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The Five Best Players Picked No. 1 in the MLB Draft Since 1984

Published by on June 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Washington Nationals selected San Diego State University pitching sensation Stephen Strasburg (13-1, 1.32 ERA), 20, with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball Draft Tuesday at the MLB Network Studios in Seacaucus, N.J.

In recognition of the draft, I decided to rank the five most accomplished players selected first overall in the past quarter century.


1. Ken Griffey, Jr.

After Griffey, 39, completed his stellar high school career at Archbishop Moeller High School in Ohio where he was named his league’s Player of the Year in both the 1986 and 1987 seasons, “The Kid” was selected by the Seattle Mariners with the first overall pick in the 1987 amateur draft.

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