1997 Major League Baseball Draft: Wikis


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The 1997 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, 1997. A total of 1607 players were drafted over the course of 92 rounds.


First round selections

= All-Star
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Matt Anderson Detroit Tigers P Rice University
2 J.D. Drew Philadelphia Phillies OF Florida State University
3 Troy Glaus Anaheim Angels 3B, P UCLA
4 Jason Grilli San Francisco Giants P Seton Hall University
5 Vernon Wells Toronto Blue Jays OF Bowie HS (Arlington, TX)
6 Geoff Goetz New York Mets P Jesuit HS (Tampa, FL)
7 Dan Reichert Kansas City Royals P University of the Pacific
8 J.J. Davis Pittsburgh Pirates OF Baldwin Park HS (Pomona, CA)
9 Michael Cuddyer Minnesota Twins SS, P Great Bridge HS (Chesapeake, VA)
10 Jon Garland Chicago Cubs P Kennedy HS (Granada Hills, CA)
11 Chris Enochs Oakland Athletics P West Virginia University
12 Aaron Akin Florida Marlins P Cowley County Community College
13 Kyle Peterson Milwaukee Brewers P Stanford University
14 Brandon Larson Cincinnati Reds SS Louisiana State University
15 Jason Dellaero Chicago White Sox SS, P University of South Florida
16 Lance Berkman Houston Astros 1B Rice University
17 John Curtice Boston Red Sox P Great Bridge HS (Chesapeake, VA)
18 Mark Mangum Colorado Rockies P Kingwood HS (Kingwood, TX)
19 Ryan Anderson Seattle Mariners P Divine Child HS (Westland, MI)
20 Adam Kennedy St. Louis Cardinals SS Cal State Northridge University
21 Eric DuBose Oakland Athletics P Mississippi State University
22 Jayson Werth Baltimore Orioles C, OF Glenwood HS (Chatham, IL)
23 Donnie Bridges Montreal Expos P Oak Grove HS (Hattiesburg, MS)
24 Tyrell Godwin New York Yankees OF East Bladen HS (Elizabethtown, NC)
25 Glenn Davis Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Vanderbilt University
26 Darnell McDonald Baltimore Orioles OF Cherry Creek HS (Englewood, CO)
27 Kevin Nicholson San Diego Padres SS Stetson University
28 Tim Drew Cleveland Indians P, OF Lowndes County HS (Valdosta, GA)

Supplemental first round selections

Pick Player Team Position School
29 Troy Cameron Atlanta Braves SS St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
30 Jack Cust Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Immaculata HS (Somerville, NJ)
31 Jason Standridge Tampa Bay Devil Rays P Hewitt-Trussville HS (Trussville, AL)
32 Nathan Haynes Oakland Athletics OF Pinole Valley HS (Hercules, CA)
33 Kyle Kane Chicago White Sox RHP Saddleback College
34 Brett Caradonna Chicago White Sox OF El Capitan HS (San Diego, CA)
35 Mark Fischer Boston Red Sox OF Georgia Tech
36 Ntema Ndungidi Baltimore Orioles OF Collège Édouard-Montpetit (Montreal, QC)
37 Chris Stowe Montreal Expos P Chancellor HS (Fredericksburg, VA)
38 Scott Hodges Montreal Expos 3B, OF Henry Clay HS (Lexington, KY)
39 Jason Romano Texas Rangers 3B Hillsborough HS (Tampa, FL)
40 Ryan Bradley New York Yankees P Arizona State University
41 Jason Fitzgerald Cleveland Indians 3B, OF Tulane University
42 Denny Wagner Oakland Athletics P Virginia Tech
43 Aaron Myette Chicago White Sox P Central Arizona College
44 Bryan Hebson Montreal Expos P Auburn University
45 Thomas Pittman Montreal Expos 1B East St. John HS (Garyville, LA)
46 Jim Parque Chicago White Sox P UCLA
47 T.J. Tucker Montreal Expos P River Ridge HS (New Port Richey, FL)
48 Shane Arthurs Montreal Expos P Westmoore HS (Oklahoma City, OK)
49 Dan McKinley San Francisco Giants OF Arizona State University
50 Matthew LeCroy Minnesota Twins C Clemson University
51 Rocky Biddle Chicago White Sox P Long Beach State University
52 Tootie Myers Montreal Expos OF Petal HS (Petal, MS)

Other notable players

Future major leaguers Jeff Weaver (2nd round, 62nd overall), Chase Utley (2nd round, 76th overall), Eric Byrnes (4th round, 130th overall), Xavier Nady (4th round, 134th overall), Cliff Lee (8th round, 246th overall), Garrett Atkins (10th round, 300th overall), Brandon Lyon (37th round, 1110th overall), David DeJesus (43rd round, 1281st overall), Brad Hawpe (46th round, 1344th overall), and Aaron Heilman (55th round, 1488th overall) were also selected during this draft, but did not sign with the teams that selected them. Weaver and Byrnes were subsequently drafted for the last time in 1998, Lyon in 1999, Utley, Nady, Lee, Atkins, DeJesus and Hawpe in 2000, and Heilman in 2001.

See also

External links

Past and future drafts

Preceded by
Kris Benson
1st Overall Picks
Matt Anderson
Succeeded by
Pat Burrell


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