2013 Amateur Draft

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The 2013 First Year Player Draft was the forty-ninth Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. It began on June 6, 2013.

Not all 30 teams had a pick in the first round, as certain teams were deprived of their pick as a result of signing a prime free agent. All teams that lost such a free agent were given a pick in the "compensation round" held after the first round, instead of taking over a pick of the team that had signed the player. The system had been changed as part of the preceding collective bargaining agreement in order to make compensation for losing a top free agent more equitable: in the past, team A could receive a pick in the middle of the first round proper as compensation while team B received a pick much later in the draft order, in spite of losing players of comparable value.

In 2013, a "Competitive Balance Round" was instituted after the first and second rounds. Teams were eligible for a lottery pick for the round if they played in one of the smallest ten markets, ranked in the bottom ten in revenue, or received revenue sharing. These draft picks were the only picks that could be traded, and the Pittsburgh Pirates were the first to take advantage of that possibility, in a deal with the Miami Marlins for Gaby Sanchez.

Draft Order[edit]

First Round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Houston Astros Mark Appel P Stanford University (Col.) Houston, TX
2 Chicago Cubs Kris Bryant 3B University of San Diego (Col.) Las Vegas, NV
3 Colorado Rockies Jon Gray P University of Oklahoma (Col.) Chandler, OK
4 Minnesota Twins Kohl Stewart P St. Pius X High School (HS) Tomball, TX
5 Cleveland Indians Clint Frazier OF Loganville High School (HS) Loganville, GA
6 Miami Marlins Colin Moran 3B University of North Carolina (Col.) Rye, NY
7 Boston Red Sox Trey Ball P New Castle Chrysler High School (HS) New Castle, IN
8 Kansas City Royals Hunter Dozier SS Stephen F. Austin University (Col.) Denton, TX
9 Pittsburgh Pirates Austin Meadows OF Grayson High School (HS) Loganville, GA Compensation for failure to sign 2012 Pick Mark Appel
10 Toronto Blue Jays Phillip Bickford P Oaks Christian School (HS) Ventura, CA Did not sign
11 New York Mets Dominic Smith 1B Junipero Serra High School (Gardena) (HS) Los Angeles, CA
12 Seattle Mariners D.J. Peterson 3B University of New Mexico (Col.) Gilbert, AZ
13 San Diego Padres Hunter Renfroe OF Mississippi State University (Col.) Crystal Springs, MS
14 Pittsburgh Pirates Reese McGuire C Kentwood High School (Covington) (HS) Kent, WA
15 Arizona Diamondbacks Braden Shipley P University of Nevada (Col.) Medford, OR
16 Philadelphia Phillies J.P. Crawford SS Lakewood (CA) High School (HS) Lakewood, CA
17 Chicago White Sox Tim Anderson SS East Central Community College (Col.) Tuscaloosa, AL
18 Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Anderson P Jacksonville University (Col.) Lino Lakes, MN
19 St. Louis Cardinals Marco Gonzales P Gonzaga University (Col.) Fort Collins, CO
20 Detroit Tigers Jonathon Crawford P University of Florida (Col.) Okeechobee, FL
21 Tampa Bay Rays Nick Ciuffo C Lexington (SC) High School (HS) Lexington, SC
22 Baltimore Orioles Hunter Harvey P Bandys High School (HS) Catawba, NC
23 Texas Rangers Chi Chi Gonzalez P Oral Roberts University (Col.) Delray Beach, FL
24 Oakland Athletics Billy McKinney OF Plano West Senior High School (HS) Plano, TX
25 San Francisco Giants Christian Arroyo SS Hernando High School (Brooksville) (HS) Spring Hill, FL
26 New York Yankees Eric Jagielo 3B University of Notre Dame (Col.) Downers Grove, IL
27 Cincinnati Reds Phillip Ervin OF Samford University (Col.) Leroy, AL

Compensation Round A[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
28 St. Louis Cardinals Rob Kaminsky P Saint Joseph Regional High School (HS) Englewood Cliffs, NJ Compensation from Milwaukee Brewers for Kyle Lohse
29 Tampa Bay Rays Ryne Stanek P University of Arkansas (Col.) Overland Park, KS Compensation from Atlanta Braves for B.J. Upton
30 Texas Rangers Travis Demeritte SS Winder-Barrow High School (HS) Statham, GA Compensation from Los Angeles Angels for Josh Hamilton
31 Atlanta Braves Jason Hursh P Oklahoma State University (Col.) Carrollton, TX Compensation from Cleveland Indians for Michael Bourn
32 New York Yankees Aaron Judge OF Fresno State University (Col.) Linden, CA Compensation from Cleveland Indians for Nick Swisher
33 New York Yankees Ian Clarkin P James Madison High School (San Diego) (HS) San Diego, CA Compensation from Washington Nationals for Rafael Soriano

Competitive Balance Round A[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
34 Kansas City Royals Sean Manaea P Indiana State University (Col.) Wanatah, IN
35 Miami Marlins Matt Krook P St. Ignatius College Preparatory (HS) Hillsborough, CA From Pittsburgh Pirates; did not sign
36 Arizona Diamondbacks Aaron Blair P Marshall University (Col.) Las Vegas, NV
37 Baltimore Orioles Josh Hart OF Parkview High School (Lilburn) (HS) Lilburn, GA
38 Cincinnati Reds Michael Lorenzen P California State University, Fullerton (Col.) Anaheim, CA
39 Detroit Tigers Corey Knebel P University of Texas (Col.) Georgetown, TX From Miami Marlins

Other Sports Selections[edit]

Jeff Driskel (29th round)


Corey Knebel was the first player selected in the 2013 amateur draft to reach the major leagues, playing his first game with the Detroit Tigers on May 24, 2014. He was followed a month later by Marco Gonzales, who made his debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on June 25th, to become the first player from the first round proper to make it to the Show.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jim Callis: "A decade later, we redraft the 2013 MLB Draft: MVP winners and All-Stars headline the top of a power-packed class", mlb.com, May 9, 2023. [1]

Related Sites[edit]

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