1984 Major League Baseball draft
General information
Date(s)June 1984
LocationMadison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States
839 total selections
First selectionShawn Abner
New York Mets
First round selections28
Hall of Famers
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1985 →

The 1984 Major League Baseball draft took place in June 1984. The draft saw the New York Mets select Shawn Abner first overall.

First round selections

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer

The following are the first round picks in the 1984 Major League Baseball draft.[1]

Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
1 Shawn Abner New York Mets Outfield Mechanicsburg Area High School
2 Bill Swift Seattle Mariners Pitcher University of Maine
3 Drew Hall Chicago Cubs Pitcher Morehead State University
4 Cory Snyder Cleveland Indians Shortstop Brigham Young University
5 Pat Pacillo Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Seton Hall University
6 Erik Pappas California Angels Catcher Mount Carmel High School
7 Mike Dunne St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Bradley University
8 Jay Bell Minnesota Twins Shortstop Gonzalez Tate High School
9 Alan Cockrell San Francisco Giants Outfield University of Tennessee
10 Mark McGwire Oakland Athletics First Base University of Southern California
11 Shane Mack San Diego Padres Outfield UCLA
12 Oddibe McDowell Texas Rangers Outfield Arizona State University
13 Bob Caffrey Montreal Expos Catcher California State University, Fullerton
14 John Marzano Boston Red Sox Catcher Temple Owls
15 Kevin Andersh Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher University of New Mexico
16 Scott Bankhead Kansas City Royals Pitcher North Carolina Tar Heels
17 Don August Houston Astros Pitcher Chapman University
18 Isaiah Clark Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Crockett High School
19 Drew Denson Atlanta Braves First Base Purcell Marian High School
20 Tony Menéndez Chicago White Sox Pitcher American High School
21 Pete Smith Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Burlington High School
22 Jeff Pries New York Yankees Pitcher UCLA
23 Dennis Livingston Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Oklahoma State University
24 Terry Mulholland San Francisco Giants Pitcher Marietta College
25 John Hoover Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Fresno State University
26 David Jerore Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Aquinas High School
27 Gary Green San Diego Padres Shortstop Oklahoma State University
28 Norm Charlton Montreal Expos Pitcher Rice University


Other notable players

† All-Star
‡ Hall of Famer

NFL/CFL players drafted


  1. ^ "MLB First Round Draft Picks - 1984". Retrieved September 16, 2008.
  2. ^ "1st Round of the 1984 MLB June Amateur Draft - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.