2014 Major League Baseball draft

The 2014 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft was held from June 5 through June 7, 2014, to assign amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The first two rounds were conducted on June 5, followed by rounds three through ten on June 6, and the last 30 rounds on June 7.[1] It was broadcast from Studio 42 of the MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey.

The draft order was the reverse order of the 2013 MLB regular season standings. As the Astros finished the 2013 season with the worst record, they had the first overall selection for the third consecutive year.[2] In addition, the Toronto Blue Jays got the 11th pick, as compensation for failing to sign Phil Bickford, the 10th overall selection of the 2013 MLB Draft.[1] The St. Louis Cardinals got bumped from #30 to #31 because although tied with the Boston Red Sox for most wins in the 2013 regular season, the Red Sox had fewer wins in 2012.[3] Kansas City Royals first round draft pick Brandon Finnegan made his Major League debut on September 6, 2014, the first player to reach the majors from the 2014 draft class, with Carlos Rodon the second. Rodon first appeared for the Chicago White Sox on April 21, 2015. Finnegan became the first player to play in both the College World Series, for TCU, and the MLB World Series, for Kansas City, in the same year. Kyle Schwarber was the first position player to reach the majors from the 2014 draft class doing so June 16, 2015.

2014 Major League Baseball draft
2014 MLB draft logo
General information
Date(s)June 5–7, 2014
LocationSecaucus, New Jersey
Network(s)MLB Network
Overview
1,215 total selections
First selectionBrady Aiken
Houston Astros
First round selections41

First round draft order

Key
All-Star
* Player did not sign
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Brady Aiken* Houston Astros Left-handed pitcher Cathedral Catholic High School (CA)
2 Tyler Kolek Miami Marlins Right-handed pitcher Shepherd High School (TX)
3 Carlos Rodón Chicago White Sox Left-handed pitcher NC State
4 Kyle Schwarber Chicago Cubs Catcher Indiana
5 Nick Gordon Minnesota Twins Shortstop Olympia High School (FL)
6 Alex Jackson Seattle Mariners Outfielder Rancho Bernardo High School (CA)
7 Aaron Nola Philadelphia Phillies Right-handed pitcher LSU
8 Kyle Freeland Colorado Rockies Left-handed pitcher Evansville
9 Jeff Hoffman Toronto Blue Jays Right-handed pitcher East Carolina
10 Michael Conforto New York Mets Outfielder Oregon State
11 Max Pentecost Toronto Blue Jays[Compensation 1] Catcher Kennesaw State
12 Kodi Medeiros Milwaukee Brewers Left-handed pitcher Waiakea High School (HI)
13 Trea Turner San Diego Padres Shortstop NC State
14 Tyler Beede San Francisco Giants Right-handed pitcher Vanderbilt
15 Sean Newcomb Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Left-handed pitcher Hartford
16 Touki Toussaint Arizona Diamondbacks Right-handed pitcher Coral Springs Christian Academy (FL)
17 Brandon Finnegan Kansas City Royals Left-handed pitcher TCU
18 Erick Fedde Washington Nationals Right-handed pitcher UNLV
19 Nick Howard Cincinnati Reds Right-handed pitcher Virginia
20 Casey Gillaspie Tampa Bay Rays First baseman Wichita State
21 Bradley Zimmer Cleveland Indians Outfielder San Francisco
22 Grant Holmes Los Angeles Dodgers Right-handed pitcher Conway High School (SC)
23 Derek Hill Detroit Tigers Outfielder Elk Grove High School (CA)
24 Cole Tucker Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop Mountain Pointe High School (AZ)
25 Matt Chapman Oakland Athletics Third baseman Cal State Fullerton
26 Michael Chavis Boston Red Sox Shortstop Sprayberry High School (GA)
27 Luke Weaver St. Louis Cardinals Right-handed pitcher Florida State

Compensatory round

Pick Player Team Position School
28 Foster Griffin Kansas City Royals[Compensation 2] Left-handed pitcher The First Academy (FL)
29 Alex Blandino Cincinnati Reds[Compensation 3] Third Baseman Stanford
30 Luis Ortiz Texas Rangers[Compensation 4] Right-handed pitcher Sanger High School (CA)
31 Justus Sheffield Cleveland Indians[Compensation 5] Left-handed pitcher Tullahoma High School (TN)
32 Braxton Davidson Atlanta Braves[Compensation 6] Outfielder T.C. Roberson High School (NC)
33 Michael Kopech Boston Red Sox[Compensation 7] Right-handed pitcher Mount Pleasant High School (TX)
34 Jack Flaherty St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 8] Right-handed pitcher Harvard-Westlake School (CA)

Competitive Balance Round A

Pick Player Team Position School
35 Forrest Wall Colorado Rockies Second baseman Orangewood Christian School (FL)
36 Blake Anderson Miami Marlins[Compensation 9] Catcher West Lauderdale High School (MS)
37 Derek Fisher Houston Astros[Trades 1] Outfielder Virginia
38 Mike Papi Cleveland Indians Outfielder Virginia
39 Connor Joe Pittsburgh Pirates[Trades 2] Outfielder San Diego
40 Chase Vallot Kansas City Royals Catcher St. Thomas More School (LA)
41 Jacob Gatewood Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Clovis High School (CA)

