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The 1998 Annual OOSL Spring Draft


 [ ] Here we are folks! This page is your source for the 1998 Annual OOSL Draft. This year we have the added excitement of a large influx of Negro Leaguers to spur us on to new heights. This year the Draft will be done piecemeal -- which means it will be done slowly over several days or more. Everyone will have plenty of time to explore all options before selecting. No excuses this year for picking poorly! The Draft will be documented here as it happens, so check back often.

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The 1998 Draft Order The 1998 Pre-Draft Player Drops The 1998 Annual Draft
















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The 1998 Draft Order



 [ ] Because of this year's influx of Negro League talent, the OOSL Executive Committee has decided that the draft will be "tiered" in nature. The weaker teams will be given an edge in the Draft in order to bring the OOSL closer to parity, and become more competitive. Thus, the draft will be at least seven rounds in length. Teams that lost players outright already without compensation will have the option to fill those holes at the end of the draft. Any draft picks that have been traded translate into *when that team is slated to pick in the draft.* Here is the draft order with trades and compensation taken into account. This Draft Order assumes that all teams will release the maximum allowable players (5). As you know, you must release a number of players equal to the number of Draft Selections that you will be using. Some teams will not use all of the picks listed for them here because they will not be releasing 5 players. Traded Draft Selections are documented in this Draft Order, with overall Draft Selection Number following the Team Abbreviation.


This was the Order before Draft Day. It is not the updated Draft Order that includes all the traded picks since Draft Day began. The Updated Draft Order is kept in the 1998 Annual Draft section.



Round 1    Round 2      Round 3      Round 4      Round 5      Round 6      Round 7
1. BRN-1   1.  MON-8    1.  MON-23   1.  MON-47   1.  MON-71   1.  PIN-95   1.  HMA-112
2. BON-2   2.  TOA-9    2.  BON-24   2.  TOA-48   2.  TOA-72   2.  MIN-96   2.  MIA-113
3. WAA-3   3.  PIN-10   3.  PIN-25   3.  PIN-49   3.  PIN-73   3.  KCN-97   3.  BOA-114
4. DEA-4   4.  DEA-11   4.  DEA-26   4.  DEA-50   4.  DEA-74   4.  PHN-98   4.  BRN-115
5. HON-5   5.  MIA-12   5.  MIA-27   5.  MIA-51   5.  MIA-75   5.  SLA-99   5.  CIN-116
6. BON-6   6.  HON-13   6.  HON-28   6.  HON-52   6.  HON-76   6.  BAA-100  6.  NYA-117
7. CHN-7   7.  MIN-14   7.  MIN-29   7.  MIN-53   7.  MIN-77   7.  HMA-101  7.  SLN-118
           8.  TOA-15   8.  TOA-30   8.  BON-54   8.  BON-78   8.  PHA-102  8.  BRN-119
           9.  CHN-16   9.  PHN-31   9.  CHN-55   9.  CHN-79   9.  CLA-103  9.  NYN-120
           10. KCN-17   10. KCN-32   10. KCN-56   10. KCN-80   10. WAA-104
           11. CHN-18   11. PHN-33   11. PHN-57   11. PHN-81   11. BOA-105
           12. SLA-19   12. SLA-34   12. SLA-58   12. SLA-82   12. BRN-106
           13. BAA-20   13. BAA-35   13. BAA-59   13. BAA-83   13. CIN-107
           14. PHA-21   14. HMA-36   14. HMA-60   14. HMA-84   14. NYA-108
           15. CHA-22   15. PHA-37   15. PHA-61   15. PHA-85   15. SLN-109
                        16. CLA-38   16. CLA-62   16. CLA-86   16. CHA-110
                        17. WAA-39   17. WAA-63   17. WAA-87   17. NYN-111
                        18. BOA-40   18. BOA-64   18. BOA-88
                        19. MON-41   19. CLA-65   19. CHA-89
                        20. CIN-42   20. CIN-66   20. CIN-90
                        21. NYA-43   21. NYA-67   21. NYA-91
                        22. SLN-44   22. SLN-68   22. SLN-92
                        23. CHA-45   23. BRN-69   23. CHA-93
                        24. NYN-46   24. NYN-70   24. NYN-94





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1998 Player Drops




 [ ] First of all, we have player drops. Considering the immediate nature of the draft, teams can choose to wait until their first pick in the draft before announcing their drops. As the drops are the lowest common denominator of players, it will not penalize anyone if drops are not known in their totality until, say, the third round: who would draft those players with "good" picks anyway?

