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1997 Cleveland Indians Draft Picks

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  • RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    128Tim DrewPHigh SchoolLowndes County (Valdosta,GA)HSHSGAYesP6-1195RR1978-08-31Valdosta,GA
    1997-  1-  28-CLE
    MLB2000-20041997-2008
    141Jason FitzgeraldOFCollegeTulaneNCAA 1---LAYesOF-1B6-1190LL1975-09-16New Orleans,LA
    1997-  1-  41-CLE
    AAA1995-2005
    267Edgar CruzCHigh SchoolVocational Tech (Juncos,PR)HSHSPRYesC6-3195RR1978-08-12Juncos,PR
    1997-  2-  67-CLE
    AA1997-2004
    279Rob VaelPCollegeEastern Utah CCNJCAA---UTYesP6-3200RR1976-01-08Surrey,BC
    1997-  2-  79-CLE
    AA1997-2002
    3111Rob PugmirePHigh SchoolCascade (Everett,WA)HSHSWAYesP6-3205RR1978-09-05Seattle,WA
    1997-  3- 111-CLE
    AA1997-2001
    4141Eric ThompsonOFHigh SchoolWestover (Fayetteville,NC)HSHSNCYesOF6-0170LL1979-05-01Fayetteville,NC
    1997-  4- 141-CLE
    A1998-2001
    5171Jon HamiltonOF-PCollegeOhlone CollegeCCCAA---CAYesOF-1B6-1195LL1977-10-23Walnut Creek,CA
    1997-  5- 171-CLE
    AAA1997-2004
    6201Brian Benefield2BCollegeTexas A&MNCAA 1JrTXYes2B-3B6-0181RR1976-08-12Dallas,TX
    1997-  6- 201-CLE
    AA1996-2001
    7231Mark TurnbowPHigh SchoolHardin County (Savannah,TN)HSHSTNYesP6-3205RR1978-11-26Saltillo,TN
    1997-  7- 231-CLE
    AA1997-2001
    8261Johnnie WheelerIhPCollegeConnors State CollegeNJCAA---OKYesP6-3175LL1977-12-24Bristow,OK
    1997-  8- 261-CLE
    Rk1997-1997
    9291Dustan MohrOFCollegeAlabamaNCAA 1---ALYesOF-RF6-0210RR1976-06-19Hattiesburg,MS
    1997-  9- 291-CLE
    MLB2001-20071997-2010
    10321Joe Kilburg2B-OFCollegeStanfordNCAA 1---CAYes2B-OF5-11180LR1975-12-20Bay Village,OH
    1997- 10- 321-CLE
    AAA1995-2005
    11351Daniel JahnPHigh SchoolFranklin (Seattle,WA)HSHSWANoP6-4190LL1978-12-01Seattle,WA
    1997- 11- 351-CLE
    NCAA1998-2000
    12381Brad FreemanSSCollegeMississippi StateNCAA 1---MSNoSS-3B6-2210RR1975-09-13Memphis,TN
    1998-  7- 198-SLN
    A+1995-1999
    13411Chad HawkinsPCollegeNavarro CollegeNJCAA---TXNoP6-7205RR1978-07-24Sherman,TX
    2000-  1-  39-TEX
    A+1999-2002
    14441Mike HughespCollegeSt. John'sNCAA 1JrNYYesP6-1192LL1975-12-05Bethpage,NY
    1997- 14- 441-CLE
    A1999-2000
    15471Tyler SwinburnsonPCollegeOregon StateNCAA 1---ORYesP6-4200RR1975-08-05La Mesa,CA
    1997- 15- 471-CLE
    A-1995-2002
    16501Denny NewpCollegePanola CollegeNJCAA---TXNoP6-3197LL1978-02-15Carrollton,TX
    1997- 16- 501-CLE
    Indy1999-2002
    17531Brian ShackelfordpCollegeOklahomaNCAA 1---OKNoOF-P6-1190LL1976-08-30McAlester,OK
    1998- 13- 377-KCA
    MLB2005-20061995-2008
    18561Troy SilvaPCollegeLewis-Clark State CollegeNAIA---IDYesP6-2205RR1975-10-15Atascadero,CA
    1997- 18- 561-CLE
    A1997-2002
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    19591Devon NicholsonripCollegeSacramento City CollegeCCCAA---CANoP6-1182RR1977-11-01Santa Rosa,CA
    1997- 19- 591-CLE
    NCAA2000-2001
    20621Nicholas WaakpHigh SchoolChugiak (Eagle River,AK)HSHSAKNoP6-3170RR1978-08-30Eagle River,AK
    1997- 20- 621-CLE
    ---
    21651Erick RosaCCollegeWestern KentuckyNCAA 1---KYYesC5-11185RR1975-03-05Rio Piedras,PR
    1997- 21- 651-CLE
    A-1997-1997
    22681Kelly DampeerSSCollegeRadfordNCAA 1---VAYes2B-3B5-11190RR1975-01-25Roanoke,VA
    1997- 22- 681-CLE
    A1997-1999
    23711Heath Bender1BCollegeMemphisNCAA 1---TNYes1B6-4230LL1975-04-16Rock Island,IL
    1997- 23- 711-CLE
    A-1994-1998
    24741Reggie NelsonSSHigh SchoolMission Bay (San Diego,CA)HSHSCANo2B-SS5-10165RR1979-03-30San Diego,CA
    1997- 24- 741-CLE
