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April 2, 2010

The 21 players who have skipped the Minors and gone to the Majors

Filed under: MLB — The Wizard @ April 2, 2010 11:05 pm


Spring of Leake
After being named the Reds’ fifth starter, Mike Leake became the 13th pitcher and 21st player overall to be selected in the First-Year Player Draft and skip the Minor Leagues completely.
Draft Player School MLB team
Spring 2009 Mike Leake* Arizona St. Reds
Spring 2000 Xavier Nady Cal-Berkeley Padres
Spring 1995 Ariel Prieto* Fajardo University (Cuba) A’s
Spring 1993 Darren Dreifort* Wichita State Dodgers
Spring 1989 John Olerud Washington St. Blue Jays
Spring 1988 Jim Abbott* Michigan Angels
Spring 1985 Pete Incaviglia Oklahoma St. Expos
Spring 1978 Tim Conroy* Gateway H.S. (PA) A’s
Spring 1978 Bob Horner Arizona St. Braves
Spring 1978 Brian Milner Southwest H.S. (TX) Blue Jays
Spring 1978 Mike Morgan* Valley H.S. (NV) A’s
Spring 1973 David Clyde* Westchester H.S. (TX) Rangers
Spring 1973 Dave Winfield Minnesota Padres
Spring 1973 Eddie Bane* Arizona St. Twins
Winter 1973 Dick Ruthven* Fresno St. Phillies
Spring 1972 Dave Roberts Oregon Padres
Spring 1971 Pete Broberg* Dartmouth Senators
Spring 1971 Rob Ellis Michigan St. Brewers
Spring 1971 Burt Hooton* Texas Cubs
Spring 1969 Steve Dunning* Stanford Indians
Spring 1967 Mike Adamson* South Carolina Orioles

*Denotes pitcher


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