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Since Major League Baseball began its free agent draft in 1965, a total of 17 selections have advanced directly to the major leagues without playing in the minors:
Draft/Year Player, School Team ---------- -------------- ---- June 1989 John Olerud, 1b, Washington St Toronto June 1988 Jim Abbott, p, Michigan California June 1985 (R) Pete Incavigla, of, Oklahoma St Montreal June 1978 (R) Tim Conroy, p, Gateway HS (PA) Oakland Bob Horner, if, Arizona State Atlanta Brian Milner, c, Southwest HS (TX) Toronto Mike Morgan, p, Valley HS (NV) Oakland June 1973 (R) David Clyde, p, Westchester HS (TX) Texas Dave Winfield, of, Minnesota San Diego Eddie Bane, P, Arizona State Minnesota Jan. 1973 (S) Dick Ruthven, P, Fresno State Philadelphia June 1972 (R) Dave Roberts, if, Oregon San Diego June 1971 (S) Pete Broberg, p, Dartmouth Washington Rob Ellis, if, Michigan State Milwaukee Burt Hooton, p, Texas Chicago Cubs June 1969 (R) Steve Dunning, p, Stanford Cleveland June 1967 (S) Mike Adamson, p, South Carolina Baltimore (R) - regular phase (S) - secondary phase
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