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2004 First-Year Player Draft 2004 First-Year Player Draft

2004 First-Year Player Draft
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Matt Bush is introduced during a press conference in San Diego on Monday. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)
Padres go with Bush;
projected top picks fall

The Padres passed on the projected top picks in the First-Year Player Draft, opting for prep shortstop Matt Bush with the first selection. Jered Weaver and Stephen Drew fell to the Angels and D-Backs.   Full story >
Draft Show:  Preview | Rd 1 | Rd 1a
Rd 2 | Rd 3 | Rd 4 | Rd 5 | Full show
Audio:  Rd 1 | Rd 1a | Rd 2 | Rd 3
Rd 4 | Rd 5 | Rd 6-10 | Rd 11-15 | Rd 16-18
Rd 19-25 | Rd 26-30 | Rd 31-35 | Rd 36-40
Rd 41-45 | Rd 46-50
 


Jered weaves his way to Angels
When signability concerns kept teams away from Jered Weaver, the Angels tabbed him with the No. 12 pick. More >
When Drew falls,
D-Backs grab him

Arizona chose shortstop Stephen Drew, the brother of J.D., when he was still available at No. 15. More >


MLB.com's exclusive Draft Show
Darryl Hamilton, Fred Claire and Jonathan Mayo take you through the first 161 picks.
 
Round-by-Round Audio
Listen as the clubs make their 2004 Draft selections on the conference call.
 
Picks 1-10 photo gallery
Take a look at these future MLB stars, plus picks 11-20 and picks 21-30
 • The top 10 No. 1 overall picks:  56K | 350K
 • Matt Bush press conference:  350K
 • Flashback to the 1994 First-Year Player Draft:  56K | 350K
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Complete Eligibles List
  TOP 10 PICKS

1. Matthew Bush, SD
2. Justin Verlander, DET
3. Philip Humber, NYM
4. Jeff Niemann, TB
5. Mark Rogers, MIL
6. Jeremy Sowers, CLE
7. Homer Bailey, CIN
8. Wade Townsend, BAL
9. Chris Nelson, COL
10. Thomas Diamond, TEX
Complete list >
  TEAM-BY-TEAM

  HISTORY

No. 1 overall by year
Straight to the Majors
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