Other notable selections

Round Pick Player Team Position School
2 42 A. J. Reed Houston Astros First baseman University of Kentucky
2 44 Spencer Adams Chicago White Sox Right-handed pitcher White County High School (GA)
2 45 Jake Stinnett Chicago Cubs Right-handed pitcher University of Maryland, College Park
2 46 Nick Burdi Minnesota Twins Right-handed pitcher University of Louisville
2 48 Ryan Castellani Colorado Rockies Right-handed pitcher Brophy College Preparatory (AZ)
2 49 Sean Reid-Foley Toronto Blue Jays Right-handed pitcher Sandalwood High School (FL)
2 50 Monte Harrison Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Lee's Summit West High School (MO)
2 51 Michael Gettys San Diego Padres Outfielder Gainesville High School (GA)
2 52 Aramis Garcia San Francisco Giants Catcher Florida International University
2 54 Cody Reed Arizona Diamondbacks Left-handed pitcher Ardmore High School (AL)
2 55 Jacob Lindgren New York Yankees Left-handed pitcher Mississippi State University
2 56 Scott Blewett Kansas City Royals Right-handed pitcher Charles W. Baker High School (NY)
2 57 Andrew Suarez Washington Nationals Left-handed pitcher University of Miami
2 62 Alex Verdugo Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Sahuaro High School (AZ)
2 63 Spencer Turnbull Detroit Tigers Right-handed pitcher University of Alabama
2 64 Mitch Keller Pittsburgh Pirates Right-handed pitcher Xavier High School (IA)
2 65 Daniel Gossett Oakland Athletics Right-handed pitcher Clemson University
2 67 Sam Travis Boston Red Sox First baseman Indiana University Bloomington
2 70 Isan Díaz Arizona Diamondbacks Shortstop Springfield Central High School (MA)
2 71 Andrew Morales St. Louis Cardinals Right-handed pitcher University of California, Irvine
2 72 Brent Honeywell Tampa Bay Rays Right-handed pitcher Walters State Community College
2 74 Gareth Morgan Seattle Mariners Outfielder Blyth Academy (ON)
3 76 Brian Anderson Miami Marlins Second baseman University of Arkansas
3 77 Jace Fry Chicago White Sox Left-handed pitcher Oregon State University
3 78 Mark Zagunis Chicago Cubs Catcher Virginia Tech
3 81 Aaron Brown Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder Pepperdine University
3 82 Sam Howard Colorado Rockies Left-handed pitcher Georgia Southern University
3 85 Cy Sneed Milwaukee Brewers Right-handed pitcher Dallas Baptist University
3 88 Chris Ellis Los Angeles Angels Right-handed pitcher University of Mississippi
3 92 Eric Skoglund Kansas City Royals Left-handed pitcher University of Central Florida
3 94 Wyatt Strahan Cincinnati Reds Right-handed pitcher University of Southern California
3 95 Josh Morgan Texas Rangers Shortstop Lutheran High School of Orange County (CA)
3 97 Bobby Bradley Cleveland Indians First baseman Harrison Central High School (MS)
3 99 Grayson Greiner Detroit Tigers Catcher University of South Carolina
3 100 Jordan Luplow Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder California State University, Fresno
3 102 Max Povse Atlanta Braves Right-handed pitcher University of North Carolina at Greensboro
3 103 Jake Cosart Boston Red Sox Right-handed pitcher Seminole State College of Florida
3 105 Michael Mader Miami Marlins Left-handed pitcher Chipola College
4 106 Daniel Mengden Houston Astros Right-handed pitcher Texas A&M University
4 111 Ryan Yarbrough Seattle Mariners Left-handed pitcher Old Dominion University
4 121 Pat Connaughton Baltimore Orioles Right-handed pitcher University of Notre Dame
4 122 Jordan Montgomery New York Yankees Left-handed pitcher University of South Carolina
4 125 Gavin LaValley Cincinnati Reds Third baseman Carl Albert High School (OK)
4 131 Taylor Gushue Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher University of Florida
4 135 Austin Gomber St. Louis Cardinals Left-handed pitcher Florida Atlantic University
5 136 Jacob Nix Houston Astros Right-handed pitcher Los Alamitos High School (CA)
5 141 Dan Altavilla Seattle Mariners Right-handed pitcher Mercyhurst University
5 142 Rhys Hoskins Philadelphia Phillies First baseman California State University, Sacramento
5 143 Kevin Padlo Colorado Rockies Third baseman Murrieta Valley High School (CA)
5 148 Sam Coonrod San Francisco Giants Right-handed pitcher Southern Illinois University Carbondale
5 158 Julian Merryweather Cleveland Indians Right-handed pitcher Oklahoma Baptist University
5 162 Heath Fillmyer Oakland Athletics Right-handed pitcher Mercer County Community College
5 164 Josh Ockimey Boston Red Sox First baseman Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School (PA)
6 166 Brock Dykxhoorn Houston Astros Right-handed pitcher Central Arizona College
6 169 Dylan Cease Chicago Cubs Right-handed pitcher Milton High School (GA)
6 170 John Curtiss Minnesota Twins Right-handed pitcher University of Texas at Austin
6 172 Brandon Leibrandt Philadelphia Phillies Left-handed pitcher Florida State University
6 180 Zac Curtis Arizona Diamondbacks Left-handed pitcher Middle Tennessee State University
6 181 Tanner Scott Baltimore Orioles Left-handed pitcher Howard College
6 182 Jonathan Holder New York Yankees Right-handed pitcher Mississippi State University
6 186 Jose Trevino Texas Rangers Third baseman Oral Roberts University
6 189 Brock Stewart Los Angeles Dodgers Right-handed pitcher Illinois State University
6 191 Tyler Eppler Pittsburgh Pirates Right-handed pitcher Sam Houston State University
7 197 Anfernee Seymour Atlanta Braves Shortstop American Heritage School (FL)
7 198 Jake Peter Chicago White Sox Shortstop Creighton University
7 199 James Norwood Chicago Cubs Pitcher Saint Louis
7 205 Brad Wieck New York Mets Left-handed pitcher Oklahoma City University
7 212 Mark Payton New York Yankees Outfielder University of Texas at Austin
7 219 Trevor Oaks Los Angeles Dodgers Right-handed pitcher California Baptist University
7 223 Luke Dykstra Atlanta Braves Second baseman Westlake High School (CA)
8 233 Harrison Musgrave Colorado Rockies Left-handed pitcher West Virginia University
8 234 Justin Shafer Toronto Blue Jays Right-handed pitcher University of Florida
8 238 Austin Slater San Francisco Giants Outfielder Stanford University
8 243 Ryan O'Hearn Kansas City Royals First baseman Sam Houston State University
9 259 James Farris Chicago Cubs Right-handed pitcher University of Arizona
9 272 Vicente Conde New York Yankees Shortstop Vanderbilt University
10 287 Dillon Peters Miami Marlins Left-handed pitcher University of Texas at Austin
10 294 Jordan Romano Toronto Blue Jays Right-handed pitcher Oral Roberts University
10 314 Cole Sturgeon Boston Red Sox Outfielder University of Louisville
11 331 John Means Baltimore Orioles Pitcher West Virginia
13 405 Matt Pearce St. Louis Cardinals Right-handed pitcher Polk Community College
14 419 Justin Anderson Los Angeles Angels Right-handed pitcher University of Texas, San Antonio
15 449 Greg Mahle Los Angeles Angels Left-handed pitcher University of California, Santa Barbara
17 502 Damek Tomscha Philadelphia Phillies Third baseman Auburn
19 569 John Bormann Los Angeles Angels Catcher University of Texas at San Antonio
19 572 Joe Harvey New York Yankees Pitcher Pittsburgh
22 650 Trevor Hildenberger Minnesota Twins Right-handed pitcher University of California, Berkeley
22 674 J. J. Matijevic Boston Red Sox Outfielder Norwin High School (PA)
23 692 Will Toffey* New York Yankees Third baseman Salisbury School (CT)
37 1120 Patrick Mahomes* Detroit Tigers Right-handed pitcher Whitehouse High School (TX)
38 1151 Paul DeJong Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher Illinois State University

