Finished with the Phillies, J.D. Drew can now seek his riches with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The controversial outfielder, who demanded $10 million after Philadelphia took him with the second pick last year, went back into the draft Tuesday and was selected by St. Louis with the fifth pick."Sometimes, you've got to step up and take a risk," Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty said. "We're going to give it our best shot."
Drew turned down a deal from the Phillies that would have guaranteed him $3 million and given him a chance to earn $3 million more. The former Florida State outfielder played in the independent Northern League last season rather than sign.
Philadelphia used its first-ever No. 1 overall pick on Miami third baseman Pat Burrell.
Burrell, 21, had a .432 average, 17 homers and 47 RBIs in 118 at-bats this season.
With the ninth pick, San Diego took third baseman Sean Burroughs of Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif. He is the son of former major leaguer Jeff Burroughs - taken by the Washington Senators with the No. 1 pick in the 1969 draft and the American League MVP with the Texas Rangers in 1974.
Oakland used the second pick on Michigan State left-hander Mark Mulder. The 6-foot-6 Mulder was 6-6 with a 3.40 ERA and 113 strikouts in 842/3 innings.
The Chicago Cubs then took outfielder Corey Patterson, who hit .560 with 22 homers, 61 RBIs and 36 steals this season for Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga.
Kansas City used the fourth selection on Stanford right-hander Jeff Austin, 12-4 with a 3.11 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 133 innings.
Minnesota used the sixth pick on Arizona State left-hander Ryan Mills. Mills, whose father Dick made two appearances with the Boston Red Sox in 1970, is 8-3 with a 4.32 ERA and 133 strikeouts in 1081/3 innings.