 [ ] Each team has no more than five draft picks, so each team, if they want to make a full five picks, must drop a number of players to bring their roster down to 45 players. We, of course, can have no more than 50 people in our organization at one time. Below is a list, by team, of how many players are in each organization at present:


American League               National League

Baltimore......49             Boston.......50
Boston.........49             Brooklyn.....47
Chicago........46             Chicago......50
Cleveland......48             Cincinnati...48
Detroit........49             Houston......49
Homestead......50             Kansas City..50
Minnesota......49             Milwaukee....50
New York.......47             Montreal.....50
Philadelphia...50             New York.....48
Saint Louis....49             Philadelphia.49
Toronto........50             Pittsburgh...50
Washington.....50             Saint Louis..50



 [ ] The teams that are under 50 are such because of losing pitchers to the changing innings minimum to qualify for the league. As we all recall, the Constitution states that, in a normal circumstance, each team must have 50 players in its organization.

 [ ] The draft will in fact begin tomorrow night (3/28/98). I anticipate sending a posting with trades right before then or even concurrently. Be prepared to make your drops no later than when you make your first pick in the draft.

 [ ] If you have any other questions pertaining to the draft, please contact the OOSL League Office.


--OOSL Commissioner, Dirk Knemeyer--





                                       THE PLAYER DROPS:

The OOSL American League:

 Baltimore Orioles.......BDietrich, DGalehouse, KGross, ZSmith
 Boston Red Sox..........SBalboni, GJackson, TLeary
 Chicago White Sox.......JLonborg
 Cleveland Indians.......OBleuge, SBeuchele, TLollar
 Detroit Tigers..........RBowen, CMichaels, ENunez, DSchulze
 Homestead Grays.........DLaPoint, FOstermueller, RSadecki, SStone, WTerrell
 Minnesota Twins.........FDwyer, BKennedy, DMoney, FNorman
 New York Yankees........RDarling, MPortugal
 Philadelphia Athletics..RAmaro, SAlomar Sr, PCorkhill, JKaat, TStoddard
 Saint Louis Browns......AKellner, DRuthven, EWhitson, MWilcox
 Toronto Blue Jays.......BBuhl, GBush, BCunningham, MKrukow, BOglivie
 Washington Senators.....RDonahue, DEllsworth, FForeman, AMaul, MMoore




The OOSL National League:

 Boston Bees.............JClancy, RDotson, LTHughes, DPalmer, SRenko
 Brooklyn Dodgers........BBeck, SCain
 Chicago Cubs............AAshby, LDurocher, DJackson, DKessinger, TPhillips
 Cincinnati Red Legs.....REhret, BWitt
 Houston Colt 45's.......BHurst, BKnepper, SSJones, CMitchell
 Kansas City Monarchs....FBannister, CBuffinton, JColeman, JJay, BWalk
 Milwuakee Braves........CFraser, BPurkey, FRehm, EShow, STrout
 Montreal Expos..........JDenny, MHaas, WHudlin, LMeadows, JMeekin
 New York Giants.........LMay, RSchalk, DTaylor
 Philadelphia Phillies...CDobson, BForsch, DRasmussen, JSanford
 Pittsburgh Pirates......RCulp, GMullin, JPodres, DStewart, GWeyhing
 Saint Louis Cardinals...TByrne, WBHallahan, DMcJames, DPasqua, TTaylor





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1998 Annual Draft




 [ ] Here's what we've been waiting for! Here are the players selected in the 1998 Annual OOSL Draft, posted on the OOSL-Net as soon as word reaches the fearless Webmasters through the ether-space of e-mail.


 [ ] First, the trades. How did Houston make all of those successive trades and gain valuable picks with each one? I have no idea. Right place at the right time I guess as the teams under them wanted the player who was to be selected more than they did.



