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The 1996 First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft of high school and college baseball players, was held on June 4 and 5, 1996. A total of 1739 players were drafted over the course of 100 rounds.


First round selections

= All-Star
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Kris Benson Pittsburgh Pirates P Clemson University
2 Travis Lee Minnesota Twins 1B San Diego State University
3 Braden Looper St. Louis Cardinals P Wichita State University
4 Billy Koch Toronto Blue Jays P Clemson University
5 John Patterson Montreal Expos P West Orange Stark HS (West Orange, TX)
6 Seth Greisinger Detroit Tigers P University of Virginia
7 Matt White San Francisco Giants P Waynesboro Area HS (Waynesboro, PA)
8 Chad Green Milwaukee Brewers OF University of Kentucky
9 Mark Kotsay Florida Marlins OF Cal State Fullerton University
10 Eric Chavez Oakland Athletics 3B Mount Carmel HS (San Diego, CA)
11 Adam Eaton Philadelphia Phillies P Snohomish HS (Snohomish, WA)
12 Bobby Seay Chicago White Sox P Sarasota HS (Sarasota, FL)
13 Rob Stratton New York Mets OF San Marcos HS (Santa Barbara, CA)
14 Dermal Brown Kansas City Royals OF Marlboro Central HS (Marlboro, NY)
15 Matt Halloran San Diego Padres SS Chancellor HS (Fredericksburg, VA)
16 Joe Lawrence Toronto Blue Jays SS Barbe HS (Lake Charles, LA)
17 Todd Noel Chicago Cubs P North Vermillion HS (Maurice, LA)
18 R.A. Dickey Texas Rangers P University of Tennessee
19 Mark Johnson Houston Astros P University of Hawaii
20 Eric Milton New York Yankees P University of Maryland
21 Jake Westbrook Colorado Rockies P Madison County HS (Danielsville, GA)
22 Gil Meche Seattle Mariners P Acadiana HS (Lafayette, LA)
23 Damian Rolls Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Schlagle HS (Kansas City, KS)
24 Sam Marsonek Texas Rangers P Jesuit HS (Tampa, FL)
25 John Oliver Cincinnati Reds OF Lake-Lehman HS (Lehman, PA)
26 Josh Garrett Boston Red Sox P South Spencer HS (Richland, IN)
27 A.J. Zapp Atlanta Braves 1B Center Grove HS (Greenwood, IN)
28 Danny Peoples Cleveland Indians 1B University of Texas

Supplemental first round selections

Pick Player Team Position School
29 Paul Wilder Tampa Bay Devil Rays OF Cary HS (Raleigh, NC)
30 Nick Bierbrodt Arizona Diamondbacks P Millikan HS (Long Beach, CA)
31 Pete Tucci Toronto Blue Jays 1B, OF Providence College
32 Corey Lee Texas Rangers P North Carolina State University
33 Matt McClendon Cincinnati Reds P Dr. Phillips HS (Orlando, FL)
34 Chris Reitsma Boston Red Sox P Calgary Christian HS (Calgary, AB)
35 Jason Marquis Atlanta Braves P Tottenville HS (Staten Island, NY)

Other notable players

Future major leaguers Mike González (17th round, 486th overall), Mark Hendrickson (19th round, 563rd overall), Aaron Harang (22nd round, 661st overall), Orlando Hudson (33rd round, 969th overall), Chris Capuano (45th round, 1315th overall), Juan Pierre (48th round, 1405th overall), Jason Jennings (54th round, 1530th overall), and Barry Zito (59th round, 1586th overall) were also selected during this draft, but did not sign with the teams that selected them. González, Hendrickson, and Hudson were subsequently drafted for the last time in 1997, Pierre in 1998, and Harang, Capuano, Jennings, and Zito in 1999.

See also

External links

Past and future drafts

Preceded by
Darin Erstad
1st Overall Picks
Kris Benson
Succeeded by
Matt Anderson


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