2001 Amateur Draft

From BR Bullpen


2001 First Round Picks[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer C Cretin-Derham Hall High School (HS) St. Paul, MN
2 Chicago Cubs Mark Prior RHP University of Southern California (Col.) San Diego, CA
3 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Dewon Brazelton RHP Middle Tennessee State University (Col.) Tullahoma, TN
4 Philadelphia Phillies Gavin Floyd RHP Mount Saint Joseph College (HS) Baltimore, MD
5 Texas Rangers Mark Teixeira 3B Georgia Institute of Technology (Col.) Severna Park, MD
6 Montreal Expos Josh Karp RHP UCLA (Col.) Bothell, WA
7 Baltimore Orioles Chris Smith LHP Cumberland University (Col.) Wantagh, NY
8 Pittsburgh Pirates John Van Benschoten 1B-OF Kent State University (Col.) Milford, OH
9 Kansas City Royals Colt Griffin RHP Marshall High School (HS) Marshall, TX
10 Houston Astros Chris Burke SS University of Tennessee (Col.) Louisville, KY
11 Detroit Tigers Kenny Baugh RHP Rice University (Col.) Houston, TX
12 Milwaukee Brewers Mike Jones RHP Thunderbird High School (HS) Phoenix, AZ
13 Anaheim Angels Casey Kotchman 1B Seminole Community College (Col.) St. Petersburg, FL
14 San Diego Padres Jake Gautreau 3B Tulane University (Col.) McAllen, TX
15 Toronto Blue Jays Gabe Gross OF Auburn University (Col.) Baltimore, MD
16 Chicago White Sox Kris Honel RHP Providence Catholic High School (HS) New Lenox, IL Compensation from Florida Marlins for Charles Johnson
17 Cleveland Indians Dan Denham RHP Deer Valley High School (HS) Antioch, CA Compensation from Boston Red Sox for Manny Ramirez
18 New York Mets Aaron Heilman RHP University of Notre Dame (Col.) Logansport, IN Compensation from Colorado Rockies for Mike Hampton
19 Baltimore Orioles Mike Fontenot 2B Louisiana State University (Col.) New Iberia, LA Compensation from New York Yankees for Mike Mussina
20 Cincinnati Reds Jeremy Sowers LHP Ballard High School (HS) Louisville, KY
21 San Francisco Giants Brad Hennessey RHP Youngstown State University (Col.) Toledo, OH Compensation from Cleveland Indians for Ellis Burks
22 Arizona Diamondbacks Jason Bulger RHP Valdosta State University (Col.) Lawrenceville, GA
23 New York Yankees John-Ford Griffin OF Florida State University (Col.) Sarasota, FL Compensation from Seattle Mariners for Jeff Nelson
24 Atlanta Braves Macay McBride LHP Screven County High School (HS) Sylvania, GA Compensation from Los Angeles Dodgers for Andy Ashby
25 Oakland Athletics Bobby Crosby SS Long Beach State University (Col.) Lakewood, CA
26 Oakland Athletics Jeremy Bonderman RHP Pasco High School (HS) Pasco, WA Compensation from New York Mets for Kevin Appier
27 Cleveland Indians Alan Horne RHP Marianna High School (HS) Marianna, FL Compensation from Chicago White Sox for Sandy Alomar, Jr
28 St. Louis Cardinals Justin Pope RHP University of Central Florida (Col.) Lake Worth, FL
29 Atlanta Braves Josh Burrus SS Joseph Wheeler High School (HS) Marietta, GA
30 San Francisco Giants Noah Lowry LHP Pepperdine University (Col.) Ventura, CA

Supplemental First Round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
31 Baltimore Orioles Bryan Bass SS Seminole (FL) High School (HS) Seminole, FL Compensation for Mike Mussina
32 Detroit Tigers Mike Woods IF Southern University (Col.) Baton Rouge, LA Compensation for Juan Gonzalez
33 Anaheim Angels Jeff Mathis C Marianna High School (HS) Marianna, FL Compensation for Mark Petkovsek
34 New York Yankees Bronson Sardinha IF Kamehameha High School (HS) Honolulu, HI Compensation for Denny Neagle
35 Cleveland Indians J.D. Martin P Sherman E. Burroughs High School (HS) Ridgecrest, CA Compensation for Manny Ramirez
36 Seattle Mariners Michael Garciaparra SS St. John Bosco High School (HS) La Habra Heights, CA Compensation for Alex Rodriguez
37 Oakland Athletics John Rheinecker P Southwest Missouri State University (Col.) Waterloo, IL Compensation for Kevin Appier
38 New York Mets David Wright 3B Hickory High School (HS) Chesapeake, VA Compensation for Mike Hampton
39 Chicago White Sox Wyatt Allen P University of Tennessee (Col.) Brentwood, TN Compensation for Charles Johnson
40 Atlanta Braves Richard Lewis IF Georgia Tech (Col.) Marietta, GA Compensation for Andy Ashby
41 San Francisco Giants Todd Linden OF Louisiana State University (Col.) Bremerton, WA Compensation for Ellis Burks
42 New York Yankees Jon Skaggs P Rice University (Col.) Houston, TX Compensation for Jeff Nelson
43 Cleveland Indians Mike Conroy OF Boston College High School (HS) Dorchester, MA Compensation for David Segui
44 Colorado Rockies Jayson Nix IF Midland (TX) High School (HS) Midland, TX Compensation for failure to sign 2000 pick Matt Harrington

Other Notable Selections[edit]

J.J. Hardy, Dan Haren (2nd round); Ryan Howard, Jim Johnson, Skip Schumaker (5th round); Edwin Jackson (6th round); Kevin Youkilis (8th round; Dan Uggla (11th round); Chris Young (16th round); Jonny Gomes (18th round); Zach Duke (20th round); Matt Albers (23rd round); Rajai Davis (38th round)

Other Sports Selections[edit]

Cedric Benson (11th round)

Draft Notes[edit]

Infielder Jake Mauer, the brother of top overall pick Joe Mauer, was also selected by the Twins, although 22 rounds later in the 23rd round.