Padres Draft: Best players drafted 34th overall

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Padres Arthur Rhodes
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Arthur Rhodes

The Orioles took Arthur Rhodes in the 1988 MLB Amateur Draft. He made his Major League debut in 1991 with a forgettable 8.00 ERA in eight starts. However, he righted the ship the following year, posting a 3.63 ERA in 15 starts.

Rhodes remained in the rotation until 1996 when he had 26 appearances but just two starts. In 1997, he recorded a 10-3 record with a 3.02 ERA in 53 appearances while striking out 102 batters in 95.1 innings. After nine years in Baltimore, Rhodes signed with the Mariners and remained there through the 2003 season.

With Seattle, Rhodes logged a 3.05 ERA in 312 appearances and was one of the premier setup men in baseball. With a 10.0 K/9, he was lethal from the back end of the bullpen. After his time with Seattle came to an end, Rhodes bounced around with Cleveland, Philadelphia, Florida, Cincinnati, Texas, and St. Louis, winning a World Series before hanging up his cleats.

Over his illustrious 20-year-career, Rhodes accumulated a 15.2 WAR, highlighted by a career-best 2.7 WAR in 2002.