MLB Draft History: The Best Picks by Number, 1-10

D.A.Senior Writer IJune 24, 2009

MLB Draft History: The Best Picks by Number, 1-10

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1. Ken Griffey Jr.

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    25 Jun 1998:  Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners in action during an interleague game against the San Diego Padres at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  The Padres defeated the Mariners 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw  /Allsport

2. Reggie Jackson

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    BRONX, NY - OCTOBER 8:  Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson throws out the first pitch before game 1 of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on October 8, 2003 in the Bronx, New York. The R

3. Robin Yount

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    22 Feb 1998:  Team Instructor Robin Yount of the Milwaukee Brewers at Spring Training at the Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Carlick  /Allsport

4. Dave Winfield

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    HOUSTON - JULY 11: Dave Winfield, Hall of Famer for the San Diego Padres runs on to the field before the Major League Baseball Legends and Celebrity Softball Game at Minute Maid Park on July 11, 2004 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

5. Dwight Gooden

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    CHICAGO - 1990:  Dwight Gooden #16 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch during a game against the Chicago Cubs in 1990 at Wrigley field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

6. Derek Jeter

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 17:  An injured Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout against the Washington Nationals on June 17, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Nationals defeated the Yankees 3-2.  (Photo by J

7. Frank Thomas

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    ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 17:  Frank Thomas #35 of the Chicago White Sox readies to bat against the Texas Rangers at the Ballpark in Arlington on August 17, 2003 in Arlington, Texas.  The White Sox defeated the Rangers 6-4.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty I

8. Todd Helton

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    DENVER - MAY 14:  First baseman Todd Helton #17 of the Colorado Rockies takes an at bat against the Houston Astros during MLB action at Coors Field on May 14, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Astros defeated the Rockies 5-3.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty I

9. Barry Zito

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    SEATTLE  - MAY 24:  Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants lines up the pitch during the game against the Seattle Mariners on May 24, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

10. Ted Simmons

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    PEORIA, AZ - FEBRUARY 24:  Bench coach Ted Simmons of the San Diego Padres poses during photo day at Peoria Stadium on February 24, 2009 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)