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Today Marks Twenty Years Since Derek Jeter Was Drafted

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 29:  Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees fields a groundball during the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 29, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Derek Jeter Derek Jeter.

Twenty years ago today, with the sixth pick in the 1992 Draft, the Yankees selected a kid out of Kalamazoo named Derek Jeter. Some in the Yankees organization believed that Houston might select Jeter with the first overall pick, but instead, the Astros went with Phil Nevin. As the story goes, Yankees scout Dick Groch was asked by his superiors how concerned he was that Jeter would accept a scholarship to the University of Michigan. "He's not going to Michigan," said Groch. "He's going to Cooperstown." Groch, of course, was right. But what happened to the guys picked before him twenty years ago today? Here, a look at the first five picks of the 1992 Draft.

1. Phil Nevin (Astros)

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
1995 24 TOT MLB 47 179 156 13 28 4 1 2 13 1 0 18 40 .179 .281 .256 .537 44
1995 24 HOU NL 18 69 60 4 7 1 0 0 1 1 0 7 13 .117 .221 .133 .354 -0
1995 24 DET AL 29 110 96 9 21 3 1 2 12 0 0 11 27 .219 .318 .333 .652 71
1996 25 DET AL 38 130 120 15 35 5 0 8 19 1 0 8 39 .292 .338 .533 .872 116
1997 26 DET AL 93 278 251 32 59 16 1 9 35 0 1 25 68 .235 .306 .414 .720 87
1998 27 ANA AL 75 261 237 27 54 8 1 8 27 0 0 17 67 .228 .291 .371 .662 70
1999 28 SDP NL 128 441 383 52 103 27 0 24 85 1 0 51 82 .269 .352 .527 .880 127
2000 29 SDP NL 143 605 538 87 163 34 1 31 107 2 0 59 121 .303 .374 .543 .916 136
2001 30 SDP NL 149 624 546 97 167 31 0 41 126 4 4 71 147 .306 .388 .588 .976 158
2002 31 SDP NL 107 450 407 53 116 16 0 12 57 4 0 38 87 .285 .344 .413 .757 108
2003 32 SDP NL 59 248 226 30 63 8 0 13 46 2 0 21 44 .279 .339 .487 .825 121
2004 33 SDP NL 147 623 547 78 158 31 1 26 105 0 0 66 121 .289 .368 .492 .859 130
2005 34 TOT MLB 102 414 380 46 90 16 1 12 55 3 0 27 97 .237 .287 .379 .666 78
2005 34 SDP NL 73 306 281 31 72 11 1 9 47 1 0 19 67 .256 .301 .399 .699 89
2005 34 TEX AL 29 108 99 15 18 5 0 3 8 2 0 8 30 .182 .250 .323 .573 48
2006 35 TOT MLB 129 450 397 54 95 13 0 22 68 0 0 48 106 .239 .323 .438 .761 93
2006 35 TOT AL 62 253 218 28 46 9 0 10 35 0 0 31 54 .211 .313 .390 .703 81
2006 35 TEX AL 46 199 176 26 38 8 0 9 31 0 0 21 39 .216 .307 .415 .721 84
2006 35 CHC NL 67 197 179 26 49 4 0 12 33 0 0 17 52 .274 .335 .497 .832 108
2006 35 MIN AL 16 54 42 2 8 1 0 1 4 0 0 10 15 .190 .340 .286 .625 67
12 Yrs 1217 4703 4188 584 1131 209 6 208 743 18 5 449 1019 .270 .343 .472 .814 114
162 Game Avg. 162 626 557 78 151 28 1 28 99 2 1 60 136 .270 .343 .472 .814 114
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
SDP (7 yrs) 806 3297 2928 428 842 158 3 156 573 14 4 325 669 .288 .359 .503 .862 129
DET (3 yrs) 160 518 467 56 115 24 2 19 66 1 1 44 134 .246 .317 .428 .745 91
TEX (2 yrs) 75 307 275 41 56 13 0 12 39 2 0 29 69 .204 .287 .382 .668 71
MIN (1 yr) 16 54 42 2 8 1 0 1 4 0 0 10 15 .190 .340 .286 .625 67
CHC (1 yr) 67 197 179 26 49 4 0 12 33 0 0 17 52 .274 .335 .497 .832 108
ANA (1 yr) 75 261 237 27 54 8 1 8 27 0 0 17 67 .228 .291 .371 .662 70
HOU (1 yr) 18 69 60 4 7 1 0 0 1 1 0 7 13 .117 .221 .133 .354 -0
NL (9 yrs) 891 3563 3167 458 898 163 3 168 607 15 4 349 734 .284 .355 .496 .851 125
AL (6 yrs) 326 1140 1021 126 233 46 3 40 136 3 1 100 285 .228 .304 .397 .700 80
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/1/2012.

