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Professional debuts of No. 1 overall picks

Player Year Debut Team Level Result
Tim Beckham 2008 6/26/08 Princeton Rookie 1-for-4, 1 R vs. Burlington
David Price 2007 5/22/08 Vero Beach A+ 5 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K vs. Clearwater
Luke Hochevar 2006 8/16/06 Burlington A 2 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K vs. South Bend
Justin Upton 2005 4/21/06 South Bend A 0-for-5 with two strikeouts
Matt Bush 2004 7/21/04 AZL Padres Rookie 1-for-4, SB vs. AZL Cubs
Delmon Young 2003 4/8/04 Charleston A 1-for-4, R, HR, 3 RBI vs. Greensboro
Bryan Bullington 2002 4/3/03 Hickory A 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K vs. Augusta
Joe Mauer 2001 7/23/01 Elizabethton A 2-for-4, BB, K vs. Pulaski
Adrian Gonzalez 2000 6/23/00 GCL Marlins Rookie 1-for-3, 2 BB, K vs. GCL Tigers
Josh Hamilton 1999 6/19/99 Princeton Rookie 2-for-5, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI vs. Bluefield
Pat Burrell 1998 8/31/98 Clearwater A 1-for-4, RBI vs. Dunedin
Matt Anderson 1997 4/8/98 Lakeland A 1 IP
Kris Benson 1996 4/4/97 Lynchburg A 6 IP, 1 H, 10 K vs. Winston-Salem
Darin Erstad 1995 8/1/95 Mesa Rookie 2-for-5, BB
Paul Wilson 1994 7/3/94 GCL Mets Rookie 3 IP, 3 H, BB, 3 K vs. GCL Braves
Alex Rodriguez 1993 4/8/94 Appleton A 2-for-4, 2 2B vs. Quad Cities
Phil Nevin 1992 4/9/93 Tucson AAA 1-for-4, RBI vs. Phoenix
Brien Taylor 1991 4/14/92 Tampa A 5 IP, 3 R, 5 H, BB, 3 K vs. St. Lucie
Chipper Jones 1990 6/26/90 GCL Braves Rookie 1-for-3, RBI vs. GCL Rangers
Ben McDonald 1989 8/23/89 Frederick A 3 IP, R, 5 H, K, WP, Balk vs. Winston-Salem
Andy Benes 1988 4/9/89 Wichita AA 7 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 10 K vs. El Paso
Ken Griffey, Jr. 1987 6/16/87 Bellingham Rookie 0-for-3, BB, K, RBI vs. Everett
Jeff King 1986 7/25/86 Prince William A 2-for-3, 3B, 2 RBIs, BB vs. Salem
B.J. Surhoff 1985 6/12/85 Beloit A 0-for-4 vs. Peoria
Tim Belcher 1983 Didn't sign
Mike Moore 1981 6/21/81 Lynn AA 4 2/3 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 3 K, 3 BB vs. Buffalo
Darryl Strawberry 1980 7/14/80 Kingsport Rookie 1-for-4, 2 K vs. vs. Paintsville
Al Chambers 1979 6/19/79 Bellingham Rookie 1-for-3, R, 2 BB, K, SB, CS, GIDP vs. Victoria
Bob Horner 1978 6/16/78 Atlanta MLB 1-for-3, BB, R, HR, 2 RBIs vs. Pittsburgh
Harold Baines 1977 6/14/77 Appleton A 1-for-4 vs. Waterloo
Floyd Bannister 1976 8/3/76 Covington Rookie 6 IP, 10 K, 2 H vs. Kingsport
David Clyde 1973 6/27/73 Texas MLB 5 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 7 BB, 8 K, Win vs. Minnesota
Dave Roberts 1972 6/7/72 San Diego MLB 0-for-3, 2 K vs. Pittsburgh
Danny Goodwin 1971 Didn't sign
Mike Ivie 1970 6/20/70 Tri-City Rookie 1-for-2, 3 BB, 2 RBI, HBP vs. Bend
Jeff Burroughs 1969 6/69 Wytheville Rookie 0-for-4, 3 K vs. JR Richard of Covington
Tim Foli 1968 6/28/68 Marion Rookie 3 H, 3 RBI 1 R vs. Bluefield
Ron Bloomberg 1967 6/23/67 Johnson City Rookie 2-for-4, SB
Rick Monday 1965 6/29/65 Lewiston Rookie 1-for-3, BB, 2 PO in 1-0 loss at Eugene