The 2001 First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft, was held on June 5 and 6.
|2001 Major League Baseball draft|
|Date(s)||June 5–6, 2001|
|Location||New York, New York|
|First selection||Joe Mauer|
|1||Joe Mauer||Minnesota Twins||C||Cretin-Derham Hall High School|
|2||Mark Prior||Chicago Cubs||RHP||University of Southern California|
|3||Dewon Brazelton||Tampa Bay Devil Rays||RHP||Middle Tennessee State University|
|4||Gavin Floyd||Philadelphia Phillies||RHP||Baltimore, MD (Mount Saint Joseph College)|
|5||Mark Teixeira||Texas Rangers||3B||Georgia Tech|
|6||Josh Karp||Montreal Expos||RHP||University of California|
|7||Chris Smith||Baltimore Orioles||LHP||Cumberland University|
|8||John Van Benschoten||Pittsburgh Pirates||RHP||Kent State University|
|9||Colt Griffin||Kansas City Royals||RHP||Marshall, TX (Marshall High School)|
|10||Chris Burke||Houston Astros||SS||University of Tennessee|
|11||Kenny Baugh||Detroit Tigers||RHP||Rice University|
|12||Mike Jones||Milwaukee Brewers||RHP||Phoenix, AZ (Thunderbird High School)|
|13||Casey Kotchman||Anaheim Angels||1B||Seminole, FL (Seminole High School)|
|14||Jake Gautreau||San Diego Padres||1B-3B||Tulane University|
|15||Gabe Gross||Toronto Blue Jays||LF||Auburn University|
|16||Kris Honel||Chicago White Sox[Compensation 1]||RHP||Bourbonnais, IL (Providence Catholic High School)|
|17||Dan Denham||Cleveland Indians[Compensation 2]||RHP||Antioch, CA (Deer Valley High School)|
|18||Aaron Heilman||New York Mets[Compensation 3]||RHP||University of Notre Dame|
|19||Mike Fontenot||Baltimore Orioles[Compensation 4]||2B||Louisiana State University|
|20||Jeremy Sowers||Cincinnati Reds||LHP||Louisville, KY (Ballard High School)|
|21||Brad Hennessey||San Francisco Giants[Compensation 5]||RHP||Youngstown State University|
|22||Jason Bulger||Arizona Diamondbacks||RHP||Valdosta State University|
|23||John-Ford Griffin||New York Yankees[Compensation 6]||RF||Florida State University|
|24||Macay McBride||Atlanta Braves[Compensation 7]||LHP||Sylvania, GA (Screven County High School)|
|25||Bobby Crosby||Oakland Athletics||SS||Long Beach State University|
|26||Jeremy Bonderman||Oakland Athletics[Compensation 8]||RHP||Pasco, WA (Pasco High School)|
|27||William Horne||Cleveland Indians[Compensation 9]||RHP||Marianna, FL (Marianna High School)|
|28||Justin Pope||St. Louis Cardinals||RHP||University of Central Florida|
|29||Josh Burrus||Atlanta Braves||SS||Marietta, GA (Joseph Wheeler High School)|
|30||Noah Lowry||San Francisco Giants||LHP||Pepperdine University|
|31||Bryan Bass||Baltimore Orioles[Compensation 10]||SS||Seminole, FL (Seminole High School)|
|32||Michael Woods||Detroit Tigers[Compensation 11]||2B||Southern University|
|33||Jeff Mathis||Anaheim Angels[Compensation 12]||C||Marianna, FL (Marianna High School)|
|34||Bronson Sardinha||New York Yankees[Compensation 13]||SS||Honolulu, HI (Kamehameha High School)|
|35||J. D. Martin||Cleveland Indians[Compensation 14]||RHP||University of San Francisco|
|36||Michael Garciaparra||Seattle Mariners[Compensation 15]||SS||Rosemead, CA (Don Bosco Technical Institute)|
|37||John Rheinecker||Oakland Athletics[Compensation 16]||LHP||Southwest Missouri State University|
|38||David Wright||New York Mets[Compensation 17]||3B||Hickory, VA Hickory High School|
|39||Wyatt Allen||Chicago White Sox[Compensation 18]||RHP||University of Tennessee|
|40||Richard Lewis||Atlanta Braves[Compensation 19]||2B||Georgia Tech|
|41||Todd Linden||San Francisco Giants[Compensation 20]||OF||Louisiana State University|
|42||Jon Skaggs||New York Yankees[Compensation 21]||RHP||Rice University|
|43||Mike Conroy||Cleveland Indians[Compensation 22]||OF||Dorchester, MA (Boston College High School)|
|44||Jayson Nix||Colorado Rockies[Compensation 23]||SS||Midland, TX (Midland High School)|
The Minnesota Twins selected St. Paul, MN native Joe Mauer with the number one pick in the 2001 draft. The 18-year-old Mauer, a catcher from Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, became the seventh Minnesotan to be selected in the first round and the first to be chosen number one overall. The back-stop was a member of the USA Junior National Team and won a gold medal at the world tournament in Taiwan in 1999. He was also a High School football standout as a quarterback and signed a letter of intent to play football at Florida State University before being drafted.
