: Outfielder Breaks a Free-Agent Freeze but on Team's Terms". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). 
  7. ^ "Mariners Expected to Draft Griffey Jr.". United Press International (The Bulletin). May 29, 1987. 
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  9. ^ "1986 Seattle Mariners". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  10. ^ "1,263 players picked in major league draft". Spartanburg Herald-Journal (Halifax Media Group). June 11, 1987. 
  11. ^ Eaton, Nick (January 22, 2013). "Mariners to induct Ken Griffey Jr. into team’s hall of fame". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Mark Merchant". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  13. ^ "M's trade Quinones". Associated Press (The Spokesman-Review). April 22, 1989. 
  14. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Team History and Encyclopedia". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  15. ^ Henneman, Jim (January 19, 1992). "Dempsey's many Orioles fans can thank him for Glenn Davis, too". The Baltimore Sun (Tribune Company). 
  16. ^ Chass, Murray (March 14, 1987). "Parrish Finally Joins the Phillies". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). 
  17. ^ a b c d e "1st Round of the 1987 MLB June Amateur Draft". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
Preceded by
Jeff King
1st Overall Picks
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Succeeded by
Andy Benes







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