    A+1998-2002
    25771Ryan UpshawOFCollegeNew Mexico StateNCAA 1---NMYesOF6-0200RR1975-01-21Humble,TX
    1997- 25- 771-CLE
    A-1997-1998
    26801Chris JacksonCHigh SchoolMountain Brook (Mountain Brook,AL)HSHSALYesC-OF6-2200RR1979-03-07Birmingham,AL
    1997- 26- 801-CLE
    Rk1998-1999
    27831Todd Harding2BCollegeLane CollegeNAIA---TNYes3B-OF6-0180RR1977-09-14Eugene,OR
    1997- 27- 831-CLE
    Rk1997-1998
    28861Derek WiggintonOFHigh SchoolFather Ryan (Nashville,TN)HSHSTNNoOF6-1215LL1979-04-20Nashville,TN
    2000- 13- 382-CHA
    A1999-2002
    29891Courtney HallpHigh SchoolMeadowdale (Lynnwood,WA)HSHSWANoP6-5220RR1979-02-13Mt. Vernon,WA
    1998- 44-1326-ARI
    Indy2001-2006
    30921Francis PaisopHigh SchoolEncinal (Alameda,CA)HSHSCANoP5-10175LL1978-11-22Alameda,CA
    1997- 30- 921-CLE
    ---
    31951Brandon Smith1BHigh SchoolCanyon (Anaheim,CA)HSHSCANoP6-3196RR1980-02-18Houston,TX
    2002- 18- 538-BOS
    A2000-2005
    32981Jason BasilCHigh SchoolSt. Xavier (Cincinnati,OH)HSHSOHNo3B-1B6-3225RR1978-08-05Cincinnati,OH
    2001- 15- 461-OAK
    A+2001-2003
    331011Anthony JacksonOfHigh SchoolWilde Lake (Columbia,MD)HSHSMDNoOF6-2190RR1979-05-19Columbia,MD
    1997- 33-1011-CLE
    ---
    341041Jonathon RouwenhorstpHigh SchoolBrethren Christian (Huntington Beach,CA)HSHSCANoP6-1175LL1979-09-25Bellflower,CA
    1997- 34-1041-CLE
    AAA2001-2009
    351071Kris McWhirterpHigh SchoolDavidson Academy (Nashville,TN)HSHSTNNoP6-4195LR1979-05-11Nashville,TN
    1999- 22- 669-CHA
    AAA1999-2003
    361101Danny BorrellIhpHigh SchoolLee County (Sanford,NC)HSHSNCNoP6-3200LL1979-01-24Lansdale,PA
    2000-  2-  68-NYA
    AAA1998-2008
    371131Ryan SatterwhiteCHigh SchoolTate (Cantonment,FL)HSHSFLNoC6-5230RR1978-11-20Pensacola,FL
    1997- 37-1131-CLE
    ---
    381161Austin RobertspHigh SchoolElma (Elma,WA)HSHSWANoP6-3200RR1978-08-24Elma,WA
    1997- 38-1161-CLE
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    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    391191Brandon WheelerPCollegeHillsborough CCNJCAA---FLNoP6-3175RR1978-01-21Clearwater,FL
    1997- 39-1191-CLE
    ---
    401221Brandon MauerCHigh SchoolLake Stevens (Lake Stevens,WA)HSHSWANoC------------------
    1998- 46-1364-CLE
    ---
    411248Brad DrummondpHigh SchoolLiberty (Renton,WA)HSHSWANoP6-1170RR1978-07-05Renton,WA
    1997- 41-1248-CLE
    ---
    421273Ryan Haley2BCollegeCentral OklahomaNCAA 2---OKYesC-2B6-1185LR1975-11-21Chandler,OK
    1997- 42-1273-CLE
    A1991-1999
    431296Danny AlvarezPCollegeFlorida IntlNCAA 1---FLYesP6-2185RR1976-04-14Miami,FL
    1997- 43-1296-CLE
    A-1996-1997
    441318Joey ColePCollegeHoward CollegeNJCAAFrTXNoP6-8255RR1977-09-15Nacogdoches,TX
    1999- 11- 346-NYN
    AAA1999-2006
    451339Brian SeeverofCollegeSacramento City CollegeCCCAA---CANoOF6-0196RR1976-08-18Fairfield,CA
    1997- 45-1339-CLE
    A1998-2001
    461358Jeff ParkerpHigh SchoolJames Martin (Arlington,TX)HSHSTXNoP6-5175RR1978-08-31Arlington,TX
    1997- 46-1358-CLE
    Indy2002-2002
    471376Justin HuttonCHigh SchoolTyee (Tukwila,WA)HSHSWANoC6-2235RR1978-08-29Tukwila,WA
    1997- 47-1376-CLE
    ---
    481393Mark HamiltonIhpCollegePanola CollegeNJCAA---TXNoOF-P6-2210LL1978-04-23Dallas,TX
    2000- 23- 697-HOU
    A+1999-2006
    491410Richard BoothofHigh SchoolWhiteville (Whiteville,NC)HSHSNCNoOF5-8180RR1979-02-11New London,CT
    1997- 49-1410-CLE
    ---
    501425Darnell SanderslBHigh SchoolWarrensville Heights (Warrensville Heights,OH)HSHSOHNoLB6-5260------1979-03-16Warrensville Heights,OH
    1997- 50-1425-CLE
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