June 15, 1989
Ryan Lefebvre, son of Seattle Mariner Manager Jim Lefebvre, and Kasey McKeon, son of San Diego Manager Jack McKeon, were among the players selected in the major league baseball draft June 5-7. Lefebvre was taken by Seattle and McKeon by the Detroit Tigers.
September 27, 1989 |
Four first-round picks in this year's major league baseball draft, including pitcher Ben McDonald of the Baltimore Orioles, are among nine finalists for the 1989 Golden Spikes Award as the nation's top amateur player, the United States Baseball Federation said today. McDonald, who played college ball at Louisiana State, was the first selection overall in the draft.
June 29, 1999 |
Former El Dorado High catcher Drew McMillan has signed a contract with the Montreal Expos, his father, Brian McMillan, said Monday. He will receive a $450,000 signing bonus, of which $50,000 is to be used for college. McMillan, 18, was the Expos' third-round pick in the recent Major League Baseball draft. He was the first area player chosen and the 90th pick overall. He has reported to the Expos' Jupiter, Fla., team in the Gulf Coast League.
April 26, 2012 |
No. 21 Cleveland Browns: QB Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State - - Weeden is 28 and began his professional sports career as a baseball pitcher. He was drafted out of high school in the second round of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft, the first selection of the Yankees. He was traded to the Dodgers a year later, and later played in the Royals organization. Injuries and a high ERA convinced him to quit baseball. He enrolled at Oklahoma State in 2007. Comment: Weeden will be 29 in the fall, having been a professional baseball player before heading to college.
June 4, 1988
Two members of the Fullerton College baseball team were taken in the Major League Baseball amateur draft, which concluded Friday, Fullerton Coach Nick Fuscardo said Friday. Alan Newman, a freshman pitcher, was selected in the second round by the Minnesota Twins. Deryk Hudson, a freshman third baseman, was taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 11th round.
June 6, 2013 |
The Dodgers chose Jacksonville right-hander Chris Anderson with their first pick, No. 18 overall, in Major League Baseball's amateur draft. Anderson, 20, had a 7-5 record with a 2.49 earned-run average for Jacksonville this season. In 104 2/3 innings, he had 101 strikeouts and limited batters to a .231 average. Anderson's fastball reportedly tops out at about 96 mph, and he has a better-than-average slider. The Dodgers' next pick is No. 56 overall. After that, they have the 92nd pick.
August 24, 1991 |
Tony Clark, laid up this summer because of back problems but still hopeful of playing basketball for San Diego State this season, will likely undergo surgery Tuesday for a herniated disc. Clark, who has been unable to play minor league baseball for single-A Niagara Falls this summer, said he will meet his doctors Monday and, assuming they decide to perform surgery, will probably schedule the surgery for Tuesday.
May 15, 1989
Washington State pitcher-first baseman John Olerud, a junior who was billed as a potential No. 2 selection in the June major league baseball draft, has decided to complete his final year of college eligibility. The 6-foot, 5-inch 200-pound Olerud underwent surgery Feb. 27 to repair a brain aneurysm. He said he made his decision Sunday after discussions with his parents. He also said he will skip the U.S. national team tryouts in June. "I just decided that it would be best for me to stay here for another year," said Olerud, who missed 39 games this season because of the surgery and has yet to regain the strength and form that led to his being named Baseball America's 1988 NCAA baseball player of the year.