1986 Amateur Draft
(Redirected from January 1986 amateur draft)
The 1986 amateur draft was held on June 2, 1986. 3B Jeff King of the University of Arkansas was the first overall pick, by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1986 was the last year when a separate January amateur draft was held, on January 14th. P Jeff Shaw was the first selection, by the Cleveland Indians out of Cuyahoga Community College. It was also the final year of the draft having a secondary phase, for players who had been picked in a previous draft but had not signed. Starting in 1987, there would be only one draft, held in early June, covering all eligible players.
1986 First Round Picks
Supplemental First Round
|27||California Angels||Mike Fetters||P||Pepperdine University (Col.)||[]||Compensation for Juan Beniquez|
|28||California Angels||Daryl Green||P||Nacogdoches High School (HS)||Nacogdoches, TX||Compensation for Al Holland|
January 1986 amateur draft
|1||Cleveland Indians||Jeff Shaw||RHP||Cuyahoga Community College (Col.)||Washington Court House, OH|
|2||Pittsburgh Pirates||Moises Alou||OF||Canada College (Col.)|
|3||Texas Rangers||Chris Shiflett||RHP||Rancho Santiago College (Col.)|
|4||San Francisco Giants||Mike Jones||RHP||Cosumnes River College (Col.)||Did not sign|
|5||Milwaukee Brewers||Eddie Anderson||RHP||Georgia Perimeter College (Col)|
Other Notable Selections
Dave Hansen, Erik Hanson, Kirt Manwaring, Kevin Tapani, Todd Zeile (2nd round); Dean Palmer, Scott Radinsky (3rd round); Bo Jackson, Rudy Seanez, Paul Sorrento (4th round); Joe Girardi, Pat Hentgen (5th round); Tom Gordon (6th round); Chuck McElroy, Hal Morris (8th round); Stan Belinda, Jeff Reboulet (10th round); Darryl Hamilton (11th round); Rod Beck, Rey Sanchez (13th round); Rick Reed (26th round); John Olerud (27th round - did not sign); Greg Vaughn (secondary phase); Doug Brocail (1st round, January); Curt Schilling (2nd round, January); Dave Veres (4th round, January)
- Greg McMurtry, the 14th pick, would later play in the National Football League
- Mike Loynd, a 6th round selection by the Texas Rangers, made his major league debut on July 24th, a full month before Greg Swindell, who was the first player selected in the 1st round to do so.
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