It made me wonder: who passed up on Derek Jeter in the draft? I was briefly afraid that my own Boston Red Sox may have had a little spoken of black mark, but thankfully they didn’t even have a first round pick in 1992. The five teams and players who were selected before Jeter:
• Phil Nevin – Houston Astros
• Paul Shuey – Cleveland Indians
• B.J. Wallace – Montreal Expos
• Jeffrey Hammonds – Baltimore Orioles
• Chad Mottola – Cincinnati Reds
Given the sophistication of baseball statistics and the aid of computers these days it’s unlikely Jeter will become a real-life Mr. 3000.