1st Round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft

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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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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
200811FrRnd1RaysY$6,150,000Tim Beckham (minors)SS3.5472161463.249.733HSGriffin HS (Griffin, GA)
200812FrRnd2PiratesY$6,000,000Pedro Alvarez (minors)3B5.19102980162.236.7574YrVanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
200813FrRnd3RoyalsY$6,000,000Eric Hosmer (minors)1B17.614035366176.278.771HSAmerican Heritage HS (Plantation, FL)
200814FrRnd4OriolesY$3,200,000Brian Matusz (minors)LHP2.11980.125.25028027414.921.4604YrUniversity of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
200815FrRnd5GiantsY$6,200,000Buster Posey (minors)C41.812584575140.302.8264YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
200816FrRnd6MarlinsY$2,300,000Kyle Skipworth (minors)C-0.1430.000.250HSPatriot HS (Glen Avon, CA)
200817FrRnd7RedsY$2,000,000Yonder Alonso (minors)1B8.210723362100.259.7364YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
200818FrRnd8White SoxY$2,600,000Gordon Beckham (minors)SS5.41069340380.237.6674YrUniversity of Georgia (Athens, GA)
200819FrRnd9NationalsNAaron Crow (minors)RHP2.7170025420113.431.3264YrUniversity of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
2008110FrRnd10AstrosY$2,070,000Jason Castro (minors)C11.8852275488.230.7024YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
2008111FrRnd11RangersY$3,500,000Justin Smoak (minors)1B5.812864153196.229.7404YrUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
2008112FrRnd12AthleticsY$1,910,000Jemile Weeks (minors)2B1.52609554.254.6674YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
2008113FrRnd13CardinalsY$1,840,000Brett Wallace (minors)1B-0.2494128440.238.7054YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
2008114FrRnd14TwinsY$1,780,000Aaron Hicks (minors)OF12.2708231788.235.734HSWoodrow Wilson HS (Long Beach, CA)
2008115FrRnd15DodgersY$1,730,000Ethan Martin (minors)RHP-0.61790.000.00017255.931.640HSStephens County School (Toccoa, GA)
2008116FrRnd16BrewersY$1,700,000Brett Lawrie (minors)3B15.6588221771.261.734HSBrookswood SS (Langley, BC)
2008117FrRnd17Blue JaysY$1,500,000David Cooper (minors)1B0.1722116.270.7504YrUniversity of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
2008118FrRnd18Mets via BravesY$1,575,000*Ike Davis (minors)1B5.8665207681.239.7462000.001.0004YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
2008119FrRnd19CubsY$1,540,000Andrew Cashner (minors)RHP11.82162031.158.37730057874.101.3614YrTexas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
2008120FrRnd20MarinersY$1,750,000Josh Fields (minors)RHP1.813310.000.00028817123.711.17134YrUniversity of Georgia (Athens, GA)
2008121FrRnd21TigersY$1,480,000Ryan Perry (minors)RHP0.21100156664.361.4524YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
2008122FrRnd22MetsY$1,419,000Reese Havens (minors)SS4YrUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
2008123FrRnd23PadresY$1,150,000Allan Dykstra (minors)1B-0.513311.129.5154YrWake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
2008124FrRnd24PhilliesY$1,380,000Anthony Hewitt (minors)SSHSSalisbury Prep (Salisbury, CT)
2008125FrRnd25RockiesY$1,350,000Christian Friedrich (minors)LHP-0.6117700.071.21612410285.371.5204YrEastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)
2008126FrRnd26DiamondbacksY$1,330,000Daniel Schlereth (minors)LHP0.0250094564.351.5714YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
2008127FrRnd27Twins via AngelsY$1,290,000*Carlos Gutierrez (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
2008128FrRnd28YankeesNGerrit Cole (minors)RHP26.01282513.163.393204101553.191.120HSOrange Lutheran HS (Orange, CA)
2008129FrRnd29IndiansY$1,100,000Lonnie Chisenhall (minors)3B8.9688215964.268.747JCPitt Community College (Winterville, NC)
2008130FrRnd30Red SoxY$3,000,000Casey Kelly (minors)SS-1.427180.111.222262115.461.650HSSarasota HS (Sarasota, FL)
20081s31FrRnd31TwinsY$1,080,000*Shooter Hunt (minors)RHP4YrTulane University (New Orleans, LA)
20081s32FrRnd32BrewersY$1,060,000*Jake Odorizzi (minors)RHP12.415230.087.21219562563.921.241HSHighland HS (Highland, IL)
2008133FrRnd33MetsY$1,040,000Bradley Holt (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington (Wilmington, NC)
20081s34FrRnd34PhilliesY$1,020,000*Zach Collier (minors)OFHSChino Hills HS (Chino Hills, CA)
20081s35FrRnd35BrewersY$1,010,000*Evan Frederickson (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
2008136FrRnd36RoyalsY$988,000Mike Montgomery (minors)LHP6.1117801.125.31118323343.841.353HSWilliam S. Hart HS (Santa Clarita, CA)
20081s37FrRnd37GiantsY$970,000*Conor Gillaspie (minors)3B2.2513142433.251.6954YrWichita State University (Wichita, KS)
20081s38FrRnd38AstrosY$930,000*Jordan Lyles (minors)RHP-2.32152172.115.32325744665.221.442HSHartsville HS (Hartsville, SC)
20081s39FrRnd39CardinalsY$938,000*Lance Lynn (minors)RHP24.21742780.083.227260104713.571.2914YrUniversity of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
20081s40FrRnd40BravesY$1,000,000*Brett DeVall (minors)LHPHSNiceville HS (Niceville, FL)
20081s41FrRnd41CubsY$906,000*Ryan Flaherty (minors)SS0.9547132437.215.62910018.003.0004YrVanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
2008142FrRnd42PadresY$892,000Jaff Decker (minors)OF-1.5771611.174.5101000.002.000HSSunrise Mountain HS (Peoria, AZ)
20081s43FrRnd43DiamondbacksY$877,000*Wade Miley (minors)LHP10.61292431.152.37125585854.241.3904YrSoutheastern Louisiana University (Hammond, LA)
20081s44FrRnd44YankeesY$700,000*Jeremy Bleich (minors)LHP-0.110020054.006.0004YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
20081s45FrRnd45Red SoxY$849,000*Bryan Price (minors)RHP-0.200030020.253.3804YrRice University (Houston, TX)
20081s46FrRnd46PadresY$835,000*Logan Forsythe (minors)3B12.4970312071.244.6951009.003.0004YrUniversity 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
31. Shooter Hunt (Twins-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Torii Hunter
32. Jake Odorizzi (Brewers-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Francisco Cordero
34. Zach Collier (Phillies-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Aaron Rowand
35. Evan Frederickson (Brewers-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Scott Linebrink
37. Conor Gillaspie (Giants-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Pedro Feliz
38. Jordan Lyles (Astros-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Trever Miller
39. Lance Lynn (Cardinals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Troy Percival
40. Brett DeVall (Braves-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Ron Mahay
41. Ryan Flaherty (Cubs-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Jason Kendall
43. Wade Miley (Diamondbacks-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Livn Hernndez
44. Jeremy Bleich (Yankees-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Luis Vizcaino
45. Bryan Price (Red Sox-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Eric Gagne
46. Logan Forsythe (Padres-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Doug Brocail

Other Rounds: 2007 1st / 2008 1st / 2008 2nd / 2009 1st

46 matching player(s). 38 played in the majors (82%). Total of 249.2 WAR, or 6.6 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.

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