1988 Major League Baseball draft

1988 Major League Baseball draft
General information
Date(s)June 1-x, 1988
1433 [1] total selections
First selectionAndy Benes
San Diego Padres
First round selections30

First round selections

The following are the first round picks in the 1988 Major League Baseball draft.

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer
Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
1 Andy Benes San Diego Padres RHP University of Evansville
2 Mark Lewis Cleveland Indians SS Hamilton (OH) HS
3 Steve Avery Atlanta Braves LHP Kennedy HS (Taylor, MI)
4 Gregg Olson Baltimore Orioles RHP Auburn University
5 Bill Bene Los Angeles Dodgers RHP Cal State Los Angeles
6 Monty Fariss Texas Rangers SS Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
7 Willie Ansley Houston Astros OF Plainview (TX) HS
8 Jim Abbott California Angels LHP University of Michigan
9 Ty Griffin Chicago Cubs 2B Georgia Institute of Technology
10 Robin Ventura Chicago White Sox 3B Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
11 Pat Combs Philadelphia Phillies LHP Baylor University
12 Tom Fischer Boston Red Sox LHP University of Wisconsin–Madison
13 Austin Manahan Pittsburgh Pirates SS Horizon HS (Scottsdale, AZ)
14 Tino Martinez Seattle Mariners 1B University of Tampa
15 Royce Clayton San Francisco Giants SS St. Bernard HS (Los Angeles, CA)
16 Stan Royer Oakland Athletics C Eastern Illinois University
17 Charles Nagy Cleveland Indians RHP University of Connecticut
18 Hugh Walker Kansas City Royals OF Jacksonville HS (Sherwood, AR)
19 Dave Wainhouse Montreal Expos RHP Washington State University
20 Johnny Ard Minnesota Twins RHP Manatee Community College
21 Dave Proctor New York Mets RHP Allen County Community College
22 John Ericks Saint Louis Cardinals RHP University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
23 Brad DuVall Saint Louis Cardinals RHP Virginia Tech
24 Alex Fernandez Milwaukee Brewers RHP Pace HS (Milton, FL)
25 Ed Sprague Toronto Blue Jays 3B Stanford University
26 Rico Brogna Detroit Tigers 1B Watertown (CT) HS

Supplemental first round selections

Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
27 Jeff Mutis Cleveland Indians LHP Lafayette College
28 Ricky Gutiérrez Baltimore Orioles SS American HS (Hialeah, FL)
29 Ted Wood San Francisco Giants OF University of New Orleans
30 Brian Jordan Saint Louis Cardinals OF University of Richmond


Compensation picks

    Other notable players

    † All-Star
    ‡ Hall of Famer

    NFL players drafted

    See also


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