1988 Rule V Draft

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The major league 1988 Rule V Draft was held December 5 in Atlanta, GA. 13 players were drafted by major league teams at a cost of $50,000 each.

In an unprecedented move, the Atlanta Braves selected the first player in the draft from themselves. A clerical error had left Ben Rivera unprotected, and the Braves had to use the first pick to reclaim him. Likewise, the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, and Houston Astros drafted their own players in the AAA draft due to clerical errors.

The minor league phase was held December 6. 35 players were drafted by AAA clubs at a cost of $12,000 each. 10 AA selections were made at a cost of $4,000 each.

Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Atlanta Braves Ben Rivera Pitcher Durham Bulls Atlanta Braves
Baltimore Orioles Mike Smith Pitcher Nashville Sounds Cincinnati Reds
Philadelphia Phillies Jeff Tabaka Pitcher Indianapolis Indians Montreal Expos
Seattle Mariners Colin McLaughlin Pitcher Syracuse Chiefs Toronto Blue Jays
Texas Rangers Darrel Akerfelds Pitcher Colorado Springs Sky Sox Cleveland Indians
Chicago Cubs Eric Yelding Infielder Syracuse Chiefs Toronto Blue Jays
California Angels Marcus Lawton Outfielder Tidewater Tides New York Mets
Houston Astros Dave Stapleton Pitcher Denver Zephyrs Milwaukee Brewers
Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Jones Pitcher Syracuse Chiefs Toronto Blue Jays
Minnesota Twins Gary Wayne Pitcher Indianapolis Indians Montreal Expos
Atlanta Braves Matt Stark Catcher Syracuse Chiefs Toronto Blue Jays
Los Angeles Dodgers Jeff Fischer Pitcher Indianapolis Indians Montreal Expos
Atlanta Braves Geronimo Berroa Outfielder Syracuse Chiefs Toronto Blue Jays

* Draft picks are listed in order of selection.

Rule V Draft AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Louisville Redbirds Steve Mumaw Pitcher Knoxville Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays
Tacoma Tigers Daryl Green Pitcher Midland Angels California Angels
Toledo Mud Hens Jim Baxter Catcher Williamsport Bills Cleveland Indians
Edmonton Trappers Carl Willis Pitcher Birmingham Barons Chicago White Sox
Maine Phillies Lee Langley Pitcher San Antonio Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Buffalo Bisons Ramon Valdez Pitcher San Antonio Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Colorado Springs Sky Sox Lindsay Foster Shortstop Knoxville Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays
Pawtucket Red Sox John Roberts Outfielder New Britain Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Denver Zephyrs Jeff Ciszkowski Pitcher Jackson Mets New York Mets
Tucson Toros Jorge Montero Outfielder Midland Angels California Angels
Iowa Cubs Erik Pappas Catcher Midland Angels California Angels
Calgary Cannons Scott Runge Pitcher Harrisburg Senators Pittsburgh Pirates
Syracuse Chiefs Mauro Gozzo Pitcher Memphis Chicks Kansas City Royals
Omaha Royals Keith Shepherd Pitcher Harrisburg Senators Pittsburgh Pirates
Tidewater Tides Gilberto Roca Catcher Harrisburg Senators Pittsburgh Pirates
Indianapolis Indians Scott Henion Pitcher Harrisburg Senators Pittsburgh Pirates
Rochester Red Wings Carl Hamilton Pitcher Pittsfield Cubs Chicago Cubs
Vancouver Canadians Rich Amaral Outfielder Pittsfield Cubs Chicago Cubs
Albuquerque Dukes Kevin Armstrong Pitcher Wichita Wranglers San Diego Padres
Louisville Redbirds Vince Kindred Outfielder Springfield Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Tacoma Tigers Jose Mota Infielder San Antonio Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Buffalo Bisons Ken Huseby Pitcher Chattanooga Lookouts Cincinnati Reds
Colorado Springs Sky Sox Efrain Valdez Pitcher Tulsa Drillers Texas Rangers
Tucson Toros Manuel Acta Infielder Osceola Astros Houston Astros
Calgary Cannons Rick Carter Pitcher Glens Falls Tigers Detroit Tigers
Syracuse Chiefs Mike Mills Pitcher Wichita Wranglers San Diego Padres
Tidewater Tides Crucito Lara Shortstop Arkansas Travelers St. Louis Cardinals
Vancouver Canadians Larry Pardo Pitcher Midland Angels California Angels
Buffalo Bisons Tim Odom Pitcher Memphis Chicks Kansas City Royals
Colorado Springs Sky Sox Steve Moser 2nd Baseman Harrisburg Senators Pittsburgh Pirates
Calgary Cannons Jose Melendez Pitcher Harrisburg Senators Pittsburgh Pirates
Syracuse Chiefs Henry Goshay Outfielder San Antonio Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Vancouver Canadians Fidel Compres Pitcher Williamsport Bills Cleveland Indians
Buffalo Bisons Jim Tracy Pitcher Knoxville Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays
Syracuse Chiefs Tom Gilles Pitcher Orlando Twins Minnesota Twins

* Draft picks are listed in order of selection.

Rule V Draft AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Birmingham Barons Samuel Chavez Pitcher Cedar Rapids Reds Cincinnati Reds
Midland Cubs Frank Bryan Pitcher Hagerstown Suns Baltimore Orioles
Orlando Twins Howard Townsend Pitcher San Bernardino Spirit Seattle Mariners
Reading Phillies James Carroll Pitcher Modesto A's Oakland A's
Arkansas Travelers John Burgos Pitcher Gastonia Rangers Texas Rangers
Columbus Astros Mark Leonette Pitcher Winston-Salem Cubs Chicago Cubs
Jacksonville Expos Bill Blount Pitcher Riverside Red Wave San Diego Padres
San Antonio Dodgers Dana Heinle Pitcher Visalia Oaks Minnesota Twins
El Paso Diablos Bob Watts Pitcher Dunedin Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays
Vermont Mariners Kenny Grant Infielder Quad City Angels California Angels

* Draft picks are listed in order of selection.


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