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1993 #1 Draft Pick – Alex Rodriguez

We jump from 1987 to 1993, but stay with the same team. Alex Rodriguez was taken #1 overall by the Mariners in the 1993 Major League Draft. We all know what has happened since then. ARod has gone on to change baseball with both his bat, and his agent.

I didn’t have a picture of ARod in a Mariners uniform so I used one from 2008 of him in a Yankees uniform. I took the picture during my only game in old Yankee Stadium. Alex was warming up before one of his at bats against Mark Buehrle.

Here are the top 28 players taken in the draft. I don’t see a lot of Hall of Famers, but some very good ballplayers came out of this first round.

1 Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners Shortstop Westminster Christian High School
2 Darren Dreifort Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Wichita State University
3 Brian Anderson California Angels Pitcher Wright State University
4 Wayne Gomes Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Old Dominion University
5 Jeff Granger Kansas City Royals Pitcher Texas A&M University
6 Steve Soderstrom San Francisco Giants Pitcher Fresno State University
7 Trot Nixon Boston Red Sox Outfield New Hanover High School
8 Kirk Presley New York Mets Pitcher Tupelo High School
9 Matt Brunson Detroit Tigers Shortstop Cherry Creek High School
10 Brooks Kieschnick Chicago Cubs Outfield University of Texas
11 Daron Kirkreit Cleveland Indians Pitcher University of California, Riverside
12 Billy Wagner Houston Astros Pitcher Ferrum College
13 Matt Drews New York Yankees Pitcher Sarasota High School
14 Derrek Lee San Diego Padres First Base El Camino High School
15 Chris Carpenter Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Trinity High School
16 Alan Benes St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Creighton University
17 Scott Christman Chicago White Sox Pitcher Oregon State University
18 Chris Schwab Montreal Expos Outfield Cretin High School
19 Jay Powell Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Mississippi State University
20 Torii Hunter Minnesota Twins Outfield Pine Bluff High School
21 Jason Varitek Minnesota Twins Catcher Georgia Institute of Technology
22 Charles Peterson Pittsburgh Pirates Outfield Laurens District High School
23 Jeff D’Amico Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Northeast High School
24 Jon Ratliff Chicago Cubs Pitcher LeMoyne College
25 John Wasdin Oakland Athletics Pitcher Florida State University
26 Kelly Wunsch Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Texas A&M University
27 Marc Valdes Florida Marlins Pitcher University of FloridaT
28 Jamey Wright Colorado Rockies Pitcher Westmoore High School

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