2000 Major League Baseball draft

2000 Major League Baseball draft
General information
Date(s)June 2000
Overview
1,452 total selections
First selectionAdrián González
Florida Marlins
First round selections40

First Round Selections

= All-Star
Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
1 Adrián González Florida Marlins 1B Eastlake High School
2 Adam Johnson Minnesota Twins RHP Cal-State Fullerton
3 Luis Montanez Chicago Cubs SS Miami, FL
4 Mike Stodolka Kansas City Royals LHP Corona, California
5 Justin Wayne Montreal Expos RHP Stanford
6 Rocco Baldelli Tampa Bay Devil Rays OF Warwick, Rhode Island
7 Matt Harrington Colorado Rockies RHP Palmdale, California
8 Matt Wheatland Detroit Tigers RHP San Diego, CA
9 Mark Phillips San Diego Padres LHP Hanover, Pennsylvania
10 Joe Torres Anaheim Angels LHP Kissimmee, Florida
11 Dave Krynzel Milwaukee Brewers OF Henderson, Nevada
12 Joe Borchard Chicago White Sox OF Stanford
13 Shaun Boyd St. Louis Cardinals 2B Oceanside, California
14 Beau Hale Baltimore Orioles RHP Texas
15 Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies 2B UCLA
16 Billy Traber New York Mets[Compensation 1] LHP Loyola Marymount
17 Ben Diggins Los Angeles Dodgers RHP University of Arizona
18 Miguel Negron Toronto Blue Jays OF Caguas, PR
19 Sean Burnett Pittsburgh Pirates LHP Wellington, Florida
20 Chris Bootcheck Anaheim Angels[Compensation 2] RHP Auburn
21 John Bonser San Francisco Giants RHP Pinellas Park, Florida
22 Phil Dumatrait Boston Red Sox LHP Bakersfield College
23 David Espinosa Cincinnati Reds SS Miami, FL
24 Blake Williams St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 3] RHP S.W. Texas State
25 Scott Heard Texas Rangers[Compensation 4] C San Diego, CA
26 Corey Smith Cleveland Indians SS Piscataway, New Jersey
27 Robert Stiehl Houston Astros RHP El Camino College
28 David Parrish New York Yankees C Michigan
29 Adam Wainwright Atlanta Braves[Compensation 5] RHP Brunswick, Georgia
30 Scott Thorman Atlanta Braves 3B Cambridge, ON

Compensation picks

Pick Player Team Position School
31 Aaron Heilman Minnesota Twins[Compensation 6] RHP University of Notre Dame
32 Tripper Johnson Baltimore Orioles[Compensation 7] RHP Newport High School
33 Dustin McGowan Toronto Blue Jays[Compensation 8] RHP Long County High School
34 Dustin Moseley Cincinnati Reds[Compensation 9] RHP Arkansas High School
35 Carlton Godwin Texas Rangers[Compensation 10] OF University of North Carolina
36 Bobby Keppel New York Mets[Compensation 11] RHP De Smet Jesuit High School
37 Derek Thompson Cleveland Indians[Compensation 12] LHP Land O'Lakes High School
38 Kelly Johnson Atlanta Braves[Compensation 13] SS Westwood High School
39 Chad Hawkins Texas Rangers[Compensation 14] RHP Baylor University
40 Aaron Herr Atlanta Braves[Compensation 15] SS Hempfield High School

Compensation Picks

  1. ^ Pick from Seattle Mariners as compensation for signing of free agent John Olerud
  2. ^ Pick from Oakland Athletics as compensation for signing of free agent Mike Magnante
  3. ^ Pick from Texas Rangers as compensation for signing of free agent Darren Oliver
  4. ^ Pick from New York Mets as compensation for signing of free agent Todd Zeile
  5. ^ Pick from Arizona Diamondbacks as compensation for signing of free agent Russ Springer
  6. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Mike Trombley
  7. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Arthur Rhodes
  8. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Graeme Lloyd
  9. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Juan Guzman
  10. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Aaron Sele
  11. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent John Olerud
  12. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Mike Jackson
  13. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Russ Springer
  14. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Todd Zeile
  15. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Mike Magnante

Background

The Florida Marlins made Adrián González of Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, California the first overall selection in the 2000 First-Year Player Draft. González, who was rated as the best pure high school hitter in the draft by Baseball America, was the first high school first baseman taken first overall since the New York Yankees chose Ron Blomberg in 1967. In his senior year, González hit .645 with 13 home runs and 34 RBI.

Among the college players chosen was David Parrish, son of former major leaguer Lance Parrish, by the New York Yankees with the 28th pick. In addition, David Espinosa, a high school shortstop from Miami, Florida, became the first RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) alumnus ever selected in the first round of the draft.

