1986 Major League Baseball draft
General information
Date(s)June 1986
LocationConference call
First selectionJeff King
Pittsburgh Pirates
First round selections28
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The 1986 Major League Baseball draft was the 22nd MLB draft that took place in 1986. During this draft 21 future all-stars were drafted: Greg Swindell, Matt Williams, Kevin Brown, Gary Sheffield, Roberto Hernández, Jack Armstrong, Dean Palmer, Scott Cooper, Kent Bottenfield, Bo Jackson, Joe Girardi, Pat Hentgen, Tom Gordon, Steve Finley, Rod Beck, Chuck Knoblauch, Rick Reed, Paul Quantrill, John Olerud, Scott Erickson and Todd Jones.

First round selections

The San Francisco Giants selected Matt Williams third overall. Williams is a 5x All-Star, 4x Gold Glove Award winner at third base, 4x Silver Slugger Award winner at third base, and the 2014 National League Manager of the Year.
The Texas Rangers selected Kevin Brown fourth overall. Brown is a 6x All-Star, and a two-time National League ERA leader. He helped lead the Florida Marlins to a World Series victory in 1997.
The Milwaukee Brewers selected Gary Sheffield sixth overall. Sheffield is a 9x All-Star, 5x Silver Slugger (four at outfield and one at third base), and a member of the 500 home run club.

The following are the first round picks in the 1986 Major League Baseball draft.[1]

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer
P0ick Player Team Position Hometown/School
1 Jeff King Pittsburgh Pirates SS University of Arkansas
2 Greg Swindell Cleveland Indians P University of Texas
3 Matt Williams San Francisco Giants 3B UNLV
4 Kevin Brown Texas Rangers P Georgia Tech
5 Kent Mercker Atlanta Braves P Dublin HS (Dublin, OH)
6 Gary Sheffield Milwaukee Brewers SS Hillsborough HS (Tampa, FL)
7 Brad Brink Philadelphia Phillies RHP University of Southern California
8 Patrick Lennon Seattle Mariners SS Whiteville HS (Whiteville, NC)
9 Derrick May Chicago Cubs OF Newark HS (Newark, DE)
10 Derek Parks Minnesota Twins RHP Montclair HS (Montclair, CA)
11 Thomas Howard San Diego Padres OF Ball State University
12 Scott Hemond Oakland Athletics C University of South Florida
13 Ryan Bowen Houston Astros RHP Hanford HS (Hanford, CA)
14 Greg McMurtry Boston Red Sox OF Brockton HS (Brockton, MA)
15 Kevin Dean Montreal Expos OF Hogan HS (Vallejo, CA)
16 Roberto Hernández California Angels RHP University of South Carolina
17 Scott Scudder Cincinnati Reds RHP Prairiland HS (Blossom, TX)
18 Phil Clark Detroit Tigers C Crockett HS (Crockett, TX)
19 Mike White Los Angeles Dodgers OF Loudon HS (Loudon, TN)
20 Grady Hall Chicago White Sox LHP Northwestern University
21 Lee May Jr. New York Mets OF Purcell Marian HS (Cincinnati, OH)
22 Lee Stevens California Angels OF Lawrence, HS (Lawrence, KS)
23 Luis Alicea St. Louis Cardinals 2B Florida State University
24 Tony Clements Kansas City Royals SS Don Antonio Lugo (Chino, CA)
25 Terry Carr California Angels OF Bennett HS (Salisbury, MD)
26 Earl Sanders Toronto Blue Jays RHP Jackson State University
27 Mike Fetters California Angels RHP Pepperdine University
28 Daryl Green California Angels RHP Nacogdoches HS (Nacogdoches, TX)

Other notable players

† All-Star
‡ Hall of Famer

Other professional athletes drafted


  1. ^ "MLB First Round Draft Picks - 1986". Retrieved April 4, 2008.