Riding the Pine…MLB Draft Day 1

Today was the official Major League Baseball Draft held in Orlando, Florida. Thousands of players are looked at, and today picks will be made until 8:30 tonight. The first full round is completed (including supplemental picks).

To be eligible for the draft, a player must be a high school senior, college students that have completed at least their junior year (or be 21 years of age), or junior college athletes. All U.S. players, Canadian players, and players in U.S. territories (Puerto Rico) may be selected; all other players are signed as free agents. Any player not selected and does not attend college are considered free agents.

All players must be signed by August 15 – if they are not, they can go to/back to college; they can be drafted the next year if they meet the eligibility requirements. This is new this year, as in the past the team would have until the week before the next draft to sign their players. Also, a player cannot be selected by a team that has selected them in a past draft unless the player gives his consent.

Picks cannot be traded. They only way a team receives a draft pick is from free agency. Type A free agents get a teams first round pick (unless it’s one of the first 15 picks; then it’s a second round pick) and a supplemental first round pick. If a team already gave up their first round pick, they give up their second round pick. Type B free agents get a supplemental first round pick. Free agent types are determined by player rankings.

Now, the first round including the supplemental round:
1. Tampa Bay Devil Rays – David Price, LHP, Vanderbilt
2. Kansas City Royals – Michael Moustakas, SS, Chatsworth HS (CA)
3. Chicago Cubs – Joshua Vitters, 3B, Cypress HS (CA)
4. Pittsburgh Pirates – Daniel Moskos, LHP, Clemson
5. Baltimore Orioles – Matthew Wieters, C, Georgia Tech
6. Washington Nationals – Ross Detwiler, LHP, Missouri State
7. Milwaukee Brewers – Matthew LaPorta, 1B, Florida
8. Colorado Rockies – Casey Weathers, RHP, Vanderbilt
9. Arizona Diamondbacks – Jarrod Parker, RHP, Norwell HS (IN)
10. San Francisco Giants – Madison Bumgarner, LHP, S. Caldwell HS
11. Seattle Mariners – Phillippe Aumont, RHP, Ecole Du Versant (Canada)
12. Florida Marlins – Matthew Dominguez, 3B, Chatsworth HS (CA)
13. Cleveland Indians – Beau Mills, 1B, Lewis and Clark State
14. Atlanta Braves – Jason Heyward, OF, Henry County HS (GA)
15. Cincinnati Reds – Devin Mesoraco, C, Punxsutawney Area HS (PA)
16. Toronto Blue Jays – Kevin Ahrens, SS, Memorial HS (TX)
17. Texas Rangers – Blake Beavan, RHP, Irving HS (TX)
18. St. Louis Cardinals – Peter Kozma, SS, HS (OK)
19. Philadelphia Phillies – Joseph Savery, LHP, Rice
20. Los Angeles Dodgers – Christopher Withrow, RHP, Midland HS (TX)
21. Toronto Blue Jays – Jonathan Arencibia, C, Tennessee
22. San Francisco Giants – Timothy Alderson, RHP, Horizon HS (AZ)
23. San Diego Padres – Nicholas Schmidt, LHP, Arkansas
24. Texas Rangers – Michael Main, RHP, Deland HS (FL)
25. Chicago White Sox – Aaron Poreda, LHP, San Francisco
26. Oakland Athletics – James (Donald) Simmons, RHP, UC Riverside
27. Detroit Tigers – Frederick Porcello, RHP, Seton Hall Prep (NJ)
28. Minnesota Twins – Ben Revere, OF, Lexington Catholic HS (KY)
29. San Francisco Giants – Wendell Failey, OF, George County HS (MS)
30. New York Yankees – Andrew Brackman, RHP, North Carolina State
31. Washington Nationals – Joshua Smoker, LHP, Calhoun HS (GA)
32. San Francisco Giants – Nicholas Noonan, SS, Francis Park HS (CA)
33. Atlanta Braves – Jonathan Gilmore, 3B, Iowa City HS (IA)
34. Cincinnati Reds – Todd Frazier, SS, Rutgers
35. Texas Rangers – Julio Borbon, OF, Tennessee
36. St. Louis Cardinals – Clayton Mortensen, RHP, Gonzaga
37. Philadelphia Phillies – Travis D’Arnaud, C, Lakewood HS (CA)
38. Toronto Blue Jays – Brett Cecil, LHP, Maryland
39. Los Angeles Dodgers – James Adkins, LHP, Tennessee
40. San Diego Padres – Kellen Kulbacki, OF, James Madison
41. Oakland Athletics – Sean Doolittle, 1B, Virginia
42. New York Mets – Edward Kunz, RHP, Oregon State
43. San Francisco Giants – Jackson Williams, C, Oklahoma
44. Texas Rangers – Neil Ramirez, RHP, Kempsville HS (VA)
45. Toronto Blue Jays – Justin Jackson, SS, TC Roberson HS (NC)
46. San Diego Padres – Andrew Cumberland, SS, Pace HS (FL)
47. New York Mets – Nathan Vineyard, LHP, Woodland HS (GA)
48. Chicago Cubs – Joshua Donaldson, C, Auburn
49. Washington Nationals – Michael Burgess, OF, Hillsborough HS (FL)
50. Arizona Diamondbacks – Wesley Roemer, RHP, Cal State Fullerton
51. San Francisco Giants – Charles Culberson, SS, Calhoun HS (GA)
52. Seattle Mariners – Matthew Mangini, 3B, Oklahoma State
53. Cincinnati Reds – Kyle Lotzkar, RHP, South Delta SS (Canada)
54. Texas Rangers – Raymond Hunter, RHP, Alabama
55. Boston Red Sox – Nicholas Hagadone, LHP, Washington
56. Toronto Blue Jays – Trystan Magnuson, RHP, Louisville
57. San Diego Padres – Mitchell Canham, C, Oregon State
58. Los Angels Angels – Jonathan Bachanov, RHP, University HS (FL)
59. Oakland Athletics – Corey Brown, OF, Oklahoma State
60. Detroit Tigers – Joey Hamilton, RHP, Stanhope Elmore HS (AL)
61. Arizona Diamondbacks – Edward Easley, C, Mississippi State
62. Boston Red Sox – Ryan Dent, SS, Woodrow Wilson HS (CA)
63. San Diego Padres – Cory Luebke, LHP, Ohio State
64. San Diego Padres – Daniel Payne, OF, Georgia Tech