Infielder Xavier Nady, second round pick of the San Diego Padres out of the University of California, went straight to the Major Leagues in 2000. He became the 19th player to do so since the draft started in 1965.[1]

Other notable players

NFL players drafted

References

  1. ^ "Background on the 2000 MLB Draft". Archived from the original on 2 April 2008. Retrieved April 2, 2008.

External links

Preceded by
Josh Hamilton
1st Overall Picks
Adrián González
Succeeded by
Joe Mauer
2000 UCLA Bruins baseball team

The 2000 UCLA Bruins baseball team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2000 NCAA Division I baseball season. The team played their home games in Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Bruins finished the season with a 38–26 overall record. With a 17–7 conference record, UCLA shared the Pacific-10 Conference Championship with Arizona and Stanford. The team qualified for the 2000 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament, and were seeded #1 in the Oklahoma City Regional. The Bruins beat Delaware and Oklahoma to reach the regional finals. UCLA again played the Oklahoma Sooners in the finals, and beat them 11–3 to advance to the Baton Rouge Super Regionals. The Bruins faced the LSU Tigers, who were the #1 seed from the Baton Rouge Regional. UCLA lost the first game of the series 2–8, and lost the second game 8–14. LSU went on to win the 2000 College World Series, and never lost a game in the entire tournament.

UCLA set the NCAA record for most players drafted from a university in a single season when 12 players were picked in the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft.

Adam Johnson (baseball)

Adam Johnson (born July 12, 1979) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins second overall in the 2000 Major League Baseball draft out of Cal State Fullerton. He played for the Twins in 2001 and 2003.

Adam Shabala

Adam Jason Shabala (born February 6, 1978) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played one season for the San Francisco Giants in 2005.

Drafted out of the University of Nebraska by the San Francisco Giants in the 10th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft, Shabala played in six games for the Giants in 2005. Shabala became a free agent at the end of the 2006 season and signed with the San Diego Padres on November 6. He was released by the Padres and signed with the Chicago White Sox, finishing the season playing for the Double-A Birmingham Barons.

Anthony Ferrari

Anthony Michael Ferrari (born June 22, 1978) is a former Major League Baseball player. A pitcher, Ferrari appeared in four games for the Montreal Expos in 2003.

Ferrari attended Redwood High School (Larkspur, California) and Lewis-Clark State College. He was drafted by the Expos in the 44th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft. After three years in the minors, he made his major league debut on June 7, 2003. He spent just twelve days in the majors before being sent back down on June 18.

After his brief term in the majors, Ferrari played in the minors for several more years. He most recently pitched for the Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League in 2007.

Cory Vance

Cory Wade Vance (born June 20, 1979) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Colorado Rockies from 2002 to 2003.

Vance attended George Tech and went 13-3 with a 3.40 ERA and 123 strikeouts in 2000. This performance earned him an Atlantic Coast Conference All-Star selection, and he was also named a 3rd team College All-American.

He was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 4th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft. He had a 1.12 ERA in 24 innings with Low-A Portland to finish the 2000 season. In 2001, he went 10-8 with a 3.10 ERA for High-A Salem and 10-8 with a 3.78 ERA for Double-A Carolina in 2002. Vance also appeared in 2 games for the major league team after a September call up. After posting his first losing record (9-11) with the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 2003, though he did play 9 games in the majors, he was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers on April 8, 2004. He played 8 games with the Rangers' Triple-A team in Oklahoma in 2004 before his career ended.

Dave Krynzel

David Benjamin Krynzel (born November 7, 1981) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He made his major league debut on September 1, 2004.

Krynzel was drafted in the 1st round (11th overall) of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft and spent seven years in the Milwaukee Brewers farm system before being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks on November 25, 2006, with Doug Davis and Dana Eveland for Johnny Estrada, Greg Aquino, and Claudio Vargas.[1] On April 8, 2008, the Diamondbacks released him. He signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles in December 2008.

Derek Thompson (baseball)

Derek Rain Thompson (born January 8, 1981) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.

He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft and pitched in the Indians minor league system for the Burlington Indians (2000), Columbus Indians (2001–2002) and Kinston Indians (2002). He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the Rule 5 draft on December 16, 2002, and then sold to the Los Angeles Dodgers. For the Dodgers he played for the Jacksonville Suns in 2004 & 2005, appearing in the Southern League All-Star Game in 2004.

Thompson pitched briefly for Triple-A Las Vegas in 2005 before he was called up to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He started 3 games for the Dodgers in 2005. He was released by the Dodgers after the season, and signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics.

Jaime Bubela

Jaime Lee Bubela (born June 6, 1978 in Houston, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played one season for the Seattle Mariners (2005).