Nevin had a nice enough career, though he'd play just 18 of his 1,217 games for the team that drafted him. He went from the Astros to the Tigers in 1995 as the player to be named later in a trade for Mike Henneman. Nevin played his last game in 2006 and appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time this year. He received zero votes.

2. Paul Shuey (Indians)

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO ERA+ WHIP
1994 23 CLE AL 0 1 .000 8.49 14 0 11 0 0 5 11.2 14 11 11 1 12 1 16 56 2.229
1995 24 CLE AL 0 2 .000 4.26 7 0 3 0 0 0 6.1 5 4 3 0 5 0 5 115 1.579
1996 25 CLE AL 5 2 .714 2.85 42 0 18 0 0 4 53.2 45 19 17 6 26 3 44 171 1.323
1997 26 CLE AL 4 2 .667 6.20 40 0 16 0 0 2 45.0 52 31 31 5 28 3 46 76 1.778
1998 27 CLE AL 5 4 .556 3.00 43 0 16 0 0 2 51.0 44 19 17 6 25 5 58 159 1.353
1999 28 CLE AL 8 5 .615 3.53 72 0 28 0 0 6 81.2 68 37 32 8 40 7 103 141 1.322
2000 29 CLE AL 4 2 .667 3.39 57 0 12 0 0 0 63.2 51 25 24 4 30 3 69 146 1.272
2001 30 CLE AL 5 3 .625 2.82 47 0 11 0 0 2 54.1 53 25 17 1 26 5 70 160 1.454
2002 31 TOT MLB 8 2 .800 3.31 67 0 18 0 0 1 68.0 56 29 25 3 31 2 63 126 1.279
2002 31 CLE AL 3 0 1.000 2.41 39 0 12 0 0 0 37.1 31 11 10 1 10 1 39 183 1.098
2002 31 LAD NL 5 2 .714 4.40 28 0 6 0 0 1 30.2 25 18 15 2 21 1 24 87 1.500
2003 32 LAD NL 6 4 .600 3.00 62 0 18 0 0 0 69.0 50 24 23 6 33 3 60 135 1.203
2007 36 BAL AL 0 1 .000 9.82 25 0 5 0 0 1 25.2 33 28 28 3 21 0 22 48 2.104
11 Yrs 45 28 .616 3.87 476 0 156 0 0 23 530.0 471 252 228 43 277 32 556 120 1.411
162 Game Avg. 6 4 .616 3.87 68 0 22 0 0 3 76 67 36 33 6 40 5 79 120 1.411
CLE (9 yrs) 34 21 .618 3.60 361 0 127 0 0 21 404.2 363 182 162 32 202 28 450 133 1.396
LAD (2 yrs) 11 6 .647 3.43 90 0 24 0 0 1 99.2 75 42 38 8 54 4 84 116 1.294
BAL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 9.82 25 0 5 0 0 1 25.2 33 28 28 3 21 0 22 48 2.104
AL (10 yrs) 34 22 .607 3.97 386 0 132 0 0 22 430.1 396 210 190 35 223 28 472 120 1.438
NL (2 yrs) 11 6 .647 3.43 90 0 24 0 0 1 99.2 75 42 38 8 54 4 84 116 1.294
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/1/2012.

Shuey spent most of his eleven major-league seasons with Cleveland, finishing with a career ERA of 3.87 in 476 appearances, all as a reliever. In 20 career plate appearances versus the right-handed Shuey, Jeter had just two hits, walked twice, and struck out ten times. Fun fact: Shuey, who played for the Kinston Indians while in the minor league and was an All-American at UNC, was inducted last year into the Kinston Professional Baseball Hall of Fame.

3. B.J. Wallace (Expos)

In 1992, he set an Olympic record by striking out fourteen batters in a game against Italy. But not only did Wallace not reach the Major Leagues, he played a total of just fifteen games in the minor leagues and never made it past double-A. Last year, he and his wife were charged with cooking methamphetamine inside their Alabama home.

