With the first pick of the draft, the New York Mets selected fireballing lefty starter Walt Hernandez from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The 22 year old with a devastating fastball had a dominant college career and will do more of the same at the big league level, to the delight of the Shea Stadium crowds.
Next in the top four of this season's draft were three big hitting high school infielders: shortstop Doug Stewart (#2 Florida Marlins), shortstop Tom Tucker (#3 Portland Beavers), and second baseman Bingo Miller (#4 New York Yankees). Rounding out the top five is big Canadian southpaw Eddie Craddock, who spent a season at his local community college working on his impressive splitter and fastball. Expect great things form this draft class, which was one of the deepest in years.