Top First-Round Draft Selections by WAR/Pick

* denotes active player

Pick Best Pick Year WAR
1 Alex Rodriguez* 1993 116.0
2 Reggie Jackson 1966 73.8
3 Robin Yount 1973 77.0
4 Barry Larkin 1985 70.2
5 Dwight Gooden 1982 53.2
6 Barry Bonds 1985 162.4
7 Frank Thomas 1989 73.7
8 Todd Helton 1995 61.5
9 Kevin Appier 1987 54.9
10 Mark McGwire 1984 62.0
11 Andrew McCutchen* 2005 33.2
12 Nomar Garciaparra 1994 44.2
13 Manny Ramirez 1991 69.2
14 Derrek Lee 1993 34.3
15 Chase Utley* 2000 61.5
16 Lance Berkman 1997 51.8
17 Roy Halladay 1995 64.7
18 Willie Wilson 1974 46.0
19 Roger Clemens 1983 140.3
20 Mike Mussina 1990 83.0
21 Rick Sutcliffe 1974 34.3
22 Rafael Palmeiro 1985 71.6
23 Jason Kendall 1992 41.5
24 Alex Fernandez 1988 28.9
25 Chuck Knoblauch 1989 44.6
26 Alan Trammell 1976 70.4
27 Vida Blue 1967 45.5
28 Lee Smith 1975 29.6

All statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com

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