Bubela attended Baylor University and was drafted in the 7th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft by the Seattle Mariners. In 2005, he batted .292 and stole 40 bases for Double-A San Antonio. This earned him a September call up, and he made his major league debut on September 15, 2005. He played his final major league game on October 2, 2005.

Jamal Strong

Jamal Najar Strong (born August 5, 1978) was a Major League Baseball outfielder.

Strong was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 6th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft. Strong made his major league debut in 2003 and was called up again in 2005. Strong became a free agent after the 2005 season and signed with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs released him on April 25, 2006, and he signed with the Atlanta Braves on April 28. The Braves released him on October 15, 2006, and he later signed with the New York Yankees in 2007. After becoming a free agent after the 2007 season, Strong signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League for 2008. On June 6, the Ducks traded him to the Camden Riversharks for pitcher Abe Alvarez.

On April 26, 2005, Strong became the fourth baseball player to be suspended for testing positive on illegal performance-enhancing drugs under Major League Baseball's new drug policy. He was suspended for 10 days without pay as the policy dictates for a first offense.

Jason Stokes

Jason Stokes (born January 23, 1982 in Irving, Texas) is a former first baseman who played in the Oakland Athletics and Florida Marlins organizations.

As a senior for Coppell High School in Coppell, Texas, he hit 25 home runs, which still stands as the state single-season home run record. Stokes was named the Gatorade U.S. High School Baseball Player of the Year in 2000.Stokes was drafted in the second round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft by the Florida Marlins. His best season in the minor leagues was in 2002 with the Kane County Cougars, where he hit .341 with 27 home runs and 75 runs batted in, earning Stokes the Sporting News minor league player of the year award. Stokes participated in the 2002 All-Star Futures Game during All-Star Weekend, playing for the United States team. He was ranked as the Marlins number four prospect and "Best Power Prospect" entering the 2005 season according to Baseball America.Injuries plagued Stokes' career. His seasons with the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes in 2005 and 2006 were cut short due to hand and groin injuries. After being traded to the Oakland Athletics organization in early 2007, Stokes played a few games with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats, but again went on the disabled list with a back injury. Due to accumulating injuries, Stokes retired from baseball at the end of the 2007 season.

Attempting a comeback, Stokes signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers in January, 2010. He participated in spring training with the Tigers but was released on March 31 after suffering a groin injury. Later that season, after playing for the independent Grand Prairie AirHogs minor league team for 18 games, Stokes retired. He hit a total of 96 home runs in his minor league career.

Joe Borchard

Joseph Edward Borchard (born November 25, 1978) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He last played in the major leagues in 2007. Borchard was the 12th pick of the first round in the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft out of Stanford University by the Chicago White Sox. In high school, he won a division III state football championship at Adolfo Camarillo High School as the starting quarterback. He also played quarterback for Stanford and took a $5.3 million signing bonus to play for the White Sox. The signing bonus was the highest ever given to a player for a minor league contract until Justin Upton received $6.1 million to sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005.

John Suomi

John Richard Suomi (born October 5, 1980) is a Canadian retired professional baseball player.

Suomi attended University College of the Cariboo. The Oakland Athletics selected Suomi in the 22nd round of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft. He played in the minor league system of the Athletics through 2004, missed 2005 because of injury and then played in the organizations of the Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies and Kansas City Royals.

Suomi played for the Canadian national baseball team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Justin Huisman

Justin Ray Huisman (born April 16, 1979 in Harvey, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher.

Huisman attended the University of Mississippi and had a 3.50 ERA in 2000. He was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 15th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft. He was assigned to the Low-A Portland Rockies where he had a 1.86 ERA in 43​2⁄3 innings. In 2001, he began the season with the Single-A Asheville Tourists where he spent the entire year. In 55 games, he had a 1.70 ERA and a .84 WHIP. Huisman began 2002 with High-A Salem and had a 1.57 ERA in 41 games, earning a promotion to Double-A Carolina. In 2003, he went 7-2 with a 1.75 ERA and was named a Double-A All-Star with the Rockies new Double-A affiliate in Tulsa.

On April 8, 2004, Huisman was traded to the Kansas City Royals for Zach McClellan and minor leaguer Chris Fallon. He split the season between Triple-A Omaha and the Royals, making his major league debut on April 25. He spent all of 2005 with Triple-A Omaha and was released on April 14, 2006. On April 19, he signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros and played 6 games with Triple-A Round Rock before being sent to the Seattle Mariners on May 12 as part of a conditional deal. He had a 7.67 ERA with Triple-A Tacoma before his release. In 2007, he played for the independent Newark Bears of the Atlantic League and had a 1.75 ERA in 25 games.

