1998 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 June 1998.

1998 Draft Picks
Round Name School Pos
1 -- (Choice to Royals as compensation for Type A free agent Jay Bell) --
2 -- (Choice to Tigers as compensation for Type A free agent Willie Blair) --
3 Darryl Conyer Mission Bay HS, San Diego OF
4 Javier Lopez U. of Virginia LHP
5 J.D. Closser Monroe HS, Alexandria, Ind C
6 Jeremy McCarty Ouachita Parish HS, Monroe, La OF
7 Jeff Pass Chrysler HS, New Castle, Ind LHP
8 Andrew Good Rochester HS, Rochester Hills, Mich RHP
9 Brendan Fuller Clearwater (Fla.) HS RHP
10 Tom Kail Baldwin HS, Pittsburgh OF
11 Hector Cruz Florida College SS
12 Victor Hall Monroe HS, Arleta, Calif OF
13 Brian Sager Branford (Conn.) HS RHP
14 Dan Meier Arizona State U OF
15 Chris Cervantes Pima (Ariz.) CC LHP
16 Heath Corbett McMinn County HS, Athens, Tenn OF
17 Lamar Sturdivant Woodbury (N.J.) HS OF
18 Bret Prinz Phoenix JC RHP
19 Jeff Barndollar Saddleback (Calif.) CC RHP
20 John Egly Mountain View HS, Liberty, Mo 3B
21 Paul Giambalvo U. of South Florida RHP
22 Ryan Blake Glenn HS, Kernersville, N.C C
23 Robert Hammock U. of Georgia C
24 Troy Niehaus Eastern Michigan U LHP
25 Steven Neal Pratt (Kan.) CC 1B
26 Jason Reuss Canyon HS, Anaheim 1B
27 Mario Knorr El Capitan HS, Lakeside, Calif OF
28 Justin Santonocito Mercyhurst (Pa.) College SS
29 Mike Koplove U. of Delaware RHP-SS
30 Charles Manning Polk (Fla.) CC LHP
31 Carl Makowsky Conroe (Texas) HS RHP
32 Mario Glaser Edmonds (Wash.) CC RHP
33 Horace Lawrence El Cerrito HS, Richmond, Calif LHP
34 Justin Kees Southern Illinois U RHP
35 Russ Bayer Naperville (Ill.) North HS LHP
36 James Rinne Illinois Wesleyan U OF
37 Matt White Western Oregon U RHP
38 Justin Crivello Edmonds (Wash.) CC LHP
39 Kirk Bolling Saddleback (Calif.) CC RHP-3B
40 John Gouzd Fairmont (W.Va.) Senior HS RHP
41 Justin Beasley Butler U C
42 Jody Fuller U. of Tennessee-Martin RHP
43 Adam Neubart Rutgers U OF
44 Courtney Hall Edmonds (Wash.) CC RHP
45 Wilton Reynolds Monte Vista HS, Spring Valley, Calif OF
46 Ben Mitchell Scottsdale (Ariz.) CC RHP
47 Cole Saben Portland Lutheran HS, Portland, Ore RHP
48 Bryon Gribbons Cooper City (Fla.) HS RHP
49 Joseph Bunton Bell HS, Cudahy, Calif 3B
50 Lucas Gruner Mayfair HS, Long Beach C