1988 Amateur Draft

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1988 First Round Picks[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 San Diego Padres Andy Benes RHP University of Evansville (Col.) Evansville, IN
2 Cleveland Indians Mark Lewis SS Hamilton (OH) High School (HS) Hamilton, OH
3 Atlanta Braves Steve Avery LHP Kennedy High School (HS) Taylor, MI
4 Baltimore Orioles Gregg Olson RHP Auburn University (Col.) Scribner, NE
5 Los Angeles Dodgers Bill Bene RHP California State-Los Angeles (Col.) [[]]
6 Texas Rangers Monty Fariss SS Oklahoma State University (Col.) Cordell, OK
7 Houston Astros Willie Ansley OF Plainview High School (HS) Plainview, TX
8 California Angels Jim Abbott LHP University of Michigan (Col.) Flint, MI
9 Chicago Cubs Ty Griffin 2B Georgia Institute of Technology (Col.) [[]]
10 Chicago White Sox Robin Ventura 3B Oklahoma State University (Col.) Santa Maria, CA
11 Philadelphia Phillies Pat Combs LHP Baylor University (Col.) Newport, RI
12 Boston Red Sox Tom Fischer LHP University of Wisconsin (Col.) [[]]
13 Pittsburgh Pirates Austin Manahan SS Horizon High School (HS) Phoenix, AZ
14 Seattle Mariners Tino Martinez 1B University of Tampa (Col.) Tampa, FL
15 San Francisco Giants Royce Clayton SS St. Bernard High School (HS) Playa del Rey, CA Compensation from Cincinnati Reds for Eddie Milner
16 Oakland Athletics Stan Royer 3B Eastern Illinois University (Col.) Olney, IL
17 Cleveland Indians Charles Nagy RHP University of Connecticut (Col.) Bridgeport, CT Compensation from San Francisco Giants for Brett Butler
18 Kansas City Royals Hugh Walker OF Jacksonville High School (HS) Jacksonville, AR
19 Montreal Expos Dave Wainhouse RHP Washington State University (Col.) Scarborough, ON
20 Minnesota Twins Johnny Ard RHP Manatee Community College (Col.) [[]]
21 New York Mets Dave Proctor RHP Allen County Community College (Col.) [[]]
22 St. Louis Cardinals John Ericks RHP University of Illinois (Col.) Tinley Park, IL Compensation from New York Yankees for Jack Clark
23 St. Louis Cardinals Brad DuVall RHP Virginia Tech (Col.) [[]]
24 Milwaukee Brewers Alex Fernandez RHP Monsignor Pace High School (HS) Miami, FL Did not sign
25 Toronto Blue Jays Ed Sprague, Jr. 3B Stanford University (Col.) Castro Valley, CA
26 Detroit Tigers Rico Brogna 1B Watertown High School (HS) Watertown, CT

Supplemental First Round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
27 Cleveland Indians Jeff Mutis P Lafayette College (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Brett Butler
28 Baltimore Orioles Ricky Gutierrez SS American High School (HS) Hialeah, FL Compensation for failure to sign 1987 pick Brad Duvall
29 San Francisco Giants Ted Wood OF University of New Orleans (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Chili Davis
30 St. Louis Cardinals Brian Jordan OF University of Richmond (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Jack Clark

Other Notable Selections[edit]

Arthur Rhodes (2nd round); Marquis Grissom, Darren Oliver, David Weathers (3rd round); Luis Gonzalez (4th round); Mickey Morandini, John Valentin, Turk Wendell (5th round); Rhéal Cormier, Gary DiSarcina, Eric Karros (6th round); Jim Edmonds (7th round); Tim Wakefield, Mark Wohlers (8th round); Kenny Lofton (17th round); Darren Lewis (18th round); John Flaherty (25th round); Woody Williams (28th round); Damion Easley (30th round); Mike Piazza (62nd round)

Other Sports Selections[edit]

Rodney Peete (14th round Oakland A's), Todd Marinovich (43rd round California Angels)

Draft Notes[edit]

  • Pitcher Dave Wainhouse became the first Canadian ever selected in the first round when the Montreal Expos chose him with the 19th pick.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers selected catcher Mike Piazza in the 62nd Round largely as a favor to his father, Vince, a friend of Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.