1987 Amateur Draft

From BR Bullpen

1987 First Round Picks[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey, Jr. OF Moeller High School (HS) Cincinnati, OH
2 Pittsburgh Pirates Mark Merchant OF Oviedo High School (HS) Oviedo, FL
3 Minnesota Twins Willie Banks RHP St. Anthony High School (HS) Jersey City, NJ
4 Chicago Cubs Mike Harkey RHP California State-Fullerton (Col.) San Diego, CA
5 Chicago White Sox Jack McDowell RHP Stanford University (Col.) Van Nuys, CA
6 Atlanta Braves Derek Lilliquist LHP University of Georgia (Col.) Winter Park, FL
7 Baltimore Orioles Chris Myers LHP Plant High School (HS) Tampa, FL
8 Los Angeles Dodgers Dan Opperman RHP Valley High School (Las Vegas) (HS) Las Vegas, NV
9 Kansas City Royals Kevin Appier RHP Antelope Valley Junior College (Col.) Lancaster, CA
10 San Diego Padres Kevin Garner RHP-OF University of Texas (Col.) [[]]
11 Oakland Athletics Lee Tinsley OF Shelby County High School (HS) Shelbyville, KY
12 Montreal Expos Delino DeShields SS-2B Seaford (DE) High School (HS) Seaford, DE
13 Milwaukee Brewers Bill Spiers SS Clemson University (Col.) Orangeburg, SC
14 St. Louis Cardinals Cris Carpenter RHP University of Georgia (Col.) St. Augustine, FL
15 Baltimore Orioles Brad DuVall RHP Virginia Tech (Col.) [[]] Did not sign
Compensation from Cleveland Indians for Rick Dempsey
16 San Francisco Giants Mike Remlinger LHP Dartmouth College (Col.) Middletown, NY
17 Toronto Blue Jays Alex Sanchez RHP UCLA (Col.) Concord, CA
18 Cincinnati Reds Jack Armstrong RHP University of Oklahoma (Col.) Englewood, NJ
19 Texas Rangers Brian Bohanon LHP North Shore High School (HS) Houston, TX
20 Detroit Tigers Bill Henderson C Westminster High School (HS) Miami, FL Compensation from Philadelphia Phillies for Lance Parrish
21 Detroit Tigers Steve Pegues OF Pontotoc High School (HS) Pontotoc, MS
22 Houston Astros Craig Biggio C Seton Hall University (Col.) Smithtown, NY
23 Texas Rangers Bill Haselman C UCLA (Col.) Long Branch, NJ Compensation from New York Yankees for Gary Ward
24 New York Mets Chris Donnels 3B Loyola Marymount University (Col.) Los Angeles, CA
25 California Angels John Orton C Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo (Col.) Santa Cruz, CA
26 Boston Red Sox Reggie Harris RHP Waynesboro High School (HS) Waynesboro, VA

Supplemental First Round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
27 Baltimore Orioles Pete Harnisch P Fordham University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Rick Dempsey
28 Montreal Expos Tyrone Kingwood OF Imperial Valley College (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Andre Dawson
29 Texas Rangers Mark Petkovsek P University of Texas (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Gary Ward
30 Detroit Tigers Travis Fryman SS Tate High School (HS) Cantonment, FL Compensation for Lance Parrish
31 California Angels David Holdridge P Ocean View High School (HS) Huntington Beach, CA Compensation for Reggie Jackson
32 Boston Red Sox Bob Zupcic OF Oral Roberts University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for failure to sign 1986 pick Greg McMurtry

Other Notable Selections[edit]

Derek Bell, Albert Belle, Dave Burba, Todd Hundley (2nd round); Ray Lankford, Jaime Navarro, John Vander Wal (3rd round); Mike Timlin (5th round); Frank Castillo, Darrin Fletcher (6th round); Mark Guthrie, Reggie Sanders (7th round); Buddy Groom (12th round); Steve Finley, Troy O'Leary, Mike Stanton (13th round); Gerald Williams (14th round); David Segui (18th round); Scott Brosius (20th round); Darryl Kile (30th round); Robb Nen (32nd round); Brad Ausmus (48th round); Jeff Conine (58th round)

Draft Notes[edit]