Right-handed pitcher Mark Prior of the University of Southern California was selected by the Chicago Cubs with the second overall pick in the draft. Prior, who was previously selected in the supplemental first round of the 1998 draft by the Yankees, was the first college player chosen in the 2001 draft. Prior won numerous National Player of the Year awards after going 15-1 with a 1.69 ERA and 202 strikeouts to lead the Trojans to a College World Series berth in his junior year.
| 1st Overall Picks
Bronson Kiheimahanaomauiakeo Sardinha (born April 6, 1983 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder.Charlie Manning
Charles Nelson Manning (born March 31, 1979 in Winter Haven, Florida) is a former professional baseball relief pitcher who last played for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. He played part of the 2008 season in Major League Baseball for the Washington Nationals. He went to the University of Tampa and is listed with a height of 6'2 and weight of 180 pounds. Manning throws and bats left-handed.
Manning was selected in the 9th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Yankees. On July 31, 2003, Manning was traded to the Cincinnati Reds with Brandon Claussen for Aaron Boone. The Yankees re-acquired him on June 18, 2004, for Gabe White. Manning was a 2006 Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star. He spent the 2007 season with Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton.
Manning became a minor league free agent after the 2007 season and signed with the Washington Nationals. On May 23, 2008, the Nationals called Manning up from Triple-A Columbus.
On October 15, 2008, Manning was picked up on waivers by the St. Louis Cardinals. He was acquired for use in spot relief situations against left-handed hitters, but did not make the Cardinals roster. In 2009, he pitched for the Memphis Redbirds, the Cardinals' top farm team. He became a free agent again after the season, and did not pitch again until joining the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball in 2011, who he played with from 2011 to 2013.Chris Barnwell
Christopher Edward Barnwell (born March 1, 1979 in Jacksonville, Florida) is Canadian American former Major League Baseball infielder.Chris Seddon
Christopher Jon "Chris" Seddon (born October 13, 1983) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. Seddon was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the fifth round of the 2001 Major League Baseball draft. He later went on to play in the Devil Rays organization (2001–2007), the Florida Marlins organization (2007–2008), the Seattle Mariners organization (2009–2010) and the Cleveland Indians organization (2012). On September 3, 2007, Seddon made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut with the Marlins. He has also played in Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) for the SK Wyverns and in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Yomiuri Giants.Chris Sáenz
Christopher Andrew Sáenz (born August 14, 1981) is a former professional baseball pitcher. Sáenz appeared in one Major League Baseball game with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2004.
Sáenz was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 28th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. From 2001-02, he pitched mostly in relief, but became a starting pitcher in 2003. He began 2004 in Double-A with Huntsville and went 5-5 with a 4.13 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 85 innings pitched. He was called up to make a spot start on April 24 and got the win after pitching six scoreless innings. He was sent back to Double-A after this start where he spent the rest of the season.
Sáenz was granted free agency at the end of the season and re-signed with the Brewers in January 2005, but missed all of the 2005 and 2006 seasons after undergoing elbow surgery.In 2007, Sáenz signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and was assigned to the Double-A Arkansas Travelers. However, he struggled with his control, walking 31 in 46 innings, and was released. He signed with the independent Reno Silver Sox of the Golden Baseball League, but did not fare any better. He went 0-4 and had an 8.10 ERA in five games. In 2008, he signed with the Schaumburg Flyers of the Northern League, but had an 8.42 ERA in 19 games, all in relief.