– Picks 16 and 45 from Rangers for Frank Catalanotto
– Picks 17 and 35 from Astros for Carlos Lee
– Picks 20 and 39 from Red Sox for Julio Lugo
– Picks 22 and 43 from Dodgers for Jason Schmidt
– Picks 24 and 44 from Angels for Gary Matthews Jr
– Picks 29 and 32 from Mets for Moises Alou
– Pick 31 for Alfonso Soriano
– Pick 33 for Danys Baez
– Pick 34 for Rich Aurilla
– Pick 36 for Jeff Suppan
– Pick 37 for David Dellucci
– Pick 38 for Justin Speier
– Pick 40 for Woody Williams
– Pick 41 for Barry Zito
– Pick 42 for Cliff Floyd
– Pick 46 for Brian Roberts
– Pick 47 for Chad Bradford
– Pick 48 for Juan Pierre
– Pick 49 for Jose Guillen
– Pick 50 for Craig Counsell
– Pick 51 for Mike Stanton
– Pick 52 for Gil Meche
– Pick 53 for Scot Schoeneweis
– Pick 54 for Mark DeRosa
– Pick 55 for Alex Gonzalez
– Pick 56 for Ted Lilly
– Pick 57 for Chan Ho Park
– Pick 58 for Adam Kennedy
– Pick 59 for Frank Thomas
– Pick 60 for Jamie Walker
– Pick 61 for Miguel Batista
– Pick 62 for Keith Foulke
– Pick 63 for Alan Embree
– Pick 64 for Ryan Klesko