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2002 Major League Baseball draft

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2002 Major League Baseball draft
General information
Date(s)June 4–5, 2002
First selectionBryan Bullington
Pittsburgh Pirates
← 2001
2003 →

The 2002 Major League Baseball draft, was held on June 4 and 5.

It is featured in Michael Lewis' 2003 book Moneyball.

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First round selections

= All-Star
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Bryan Bullington Pittsburgh Pirates RHP Ball State University
2 B. J. Upton Tampa Bay Devil Rays CF Greenbrier Christian Academy (VA)
3 Chris Gruler Cincinnati Reds RHP Liberty Union High School (Calif.)
4 Adam Loewen Baltimore Orioles LHP Fraser Valley Christian High School (CAN)
5 Clint Everts Montreal Expos RHP Cypress Falls High School (TX)
6 Zack Greinke Kansas City Royals RHP Apopka High School (FL)
7 Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers 1B Eau Gallie High School (FL)
8 Scott Moore Detroit Tigers SS Cypress High School (CA)
9 Jeff Francis Colorado Rockies LHP University of British Columbia
10 Drew Meyer Texas Rangers SS/2B University of South Carolina
11 Jeremy Hermida Florida Marlins OF Joseph Wheeler High School (GA)
12 Joe Saunders Anaheim Angels LHP Virginia Tech
13 Khalil Greene San Diego Padres SS Clemson University
14 Russ Adams Toronto Blue Jays SS University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
15 Scott Kazmir New York Mets LHP Cypress Falls High School (TX)
16 Nick Swisher Oakland Athletics[Compensation 1] 1B Ohio State University
17 Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies LHP Rancho Bernardo High School (Calif.)
18 Royce Ring Chicago White Sox LHP San Diego State University
19 James Loney Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Lawrence E. Elkins High School (TX)
20 Denard Span Minnesota Twins OF Tampa Catholic High School (FL)
21 Bobby Brownlie Chicago Cubs RHP Rutgers University–New Brunswick
22 Jeremy Guthrie Cleveland Indians RHP Stanford University
23 Jeff Francoeur Atlanta Braves OF Parkview High School (GA)
24 Joe Blanton Oakland Athletics[Compensation 2] RHP University of Kentucky
25 Matt Cain San Francisco Giants RHP Houston High School (TN)
26 John McCurdy Oakland Athletics SS University of Maryland, College Park
27 Sergio Santos Arizona Diamondbacks SS Mater Dei High School (Calif.)
28 John Mayberry Jr.* Seattle Mariners 1B Rockhurst High School (MO)
29 Derick Grigsby Houston Astros RHP Northeast Texas Community College
30 Ben Fritz Oakland Athletics[Compensation 3] RHP California State University, Fresno

Supplemental first round compensation selections

Pick Player Team Position School
31 Greg Miller Los Angeles Dodgers[Compensation 4] LHP Esperanza High School (Calif.)
32 Luke Hagerty Chicago Cubs[Compensation 5] LHP Ball State University
33 Matt Whitney Cleveland Indians[Compensation 6] 1B Palm Beach Gardens Community High School (FL)
34 Dan Meyer Atlanta Braves[Compensation 7] LHP James Madison University
35 Jeremy Brown Oakland Athletics[Compensation 8] C University of Alabama
36 Chadd Blasko Chicago Cubs[Compensation 9] RHP Purdue University
37 Steve Obenchain Oakland Athletics[Compensation 10] RHP University of Evansville
38 Matt Clanton Chicago Cubs[Compensation 11] RHP Orange Coast College
39 Mark Teahen Oakland Athletics[Compensation 12] 3B Saint Mary's College of California
40 Mark Schramek Cincinnati Reds[Compensation 13] RHP University of Texas at Austin
41 Micah Schilling Cleveland Indians[Compensation 14] 2B Silliman Institute
  • *Did Not Sign With Team

Compensation picks

  1. ^ Pick from Boston Red Sox as compensation for signing of free agent Johnny Damon
  2. ^ Pick from New York Yankees as compensation for signing of free agent Jason Giambi
  3. ^ Pick from St. Louis Cardinals as compensation for signing of free agent Jason Isringhausen
  4. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Chan Ho Park
  5. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent David Weathers
  6. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Juan Gonzalez
  7. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Steve Karsay
  8. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Jason Giambi
  9. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Rondell White
  10. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Jason Isringhausen
  11. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Todd Van Poppel
  12. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Johnny Damon
  13. ^ Supplemental pick for failure to sign 2001 No. 1 choice Jeremy Sowers
  14. ^ Supplemental pick for failure to sign 2001 No.1 choice Alan Horne


The Pittsburgh Pirates selected 21-year-old right-handed pitcher Bryan Bullington with the first overall pick in the 2002 First-Year Player Draft. The 6'5", 225-pound hurler was ranked by Baseball America as having the best breaking ball and best command among all college pitchers.

In his three-year career at Ball State, Bullington posted a 29–11 record, 13 complete games and a 3.36 ERA in 46 games (42 starts). He is the university's all-time leader in strikeouts (357) and was a member of the 2001 USA National team. As a freshman, Bullington garnered all-conference honors and led the MAC in strikeouts. He was also named MAC Pitcher-of-the-Year for 2001 and 2002. Bullington set a MAC record in strikeouts and led the league in victories and ERA in 2002.

Other notable selections in the first round included Prince Fielder (Brewers), son of former Major Leaguer Cecil Fielder; and John Mayberry Jr. (Mariners), son of former Major Leaguer John Mayberry.[1]

This draft was discussed at length in the Michael Lewis book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, which analyzed Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's approach to player scouting and development.

Other notable players

NFL players drafted


  1. ^ "Background on the 2002 MLB Draft". Retrieved 2008-07-16.

External links

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