|2006 Major League Baseball draft|
|Date(s)||June 6–7, 2006|
|1502 total selections|
|First selection||Luke Hochevar|
Kansas City Royals
|First round selections||44|
|1||Luke Hochevar||Kansas City Royals||RHP||Tennessee|
|2||Greg Reynolds||Colorado Rockies||RHP||Stanford|
|3||Evan Longoria||Tampa Bay Devil Rays||3B||Long Beach State University|
|4||Brad Lincoln||Pittsburgh Pirates||RHP||University of Houston|
|5||Brandon Morrow||Seattle Mariners||RHP||UC Berkeley|
|6||Andrew Miller||Detroit Tigers||LHP||University of North Carolina|
|7||Clayton Kershaw||Los Angeles Dodgers||LHP||Highland Park High School|
|8||Drew Stubbs||Cincinnati Reds||CF||University of Texas|
|9||Bill Rowell||Baltimore Orioles||3B||Bishop Eustace Preparatory School|
|10||Tim Lincecum||San Francisco Giants||RHP||University of Washington|
|11||Max Scherzer||Arizona Diamondbacks||RHP||University of Missouri|
|12||Kasey Kiker||Texas Rangers||LHP||Russell County High School (AL)|
|13||Tyler Colvin||Chicago Cubs||LF||Clemson University|
|14||Travis Snider||Toronto Blue Jays||RF||Henry M. Jackson High School|
|15||Chris Marrero||Washington Nationals||3B||Monsignor Edward Pace High School|
|16||Jeremy Jeffress||Milwaukee Brewers||RHP||Halifax County High School (VA)|
|17||Matt Antonelli||San Diego Padres||3B||Wake Forest University|
|18||Kyle Drabek||Philadelphia Phillies[Compensation 1]||RHP||The Woodlands High School|
|19||Brett Sinkbeil||Florida Marlins||RHP||Missouri State University|
|20||Chris Parmelee||Minnesota Twins||RF||Chino Hills High School|
|21||Ian Kennedy||New York Yankees[Compensation 2]||RHP||University of Southern California|
|22||Colton Willems||Washington Nationals[Compensation 3]||RHP||John Carroll Catholic High School|
|23||Maxwell Sapp||Houston Astros||C||Bishop Moore High School|
|24||Cody Johnson||Atlanta Braves||1B||A. Crawford Mosley High School|
|25||Hank Conger||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[Compensation 4]||C||Huntington Beach High School|
|26||Bryan Morris||Los Angeles Dodgers[Compensation 5]||RHP||Motlow State Community College|
|27||Jason Place||Boston Red Sox||CF||Wren High School|
|28||Daniel Bard||Boston Red Sox[Compensation 6]||RHP||University of North Carolina|
|29||Kyle McCulloch||Chicago White Sox||RHP||University of Texas|
|30||Adam Ottavino||St. Louis Cardinals||RHP||Northeastern University|
|31||Preston Mattingly||Los Angeles Dodgers[Compensation 7]||SS||Evansville Central High School|
|32||Pedro Beato||Baltimore Orioles[Compensation 8]||RHP||St. Petersburg Junior College|
|33||Emmanuel Burriss||San Francisco Giants[Compensation 9]||SS||Kent State University|
|34||Brooks Brown||Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 10]||RHP||University of Georgia|
|35||Kyler Burke||San Diego Padres[Compensation 11]||RF||Ooltewah High School|
|36||Chris Coghlan||Florida Marlins[Compensation 12]||3B||University of Mississippi|
|37||Adrian Cardenas||Philadelphia Phillies[Compensation 13]||SS||Monsignor Edward Pace High School|
|38||Cory Rasmus||Atlanta Braves[Compensation 14]||RHP||Russell County High School|
|39||David Huff||Cleveland Indians[Compensation 15]||LHP||UCLA|
|40||Kris Johnson||Boston Red Sox[Compensation 16]||LHP||Wichita State University|
|41||Joba Chamberlain||New York Yankees[Compensation 17]||RHP||University of Nebraska–Lincoln|
|42||Chris Perez||St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 18]||RHP||University of Miami|
|43||Steven Evarts||Atlanta Braves[Compensation 19]||LHP||Robinson High School|
|44||Caleb Clay||Boston Red Sox[Compensation 20]||RHP||Cullman High School|
Pitching accounted for 18 of the 30 selections in the first round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, including the top choice, right-hander Luke Hochevar, who was chosen by the Kansas City Royals. The University of Tennessee product pitched for the Fort Worth Cats of the Independent League after not reaching terms with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who selected him in the sandwich round (40th overall) of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.
Six of the first seven picks and nine of the first 12 selections were pitchers. In addition to the 18 hurlers, seven outfielders, three third basemen and two catchers made up the rest of the first round.
The first six picks were from the college ranks. University of North Carolina pitchers Andrew Miller (6th overall, Tigers) and Daniel Bard (28th, Red Sox) and University of Texas teammates Drew Stubbs (8th overall, Reds) and Kyle McCulloch (29th, White Sox) went in the first round.
Kyle Drabek, the son of longtime Major League pitcher Doug Drabek, was chosen by the Philadelphia Phillies with the 18th pick. He is currently on a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Detroit's Andrew Miller became the first player from the 2006 Draft to reach the Major Leagues. He debuted in relief during a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium on August 30. He would make eight relief appearances for the Tigers during their pennant-winning season. He currently pitches in the Cleveland Indians organization and has also played for the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins and Boston Red Sox.
Tim Lincecum was the first 2006 draftee to be selected to an All-Star Game. Lincecum was selected in 2008, and joined shortly thereafter by Evan Longoria, who was selected via the Final Vote. Longoria was the only one to play in the game. Longoria would later be voted Rookie of the Year. Lincecum was also the first to win a Cy Young Award (2008 and 2009) in the National League. Clayton Kershaw, 7th in the draft, went on to win the 2011, 2013 and 2014 NL Cy Young Awards, the 2014 NL MVP Award and played in the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 All-Star Games.
Andrew Bailey, 6th round pick by the Oakland Athletics, became the 2009 American League Rookie of the Year and participated in the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis and 2010 All-Star Game in Anaheim as part of the Athletics. As of 2017 he is on the Anaheim Angels. Chris Coghlan, a supplemental first round pick, was the 2009 National League Rookie of the Year as a member of the Miami Marlins. As of 2017 he is on the Toronto Blue Jays.
Ryan Kalish, an outfielder who planned to attend the University of Virginia, was picked in the 9th round by the Boston Red Sox. His salary of $600,000 had to be approved by the Commissioner's Office, as it was well over what others drafted in that round were to receive. He signed with the Red Sox and made his major league debut in 2010.
Max Scherzer, 1st round pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks and later traded to the Detroit Tigers, won the 2013 Cy Young Award. He is now with the Washington Nationals, with whom he won the Cy Young in 2016.
| 1st Overall Picks
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|Rule 5 drafts|
2006 MLB season by team