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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
1997441300June-RegD1Jonathan BushmanPhiladelphia Phillies18ofOF5-11 165 R-R Rk1997-1998HSLindbergh (St. Louis,MO)SFHSHSYesMOMO   -
1997441301June-RegD2Brad BrewerAnahaim Angels21SSSS5-10 170 R-R A1997-1998ColMiamiSFNCAA 1YesCAFL   -
1997441302June-RegD1Jeremy LusterSan Francisco Giants203B-1bIF6-4 210 B-R AA1998-2003ColGeorgia Perimeter CollegeSFNJCAAYesGAGA   -
1997441303June-RegD1Todd ThompsonToronto Blue Jays19pP6-0 200 R-R Ind1999-2001ColIndian Hills CC-CentervilleSFNJCAANoBCIA   -
1997441304June-RegD1Kevin ZaugNew York Mets18pP6-3 190 R-R Rk1999-2000HSCarmel (Carmel,NY)SFHSHSNoNYNY   -
1997441305June-RegD1Daniel MartinezKansas City Royals18pP6-6 209 L-L --HSSweetwater Union (National City,CA)SFHSHSNoCACA   -
1997441306June-RegD1Josh ReeseMinnesota Twins18pP6-1 205 R-R Rk2000-2000HSLincoln County (Fayetteville,TN)SFHSHSNoINTN   -
1997441307June-RegD2John HalidayChicago Cubs191B1B6-5 235 L-L NCAA1999-2000ColPasco-Hernando CCSFNJCAANoFLFL   -
1997441308June-RegD1Esteben ElzyFlorida Marlins19CC6-0 188 R-R A1999-2000ColCochise CollegeSFNJCAANoAZAZ   -
1997441309June-RegD1Marcus QuinonesMilwaukee Brewers21pSS6-1 190 B-R A+1998-1999ColLee CollegeSFNJCAANoOHTX   -
1997441310June-RegD1Matt SmithChicago White Sox18PP6-5 225 L-L MLB1998-20082006-2007HSBishop Gorman (Las Vegas,NV)SFHSHSNoNVNV   -
1997441311June-RegD1Todd SmithBoston Red Sox183B3B6-2 215 L-R --HSApopka (Apopka,FL)SFHSHSNoFLFL   -
1997441312June-RegD1Chad ElliotColorado Rockies19pP6-1 187 R-L AA1999-2003ColSantiago Canyon CollegeSFCCCAANoCACA   -
1997441313June-RegD1Peter GrahamSeattle Mariners18pOF6-3 200 R-R A-1999-2000ColBrookdale CCSFNJCAANoNYNJ   -
1997441314June-RegD1William EyreSt. Louis Cardinals18pP6-1 200 R-R MLB1998-20122006-2011ColSnow CollegeSFNJCAANoCAUTFA   -
1997441315June-RegD1Matthew BairdMontreal Expos19ofOF6-0 180 L-R Ind1999-2002FANoneSFNoON   -
1997441316June-RegD2Graig MerrittLos Angeles Dodgers18CC6-1 195 R-R AA1999-2005FANoneSFNoBC   -
1997441317June-RegD1Andy SmithNew York Yankees21pP6-5 245 L-R A-1997-2000ColBowling Green StateSFNCAA 1YesOHOH   -
1997441318June-RegD2Joey ColeCleveland Indians19PP6-8 255 R-R AAA1999-2006ColHoward CollegeSFFrNJCAANoTXTX   -
1997441319June-RegD1Matt PriceAtlanta Braves18pP6-4 230 R-R Rk2001-2002HSGreater Atlanta Christian (Norcross,GA)SFHSHSNoNCGA   -
1997441320June-RegD1Jason WiedmeyerArizona Diamondbacks18pP6-3 205 L-L A+2000-2006HSWest Bend East (West Bend,WI)SFHSHSNoWIWI   -
1997441321June-RegD1Alan LowdenTampa Bay Rays18pP6-0 185 L-L --HSJack C. Hays (Buda,TX)SFHSHSNoTXTX   -