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Being drafted in 1st round twice isn’t easy

Ex-Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek was twice drafted in the first round.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff/File

Ex-Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek was twice drafted in the first round.

When the baseball amateur draft begins Thursday, Stanford star righthander Mark Appel is expected to be among the first three picks. That will come one year after he was chosen eighth by the Pirates but rejected their $3.8 contract offer and returned to the Cardinal.

Appel is poised to become the 16th player to be drafted twice in the first round since the draft began in 1965. Three of those players -- catchers Charles Johnson and Jason Varitek and outfielder J.D. Drew -- were All-Stars.

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A look back at the two-time first-round selections:

* -- active

The standouts

C Charles Johnson

No. 10 pick, 1989 Expos; No. 28, 1992 Marlins

Majors: 12 seasons with Marlins, Dodgers, Orioles, White Sox, Rockies, and Devil Rays; .245, 167 HRs, 570 RBIs in 1.188 games

C Jason Varitek

No. 21, 1993 Twins; No. 14, 1994, Mariners

Majors: 15 seasons with Red Sox; .256, 193 HRs, 757 RBIs in 1,546 games

OF J.D. Drew

No. 2, 1997 Phillies; No. 5, 1998 Cardinals

Majors: 14 seasons with Cardinals, Red Sox, Dodgers and Braves; .278, 242 HRs 795 RBIs

P Alex Fernandez

No. 24, 1988 Brewers; No. 4, 1990 White Sox

Majors: 10 seasons with White Sox and Marlins; 107-87, 3.74, 1.275

The first

P Randy Scarbery

No. 7, 1970 Astros; No. 23, 1973 Athletics

Majors: 2 seasons with White Sox; 3-10, 4.08 ERA, 1.285 WHIP

The only two-time No. 1 overall pick

C Danny Goodwin

No. 1, 1971 White Sox; No. 1 1975 Angels

Majors: 7 seasons with Twins, Angels, A’s; .236, 13 HRs, 81 RBIs in 252 games

The journeymen

SS Mike Miley

No. 24, 1971 Reds; No. 10, 1974 Angels

Majors: 2 seasons with Angels; .176 4 HRs, 30 RBIs in 84 games

OF Calvin Murray

No. 11, 1989 Indians; No. 7, 1992 Giants

Majors: 5 seasons with Giants, Rangers, and Cubs; .231, 8 HRs, 54 RBIs in 288 games

P John Burke

No. 6, 1991 Astros; No. 27, 1992 Rockies

Majors: 2 seasons with Rockies; 4-6, 6.75 1.835

P Jeremy Sowers

No. 20, 2001 Reds; No. 6, 2004 Indians

Majors: 4 seasons with Indians; 18-30, 5.25, 1,440

*OF/1B John Mayberry Jr.

No. 28, 2002 Mariners; No. 19, 2005 Rangers

Majors: 5 seasons with Phillies; .254, 37 HRs, 118 RBIs (through games of May 30)

*P Aaron Crow

No. 9, 2008 Nationals; No. 12, 2009 Royals

Majors: 3 seasons with Royals; 7-5, 3 saves, 3.08, 1.254

The prospect

*P Gerrit Cole

No. 28, 2008 Yankees; No. 1, 2011 Pirates

Majors: None

Never made it to the bigs

P Brad DuVall

No. 15, 1987 Orioles; No. 23, 1988 Cardinals

Majors: None

P Wade Townsend

No. 8, 2004 Orioles; No. 8, 2005 Devil Rays

Majors: None

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Sources: Baseball America, Baseball-Reference.com

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