MLB Draft — First overall picks going back 20 years

How many first overall picks can you remember? Test your MLB Draft

knowledge with our list of the names going back 20 years, back to Alex

Rodriguez. How many of the picks went on to be superstars? Which ones

have faded into careers of mediocrity?


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Alex Rodriguez. Mariners
2 Mar 2000: Pitcher Paul Wilson #43 of the New York Mets poses for a studio portrait during Spring Training Photo Day in Port St. Lucie , Florida. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman /Allsport
ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 26: Darin Erstad #17 of the Anaheim Angels bats during their game against the Minnesota Twins at Edison Field on June 26, 2000 in Anaheim, California. The Twins defeated the Angels 10-6. (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images)
25 Feb 2001: Kris Benson pitches batting practice at Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Scott Halleran/ALLSPORT
Matt Anderson. Tigers.
28 Feb 2000: Outfielder Pat Burrell #33 of the Philadelphia Phillies poses for a studio portrait during Spring Training Photo Day in Clearwater, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport
Josh Hamilton. Rays.
Adrian Gonzalez. Marlins.
Joe Mauer. Twins.
BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Bryan Bullington poses during Pittsburgh Pirates photo day on February 26, 2006 at Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Delmon Young #35 poses during Tampa Bay Devil Rays photo day February 23, 2006 at the Raymond A. Naimoli Baseball Complex in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
PEORIA, AZ - FEBRUARY 26: Matt Bush poses for a portrait during the San Diego Padres Photo Day at Peoria Stadium on February 26, 2006 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
TUCSON, AZ - FEBRUARY 24: Justin Upton poses during Arizona Diamondbacks Photo Day on February 24, 2006 at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Stephen Dunn /Getty Images)
SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: Pitcher Luke Hochevar #44 of the Kansas City Royals poses for a portrait during Spring Training Photo Day on February 25, 2007 at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Luke Hochevar
SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: Pitcher Luke Hochevar #44 of the Kansas City Royals poses for a portrait during Spring Training Photo Day on February 25, 2007 at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Luke Hochevar
SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: Pitcher Luke Hochevar #44 of the Kansas City Royals poses for a portrait during Spring Training Photo Day on February 25, 2007 at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Luke Hochevar
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - FEBRUARY 22: David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays poses during Photo Day on February 22, 2008 at the Raymond A. Naimoli Baseball Complex in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - FEBRUARY 22: David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays poses during Photo Day on February 22, 2008 at the Raymond A. Naimoli Baseball Complex in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - FEBRUARY 22: David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays poses during Photo Day on February 22, 2008 at the Raymond A. Naimoli Baseball Complex in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
,PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 26: (EDITOR'S NOTE: IMAGE HAS BEEN DIGITALLY DESATURATED) Tim Beckham #64 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a photo during Spring Training Media Photo Day at Charlotte County Sports Park on February 26, 2010 in Port Charlotte, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
,PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 26: (EDITOR'S NOTE: IMAGE HAS BEEN DIGITALLY DESATURATED) Tim Beckham #64 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a photo during Spring Training Media Photo Day at Charlotte County Sports Park on February 26, 2010 in Port Charlotte, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
,PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 26: (EDITOR'S NOTE: IMAGE HAS BEEN DIGITALLY DESATURATED) Tim Beckham #64 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a photo during Spring Training Media Photo Day at Charlotte County Sports Park on February 26, 2010 in Port Charlotte, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
VIERA, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals poses for a portrait during Spring Training Photo Day at Space Coast Stadium on February 25, 2011 in Viera, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals Photo Day
VIERA, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals poses for a portrait during Spring Training Photo Day at Space Coast Stadium on February 25, 2011 in Viera, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 26: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals talks to the media during a press conference at Nationals Park on August 26, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bryce Harper
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 26: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals talks to the media during a press conference at Nationals Park on August 26, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bryce Harper
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 26: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals talks to the media during a press conference at Nationals Park on August 26, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bryce Harper
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers to Minnesota Twins' Aaron Hicks during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Cole De Vries fights for Twins' rotation job
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers to Minnesota Twins' Aaron Hicks during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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