He is only the fourth pitcher (and the first since 1899) to start in his only major league game, give up no runs (earned or unearned) with at least six innings pitched, and record the win; his Game Score was 72, the highest ever for a pitcher with only one lifetime start.Clint Sammons
Clint Joseph Sammons (born May 15, 1983) is a former professional baseball catcher. Sammons was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 43rd round (1295th overall) in the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. He did not sign with them however, and instead attended the University of Georgia, where he was starting catcher in baseball. In 2004, the Braves selected him as the 191st overall pick in the 6th round in the June draft and eventually signed with the Braves.
Sammons began his professional career with the Braves Rookie team, the Danville Braves. He played for the Single-A Rome Braves in 2005 and was selected to the South Atlantic League midseason All-Star team. The Braves organization named Sammons as the Rome Braves Player of the Year. In 121 games with the Rome Braves, he batted .286 with 4 home runs. In 2006, he spent the entire season with the Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
In 2007, he began the season with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans again. After 23 games with the Pelicans, he was promoted to the Double-A Mississippi Braves. He went on the finish the minor league season at Mississippi. On September 11, 2007, the Braves added him to the major league roster as the fourth catcher when they purchased his contract. The next day, he made his major league debut as a defensive replacement. He got his first two Major League hits on September 30, the last day of the season, which included a double. He hit his first Major League home run on July 31, 2008. Sammons became a free agent at the end of the 2009 season. He signed a one-year minor league contract with the Braves for the 2010 season, then signed two one year, minor league deals with the Miami Marlins for the 2011-2012 seasons.David Corrente
David Ross Corrente (born October 13, 1983 in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada) is a former Minor League Baseball catcher. Corrente played in the minor leagues from 2001 to 2008 and played for Team Canada in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Corrente was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 14th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. He played in the Blue Jays minor league system from 2001 to 2008 as a catcher. Correnete was a .238 career minor league hitter, and had 252 hits in 1228 at bats.
He played for team Canada at the 2008 Summer Olympics.Devon Lowery
Devon Eugene Lowery (born March 24, 1983) is a retired professional baseball pitcher, who played for the Kansas City Royals in 2008.Don Kelly (baseball)
Donald Thomas "Don" Kelly (born February 15, 1980) is an American former professional baseball utility player who is currently the first base coach for the Houston Astros. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers, and Miami Marlins. Kelly played every position on the field in the major leagues, including pitcher. Over the course of his career, he mainly played the outfield and third base.Jake Mauer
Donald Charles "Jake" Mauer (born December 20, 1978) is a former Minor League Baseball player, and former NCAA Division III baseball standout. He is a coach in the Minnesota Twins system. As a senior in 2001, he set the University of St. Thomas season record for hits with 83, and is the school's career leader in hits (243), runs (181) & games (187). He was inducted into the St. Thomas Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.Jake Woods
Jacob Thomas Woods (born September 3, 1981) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of four seasons in Major League Baseball from 2005-08. He batted and threw left-handed.
After attending Bakersfield College, a junior college, Woods was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 3rd round (89th overall) of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut in 2005 with the Angels, compiling a 1-1 record with a 4.55 ERA in 28.2 innings. Woods also played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, an Angels affiliate, in 2002, ending the season 10-5 with a .667% W-L percentage with a 3.05 ERA and 121 strikeouts in 27 games pitched.
He was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners on December 20, 2005. Beginning the 2006 season as a long reliever out of the bullpen, Woods was moved into the starting rotation after the late season demotion of Joel Piñeiro. Woods spent most of 2008 with Triple-A Tacoma, but was called up in August. He refused a minor league assignment on November 13, 2008, and became a free agent.
In January 2009, he signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. After pitching in Triple-A Lehigh Valley for just over a full season, Woods was released on April 18, 2010. In early May 2010 he signed with Brother Elephants baseball team in Taiwan to finish his professional career.