To WAA - PLloyd, MMcCormick, MPearson, #95 pick
To PIN - JBarnes, AFernandez, DLundy, #3 pick

To BON - #5 pick, #76 pick
To HON - #6 pick, #24 pick

To CHN - #6 pick, #28 pick
To HON - #7 pick, #18 pick

To TOA - #7 pick, #24 pick
To HON - #9 pick, #15 pick

To HON - #10 pick, #25 pick
To PIN - #9 pick, #52 pick

To CHA - CMetkovich, HReynolds, #22 overall pick
To CLA - PMartin, BShawkey, #65 overall pick

To MIA - Paul Mirabella, #21 overall pick
To PHA - Rudy May, #27 overall pick
 
To SLN - Tommy Byrne, #27 overall pick
To PHA - Silver King, #68 overall pick

To CHA - JBrandt, RFoster, VGregg, SLopata, JMcCormick, #113 pick
To MIA - MGrady, SKline, JMilligan, HReynolds, PRoe, #22 pick

To CHA - GMaddox, #37 overall pick
To PHA - CCedeno, #45 overall pick
  
To CHA - DDarwin, APafko, BTaylor, #99 pick
To SLA - VGregg, GMaddox, GSisler, #37 pick

To CHA -  Chris Short, #44 pick
To SLN -  Jay Bell, #89 pick
 
To CHA - #62 pick, #65 pick
To CLA - #44 pick, #113 pick

To CHN - Pat Hentgen, #120 pick
To NYN - Manny Trillo, #55 pick
 
 [ Willie Wells ]

Willie Wells


Round            Overall Pick     Selection
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Round 1
1. Brooklyn............1..........Willie Wells
2. Boston, NL..........2..........Bill Monroe
3. Pittsburgh..........3..........Wild Bill Wright
4. Detroit.............4..........Bus Clarkson
5. Boston, NL..........5..........Grant Johnson
6. Chicago, NL.........6..........George Scales
7. Toronto.............7..........Willard Brown

 [ Wild Bill Wright ]

Wild Bill Wright


Round 2
1.  Montreal...........8..........Bill Byrd
2.  Pittsburgh.........9..........Roberto Alomar
3.  Houston...........10..........Craig Biggio
4.  Detroit...........11..........Nip Winters
5.  Minnesota.........12..........Hilton Smith
6.  Houston...........13..........Heavy Johnson
7.  Milwaukee.........14..........Solly Hemus
8.  Houston...........15..........George Stovey
9.  Chicago, NL.......16..........Mark Grace
10. Kansas City.......17..........Fred Wickware
11. Houston...........18..........George Gore
12. Saint Louis, AL...19..........Bill Pettus
13. Baltimore.........20..........Dizzy Dismukes
14. Minnesota.........21..........Clint Thomas
15. Minnesota.........22..........Chet Brewer

 [ Willard Brown ]

Willard "Home Run" Brown



Round 3
1.  Montreal..........23..........Ray Brown
2.  Toronto...........24..........Bruce Petway
3.  Houston...........25..........Yank Robinson
4.  Detroit...........26..........Walter Ball
5.  Saint Louis, NL...27..........Quincy Trouppe
6.  Chicago, NL.......28..........Gary Sheffield
7.  Milwaukee.........29..........Sandy Alomar, Jr
8.  Toronto...........30..........Leroy Matlock
9.  Philadelphia, NL..31..........Mel Parnell
10. Kansas City.......32..........Johnny Hopp
11. Philadelphia, NL..33..........Frank Duncan
12. Saint Louis, AL...34..........Ben Taylor
13. Baltimore.........35..........Ben Chapman
14. Homestead.........36..........Vince Coleman
15. Saint Louis, AL...37..........Frank Howard
16. Cleveland.........38..........Dode Paskert
17. Washington........39..........John Titus
18. Boston, AL........40..........Donovan Osborne
19. Montreal..........41..........Ellis Burks
20. Cincinnati........42..........Leon Durham
21. New York, AL......43..........Lloyd Waner
22. Cleveland.........44..........Greg Hibbard
23. Philadelphia, AL..45..........Moose Skowron
24. New York, NL......46..........Double-Duty Radcliffe

