Major League Baseball Draft/1998

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The 1998 June Draft was Tampa Bay's first as a full participant at the Major League level. However, they had to wait for quite some time before even making their first pick: they lost their selections in each of the first three rounds due to signing three Type-A Free Agents in the prior offseason. Their first- and second-round selections went to San Francisco as compensation for pitchers Roberto Hernandez and Wilson Alvarez, their third-round selection went to the Chicago White Sox as compensation for outfielder Dave Martinez.

Devil Rays Picks

Rd. Pick Player Pos. School Signed Other Draft(s)
4 132 Josh Pressley IF Westminster Academy, Fort Lauderdale, FL
5 162 Aubrey Huff IF University of Miami
6 192 Ryan Rupe P Texas A&M University 1993 by New York (NL), 1996 by Kansas City, 1997 by Chicago (NL)
7 222 John Jacobs IF Marin Catholic HS, San Rafael, CA
8 252 Joe Kennedy P Grossmont College
9 282 Brian Martin C Central Union HS, El Centro, CA
10 312 Ben Keiter P Arvada West HS, Arvada, CO Did not sign 2001 by Texas
11 342 Steve Goodson OF Cowley County HS, Harrah, OK
12 372 Adam Flohr P Portland State University 1996 by Los Angeles (NL)
13 402 Patrick Dickson P Dalton HS, Dalton, GA
14 432 Pat Hertzel P Kansas State University
15 462 Charles Armstrong P Contra Costa College 1996 by New York (AL)
16 492 Neal Frendling P Lake Central HS, St. John, IN Did not sign
17 522 Mike Rodriguez OF Cooper City HS, Cooper City, FL Did not sign 2001 by Houston
18 552 Brandon Backe IF Galveston College 1996 by Milwaukee
19 582 Arthur Garland OF Santa Ana College Did not sign 1997 by Milwaukee
20 612 Preston Larrison P West HS, Aurora, IL Did not sign 2001 by Detroit
21 642 Darin Moore P University of the Pacific Did not sign 1995 by Baltimore, 1999 by Oakland
22 672 Dan Grummitt IF Shawnee State University
23 702 Frank Moore IF Middle Georgia College 1996 by Pittsburgh
24 732 Ryan Jorgensen C San Jacinto College Did not sign 1997 by Tampa Bay, 2000 by Chicago (NL)
25 762 Talley Haines P Freed Hardeman HS, Cape Giardeau, MO
26 792 George Moran P Red Bluff HS, Red Bluff, CA Did not sign
27 822 Jim Lira P Laredo Junior College
28 852 Chadwick Cossette C Edmonds Community College Did not sign
29 882 Jeremy Manning P Pitt Community College Did not sign
30 912 Gary Welch P Howard College Did not sign
31 942 Chris Wailand P Manatee HS, Bradenton, FL Did not sign 2000 by Texas
32 972 Sean Mahoney OF Florida International University
33 1002 Rudolph Frolish P Ansonia HS, Ansonia, CT Did not sign
34 1032 Matt Schuldt P University of Nebraska at Lincoln 1994 & 1995 by San Francisco, 1996 by Detroit
35 1062 Monte MacGillivray P Mount San Jacinto College
36 1092 Tim Olson IF Hutchinson Community College Did not sign 2000 by Arizona
37 1122 Brandon Medders P Hillcrest HS, Duncanville, AL Did not sign 1999 by Kansas City, 2001 by Arizona
38 1152 Andrew Cook P Antioch HS, Antioch, CA Did not sign
39 1182 Edwin Rodriguez IF Ponce HS, Ponce, PR Did not sign
40 1212 Michael McCuan P Butler County Community College Did not sign
41 1242 Jeff Bruksch P Beverly Hills HS, Beverly Hills, CA Did not sign 2001 by Oakland
42 1271 Dane Hutchens P McLennan Community College Did not sign
43 1299 Brandon Culp P Wallace State Community College Did not sign 2000 by Cincinnati
44 1325 Mark Carter P Hewitt HS, Trussville, AL Did not sign 1999 by Tampa Bay, 2001 by Chicago (NL)
45 1350 Harold Godeill OF Modesto Junior College Did not sign
46 1372 Cody Getz P College of Eastern Utah 1997 by St. Louis
47 1393 Lee Stephens IF Stetson University Did not sign
48 1413 Mike Jacobs C Hilltop HS, Chula Vista, CA Did not sign 1999 by New York (NL)
49 1430 Justin Hancock IF Bloomingdale HS, Brandon, FL Did not sign 2002 by Anaheim
50 1445 Luis Candelaria OF Hill College Did not sign
  • 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.

Other Notable Selections

Rd. Pick Player Pos. School Team Notes
1 10 Carlos Peña IF Northeastern University Texas Played with Tampa Bay 2007-10 & 2012