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The 1999 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, 1999. A total of 1474 players were drafted over the course of 50 rounds.


First round selections

= All-Star
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Josh Hamilton Tampa Bay Devil Rays OF Athens Drive HS (Raleigh, NC)
2 Josh Beckett Florida Marlins P Spring HS (Spring, TX)
3 Eric Munson Detroit Tigers C University of Southern California
4 Corey Myers Arizona Diamondbacks SS Desert Vista HS (Phoenix, AZ)
5 B.J. Garbe Minnesota Twins OF, P Moses Lake HS (Moses Lake, WA)
6 Josh Girdley Montreal Expos P Jasper HS (Jasper, TX)
7 Kyle Snyder Kansas City Royals P University of North Carolina
8 Bobby Bradley Pittsburgh Pirates P Wellington Community HS (Wellington, FL)
9 Barry Zito Oakland Athletics P University of Southern California
10 Ben Sheets Milwaukee Brewers P Northeast Louisiana University
11 Ryan Christianson Seattle Mariners C Arlington HS (Riverside, CA)
12 Brett Myers Philadelphia Phillies P Englewood Senior HS (Jacksonville, FL)
13 Mike Paradis Baltimore Orioles P Clemson University
14 Ty Howington Cincinnati Reds P Hudson's Bay HS (Vancouver, WA)
15 Jason Stumm Chicago White Sox P Centralia HS (Centralia, WA)
16 Jason Jennings Colorado Rockies P Baylor University
17 Rick Asadoorian Boston Red Sox OF Northbridge HS (Whitinsville, MA)
18 Richard Stahl Baltimore Orioles P Newton County HS (Covington, GA)
19 Alex Rios Toronto Blue Jays OF San Pedro Martin HS (Guaynabo, PR)
20 Vince Faison San Diego Padres OF Toombs County HS (Lyons, GA)
21 Larry Bigbie Baltimore Orioles OF Ball State University
22 Matt Ginter Chicago White Sox P Mississippi State University
23 Keith Reed Baltimore Orioles OF Providence College
24 Kurt Ainsworth San Francisco Giants P Louisiana State University
25 Mike MacDougal Kansas City Royals P Wake Forest University
26 Ben Christensen Chicago Cubs P Wichita State University
27 David Walling New York Yankees P University of Arkansas
28 Gerik Baxter San Diego Padres P Edmonds Woodway HS (Edmonds, WA)
29 Omar Ortiz San Diego Padres P University of Texas-Pan American
30 Chance Caple St. Louis Cardinals P Texas A&M University

Supplemental first round selections

Pick Player Team Position School
31 Casey Daigle Arizona Diamondbacks P Sulphur HS (Sulphur, LA)
32 Jay Gehrke Kansas City Royals P Pepperdine University
33 Jeff Heaverlo Seattle Mariners P University of Washington
34 Joshua Cenate Baltimore Orioles P Jefferson HS (Charlestown, WV)
35 Brian West Chicago White Sox P West Monroe HS (West Monroe, LA)
36 Nick Stocks St. Louis Cardinals P Florida State University
37 Jason Repko Los Angeles Dodgers OF Hanford HS (West Richland, WA)
38 Colby Lewis Texas Rangers P Bakersfield College
39 Jerome Williams San Francisco Giants P Waipahu HS (Waipahu, Hawaii)
40 Brad Baker Boston Red Sox P Pioneer Valley Regional HS (Leyden, MA)
41 Casey Burns San Diego Padres P University of Richmond
42 Mike Rosamond Houston Astros SS University of Mississippi
43 Jimmy Gobble Kansas City Royals P John S. Battle HS (Bristol, VA)
44 Scott Rice Baltimore Orioles P Royal HS (Simi Valley, CA)
45 Rob Purvis Chicago White Sox P Bradley University
46 Chris Duncan St. Louis Cardinals 1B Canyon del Oro HS (Oro Valley, AZ)
47 Mike Mead Texas Rangers P Soddy Daisy HS (Soddy-Daisy, TN)
48 Casey Fossum Boston Red Sox P Texas A&M University
49 Mike Bynum San Diego Padres P University of North Carolina
50 Brian Roberts Baltimore Orioles SS University of South Carolina
51 Nick Trzesniak San Diego Padres C Victor J. Andrew HS (Tinley Park, IL)

Other notable players

Future major leaguers Noah Lowry (19th round, 585th overall), Rich Harden (38th round, 1145th overall), and Pat Neshek (45th round, 1337th overall) were also selected during this draft, but did not sign with the teams that selected them. Lowry was subsequently drafted for the last time in 2001, Harden in 2000, and Neshek in 2002.

See also

External links

Past and future drafts

Preceded by
Pat Burrell
1st Overall Picks
Josh Hamilton
Succeeded by
Adrian Gonzalez


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