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The 2008 First-Year Player Draft was the forty-fourth Major League Baseball amateur draft. It was held on June 5 and June 6, 2008. The Tampa Bay Rays had the first pick for the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past decade.

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[edit] Draft results

[edit] First round

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Tampa Bay Rays Tim Beckham SS Griffin High School Griffin, GA
2 Pittsburgh Pirates Pedro Alvarez 3B Vanderbilt University New York, NY
3 Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer 1B American Heritage School
4 Baltimore Orioles Brian Matusz LHP San Diego State University Cave Creek, AZ
5 San Francisco Giants Buster Posey C Florida State University Leesburg, GA
6 Florida Marlins Kyle Skipworth C Patriot High School
7 Cincinnati Reds Yonder Alonso 1B University of Miami Miami, FL
8 Chicago White Sox Gordon Beckham SS University of Georgia Atlanta, GA
9 Washington Nationals Aaron Crow RHP University of Missouri Wakarusa, KS Did Not Sign
10 Houston Astros Jason Castro C Stanford University
11 Texas Rangers Justin Smoak 1B University of South Carolina Goose Creek, SC
12 Oakland Athletics Jemile Weeks 2B University of Miami Altamonte Springs, FL
13 St. Louis Cardinals Brett Wallace 3B/1B Arizona State University Sonoma, CA
14 Minnesota Twins Aaron Hicks OF/RHP Woodrow Wilson Classical High School
15 Los Angeles Dodgers Ethan Martin 3B Stephens County High School
16 Milwaukee Brewers Brett Lawrie C Brookswood Secondary School Langley, BC highest pick to date for a Canadian position player
17 Toronto Blue Jays David Cooper 1B University of California Stockton, CA
18 New York Mets Ike Davis 1B/OF Arizona State University Compensation from Atlanta Braves for Tom Glavine
19 Chicago Cubs Andrew Cashner RP Texas Christian University
20 Seattle Mariners Josh Fields RHP University of Georgia
21 Detroit Tigers Ryan Perry RHP University of Arizona
22 New York Mets Reese Havens SS University of South Carolina
23 San Diego Padres Allan Dykstra 1B Wake Forest University San Diego, CA
24 Philladelphia Phillies Anthony Hewitt OF/SS Salisbury School (CT)
25 Colorado Rockies Christian Friedrich LHP Eastern Kentucky University
26 Arizona Diamondbacks Daniel Schlereth LHP University of Arizona
27 Minnesota Twins Carlos Gutierrez RHP University of Miami Compensation from Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Torii Hunter
28 New York Yankees Gerrit Cole RHP Orange Lutheran High School Did Not Sign
29 Cleveland Indians Lonnie Chisenhall 3B Pitt Community College (NC) Newport, NC
30 Boston Red Sox Casey Kelly RHP/SS Sarasota High School

[edit] Supplemental first round

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
31 Minnesota Twins Shooter Hunt P Tulane University Compensation for the loss of free agent Torii Hunter
32 Milwaukee Brewers Jacob Odorizzi P Highland (IL) High School Compensation for the loss of free agent Francisco Cordero
33 New York Mets Bradley Holt P UNC-Wilmington Compensation for the loss of free agent Tom Glavine
34 Philadelphia Phillies Zachary Collier OF Chino Hills High School Compensation for the loss of free agent Aaron Rowand
35 Milwaukee Brewers Evan Frederickson P University of San Francisco Compensation for the loss of free agent Scott Linebrink
36 Kansas City Royals Mike Montgomery P Hart High School Compensation for the loss of free agent David Riske
37 San Francisco Giants Conor Gillaspie 3B Wichita State University Compensation for the loss of free agent Pedro Feliz
38 Houston Astros Jordan Lyles P Hartsville High School Compensation for the loss of free agent Trever Miller
39 St. Louis Cardinals Lance Lynn P University of Mississippi Brownsburg, IN Compensation for the loss of free agent Troy Percival
40 Atlanta Braves Brett DeVall P Niceville High School Compensation for the loss of free agent Ron Mahay
41 Chicago Cubs Ryan Flaherty SS Vanderbilt University Portland, ME Compensation for the loss of free agent Jason Kendall
42 San Diego Padres Jaff Decker OF Sunrise Mountain High School Compensation for the loss of free agent Doug Brocail
43 Arizona Diamondbacks Wade Miley P Southeastern Louisiana University Compensation for the loss of free agent Livan Hernandez
44 New York Yankees Jeremy Bleich P Stanford University Compensation for the loss of free agent Luis Vizcaino
45 Boston Red Sox Bryan Price P Rice University Compensation for the loss of free agent Eric Gagne
46 San Diego Padres Logan Forsythe 3B University of Arkansas Memphis, TN Compensation for the loss of free agent Mike Cameron

[edit] Other notable selections

[edit] Draft notes

[edit] Sources

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