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Use the Draft Research Application to search through the history of the Major League Amateury Entry draft since 1965. The report will be limited to 100 rows. The entire draft history is available for purchase through our Data Store.

The MLB draft is the mechanism used to assign North American amateur players from college and high school to an MLB Organiation. The draft order is determined by the prior season's standings and sandwich picks between rounds are determined by free agent signings. Each team is granted a salary cap, depending on their draft positions, for the first 10 rounds to be assigned to signing bonuses.

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Draft Results

YearRndOvlPhaseD/SPlayer NameDraft TeamAgedPoscPosHt Wt B-T HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsSrcSchoolSFClassLvlSignedReg-BReg-DStatusOrg (Lvl)Bonus
198516June-RegD2Barry BondsPittsburgh Pirates20OFLF6-2 210 L-L MLB1985-20071986-2007ColArizona StateSFNCAA 1YesCAAZ   0.1
1985247June-RegD1Damon HanselPittsburgh Pirates18CC6-4 240 R-R A1985-1987HSGranite Hills (El Cajon,CA)SFHSHSYesCACA   -
1985360June-RegD1Joe KlancnikPittsburgh Pirates17PP6-4 215 R-R A+1988-2002HSNiles West (Skokie,IL)SFHSHSNoILIL   -
1985486June-RegD1Robin VaughnPittsburgh Pirates18SSSS5-11 165 R-R Rk1985-1986HSCrenshaw (Los Angeles,CA)SFHSHSYesCACA   -
19855112June-RegD1Ondra FordPittsburgh Pirates17OFOF6-2 180 L-L A+1985-1989HSOntario (Ontario,CA)SFHSHSYesCACA   -
19856138June-RegD2Brett GideonPittsburgh Pirates21PP6-2 200 R-R MLB1985-19921987-1990ColMary Hardin-BaylorSFNAIAYesTXTX   -
19857164June-RegD3Tommy GreggPittsburgh Pirates21OF1B-RF6-1 190 L-L MLB1982-19971987-1997ColWake ForestSFNCAA 1YesNCNC   -
19858190June-RegD2Larry MeltonPittsburgh Pirates22PP6-4 200 R-R AAA1985-1989ColPortlandSFNCAA 1YesOROR   -
19859216June-RegD1Terry WakefieldPittsburgh Pirates19OFOF6-0 180 R-R Rk1985-1985HSGuthrie (Guthrie,OK)SFHSHSYesOKOK   -
198510242June-RegD2Jeff CookPittsburgh Pirates19OFOF6-0 195 B-R AAA1985-1998ColPhillipsSFFrNAIAYesMOOK   -
198511268June-RegD1Desmond ScieneauxPittsburgh Pirates171B1B6-4 180 L-L Rk1985-1986HSMontclair (Montclair,CA)SFHSHSYesCACA   -
198512294June-RegD1Billy SampenPittsburgh Pirates22pP6-2 190 R-R MLB1985-19941990-1994ColMacMurray CollegeSFNCAA 3YesILIL   -
198513320June-RegD1Brad RobinsonPittsburgh Pirates20OF-1BOF-1B6-3 208 R-R A1986-1988ColSeminole FloridaSFNJCAANoOKFL   -
198514346June-RegD1Kyle ToddPittsburgh Pirates223B2B-SS6-0 185 R-R AA1985-1988ColBaylorSFNCAA 1YesTXTX   -
198515372June-RegD1Luis RamosPittsburgh Pirates-SSSS   - --ColGeorgia SouthernSFNCAA 1No--GA   -
198516398June-RegD1Ronnell DaniefsPittsburgh Pirates19OFOF5-11 187 L-L A-1985-1985ColUtica CollegeSFNCAA 1Yes--NY   -
198517424June-RegD1Brian ZanardelliPittsburgh Pirates-pP   - --ColRobert Morris CollegeSFNAIANoPAIL   -
198518450June-RegD1Juan McWilliamsPittsburgh Pirates-3B3B5-11 170 R-R A1983-1985ColGrambling StateSFNCAA 1Yes--LA   -
198519476June-RegD1Richard KilukPittsburgh Pirates20OFOF5-11 185 R-R A1985-1985ColMassachusetts-LowellSFNCAA 2Yes--MA   -
198520502June-RegD3John ShousePittsburgh Pirates-COF6-0 192 R-R A-1985-1985Colthe CumberlandsSFNAIAYes--KY   -
198521528June-RegD1Ray GambinoPittsburgh Pirates-SSSS5-9 170 L-R A1985-1985ColPoint Park CollegeSFNAIAYes--PA   -
198522554June-RegD1Mark KollerPittsburgh Pirates18pP6-0 175 R-R A-1985-1988HSPeabody (Pittsburgh,PA)SFHSHSYesPAPA   -
198523580June-RegD1Ralph DenkenbergerPittsburgh Pirates18OFOF6-4 193 L-L A1985-1988HSLoch Raven (Baltimore,MD)SFHSHSYesMDMD   -
198524606June-RegD1Thomas PiercePittsburgh Pirates-SSSS   - --ColGeorgia Perimeter CollegeSFNJCAAYes--GA   -
198525632June-RegD1Robert BenkertPittsburgh Pirates21CC6-0 190 R-R A+1985-1985ColWilliam Paterson New JerseySFNCAA 3Yes--NJ   -
198526658June-RegD1Mark OberholtzerPittsburgh Pirates22pP6-8 220 R-R A-1985-1985ColOhio WesleyanSFNCAA 3YesOHOH   -
198527683June-RegD1Tony MealyPittsburgh Pirates17OFOF6-0 190 R-R A1985-1989HSFayetteville (Fayetteville,WV)SFHSHSYesWVWV   -
198528708June-RegD1Kyle ChanningPittsburgh Pirates23pP6-0 185 L-L A-1985-1985ColDallas BaptistSFNAIAYesTXTX   -
198529730June-RegD1Lawrence BradyPittsburgh Pirates21OFOF6-2 170 R-R A-1985-1986ColCoastal CarolinaSFNAIAYesNYSC   -
198530751June-RegD1Brian SchaumPittsburgh Pirates21SSSS5-9 165 R-R AA1985-1985ColCalifornia PennsylvaniaSFNCAA 2YesPAPA   -
198531769June-RegD1Buster LopesPittsburgh Pirates-pP   - --ColNotre DameSFNCAA 1No--IN   -
198532783June-RegD3Greg ShirleyPittsburgh Pirates-OFC   - --ColAzusa PacificSFNCAA 2NoCACA   -
198533797June-RegD1Scott BerryPittsburgh Pirates-OFOF6-0 170 R-R A-1985-1985Colthe CumberlandsSFNAIAYes--KY   -
198534809June-RegD1Page OdlePittsburgh Pirates21OfOF6-0 195 R-R A+1984-1987ColOral RobertsSFNCAA 1YesCAOK   -
198535817June-RegD1Doug SmallwoodPittsburgh Pirates173B3B6-3 195 R-R Rk1985-1986HSGovernor Thomas Johnson (Frederick,MD)SFHSHSYesMDMD   -
198536822June-RegD1Tom ShieldsPittsburgh Pirates20SS3B-2B6-0 180 L-R MLB1986-19941993-1993ColNotre DameSFJrNCAA 1NoVAIN   -