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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.

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

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    The standouts

    C Charles Johnson

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    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

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    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

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    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