1996 Draft Picks

Each year in June, Major League Baseball holds their amateur draft where franchises are able to select players in high school and college.  These players are then assigned to a minor league affiliate to begin their advancement in hopes of some day making the major league roster.  Here you will find the draft selections made by the Arizona Diamondbacks from their inaugural draft in June 1996.

1996 Draft Picks
Round Name School Pos
1 Nick Bierbrodt Robert A. Millikan High School Long Beach, CA LHP
2 Jerry Proctor John Muir High School Pasadena, CA OF
3 Mark Osborne Lee County High School Sanford, NC C
4 Josh McAfee Farmington High School NM C
5 Brad Penny Broken Arrow High School OK RHP
6 Eric Putt Deltona High School FL RHP
7 Casey Fossum Midway High School Waco, TX LHP
8 Joe Verplancke California college RHP
9 Marc Van Wormer Prescott High School AZ RHP
10 George Oleksik Middle Tennessee State RHP
11 Ron Hartman Maryland 3B
12 Michael Broughton Northwood SS
13 Ben Norris Westwood High School Austin TX LHP
14 James Gann University of Oklahoma OF
15 Reginald Davis Agusta College Winston, GA C