4. Jeffrey Hammonds (Orioles)

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
1993 22 BAL AL 33 110 105 10 32 8 0 3 19 4 0 2 16 .305 .312 .467 .779 104
1994 23 BAL AL 68 274 250 45 74 18 2 8 31 5 0 17 39 .296 .339 .480 .819 105
1995 24 BAL AL 57 191 178 18 43 9 1 4 23 4 2 9 30 .242 .279 .371 .650 66
1996 25 BAL AL 71 282 248 38 56 10 1 9 27 3 3 23 53 .226 .301 .383 .684 72
1997 26 BAL AL 118 434 397 71 105 19 3 21 55 15 1 32 73 .264 .323 .486 .809 111
1998 27 TOT MLB 89 306 257 50 72 16 2 6 39 8 3 39 56 .280 .376 .428 .804 111
1998 27 BAL AL 63 203 171 36 46 12 1 6 28 7 2 26 38 .269 .369 .456 .826 116
1998 27 CIN NL 26 103 86 14 26 4 1 0 11 1 1 13 18 .302 .390 .372 .762 101
1999 28 CIN NL 123 293 262 43 73 13 0 17 41 3 6 27 64 .279 .347 .523 .870 114
2000 29 COL NL 122 511 454 94 152 24 2 20 106 14 7 44 83 .335 .395 .529 .924 111
2001 30 MIL NL 49 194 174 20 43 11 1 6 21 5 3 14 42 .247 .314 .425 .740 92
2002 31 MIL NL 128 510 448 47 115 26 5 9 41 4 5 52 86 .257 .332 .397 .729 93
2003 32 TOT NL 46 149 132 22 32 12 0 4 13 1 0 16 28 .242 .329 .424 .753 96
2003 32 MIL NL 10 41 38 2 6 2 0 1 3 0 0 3 7 .158 .220 .289 .509 33
2003 32 SFG NL 36 108 94 20 26 10 0 3 10 1 0 13 21 .277 .370 .479 .849 121
2004 33 SFG NL 40 113 95 14 20 5 0 3 6 1 0 15 22 .211 .336 .358 .694 80
2005 34 WSN NL 13 37 32 3 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 .219 .286 .250 .536 46
13 Yrs 957 3404 3032 475 824 172 17 110 423 67 30 292 596 .272 .338 .449 .787 99
162 Game Avg. 162 576 513 80 139 29 3 19 72 11 5 49 101 .272 .338 .449 .787 99
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
BAL (6 yrs) 410 1494 1349 218 356 76 8 51 183 38 8 109 249 .264 .322 .446 .767 97
MIL (3 yrs) 187 745 660 69 164 39 6 16 65 9 8 69 135 .248 .321 .398 .720 89
SFG (2 yrs) 76 221 189 34 46 15 0 6 16 2 0 28 43 .243 .353 .418 .771 100
CIN (2 yrs) 149 396 348 57 99 17 1 17 52 4 7 40 82 .284 .358 .486 .844 111
COL (1 yr) 122 511 454 94 152 24 2 20 106 14 7 44 83 .335 .395 .529 .924 111
WSN (1 yr) 13 37 32 3 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 .219 .286 .250 .536 46
NL (8 yrs) 547 1910 1683 257 468 96 9 59 240 29 22 183 347 .278 .352 .451 .803 101
AL (6 yrs) 410 1494 1349 218 356 76 8 51 183 38 8 109 249 .264 .322 .446 .767 97
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/1/2012.

Hammonds finished sixth in the Rookie of the Year voting in 1994 and, like Nevin, was selected for one All-Star team. He played his last game in 2005, as a member of the Nationals.

5. Chad Mottola (Reds)

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
1996 24 CIN NL 35 85 79 10 17 3 0 3 6 2 2 6 16 .215 .271 .367 .638 67
2000 28 TOR AL 3 10 9 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 .222 .300 .222 .522 34
2001 29 FLA NL 5 10 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 -40
2004 32 BAL AL 6 16 14 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 3 .143 .250 .429 .679 74
2006 34 TOR AL 10 16 16 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .375 .625 59
5 Yrs 59 137 125 17 25 6 0 4 12 2 2 10 28 .200 .263 .344 .607 58
162 Game Avg. 162 376 343 47 69 16 0 11 33 5 5 27 77 .200 .263 .344 .607 58
TOR (2 yrs) 13 26 25 4 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 .240 .269 .320 .589 50
CIN (1 yr) 35 85 79 10 17 3 0 3 6 2 2 6 16 .215 .271 .367 .638 67
BAL (1 yr) 6 16 14 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 3 .143 .250 .429 .679 74
FLA (1 yr) 5 10 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 -40
AL (3 yrs) 19 42 39 6 8 3 0 1 5 0 0 2 10 .205 .262 .359 .621 59
NL (2 yrs) 40 95 86 11 17 3 0 3 7 2 2 8 18 .198 .263 .337 .600 57
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Generated 6/1/2012.

Mottola only appeared in 59 big-league games, but he had a long career in the minors, playing in 1,800 games in sixteen seasons. More than 1,300 of those games came in triple-A, where he hit 249 home runs and batted .278.

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