1995 Major League Baseball draft

1995 Major League Baseball draft
General information
Date(s)June 1995
First selectionDarin Erstad
California Angels

First round selections

The following are the first round picks in the 1995 Major League Baseball draft.[1]

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer

Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
1 Darin Erstad California Angels OF University of Nebraska
2 Ben Davis San Diego Padres C Malvern Preparatory School
3 José Cruz Jr. Seattle Mariners OF Rice University
4 Kerry Wood Chicago Cubs RHP Grand Prairie, Texas
5 Ariel Prieto Oakland Athletics RHP Palm Springs, California
6 Jaime Jones Florida Marlins OF San Diego, California
7 Jonathan Johnson Texas Rangers RHP Florida State University
8 Todd Helton Colorado Rockies 1B University of Tennessee
9 Geoff Jenkins Milwaukee Brewers OF University of Southern California
10 Chad Hermansen Pittsburgh Pirates SS Henderson, Nevada
11 Mike Drumright Detroit Tigers RHP Wichita State University
12 Matt Morris St. Louis Cardinals RHP Seton Hall University
13 Mark Redman Minnesota Twins LHP University of Oklahoma
14 Reggie Taylor Philadelphia Phillies OF Newberry, South Carolina
15 Andy Yount Boston Red Sox RHP Kingwood, Texas
16 Joe Fontenot San Francisco Giants RHP Lafayette, Louisiana
17 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays RHP Golden, Colorado
18 Ryan Jaroncyk New York Mets SS Escondido, California
19 Juan Lebron Kansas City Royals OF Arroyo, Puerto Rico
20 David Yocum Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Florida State University
21 Alvie Shepherd Baltimore Orioles RHP University of Nebraska
22 Tony McKnight Houston Astros RHP Texarkana, Arkansas
23 David Miller Cleveland Indians 1B Clemson University
24 Corey Jenkins Boston Red Sox OF Columbia, South Carolina
25 Jeff Liefer Chicago White Sox 3B Long Beach State University
26 * Chad Hutchinson Atlanta Braves RHP Encinitas, California
27 Shea Morenz New York Yankees OF University of Texas at Austin
28 Michael Barrett Montreal Expos SS Pace Academy
29 Chris Haas St. Louis Cardinals 3B St. Mary's High School
30 Dave Coggin Philadelphia Phillies RHP Upland High School

* Did not sign


Outfielder Darin Erstad of the University of Nebraska was the first pick in the 1995 Rule 4 Draft. Erstad compiled a career .356 average in three seasons with the Cornhuskers, including 41 runs and 182 RBI in 176 games. He was the first Big Eight player to be selected as the number one pick in a Major League Baseball Rule 4 Draft.

Among the first round selections was Kerry Wood, fourth overall by the Cubs. Wood made it to the majors in 1998 and won Rookie of the Year honors later that season. In just his fifth major league start, he tied the major league record of 20 strikeouts in a single game.[2]

NFL great Tom Brady was drafted in the 18th round by the Montreal Expos, though he never signed with the team.

Other notable players

NFL players drafted


  1. "MLB First Round Draft Picks - 1995". Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  2. "Background on the 1995 MLB Draft". Archived from the original on 21 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-08.

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