Kyle Sleeth

Kyle A. Sleeth (born December 20, 1981) is a former starting pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization. Once touted as one of Major League Baseball's top prospects, his career in the Tigers' minor league organization was marred by injuries and he progressed no higher than Double-A; nonetheless, he showed enough promise to be placed on the Tigers' 40-man roster.

Sleeth was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 18th round (534th overall) in the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign and instead attended Wake Forest. As a freshman in 2001, he went 10-3 with a 5.08 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 78.2 innings pitched to lead the nationally ranked Demon Deacons in wins. In 2002, Sleeth went undefeated with a 14-0 record with a 2.97 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 118.1 innings pitched. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference in wins, was second in the conference in strikeouts, and third in ERA. Baseball America named Sleeth the top pitching prospect in college baseball that year.

In 2003, Sleeth returned for another year, going 7-3 with a 2.81 ERA and 102 strikeouts. He earned a spot on the All-Conference first team. On March 28, 2003, Sleeth tied the NCAA record for consecutive victories against Duke with his 26th straight win. He lost the bid to break the record losing against Florida State University on April 4, 2003. The 26 consecutive wins left him tied with former Brigham Young University pitcher Scott Nielsen, who established the mark in the 1978 and 1982-1983 seasons. USA Baseball named Sleeth a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given to the top amateur baseball player in the country. In 2019 Sleeth was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a Demon Deacon.

Sleeth would become the 3rd overall pick in the 1st round in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft for the Detroit Tigers. He did not sign his professional contract until August, delaying his professional debut until the following year.

He missed the 2005 and part of the 2006 season when he underwent Tommy John surgery on June 9. He announced his retirement March 28, 2008.

Marcus Gwyn

Marcus Edwin Gwyn (born November 4, 1977) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher.

After being drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2000 Major League Baseball draft, Gwyn made his major league debut on July 29, 2007, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. On January 4, 2008, he signed a minor league deal with the Florida Marlins, but was released on July 25, 2008, after spending the entire year with Triple-A Albuquerque. On July 29, he signed a contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.

Mark Woodyard

Mark Anthony Woodyard (born December 19, 1978) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He played three games in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers in the 2005 season. He bats and throws right-handed.

Woodyard played high school baseball as a pitcher at Mobile County High School in Grand Bay, Alabama. In his senior year, he helped lead the team to the Alabama 4A Baseball Championship.

After graduation, he attended Bethune-Cookman University. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 4th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft. In three games, he pitched in six innings with a 1.50 ERA.

After becoming a free agent following the 2006 season, Woodyard played for the independent St. George Starzz of the Golden Baseball League and Newark Bears of the Atlantic League in 2007. After sitting out the 2008 season, he signed with the independent Grand Prairie AirHogs of the American Association on January 26, 2009, but was traded to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League on March 5. However, he never pitched for either team, and has not played professionally since.

Ron Flores

Ronald Joel Flores (born August 9, 1979) is a former left-handed relief pitcher who played with the Oakland Athletics from 2005 to 2007.

The Oakland Athletics selected Flores in the 29th round (870th overall pick) of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft. He is the younger brother of Randy Flores, current director of scouting for the St. Louis Cardinals and also a former MLB left-handed relief specialist. Both men graduated from El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, California, and attended the University of Southern California (USC), playing college baseball for the Trojans. Ron Flores attended from 1998 to 2001, and was a member of USC's 1998 national championship baseball team. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from USC.

In limited appearances with Oakland, Flores was mostly the second or third lefty in the bullpen. He pitched a career-high four shutout innings for his first big league win on June 29, 2006 against the San Diego Padres. His first Major League save came after he pitched a scoreless 10th inning in the final game of the 2006 season. On December 12, 2007, Flores signed a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, uniting him with his older brother, Randy Flores. He became a free agent at the end of the season and signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds, only to be released by the organization on April 1, 2009.

After being released by the Reds, Flores signed with the independent Long Island Ducks. He pitched in 53 games for them before retiring.

Scott Thorman

Scott Robert Thorman (born January 6, 1982 in Cambridge, Ontario) is a Canadian former first baseman who is currently the manager of the Lexington Legends, the single A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Thorman was drafted in the first round, 30th overall in the 2000 Major League Baseball draft by the Atlanta Braves. Thorman played for Canada in the inaugural 2006 World Baseball Classic and Thorman also played in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Wayne Ough

Wayne Ough (born 27 November 1978) is an Australian baseball pitcher.

In 2004, he was part of the Australian Olympic baseball team, who achieved a Silver Medal in the baseball tournament at the Athens Olympics. He pitched in three matches without conceding an earned run.Drafted by the New York Mets in the 15th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft, he spent five seasons in the minor leagues.

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