First Overall picks in the MLB Draft

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The Rule 4 draft was instituted in 1965 and Kansas City took this outfielder first overall. He was an all-star in 1968 and 1978 and a member of the 1981 Word Series Champion Dodger
One of two national league franchises that has had 5 #1 overall picks, tops in baseball.
With Jason Isringhausen and Bill Pulsipher, this 1994 #1 overall was part of the 'Generation K.'
This 1995 # 1 overall was the starting punter on the 1994 Nebraska Cornhuskers national champion.
Either of the two players taken first overall who retired without appearing in a major league game. They were both taken by New York-based teams.
When the Astros took this Cal State-Fullerton 3B first overall, scout and former back-to-back MVP Hal Newhouser resigned in protest. He had advocated for Derek Jeter who went 6th.
The 1969 pick, he may be as well remembered today for coaching his later-major leaguer son's little leage team to two little league world series titles.
This # 1 overall pick and 2009 all-star was only 19 -- the youngest player in the majors -- when he made his major league debut exactly three years after his older brother.
In 2004 the Padres selected this local HS shortstop, who may one day add to the list of #1 picks who never made the majors
No number #1 pick has been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. This 1987 #1 overall pick -- the oldest #1 overall pick still active -- seems likely to be the first.
The only institution to have more than #1 overall picks. This school produced the 1965, 1976, and 1978 picks.
Despite a lackluster career, this 1989 # 1 overall appeared on the July 18, 1994 'Rare Birds' cover of Sports Illustrated with then-teammate Mike Mussina.
With 583 HRs coming into the 2010 season. he is a good bet to someday become the career home run leader among #1 overall picks, but for now he's still chasing a former teammate.
When this hometown favorite was taken in 2001, the franchise taking him was roundly criticized for passing over Mark Prior to save money.
This 1988 # 1 overall was an all-star in 1993 and won 155 games or 126 more than his younger brother.
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The Mariners didn't exist in 1965 when the draft was instituted, but neither did this franchis which is tied with the Mariners for most #1 overall picks in the American League.
This Pirate, Met, Oriole, Ranger, and Diamondback has often been overshadowed by his outspoken wife.
This 1973 #1 overall moved right into the Rangers rotation. Arm troubles soon derailed his career.
The Cubs drafted this high school SS #1 overall in 1982, he played 18 major league seasons, was an all-star in '88 and '90 for Chicago. He also played in the 2002 World Series.
This 2007 #1 overall was the winning pitcher in Game 2 of the 2008 ALCS before he had ever won a regular season game.
This 1978 Atlanta Brave draftee was the first #1 overall pick to win a Rookie of the Year award when he took home the NL RoY the year he was drafted.
A Fort Worth Cat out of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, the Royals made him the only #1 overall selection not taken from a school.
The only other #1 overall to take home a RoY award. He hit 335 home runs, made eight all-star teams, and earned 4 World Series rings. Still we ask what could have been.
With 6 all-star teams and an MVP to his credit, this player has played his entire career for the team that took him #1 overall in 1990.
Over his 18-year major league career, this 1985 #1 played every position but pitcher. He made his only all-star in 1999 as an Oriole outfielder.
Another #1 overall pick with a major league brother, he was selected in 2003 and has thus far not lived up to his promise in stints with the Rays and Twins.
Bill Almon, the #1 overall pick in 1974, has the distinction of being the only #1 pick selected from an Ivy League school. He played shortstop for this school.
He was drafted #1 overall in 1977 and played 22 seasons, including three separate stints with both the White Sox and Orioles.
The first pick in the 1998 Rule 4 draft, won a World Series in 2008 and then signed with the team that lost the '08 Series.
In 2008, as a sophomore at San Diego State University, this future #1 overall went 8–3, with a 1.57 earned run average and 133 strikeouts in 97⅓ innings for the San Diego State

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