Notes

Compensation picks
  1. ^ Compensation pick for failing to sign Phillip Bickford in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.
  2. ^ Compensation pick for the Atlanta Braves signing Ervin Santana
  3. ^ Compensation pick for the Texas Rangers signing Shin-Soo Choo.
  4. ^ Compensation pick for the Baltimore Orioles signing Nelson Cruz.
  5. ^ Compensation pick for the Baltimore Orioles signing Ubaldo Jiménez.
  6. ^ Compensation pick for the New York Yankees signing Brian McCann.
  7. ^ Compensation pick for the New York Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury.
  8. ^ Compensation pick for the New York Yankees signing Carlos Beltrán.
  9. ^ Compensation pick for failing to sign Matt Krook in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.
Traded picks
  1. ^ The Astros acquired the 37th overall pick, L. J. Hoes, and Josh Hader from the Orioles in exchange for Bud Norris at the 2013 trade deadline.[4]
  2. ^ The Pirates acquired the 39th overall pick from the Marlins in exchange for Bryan Morris on June 1, 2014.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Mayo, Jonathan. "Date set for 2014 First-Year Player Draft | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "Astros to get No. 1 pick in Draft for third straight year | astros.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. May 24, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "Cardinals in position to make impact in 2014 Draft: Club not concerned about losing selection with particular free-agent signing". MLB.com. November 19, 2013.
  4. ^ http://tracking.si.com/2013/07/31/reports-orioles-trade-for-astros-pitcher-bud-norris/
  5. ^ "Pirates notebook: Bryan Morris traded to Marlins for draft pick | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". Post-gazette.com. Retrieved May 7, 2018.

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