Major League Baseball Draft/1996

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The 1996 June Draft began on June 4.

Devil Rays Picks

Rd. Pick Player Pos. School Signed Other Draft(s)
1 29 Paul Wilder IF Cary HS, Cary, NC
2 64 Doug Johnson IF Buchholz HS, Gainesville, FL June 13[1]
3 94 Ed Kofler P Tarpon Springs HS, Tarpon Springs, FL June 15[2]
4 124 Cedrick Bowers P Chiefland HS, Chiefland, FL June 6[3]
5 154 Alex Sanchez OF Miami-Dade College June 6[3]
6 184 Elliot Brown P Auburn University June 12[4] 1994 by Cleveland
7 214 Mickey Callaway P University of Mississippi June 11[5] 1993 by San Francisco
8 244 Matt Quatraro OF Old Dominion University June 5[6]
9 274 Denis Pujals P University of Miami June 12[4] 1991 by Chicago (AL), 1995 by New York (AL)
10 304 Chie Gunner OF Grandview HS, Grandview, MO June 5[6]
11 334 Robert Cafaro P Southern Connecticut State University June 6[3]
12 364 Scott Madison P Rutgers University June 7[7]
13 394 Shawn Stutz P Florida International University June 6[3]
14 424 Delvin James P Nacogdoches HS, Nacogdoches, TX June 12[4]
15 454 John Kaufman P University of Florida
16 484 Jared Sandberg IF Capital HS, Olympia, WA
17 514 Mike DeCelle OF University of Miami June 11[5]
18 544 Brad Weber P Indiana University-Bloomington June 6[3]
19 574 Ryan Ledden P Parkview HS, Lilburn, GA
20 604 Jamie Ebling IF Florida Southern College June 14[8]
21 634 Trey Salinas C University of Texas at Austin June 10[9] 1994 by Texas
22 664 Luke Owens-Bragg IF University of California, Riverside June 7[7]
23 694 Russ Jacobson C Horizon HS, Scottsdale, AZ Did not sign 1999 by Philadelphia
24 724 Matt Kastelic OF Texas Tech University June 10[9] 1994 by Philadelphia
25 754 Jim Manias P Fairfield University June 7[7]
26 784 Jeff Jankowlak P Wayzata HS, Plymouth, MN
27 814 Kyle Snyder P Riverview HS, Sarasota, FL Did not sign 1999 by Kansas City
28 844 Donny Barker P University of Texas at Austin 1993 by Toronto
29 874 R.J. Howerton P Southeastern Oklahoma State University June 6[3]
30 904 Kyle Whitley P Southeastern Oklahoma State University June 6[3]
31 934 Mark Hale P June 6[3] 1994 by Florida
32 964 Michael Brown P Walters State Community College
33 994 Aaron Bouie P Albion Central HS, Albion, NY Did not sign 2000 by Baltimore
34 1,024 Dan Wheeler P Central Arizona College
35 1,054 Brian Packin IF Randolph HS, Mendham, NJ
36 1,084 Kevin Kay C Forest Park HS, Rex, GA Did not sign 2000 by Anaheim
37 1,114 Derek Mann IF Columbus HS, Columbus, GA
38 1,144 Walter Ward OF Edison College 1995 by Milwaukee
39 1,174 Ryan Mottl P McCluer North HS, Florissant, MO Did not sign 1999 by Texas, 2000 by Cincinnati
40 1,204 Jared Verrall IF Eastern Oregon University June 13[1]
41 1,233 Lance Severence C John A Logan College 1995 by Seattle
42 1,261 Dayle Campbell OF Lynwood HS, Lynwood, CA Did not sign 1999 by Detroit
43 1,288 Jason Smith P Palm Beach Lakes HS, West Palm Beach, FL
44 1,314 Jason Michaels OF Okaloosa-Walton College Did not sign 1994 by San Diego, 1997 by St. Louis, 1998 by Philadelphia
45 1,339 Mike Kimbrell P Southeastern Louisiana University June 10[9] 1993 by Milwaukee, 1995 by St. Louis
46 1,364 Robert Henker P Monte Vista HS, Spring Valley, CA
47 1,388 Jeremy Robinson P St. Amant HS, St. Amant, LA Did not sign 1997 by Tampa Bay
48 1,411 Michael Barraza P Gladstone HS, Covina, CA
49 1,434 Edward Lubbers P Forest Hill HS, West Palm Beach, FL
50 1,457 Bret Stewart P Leesburg HS, Fruitland Park, FL
51 1,478 Jason Briggs P Smithville HS, Smithville, TX
52 1,497 Chris Lagrone OF Seward County Community College
53 1,514 Scott Leon P University of Texas at Austin
54 1,530 L.J. Yankosky P Georgia Institute of Technology Did not sign 1993 by Minnesota, 1998 by Atlanta
55 1,546 Ronnie Merrill IF Jesuit HS, Tampa, FL Did not sign 1999 by San Francisco, 2000 by Detroit
56 1,561 Joel de los Santos IF Burncoat HS, Worcester, MA
57 1,572 Adrian Yother P Middle Georgia College