Woods resides in Kingsburg, California.Jesse Foppert
Jesse William Foppert (; born July 10, 1980) is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher.Matt Fox (baseball)
Matthew Jacob Fox (born December 4, 1982 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball with the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox.Matthew Brown (baseball)
Matthew Benjamin Brown (born August 8, 1982 in Bellevue, Washington) is a former third baseman. Brown was selected by the Anaheim Angels in the 10th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft out of Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) High School.Mike Rouse
For the other baseball player with a similar name, see Mike Rose.Michael Gregory Rouse (born April 25, 1980 in San Jose, California) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball. He bats left-handed, although he throws right-handed.
Rouse grew up in San Jose and attended Gunderson High School and Valley Christian High School. He initially played baseball for San Jose State University before transferring to Cal State-Fullerton. In his final collegiate season for the Titans, he was named to the all Big West team after hitting .377 with 12 home runs and 62 RBI.
He was drafted in the 5th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. Rouse was traded to the Oakland Athletics prior to the 2003 season.His major league debut was memorable as he went 3-3 in legendary Yankee Stadium to help the Athletics gain a victory over New York on June 9, 2006. However, on September 5 of that year, Rouse was designated for assignment. On September 13, Rouse was claimed off of waivers by the Indians. He made the Indians club in 2007 as the team's utility infielder. However, despite providing a reliable glove in the infield, he batted just .115 at the plate, and on August 6, 2007, he was designated for assignment.
Rouse signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox on January 12, 2008, but was traded during the season to the Philadelphia Phillies. He retired at the end of the season.Mike Wood (baseball)
Michael Burton Wood (born April 26, 1980) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of five seasons in Major League Baseball, and one in Nippon Professional Baseball, from 2003-08.
Wood graduated from Forest Hill Community High School in West Palm Beach, Florida, in 1998 and then went on to attend the University of North Florida. He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the tenth round (311th overall) of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft.
Wood made his major league debut on August 21, 2003, with the Athletics. The Kansas City Royals acquired Wood on June 24, 2004, from the Athletics as part of the three-team trade that sent Carlos Beltrán to the Houston Astros. Kansas City immediately promoted him from Triple-A and put him in their starting rotation, where he compiled a 3–8 record with a 5.94 ERA in 17 starts.
Wood spent the early part of the 2005 season in the bullpen, but was used as an emergency starter when Brian Anderson went on the 15-day disabled list.
On October 11, 2006, Wood was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers, but was not tendered a contract for the 2007 season, making him a free agent. He was then signed to a minor league contract (with an invitation to spring training) with the Rangers later in the off-season, and made the 2007 opening day roster.
In 2008, Wood played for the Yokohama BayStars in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. In January 2009, he signed a minor league contract with the Florida Marlins. In May 2009, the Marlins released Wood. On September 1, Wood signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. He was granted free agency on November 9. He played for the Rockford RiverHawks in the Northern League in 2010.Moore High School (Oklahoma)
Moore High School is a four-year comprehensive high school located in Moore, Oklahoma, a suburb south of Oklahoma City.
The path of the 2013 Moore tornado barely missed the school, and students were kept inside the school gym, as well as other areas of the school, as the tornado approached around 15 minutes before school was dismissed.Tyler Lumsden
Tyler Ryan Lumsden (born May 9, 1983) is a Chinese Professional Baseball League pitcher for the Brother Elephants organization. He was born in Roanoke, Virginia, where he attended Cave Spring High School.Willie Collazo
William Collazo [koy-yah'-zo] (born November 7, 1979) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball pitcher. During the 2007 season, he appeared in six games for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). Since 2016, Collazo has worked as a minor league pitching coach in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
Collazo graduated from Florida International University, where he went 13–1 as a senior and helped his team to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship tournament. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 10th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball draft. Collazo played for the Braves, Los Angeles Angels, and New York Mets organizations. He was called up to the Mets on September 1, 2007, and made his major league debut on September 5, 2007, against the Cincinnati Reds. He became a free agent at the end of the 2008 season and signed a minor league contract with the Florida Marlins.He last played in the Toronto Blue Jays organization from 2010 to 2012. Collazo was the pitching coach for the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians in 2016. On January 19, 2017, he was promoted to be the pitching coach for the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts.In July 2019, Collazo was named the pitching coach at FIU.
|First-year player drafts|
|Rule 5 drafts|
2001 MLB season by team