All in all, that’s a pretty decent mlb career, even if burrell never was quite a household name. This column will rank the 20 players who were selected with one of the first two picks in every draft from 1990 through 1999. A 14-time all-star and three-time al mvp, rodriguez amassed surreal numbers over 22 combined seasons with the mariners, texas rangers and new york yankees. 65 era on his way to indian river junior college. Pegged him as “scary to watch but scary to hit off also” and figured he’d top out as a reliever even if he stayed healthy), oswalt pitched so well that second season at holmes that he was trending toward first-round territory. Do puerto rican players belong in a stateside or a potential international draft? as the island puts its best prospects forward for the 2015 draft, most caribbean-based scouts agree that there won’t be a puerto rican player taken in the first round like in 2012 when carlos correa was drafted no. Pumphrey, a 6-foot-6 right-hander who is a member now of the anne arundel county sports hall of fame board of directors, was drafted by the new york mets and spent time with both the mets’ and phillies’ class aaa teams.
Josh beckett – 2nd overall, 1999
In fact, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound texan was named the 2007 alcs mvp. As a quarterback, he passed for more than 3,000 yards and 27 touchdowns during his career at the school.