1988 Major League Baseball draft
General information
Date(s)June 1–3, 1988
LocationNew York City
1433[1] total selections
First selectionAndy Benes
San Diego Padres
First round selections30
Hall of Famers
← 1987
1989 →

The 1988 Major League Baseball draft took place June 1–3, 1988, in New York City.[2] The draft saw the San Diego Padres select Andy Benes first overall.

First round selections

The following are the first round picks in the 1988 Major League Baseball draft.

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer
Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
1 Andy Benes San Diego Padres RHP Evansville
2 Mark Lewis Cleveland Indians SS Hamilton (OH) HS
3 Steve Avery Atlanta Braves LHP Kennedy High School (MI)
4 Gregg Olson Baltimore Orioles RHP Auburn
5 Bill Bene Los Angeles Dodgers RHP Cal State Los Angeles
6 Monty Fariss Texas Rangers SS Oklahoma State
7 Willie Ansley Houston Astros OF Plainview (TX) HS
8 Jim Abbott California Angels LHP Michigan
9 Ty Griffin Chicago Cubs 2B Georgia Tech
10 Robin Ventura Chicago White Sox 3B Oklahoma State
11 Pat Combs Philadelphia Phillies LHP Baylor
12 Tom Fischer Boston Red Sox LHP Wisconsin
13 Austin Manahan Pittsburgh Pirates SS Horizon HS (Scottsdale, AZ)
14 Tino Martinez Seattle Mariners 1B Tampa
15 Royce Clayton San Francisco Giants SS St. Bernard HS (Los Angeles, CA)
16 Stan Royer Oakland Athletics C Eastern Illinois
17 Charles Nagy Cleveland Indians RHP UConn
18 Hugh Walker Kansas City Royals OF Jacksonville HS (Sherwood, AR)
19 Dave Wainhouse Montreal Expos RHP Washington State
20 Johnny Ard Minnesota Twins RHP Manatee CC
21 Dave Proctor New York Mets RHP Allen County CC
22 John Ericks St. Louis Cardinals RHP Illinois
23 Brad DuVall St. Louis Cardinals RHP Virginia Tech
24 Alex Fernandez Milwaukee Brewers RHP Pace HS (Milton, FL)
25 Ed Sprague Toronto Blue Jays 3B Stanford
26 Rico Brogna Detroit Tigers 1B Watertown (CT) HS

Supplemental first round selections

Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
27 Jeff Mutis Cleveland Indians LHP Lafayette College
28 Ricky Gutiérrez Baltimore Orioles SS American HS (Hialeah, FL)
29 Ted Wood San Francisco Giants OF University of New Orleans
30 Brian Jordan Saint Louis Cardinals OF University of Richmond


Compensation picks

Other notable players

† All-Star
‡ Hall of Famer

NFL players drafted


  1. ^ "MLB.com draft history". MLB.com. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "Baseball Draft Order". The Morning Call. Allentown, Pennsylvania. AP. May 31, 1988. p. C2. Retrieved January 29, 2024 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Baseball-Reference.com Draft Database

See also