 [ Bill Byrd ]

Bill Byrd



Round 4
1.  Montreal..........47..........Ted Trent
2.  Toronto...........48..........Germany Smith
3.  Pittsburgh........49..........Ed Siever
4.  Detroit...........50..........Danny Litwhiler
5.  Minnesota.........51..........Roger Wolff
6.  Pittsburgh........52..........Art Devlin
7.  Milwaukee.........53..........Jake Miller
8.  Boston, NL........54..........Pete Schourek
9.  New York, NL......55..........Johnny Mostil
10. Kansas City.......56..........Brian Anderson
11. Philadelphia, NL..57..........Fred Jacklitsch
12. Saint Louis, AL...58..........Chet Laabs
13. Baltimore.........59..........Harvey Kuenn
14. Homestead.........60..........Ed McFarland
15. Philadelphia, AL..61..........Dave LaRoche
16. Chicago, AL.......62..........Fats Jenkins
17. Washington........63..........Frank LaPorte
18. Boston, AL........64..........Billy O'Dell
19. Chicago, AL.......65..........Dave Koslo
20. Cincinnati........66..........Tony Phillips
21. New York, AL......67..........Gus Suhr
22. Philadelphia, AL..68..........Mudcat Grant
23. Brooklyn..........69..........Sammy Strang
24. New York, NL......70..........Bud Daley

 [ Hilton Smith ]

Hilton Smith


Round 5
1.  Montreal..........71..........Jake Daubert
2.  Toronto...........72..........Clyde Milan
3.  Pittsburgh........73..........Hank Borowy
4.  Detroit...........74..........Lefty Stewart
5.  Minnesota.........75..........Harry Harper
6.  Boston, NL........76..........Ron Karkovice
7.  Milwaukee.........77..........Charlie Hickman
8.  Boston, NL........78..........Terris McDuffie
9.  Chicago, NL.......79..........Al Leiter
10. Kansas City.......80..........Jeff Blauser
11. Philadelphia, NL..81..........Frank McCormick
12. Saint Louis, AL...82..........Billy Nash
13. Baltimore.........83..........Wes Westrum
14. Homestead.........84..........Kirk Rueter
15. Philadelphia, AL..85..........Mike Heath
16. Cleveland.........86..........John Stearns
17. Washington........87..........John Reilly
18. Boston, AL........88..........Rheal Cormier
19. Saint Louis, NL...89..........Red Barrett
20. Cincinnati........90..........Frankie Pytlak
21. New York, AL......91..........Don Hoak
22. Saint Louis, NL...92..........Greg Gross
23. Chicago, AL.......93..........Pat Collins
24. New York, NL......94..........Paul Hines



Round 6
1.  Washington........95..........Sarge Bagby
2.  Milwaukee.........96..........George McBride
3.  Kansas City.......97..........Duffy Lewis
4.  Philadelphia, NL..98..........General Crowder
5.  Chicago, AL.......99..........Dante Bichette
6.  Baltimore........100..........Pat Malone
7.  Homestead........101..........George J. Burns
8.  Philadelphia, AL.102..........Lenn Sakata
9.  Cleveland........103..........Terry Moore
10. Washington.......104..........John Stone
11. Boston, AL.......105..........Bug Holliday
12. Brooklyn.........106..........Bob Fothergill
13. Cincinnati.......107..........Chick Stahl
14. New York, AL.....108..........Al Smith
15. Saint Louis, NL..109..........Dick Stuart
16. Chicago, AL......110..........Mike Hargrove
17. New York, NL.....111..........Pinky Whitney



Round 7
1.  Homestead........112..........Claude Ritchey
2.  Cleveland........113..........Joe Vosmik
3.  Boston, AL.......114..........NO PICK
4.  Brooklyn.........115..........Don Mincher
5.  Cincinnati.......116..........NO PICK
6.  New York, AL.....117..........Vic Harris
7.  Saint Louis, NL..118..........Andy Carey
8.  Brooklyn.........119..........Guy Morton
9.  Chicago, NL......120..........Mitch Williams





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