Matt Bush is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted by the San Diego Padres as the first overall draft pick in the 2004 Major League Baseball draft.
First overall in the 2004 MLB Draft, he was originally drafted as a shortstop by the San Diego Padres.
A signing bonus of $3.15 million was awarded to him by the San Diego Padres, the second-largest bonus ever given to a Padres draft pick.
In the end, Bush was the Padres’ third choice after settling on either Stephen Drew or Jered Weaver, both of whom were collegiate standouts. Boras, who was infamous for seeking large compensation on behalf of his clients, represented both players.
Because John Moores, the owner of the Padres, was unwilling to meet these requirements, Bush was chosen.
Alex Rodriguez was taken first overall by the Seattle Mariners in 1993, making Bush the only high school shortstop drafted first overall since then.
For his role in a bar brawl in Arizona, Bush was suspended before he had played a game in his professional career. During his time in the Arizona League and Northwest League, the shortstop hit.192 in 99 at-bats.
Matt Bush Siblings: Who Is Matt Bush Brother, Jeremy Bush?
American professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers Matt Bush was born with one sibling. Matt Bush has a brother called Jeremy Bush.