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First-Year Player Draft coverage: Team-by-team



  BLUE JAYS   • Complete list of picks
Jays look for pitching help
Jays emphasize pitching
Blue Jays tab UNC's Adams
Jays stock up on 'power' arms

  DEVIL RAYS   • Complete list of picks
Rays continue to build foundation
Rays select Upton with first pick
Young arms the order of the day
Rays draft for future success

  ORIOLES   • Complete list of picks
Orioles considering draft options
Rookie League team shaping up
Orioles tab highly touted Loewen
O's 'happy' with first day
O's shelve old philosophy
Orioles considering draft options

  RED SOX   • Complete list of picks
Red Sox keeping open mind
Lester selected by Boston
Red Sox focus on pitching
Red Sox go for pitchers

  YANKEES   • Complete list of picks
Yankees look for proven talent
Yankees No. 1 draft picks
RHP Weeden is Yanks' first pick
Yanks draft four Longhorns
Rocket pleased with draft


  INDIANS   • Complete list of picks
Tribe expects to sign draftees
Simple strategy: Pick the best
Tribe's future seen now
Indians draft Guthrie in first round
Indians' brain trust prepared

  ROYALS   • Complete list of picks
Royals choose right-hander Greinke
Royals get good blend of players
KC thrilled with draft selections
KC scouts doing their homework

  TIGERS   • Complete list of picks
Tigers wrap up 2002 draft
Tigers select Moore with first pick
Tigers focus on position players
Draft philosophies remain the same

  TWINS   • Complete list of picks
A familiar name pops up in draft
Twins make Span top pick
Twins take speed at the top
Success in '01 means later pick

  WHITE SOX   • Complete list of picks
White Sox draft is family affair
White Sox take lefty relief specialist
White Sox maintain arms race
Sox still focused on adding arms


  ANGELS   • Complete list of picks
Angels walk away from draft smiling
Angels do an about-face
Angels draft lefty pitcher Saunders
Angels' top pick is anyone's guess

  ATHLETICS   • Complete list of picks
A's pick 25 collegians in first 28
Swisher's a sweet top pick for A's
Schlegel: Just call 'em U. of A's
Oakland A's draft preview

  MARINERS   • Complete list of picks
Inside the Mariners' war room
Mariners pick Mayberry first
Seattle takes offense in draft
Seattle Mariners draft preview

  RANGERS   • Complete list of picks
Rangers name another Narron
Rangers select SS/INF Meyer
Rangers find talent with fewer picks
Texas Rangers draft preview


  BRAVES   • Complete list of picks
Braves have draft blueprint
Braves find potential batterymates
Braves tab Francoeur first in draft
Braves select GM's son

  EXPOS   • Complete list of picks
Expos look for immediate impact
Expos draft for the present
Expos happy with draft picks
Everts becomes Expos' first pick

  METS   • Complete list of picks
As usual, Mets eye pitching
Kazmir ready for the Big Apple
Pitchers dominate Mets' draft
Mets pick a variety of propects in Day 2
Mets tidbits from the draft's first day
Kazmir thrilled with Mets

  MARLINS   • Complete list of picks
New faces, same philosophy
Marlins hope for late-round magic
Marlins make OF Hermida first pick
Marlins draft a hometown star

  PHILLIES   • Complete list of picks
Phillies will have to wait and see
Phillies focus on signing picks
Phillies select Hamels in first round
Phillies stock up on pitching


  ASTROS   • Complete list of picks
Astros find a plethora of pitchers
Astros make righty Grigsby No. 1
Astros fill out rosters on day two
Astros prepare for draft

  BREWERS   • Complete list of picks
Brewers wrap up 2002 draft
Fielder has Major League genes
The player now known as Prince
Brewers look for the best in draft

  CARDINALS   • Complete list of picks
Cards draft position players early
Cards go after pitching on Day 2
Cards take shortstop with top pick
Cards look to add hitters in draft

  CUBS   • Complete list of picks
Cubs take pitcher Brownlie in draft
Cubs complete day one of draft
Cubs wrap up 2002 draft
Cubs' draft plan is simple

  PIRATES   • Complete list of picks
Pirates select Bryan Bullington #1
Creech keeps Bucs' war room composed
Bucs scouting director analyzes draft
Pirates confident about draft
Bucs' brain trust prepares for draft

  REDS   • Complete list of picks
Reds draft and sign top pick Gruler
Reds draft some familiar names
Reds draft plans for the long term
Reds in good position for draft


  DIAMONDBACKS   • Complete list of picks
D-Backs ready for 2002 draft
D-Backs emphasize pitching
Shortstop, catcher top D-Backs draft picks
D-Backs nab SS with first pick

  DODGERS   • Complete list of picks
Dodgers 2002 draft preview
Dodgers draft Jim Riggleman's son
White pleased with Dodgers' draft
Dodgers draft manager's son
Dodgers make Loney their top pick

  GIANTS   • Complete list of picks
Giants 2002 Draft preview
Giants happy with draft picks
As expected, arms a premium for SF
Giants go with high school pitcher

  PADRES   • Complete list of picks
Padres 2002 draft preview
Padres stick with position players
Clemson connection for Padres
Gayton gets Padres ready

  ROCKIES   • Complete list of picks
Colorado Rockies draft preview
Rockies 2002 draft recap
Canadian lefty on fast track?
Canadian lefty blossoms into solid prospect
Mission accomplished for Rockies
Helton has happy draft memories