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1st Round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:2007 1st / 2008 1st / 2008 2nd / 2009 1st

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
2008 1 1 FrRnd 1 Rays Tim Beckham (minors) SS 0.5 54 132 5 .250 .759 HS Griffin HS (Griffin, GA)
2008 1 2 FrRnd 2 Pirates Pedro Alvarez (minors) 3B 4.7 687 2365 119 .235 .742 4Yr Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
2008 1 3 FrRnd 3 Royals Eric Hosmer (minors) 1B 8.4 670 2564 70 .282 .763 HS American Heritage HS (Plantation, FL)
2008 1 4 FrRnd 4 Orioles Brian Matusz (minors) LHP 3.0 246 8 0 .125 .250 246 27 39 4.80 1.45 0 4Yr University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
2008 1 5 FrRnd 5 Giants Buster Posey (minors) C 28.0 698 2533 98 .311 .865 4Yr Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
2008 1 6 FrRnd 6 Marlins Kyle Skipworth (minors) C -0.1 4 3 0 .000 .250 HS Patriot HS (Glen Avon, CA)
2008 1 7 FrRnd 7 Reds Yonder Alonso (minors) 1B 5.1 482 1531 31 .273 .733 4Yr University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
2008 1 8 FrRnd 8 White Sox Gordon Beckham (minors) SS 6.6 840 2834 67 .242 .674 4Yr University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
2008 1 9 FrRnd 9 Nationals Aaron Crow (minors) RHP 2.4 254 0 0 254 20 11 3.43 1.32 6 4Yr University of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)
2008 1 10 FrRnd 10 Astros Jason Castro (minors) C 8.5 471 1588 49 .239 .708 4Yr Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
2008 1 11 FrRnd 11 Rangers Justin Smoak (minors) 1B 1.2 647 2122 83 .224 .694 4Yr University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
2008 1 12 FrRnd 12 Athletics Jemile Weeks (minors) 2B 1.1 243 905 4 .261 .682 4Yr University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
2008 1 13 FrRnd 13 Cardinals Brett Wallace (minors) 1B -0.2 335 1001 30 .245 .710 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
2008 1 14 FrRnd 14 Twins Aaron Hicks (minors) OF 2.0 202 642 14 .226 .652 HS Woodrow Wilson HS (Long Beach, CA)
2008 1 15 FrRnd 15 Dodgers Ethan Martin (minors) RHP -0.5 17 9 0 .000 .000 17 2 5 5.93 1.64 0 HS Stephens County School (Toccoa, GA)
2008 1 16 FrRnd 16 Brewers Brett Lawrie (minors) 3B 13.5 443 1664 52 .267 .741 HS Brookswood SS (Langley, BC)
2008 1 17 FrRnd 17 Blue Jays David Cooper (minors) 1B 0.1 72 211 6 .270 .750 4Yr University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
2008 1 18 FrRnd 18 Mets via Braves *Ike Davis (minors) 1B 5.3 647 2031 81 .240 .752 1 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
2008 1 19 FrRnd 19 Cubs Andrew Cashner (minors) RHP 4.2 176 137 1 .175 .425 163 24 36 3.45 1.22 0 4Yr Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
2008 1 20 FrRnd 20 Mariners Josh Fields (minors) RHP 0.6 132 0 0 131 8 10 4.11 1.18 9 4Yr University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
2008 1 21 FrRnd 21 Tigers Ryan Perry (minors) RHP 0.3 156 0 0 156 6 6 4.36 1.45 2 4Yr University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
2008 1 22 FrRnd 22 Mets Reese Havens (minors) SS 4Yr University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
2008 1 23 FrRnd 23 Padres Allan Dykstra (minors) 1B -0.5 13 31 1 .129 .515 4Yr Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
2008 1 24 FrRnd 24 Phillies Anthony Hewitt (minors) SS HS Salisbury Prep (Salisbury, CT)
2008 1 25 FrRnd 25 Rockies Christian Friedrich (minors) LHP -0.7 78 33 0 .091 .258 77 5 14 5.72 1.53 0 4Yr Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)
2008 1 26 FrRnd 26 Diamondbacks Daniel Schlereth (minors) LHP 0.0 94 0 0 94 5 6 4.35 1.57 1 4Yr University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
2008 1 27 FrRnd 27 Twins via Angels *Carlos Gutierrez (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
2008 1 28 FrRnd 28 Yankees Gerrit Cole (minors) RHP 6.1 64 116 1 .172 .405 62 35 17 3.05 1.16 0 HS Orange Lutheran HS (Orange, CA)
2008 1 29 FrRnd 29 Indians Lonnie Chisenhall (minors) 3B 4.9 400 1309 41 .254 .711 JC Pitt Community College (Winterville, NC)
2008 1 30 FrRnd 30 Red Sox Casey Kelly (minors) SS -0.6 7 10 0 .200 .400 6 2 3 6.21 1.69 0 HS Sarasota HS (Sarasota, FL)
2008 1s 31 FrRnd 31 Twins *Shooter Hunt (minors) RHP 4Yr Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
2008 1s 32 FrRnd 32 Brewers *Jake Odorizzi (minors) RHP 4.1 56 8 0 .000 .111 56 17 21 3.69 1.23 1 HS Highland HS (New Douglas, IL)
2008 1 33 FrRnd 33 Mets Bradley Holt (minors) RHP 4Yr University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Wilmington, NC)
2008 1s 34 FrRnd 34 Phillies *Zach Collier (minors) OF HS Chino Hills HS (Chino Hills, CA)
2008 1s 35 FrRnd 35 Brewers *Evan Frederickson (minors) LHP 4Yr University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
2008 1 36 FrRnd 36 Royals Mike Montgomery (minors) LHP 1.6 12 3 0 .000 .000 12 4 4 3.07 1.19 0 HS William S. Hart HS (Santa Clarita, CA)
2008 1s 37 FrRnd 37 Giants *Conor Gillaspie (minors) 3B 1.2 356 1109 24 .259 .708 4Yr Wichita State University (Wichita, KS)
2008 1s 38 FrRnd 38 Astros *Jordan Lyles (minors) RHP -1.6 107 136 2 .132 .375 104 23 38 5.10 1.44 1 HS Hartsville HS (Hartsville, SC)
2008 1s 39 FrRnd 39 Cardinals *Lance Lynn (minors) RHP 10.1 139 201 0 .090 .245 139 57 34 3.37 1.28 1 4Yr University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
2008 1s 40 FrRnd 40 Braves *Brett DeVall (minors) LHP HS Niceville HS (Niceville, FL)
2008 1s 41 FrRnd 41 Cubs *Ryan Flaherty (minors) SS 2.1 326 869 27 .220 .648 4Yr Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
2008 1 42 FrRnd 42 Padres Jaff Decker (minors) OF -0.4 26 44 1 .114 .473 1 0 0 0.00 2.00 0 HS Sunrise Mountain HS (Peoria, AZ)
2008 1s 43 FrRnd 43 Diamondbacks *Wade Miley (minors) LHP 7.0 128 195 1 .149 .372 127 46 44 3.93 1.34 0 4Yr Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, LA)
2008 1s 44 FrRnd 44 Yankees *Jeremy Bleich (minors) LHP 4Yr Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
2008 1s 45 FrRnd 45 Red Sox *Bryan Price (minors) RHP -0.2 3 0 0 3 0 0 20.25 3.38 0 4Yr Rice University (Houston, TX)
2008 1s 46 FrRnd 46 Padres *Logan Forsythe (minors) 3B 6.0 440 1341 30 .248 .689 4Yr University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)

