Expansion Draft Picks

On November 18, 1997 officials from the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays met at the Phoenix Convention Center where they would draft the teams that would take the field the following March. Below are the players who were selected in the 1997 Major League Baseball expansion draft along with the teams those players came from.

Round 1
Pick Player Name From Team
1. Tony Saunders Florida Marlins
2. Brian Anderson Cleveland Indians
3. Jeff Suppan Boston Red Sox
4. Quinton McCracken Colorado Rockies
5. Gabe Alvarez San Diego Padres
6. Bob Abreu Houston Astros
7. Jorge Fabregas Chicago White Sox
8. Miguel Cairo Chicago Cubs
9. Karim Garcia Los Angeles Dodgers
10. Rich Butler Toronto Blue Jays
11. Edwin Diaz Texas Rangers
12. Bobby Smith Atlanta Braves
13. Cory Lidle New York Mets
14. Jason Johnson Pittsburgh Pirates
15. Joel Adamson Milwaukee Brewers
16. Dmitri Young Cincinnati Reds
17. Ben Ford New York Yankees
18. Esteban Yan Baltimore Orioles
19. Yamil Benitez Kansas City Royals
20. Mike Difelice St. Louis Cardinals
21. Neil Weber Montreal Expos
22. Bubba Trammell Detroit Tigers
23. Jason Boyd Philadelphia Phillies
24. Andy Sheets Seattle Mariners
25. Brent Brede Minnesota Twins
26. Dennis Springer Anaheim Angels
27. Tony Batista Oakland Athletics
28. Dan Carlson San Francisco Giants
Round 2
Pick Player Name From Team
1. Tom Martin Houston Astros
2. Brian Boehringer New York Yankees
3. Omar Daal Toronto Blue Jays
4. Mike Duvall Florida Marlins
5. Scott Winchester Cincinnati Reds
6. John LeRoy Atlanta Braves
7. Clint Sodowsky Pittsburgh Pirates
8. Jim Mecir New York Yankees
9. Danny Klassen Milwaukee Brewers
10. Bryan Rekar Colorado Rockies
11. Matt Drews Detroit Tigers
12. Rick Gorecki Los Angeles Dodgers
13. Todd Erdos San Diego Padres
14. Ramon Tatis Chicago Cubs
15. Chris Clemons Chicago White Sox
16. Kerry Robinson St. Louis Cardinals
17. David Dellucci Baltimore Orioles
18. Steve Cox Oakland Athletics
19. Damian Miller Minnesota Twins
20. Albie Lopez Cleveland Indians
21. Hector Carrasco Kansas City Royals
22. Jose Paniagua Montreal Expos
23. Hanley Frias Texas Rangers
24. Carlos Mendoza New York Yankees
25. Bob Wolcott Seattle Mariners
26. Bryan Karp Philadelphia Phillies
27. Mike Bell Anaheim Angels
28. Santos Hernandez San Francisco Giants
Round 3
Pick Player Name From Team
1. Joe Randa Pittsburgh Pirates
2. Randy Winn Florida Marlins
3. Jesus Martinez Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Terrell Wade Atlanta Braves
5. Russ Springer Houston Astros
6. Aaron Ledesma Baltimore Orioles
7. Bryan Corey Detroit Tigers
8. Brooks Kieschnick Chicago Cubs
9. Kelly Stinnett Milwaukee Brewers
10. Luke Wilcox New York Yankees
11. Chuck McElroy Chicago White Sox
12. Herbert Perry Cleveland Indians
13. Marty Janzen Toronto Blue Jays
14. Vaughn Eshelman Oakland Athletics