58 1,582 Clint Kinsey P Fairland HS, Fairland, OK Did not sign 1997 by Tampa Bay
59 1,591 Nate Hilton P Boone HS, Boone, IA Did not sign 1999 by Oakland
60 1,600 John Hensley P Fountain Central HS, Kingman, IN
61 1,607 Nathan Ruhl P Johnson County Community College June 13[1] 1994 by Kansas City
62 1,614 Mike King OF Duke University June 7[7]
63 1,621 T.J. Hill P Saint Leo College
64 1,626 Tony McCladdie IF Middle Georgia College June 10[9]
65 1,631 Don Kivinemi P Bellevue University
66 1,636 Chris Anderson C Southeastern Oklahoma State University June 7[7]
67 1,641 Matt Hoffman P Seminole Community College Did not sign 1995 by Pittsburgh, 1999 by Colorado
68 1,646 Spencer Young P Mingus Union HS, Cottonwood, AZ
69 1,651 Roger Carter P Fort Gibson HS, Fort Gibson, OK
70 1,656 Juan Cruz IF Jefferson HS, Lafayette, IN
71 1,661 Jason Kirk OF Altus HS, Altus, OK
72 1,666 Brad Smith IF Edmond HS, Edmond, OK
73 1,671 Nick Rhodes C Danbury HS, Danbury, CT Did not sign 1997 by Tampa Bay
74 1,676 Chad Pyle IF Christian County HS, Hopkinsville, KY
75 1,681 Michael O'Brien IF Old Bridge HS, Matawan, NJ
76 1,685 Zack Roper IF Tarpon Springs HS, Tarpon Springs, FL Did not sign 1997 by Tampa Bay, 2000 by Anaheim
77 1,689 Keith Brice P Westminster Christian School, Miami, FL
78 1,693 Rashard Casey OF Hoboken HS, Hoboken, NJ Did not sign 1997 by Toronto
79 1,697 Emory Brock OF Parkway West HS, Ballwin, MO
80 1,700 Adrian Espino IF Laredo Junior College
81 1,703 David DeMarco IF Marple Newtown HS, Newtown Square, PA
82 1,706 Victor Sauceda IF Laredo Junior College
83 1,709 Layne Meyer P Parkway West HS, Ballwin, MO Did not sign 1997 by Boston
84 1,711 Scott Diorio P Seward County Community College
85 1,713 Justin Clements IF Manatee Community College
86 1,715 Scott Neuberger OF Tallahassee Community College
87 1,717 David Taylor P Crossroads HS, Pacific Palisades, CA
88 1,719 Shannon Lovan P Christian County HS, Hopkinsville, KY
89 1,721 Travis Phelps P Crowder College
90 1,723 Jack Koch P Miami-Dade College Did not sign 1994 by Boston, 1995 by Chicago (NL), 1997 by New York (AL)
91 1,725 David Hoffman P Danville HS, Danville, IL Did not sign 2000 by Philadelphia
92 1,727 Brian Newton P Juanita HS, Kirkland, WA
93 1,729 Willy Marin P Coral Gables HS, Coral Gables, FL
94 1,731 Blair Barbier P Brother Martin HS, Harvey, LA
95 1,733 Ryan Gripp IF Indianola HS, Indianola, IA Did not sign 1999 by Chicago (NL)
96 1,735 Jerrod Harris C Labelle HS, Labelle, FL
97 1,737 Michael Rose OF Alter HS, Dayton, OH
  • Names in bold indicate players who have appeared in a Major League game for Tampa Bay.
  • Names in italics indicate players who have appeared in a Major League game for any other team.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Topkin, Marc (June 14, 1996). "Latest signee has double vision of future". St. Petersburg Times: p. 4C. 
  2. Topkin, Marc (June 16, 1996). "Tampa Bay signs Tarpon's Kofler". St. Petersburg Times: p. 4C. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Topkin, Marc (June 7, 1996). "Rays select 97, have signed 10". St. Petersburg Times: p. 5C. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Topkin, Marc (June 13, 1996). "3 sign; meeting set with top pick". St. Petersburg Times: p. 5C. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Topkin, Marc (June 12, 1996). "Miami star DeCelle joins fold". St. Petersburg Times: p. 5C. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Chastain, Bill (June 6, 1996). "Devil Rays sign picks Quatraro and Gunner". Tampa Tribune: p. Sports 1. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Topkin, Marc (June 8, 1996). "Numbers game: five draftees sign". St. Petersburg Times: p. 4C. 
  8. Chastain, Bill (June 15, 1996). "Kofler to Sign". Tampa Tribune: p. 5C. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Chastain, Bill (June 11, 1996). "Rays tap into Orlando market". Tampa Tribune: p. Sports 1.