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Baseball Draft

1999 First-Round Selections

NEW YORK (AP) -- First-round selections Wednesday in baseball's 1999 amateur draft listed by team, name, position, university or high school and hometown:

1. Tampa Bay, Josh Hamilton, rf-lhp, Athens Drive HS, Raleigh, N.C.

2. Florida, Josh Beckett, rhp, Spring (Texas) HS.

3. Detroit, Eric Munson, c, Southern California, San Diego.

4. Arizona, Corey Myers, ss, Desert Vista HS, Phoenix.

5. Minnesota, Brandon Garbe, of, Moses Lake (Wash.) HS.

6. Montreal, Josh Girdley, lhp, Jasper (Texas) HS.

7. Kansas City, Kyle Snyder, rhp, North Carolina, Sarasota, Fla.

8. Pittsburgh, Robert Bradley, rhp, Wellington (Fla.) Community HS.

9. Oakland, Barry Zito, lhp, Southern California, El Cajon, Calif.

10. Milwaukee, Ben Sheets, rhp, Northeast Louisiana, St. Amant, La.

11. Seattle, Ryan Christiansen, c, Arlington HS, Riverside, Calif.

12. Philadelphia, Brett Myers, rhp, Englewood HS, Jacksonville, Fla.

13. Baltimore, Mike Paradis, rhp, Clemson, Auburn, Mass.

14. Cincinnati, Ty Howington, lhp, Hudson's Bay HS, Vancouver, Wash.

15. Chicago White Sox, Jason Stumm, rhp, Centralia (Wash.) HS.

16. Colorado, Jason Jennings, rhp, Baylor, Mesquite, Texas.

17. Boston (from Anaheim for Mo Vaughn), Eric Asadoorian, of, Northbridge HS, Whitinsville, Mass.

18. Baltimore (from St. Louis for Eric Davis), Richard Stahl, lhp, Newton HS, Covington, Ga.

19. Toronto, Alexis Rios, 3b, San Pedro Martin HS, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

20. San Diego (from Los Angeles for Kevin Brown), Vince Faison, cf, Toombs County HS, Lyons, Ga.

21. Baltimore (from Texas for Rafael Palmeiro), Larry Bigbie, rf, Ball State, Hobart, Ind.

22. Chicago White Sox (from New York Mets for Robin Ventura), Matthew Ginter, rhp, Mississippi State, Winchester, Ky.

23. Baltimore (from Cleveland for Roberto Alomar), Keith Reed, rf, Providence College, Yarmouth, Mass.

24. San Francisco, Kurt Ainsworth, rhp, LSU, Baton Rouge, La.

25. Kansas City (from Boston for Jose Offerman), Robert MacDougal, rhp, Wake Forest, Mesa, Ariz.

26. Chicago Cubs, Ben Christensen, rhp, Wichita State, Goddard, Kan.

27. New York Yankees, David Walling, rhp, Arkansas, Lakeside, Calif.

28. San Diego, Gerik Baxter, rhp, Woodsway HS, Edmonds, Wash.

29. San Diego (from Houston for Ken Caminiti), Omar Ortiz, rhp, Texas-Pan American, Brownsville, Texas.

30. St. Louis (from Atlanta for Brian Jordan), Chance Caple, rhp, Texas A&M, Southlake, Texas.

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