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Chris Mears was drafted 147th overall by the Seattle Mariners in 1996
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
198821526June-RegD1Pedro LopezSan Diego Padres19CC6-1 200 R-R AAA1988-2000-ColArizona Western CollegeSFNJCAAYesPRAZ   -
198821527June-RegD1Jason GeisCleveland Indians18OFOF6-3 210 R-R A-1989-1992-HSHudson's Bay (Vancouver,WA) SFHSHSNoWAWA   -
198821528June-RegD1Steve LopezAtlanta Braves183B-OF3B-OF6-2 210 B-R A1988-1989-HSVacaville (Vacaville,CA) SFHSHSYesCACA   -
198821529June-RegD1Rene FranciscoBaltimore Orioles20OFOF6-0 175 R-R A1989-1990-ColIndian River State CollegeSFNJCAANoFLFL   -
198821530June-RegD1Steve FinkenLos Angeles Dodgers22SSSS5-11 185 R-R AAA1986-1992-ColUniversity of MichiganSFSrNCAA 1YesINMI   -
198821531June-RegD1Mark BowlanTexas Rangers21pP6-4 205 R-R A1987-1991-ColUniversity of MemphisSFJrNCAA 1NoTNTN   -
198821532June-RegD1Rick DunnumHouston Astros22pP6-1 180 R-R AA1987-1991-ColWilliam Penn UniversitySFSrNCAA 3YesWIIA   -
198821533June-RegD1Paul BorseCalifornia Angels19OFOF6-0 185 R-R Rk1989-1989-ColSacramento City CollegeSFCCCAAYesCACA   -
198821534June-RegD2Kraig WashingtonChicago Cubs20OFSS5-10 180 R-R A1987-1990-ColSantiago Canyon CollegeSFSoCCCAAYesCACA   -
198821535June-RegD2Scott TedderChicago White Sox22OFOF6-4 195 L-L AAA1988-1995-ColOhio Wesleyan UniversitySFNCAA 3YesOHOH   -
198821536June-RegD4David BossPhiladelphia Phillies20pP6-2 170 R-R A-1986-1990-ColUniversity of California-Santa BarbaraSFNCAA 1NoCACA   -
198821537June-RegD1Gary KinserBoston Red Sox19pP6-6 215 R-R ---ColColumbia State Community CollegeSFNJCAANo--TN   -
198821538June-RegD1Val HendersonPittsburgh Pirates21OFOF5-10 175 R-R A-1988-1989-ColBellevue Community CollegeSFNWAACCYes--WA   -
198821539June-RegD1Michael McLaughlinSeattle Mariners22SSSS6-1 185 R-R A-1988-1988-ColRowan UniversitySFSrNCAA 3YesNJNJ   -
198821540June-RegD3Brian NicholsCincinnati Reds22CC6-0 205 R-R A1985-1990-ColUSCSFNCAA 1YesCACA   -
198821541June-RegD2Tony FloydOakland Athletics22pP6-1 185 R-R A-1985-1990-ColMissouri State UniversitySFNCAA 1YesMOMO   -
198821542June-RegD1Steve DeckerSan Francisco Giants22CC6-3 205 R-R MLB1988-20001990-1999ColLewis-Clark State CollegeSFNAIAYesILID   -
198821543June-RegD1Milt RichardsonKansas City Royals21OFOF5-11 172 R-R A-1988-1989-ColSkyline CollegeSFCCCAAYesCACA   -
198821544June-RegD2Eric NelsonMontreal Expos213B-pP6-0 185 R-R Rk1987-1988-ColSan Jose State UniversitySFNCAA 1YesCACA   -
198821545June-RegD1Jeff MileneMinnesota Twins18OFOF6-2 180 R-R A+1988-1990-HSRochester Mayo (Rochester,MN) SFHSHSYesMNMN   -
198821546June-RegD1Paul JohnsonNew York Mets22pP6-4 210 R-R A+1986-1990-ColRutgers UniversitySFNCAA 1YesNJNJ   -
198821547June-RegD1Bruce PrybylinskiNew York Yankees21pP5-11 185 R-R AA1988-1993-ColIllinois State UniversitySFNCAA 1YesILIL   -
198821548June-RegD1Freddie LangiottiSt. Louis Cardinals21CC6-0 175 R-R A+1987-1991-ColUniversity of TampaSFNCAA 2YesFLFL   -
198821549June-RegD2Brian DoddMilwaukee Brewers22pP6-2 200 L-L ---ColArizona State UniversitySFNCAA 1NoAZAZ   -
198821550June-RegD1Rick HolifieldToronto Blue Jays18OFOF6-2 180 L-L AAA1988-1999-HSGanesha (Pomona,CA) SFHSHSYesNYCA   -
198821551June-RegD1Bob ThomasDetroit Tigers22pP6-1 200 R-R A1988-1989-ColSonoma State UniversitySFNCAA 2YesCACA   -