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Orioles First-Round Draft Picks Since 1989

May 31, 2019
PressBox looks back at the Orioles' first-round draft picks since 1989, when Baltimore drafted LSU pitcher Ben McDonald with the No. 1 overall pick.

Year Pick Player Position School MLB Games Played *
2018 11 Grayson Rodriguez RHP Central Heights High School (Texas) 0
2017 21 DL Hall LHP Valdosta High School (Ga.) 0
2016 27 Cody Sedlock RHP Illinois 0
2015 25 DJ Stewart OF Florida State 17
2015 36 Ryan Mountcastle INF Hagerty High School (Fla.) 0
2013 22 Hunter Harvey RHP Bandys High School (N.C.) 0
2012 4 Kevin Gausman RHP LSU 168
2011 4 Dylan Bundy RHP Owasso High School (Okla.) 105
2010 3 Manny Machado INF Brito Private (Fla.) 966
2009 5 Matt Hobgood RHP Norco High School (Calif.) 0
2008 4 Brian Matusz LHP University of San Diego 280
2007 5 Matt Wieters C Georgia Tech 1,093
2006 9 Billy Rowell INF Bishop Eustace Prep (N.J.) 0
2005 13 Brandon Snyder C Westfield High School (Va.) 122
2004 8 Wade Townsend RHP Rice 0
2003 7 Nick Markakis OF Young Harris College (Ga.) 2,042
2002 4 Adam Loewen LHP Surrey, B.C. 77
2001 7 Chris Smith LHP Cumberland University (Tenn.) 0
2001 19 Mike Fontenot INF LSU 582
2000 14 Beau Hale RHP Texas 0
1999 13 Mike Paradis RHP Clemson 0
1999 18 Richard Stahl LHP Newton County High School (Ga.) 0
1999 21 Larry Bigbie OF Ball State 392
1999 23 Keith Reed OF Providence College 6
1998 26 Rick Elder OF Sprayberry High School (Ga.) 0
1997 22 Jayson Werth C Glenwood High School (Ill.) 1,583
1997 26 Darnell McDonald OF Cherry Creek High School (Co.) 331
1995 21 Alvie Shepherd RHP Nebraska 0
1993 19 Jay Powell RHP Mississippi State 512
1992 4 Jeffrey Hammonds OF Stanford 957
1991 9 Mark Smith OF Southern California 414
1990 20 Mike Mussina RHP Stanford 537
1989 1 Ben McDonald RHP LSU 211

* MLB Games Played as of May 13, 2019


Note: This list does not include picks in the compensation or competitive-balance rounds.

Photo Credit: Mitch Stringer/PressBox

Issue 254: May 2019 

Originally published May 15, 2019