Dodgers Draft: Ranking the best players selected 29th overall

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Best 29th overall picks in MLB Draft: 3) Kevin Bass

Technically selected in the second round of the draft, Kevin Bass was the 29th overall player to learn his major league dreams would come true in the 1977 draft.

The Redwood City, California native was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers, but made his name playing for the Houston Astros, where he was traded as one of the players to be named later in an earlier trade that sent Don Sutton to the Astros.

Bass spent his first four seasons as a professional working his way up the minor league ranks before being traded to the Astros in 1982. By 1984, he cemented himself in right field for Houston as an outfielder who could hit for power and average.

His best season came in 1986 when Houston made it to the National League Championship Series before losing to the New York Mets. He made the All-Star team batting .311/.357/.486 with 20 home runs and 79 RBIs and 22 stolen bases.

Over 14 years in the majors, Bass hit 118 career home runs, drove in 611 RBIs, stole 151 bases, and hit a consistent .270/.323/.411 at the plate.