Before he was drafted: Murphy, who grew up on Portland, Ore., was drafted out of Brigham Young University as a catcher. He was taken by the Braves two spots after future All-Star Lonnie Smith, who went third overall to the Phillies. Since he went No. 5: His debut came in 1976 with Atlanta as a catcher but eventually spent most of his 18-year career as an outfielder. Murphy won back-to-back NL MVP awards with the Braves in 1982-83. He eventually appeared in seven All-Star games and finished his career with 398 home runs. Fifteen of his 18 seasons were spent in Atlanta.
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Dwight Gooden, 1982
Before he was drafted: Gooden, a Tampa, Fla., native, was drafted by the New York Mets out of Hillsborough High School in Tampa. The Twins picked fourth, one spot before Gooden was drafted, and took pitcher Bryan Oelkers. Since he went No. 5: Gooden burst onto the scene with the Mets in 1984, winning 17 games en route to becoming the National League's Rookie of the Year. The following season, he was the most dominant pitcher in baseball. He led the league in wins (24), ERA (1.53), innings (276 2/3) and strikeouts (268) to win the NL's Cy Young Award. He went on to play 11 seasons with the Mets and finished the final five years of his career with Cleveland, Houston, Tampa Bay and the Yankees, finishing with a 193-112 record, 3.51 ERA and 2,293 strikeouts.
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Kent Mercker, 1986
Before he was drafted: The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Mercker attended Otterbein College, a small school in Westerville, Ohio -- the same school that former Yankees All-Star Paul O'Neill played for. The Braves made Mercker the No. 5 pick in 1986, one pick ahead of Gary Sheffield. Since he went No. 5: Mercker spent 18 seasons in the majors, mostly as a reliever. He played his first seven seasons for the Atlanta Braves, including the 1991 Braves team that lost to the Twins in the World Series. While Mercker never made an All-Star game, he makes this list because of his longevity in the majors. After pitching for the Braves in the early 1990s, Mercker went on to play for eight more teams, including five seasons with the Cincinnati Reds at the end of his career.
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Jack McDowell, 1987
Before he was drafted: As a right-handed pitcher for Stanford, McDowell compiled a 28-29 record and a 3.39 ERA with the Cardinal. He had a rough freshman year in which he was 4-20 but went 11-4 with a 2.51 ERA as a sophomore. The White Sox took him No. 5 overall in the 1987 draft after he was 13-5 as a junior with Stanford. Since he went No. 5: McDowell debuted the same year he was drafted, starting four games for the White Sox in 1987. His best season came in 1993 when he won the American League Cy Young Award with Chicago by winning 22 games with a 3.37 ERA. McDowell later spent time with the Yankees, Indians and Angels before retiring after the 1999 season. He finished his 12-year career as a three-time All-Star and a 127-87 career record with a 3.85 ERA.
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Vernon Wells, 1997
Before he was drafted: Wells was drafted out of Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas, by the Toronto Blue Jays. Aside from starring on the baseball field, Wells was also an All-State quarterback in football-crazed Texas. Since he went No. 5: Wells debuted with the Blue Jays two years after they drafted him. By 2003, he earned the first of his three All-Star appearances when he hit .317 with 33 homers and 117 RBI. He won three straight Gold Gloves from 2004-07 with Toronto and made another All-Star Game in 2010. The Blue Jays traded Wells to the Angels before the 2011 season, and he was dealt again after the 2012 season to the Yankees. Wells hit .270 with 270 homers in his 15 seasons.
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J.D. Drew, 1998
Before he was drafted: In three years with Florida State, Drew solidified himself as a top-five pick by batting .391 with 69 homers for the Seminoles. Drew was actually taken second overall by the Phillies in 1997 but a contract dispute led to Drew not signing with Philadelphia. Instead, he spent a year with the independent St. Paul Saints and was drafted No. 5 overall one year later by the St. Louis Cardinals. Since he went No. 5: Drew enjoyed a 14-year big league career (.278 average, 242 home runs) that yielded a lone All-Star appearance in 2008. He also finished sixth in the NL MVP voting in 2004 when he hit .305 with 35 homers and 93 RBI with the Braves. Drew also played for the Dodgers and Red Sox and won a World Series title with Boston in 2007.
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Mark Teixeira, 2001
Before he was drafted: Teixeira starred for Georgia Tech for three seasons. He batted .409 in college with 36 homers, but his junior season was limited to just 16 games leading up to the draft. Texas took him with the No. 5 pick in the 2001 draft. Since he went No. 5: Drafted as a third baseman, Teixeira quickly made the transition to first base. He spent his first five seasons in the majors with the Texas Rangers before he was traded to Atlanta at the deadline in 2007. Teixeira was then traded again, this time to the Los Angeles Angels in July of 2008. He played just a few months with the Angels as he became a free agent before 2009. Since then, he's been a member of the Yankees. During his 12 seasons, Teixeira has made two All-Star Games and won five Gold Gloves.
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Ryan Braun, 2005
Before he was drafted: Braun played college baseball at the University of Miami, hitting 45 home runs with a .365 average in three seasons with the Hurricanes. He was drafted by Milwaukee as a third baseman, the position he played during his time at Miami. Since he went No. 5: After getting called up to the majors in 2007, Braun made an immediate impact with the Brewers. He won the National League Rookie of the Year that season by batting .324 with 34 homers. Braun earned the first of his five consecutive All-Star appearances in 2008 and won the NL MVP in 2011. He is also a two-time member of the 30-30 club (at least 30 home runs and steals). Despite his success on the field, Braun was suspended for the remainder of the 2013 season for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. He's since rebounded and returned to Milwaukee's lineup and has made the transition from left field to right field.
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Matt Wieters, 2007
Before he was drafted: Like Mark Teixeira, Wieters played his college ball at Georgia Tech. During his three years there, he hit .359 with 35 homers and 198 RBI before Baltimore snagged him at No. 5 after his junior year. Since he went No. 5: Wieters spent two years in the minors before debuting with the Orioles in 2009. He has since become a two-time All-Star and won a pair of Gold Gloves in 2011 and 2012. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Wieters has developed power as a major-league hitter, slugging 87 homers in his first five seasons and is one of the game's top catchers today.
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Buster Posey, 2008
Before he was drafted: Posey's numbers took a huge leap during his junior season at Florida State. He hit 26 homers and batted .463 in 68 games for the Seminoles, which prompted the San Francisco Giants to take him No. 5 overall. Since he went No. 5: Posey has emerged as one of the best catchers in all of baseball. He was the National League Rookie of the Year in 2010 and won the NL MVP two years later when he hit a league-best .336 with 24 homers and 103 RBI. A two-time All-Star, he's already got a pair of World Series rings to his name, helping the Giants win it all in 2010 and 2012.