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Later today a bunch of college and high school baseball players will hear their names called during the 2011 MLB Draft. Thanks to generous rules and smart agents, those drafted by 4 p.m. this afternoon will be able to throw down multiple millions on their dream pad. Here is our look at houses that former #1 picks and fellow draftees purchased after hitting the MLB lottery. Prepare yourself to cry and ask God why he didn’t make you a baseball player.

 

Mark Teixeira, Rangers (2001, Rd. 1, Pick 5): Four years, $9.5 million.

House: Westlake, TX

Pat Burrell, Phillies (1998, Rd. 1, Pick 1): Five years, $8 million.


House: Tarpon Springs, FL

Jimmy Rollins, Phillies (1996 amateur draft, Rd. 2, Pick 46):  1 year, $365,000.

House: Swedesboro, NJ

Albert Pujols, Cardinals (1999 Rd. 13, Pick 402): 1 year, $200,000.

House: Wildwood, MO

Justin Morneau, Twins (1999 Rd. 3, Pick 89): 1 year, $345,000.

House: Paradise Valley, AZ

Chipper Jones, Braves (1990 Rd. 1, Pick1): 4 years, $8.25 million (1996-99).

House: Roswell, GA

Derek Jeter, Yankees (1992 Rd. 1, Pick 6): 1 year, $160,000.

House: Tampa, FL (part-time residence)

Josh Hamilton, Rays (2007 Rd. 1, Pick 3): 1 year, $380,000. House: Vaquero, TX

(Originally drafted in 1999, Rd. 1, Pick 1 with a $3.96 million signing bonus,

but was suspended for violating MLB substance abuse policy)

Ken Griffey, Jr., Mariners (1987, Rd. 1, Pick 1): At the age of 19, made $68,000 for the year with the Mariners.

In 1992 signed a $2.025 million contract for the Mariners, and by the time he left there in ’99 was making $8.76 million.

House: Orlando, FL

Adrian Gonzalez, Marlins (2000, Rd. 1, Pick 1): 1 year, $300,000 – $3M signing bonus.

House: San Diego, CA

Coco Crisp, Cardinals (2004): 1 year, $320,000. Signed with Red Sox in ’06 for 1 year $2.75 million.

House: Ranco Mirage, CA

Ryan “The Hebrew Hammer” Braun, Brewers (2005, Rd. 1, Pick 5): $2.45 million signing bonus. 

House: Malibu, CA

In 2008, signed an 8 yr, $45 million contract through 2015.

And in April 2011, signed an extension through 2020, for 5 yr. $105 million.

Barry Bonds, Pirates (1985, Rd. 1, Pick 6):

In 1986 made $60,000, in ’87 – $100,000 & in ’88 – $220,000. 

House: Los Angeles, CA

Bud Selig, Acting Commissioner (1992-1998), Commissioner (1998-Present). $18.35 million/yr.

House: Milwaukee, WI


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