*Compensation Picks
Ike Davis (Mets-1) - Pick from Braves as compensation for Free Agent Tom Glavine
Carlos Gutierrez (Twins-1) - Pick from Angels as compensation for Free Agent Torii Hunter
Shooter Hunt (Twins-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Torii Hunter
Jake Odorizzi (Brewers-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Francisco Cordero
Zach Collier (Phillies-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Aaron Rowand
Evan Frederickson (Brewers-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Scott Linebrink
Conor Gillaspie (Giants-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Pedro Feliz
Jordan Lyles (Astros-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Trever Miller
Lance Lynn (Cardinals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Troy Percival
Brett DeVall (Braves-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Ron Mahay
Ryan Flaherty (Cubs-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Jason Kendall
Wade Miley (Diamondbacks-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Livan Hernandez
Jeremy Bleich (Yankees-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Luis Vizcaino
Bryan Price (Red Sox-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Eric Gagne
Logan Forsythe (Padres-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Doug Brocail

46 matching player(s). 37 played in the majors (80%). Total of 133.8 WAR, or 3.6 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
  • 6sc - June Secondary
  • 6sa - June Secondary (normal, 1971 only)
  • 6sd - June Secondary (delayed, 1971 only)
  • 1rg - January Draft
  • 1sc - January Secondary Draft
  • 8lg - August Legion Draft
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    The 1965 draft had a major league and AAA section (rounds 1-3), a AA section (4-7) and A-ball sections (8+). Each team had one pick in rounds 1-7 (MLB, AAA, and AA picks). Starting with the 8th round teams received a pick for each A-ball team in their system in the reverse order of the affiliate finishes. Franchises that shared affiliates, alternated the picks round-by-round. This means that a franchise will have multiple picks in a "round". For presentation reasons here, we have re-labeled the rounds to be the number of the selection made by this franchise. This means that the Twins' 10th round pick could come after the Mets' 12th round pick.