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2004 #1 Draft Pick – Matt Bush

Matt Bush is the type of player that you do not want to end up with when you select #1. He toiled in the minors as a shortstop before getting to the point where you could see he was going nowhere. He then switched to pitcher where he could utilize his arm. He is currently trying to get to the majors from the mound.

In 2005 I went to Fort Wayne to meet Andre Dawson prior to the game. After we met the Hawk we were walking around when one of the ushers told us that Bush was the #1 draft pick the year before. We were lucky enough to meet Matt and get him to autograph a ball. For some reason my ball bled out to the point that it is a big blue smudge where his signature used to be.

Here is how that 2004 1st round went:

1 Matt Bush San Diego Padres SS Mission Bay High School
2 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers RHP Old Dominion
3 Philip Humber New York Mets RHP Rice University
4 Jeff Niemann Tampa Bay Devil Rays RHP Rice University
5 Mark Rogers Milwaukee Brewers RHP Mount Ararat High School (ME)
6 Jeremy Sowers Cleveland Indians LHP Vanderbilt University
7 Homer Bailey Cincinnati Reds RHP La Grange High School
8 Wade Townsend Baltimore Orioles RHP Rice University
9 Chris Nelson Colorado Rockies SS Redan High School
10 Thomas Diamond Texas Rangers RHP University of New Orleans
11 Neil Walker Pittsburgh Pirates C Pine-Richland High School
12 Jered Weaver Anaheim Angels RHP Long Beach State University
13 Bill Bray Montreal Expos LHP The College of William & Mary
14 Billy Butler Kansas City Royals 3B Samuel W. Wolfson High School (FL)
15 Stephen Drew Arizona Diamondbacks SS Florida State University
16 David Purcey Toronto Blue Jays LHP University of Oklahoma
17 Scott Elbert Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Seneca High School (MO)
18 Josh Fields Chicago White Sox 3B Oklahoma State University
19 Chris Lambert St. Louis Cardinals RHP Boston College
20 Trevor Plouffe Minnesota Twins SS Crespi Carmelite High School
21 Greg Golson Philadelphia Phillies CF Connally High School (TX)
22 Glen Perkins Minnesota Twins LHP University of Minnesota
23 Philip Hughes New York Yankees RHP Foothill High School
24 Landon Powell Oakland Athletics C University of South Carolina
25 Kyle Waldrop Minnesota Twins RHP Farragut High School
26 Richie Robnett Oakland Athletics CF Fresno State University
27 Taylor Tankersley Florida Marlins LHP University of Alabama
28 Blake DeWitt Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Sikeston High School (MO)
29 Matthew Campbell Kansas City Royals LHP University of South Carolina
30 Eric Hurley Texas Rangers RHP Samuel W. Wolfson High School (FL)

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