2014 Major League Baseball draft

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2014 MLB draft
Date(s) June 5–7, 2014
Location Secaucus, New Jersey
Network(s) (US) MLB Network
First selection Brady Aiken
Houston Astros
First round selections 41
Overall selections 1,215

The 2014 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft was held from June 5 through June 7, 2014, to assign amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The first two rounds were conducted on June 5, followed by rounds three through ten on June 6, and the last 30 rounds on June 7.[1] It was broadcast from Studio 42 of the MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey.

The draft order was the reverse order of the 2013 MLB regular season standings. As the Astros finished the 2013 season with the worst record, they had the first overall selection for the third consecutive year.[2] In addition, the Toronto Blue Jays got the 11th pick, as compensation for failing to sign Phil Bickford, the 10th overall selection of the 2013 MLB Draft.[1] The St. Louis Cardinals got bumped from #30 to #31 because although tied with the Boston Red Sox for most wins in the 2013 regular season, the Red Sox had fewer wins in 2012.[3] Kansas City Royals first round draft pick Brandon Finnegan made his Major League debut on September 6, 2014, the first player to reach the majors from the 2014 draft class, with Carlos Rodon the second. Rodon first appeared for the Chicago White Sox on April 21, 2015. Finnegan became the first player to play in both the College World Series, for TCU, and the MLB World Series, for Kansas City, in the same year. Kyle Schwarber was the first position player to reach the majors from the 2014 draft class doing so June 16, 2015.

First round draft order

* Player did not sign
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Aiken, BradyBrady Aiken* Houston Astros Left-handed pitcher Cathedral Catholic High School (CA)
2 Kolek, TylerTyler Kolek Miami Marlins Right-handed pitcher Shepherd High School (TX)
3 Rodon, CarlosCarlos Rodon Chicago White Sox Left-handed pitcher NC State
4 Schwarber, KyleKyle Schwarber Chicago Cubs Catcher Indiana
5 Gordon, NickNick Gordon Minnesota Twins Shortstop Olympia High School (FL)
6 Jackson, AlexAlex Jackson Seattle Mariners Outfielder Rancho Bernardo High School (CA)
7 Nola, AaronAaron Nola Philadelphia Phillies Right-handed pitcher LSU
8 Freeland, KyleKyle Freeland Colorado Rockies Left-handed pitcher Evansville
9 Hoffman, JeffJeff Hoffman Toronto Blue Jays Right-handed pitcher East Carolina
10 Conforto, MichaelMichael Conforto New York Mets Outfielder Oregon State
11 Pentecost, MaxMax Pentecost Toronto Blue Jays[Compensation 1] Catcher Kennesaw State
12 Medeiros, KodiKodi Medeiros Milwaukee Brewers Left-handed pitcher Waiakea High School (HI)
13 Turner, TreaTrea Turner San Diego Padres Shortstop NC State
14 Beede, TylerTyler Beede San Francisco Giants Right-handed pitcher Vanderbilt
15 Newcomb, SeanSean Newcomb Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Left-handed pitcher Hartford
16 Toussaint, ToukiTouki Toussaint Arizona Diamondbacks Right-handed pitcher Coral Springs Christian Academy (FL)
17 Finnegan, BrandonBrandon Finnegan Kansas City Royals Left-handed pitcher TCU
18 Fedde, ErickErick Fedde Washington Nationals Right-handed pitcher UNLV
19 Howard, NickNick Howard Cincinnati Reds Right-handed pitcher Virginia
20 Gillaspie, CaseyCasey Gillaspie Tampa Bay Rays First baseman Wichita State
21 Zimmer, BradleyBradley Zimmer Cleveland Indians Outfielder San Francisco
22 Holmes, GrantGrant Holmes Los Angeles Dodgers Right-handed pitcher Conway High School (SC)
23 Hill, DerekDerek Hill Detroit Tigers Outfielder Elk Grove High School (CA)
24 Tucker, ColeCole Tucker Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop Mountain Pointe High School (AZ)
25 Chapman, MattMatt Chapman Oakland Athletics Third baseman Cal State Fullerton
26 Chavis, MichaelMichael Chavis Boston Red Sox Shortstop Sprayberry High School (GA)
27 Weaver, LukeLuke Weaver St. Louis Cardinals Right-handed pitcher Florida State

Compensatory round

Pick Player Team Position School
28 Griffin, FosterFoster Griffin Kansas City Royals[Compensation 2] Left-handed pitcher The First Academy (FL)
29 Blandino, AlexAlex Blandino Cincinnati Reds[Compensation 3] Third Baseman Stanford
30 Ortiz, LuisLuis Ortiz Texas Rangers[Compensation 4] Right-handed pitcher Sanger High School (CA)
31 Sheffield, JustusJustus Sheffield Cleveland Indians[Compensation 5] Left-handed pitcher Tullahoma High School (TN)
32 Davidson, BraxtonBraxton Davidson Atlanta Braves[Compensation 6] Outfielder T.C. Roberson High School (NC)
33 Kopech, MichaelMichael Kopech Boston Red Sox[Compensation 7] Right-handed pitcher Mount Pleasant High School (TX)
34 Flaherty, JackJack Flaherty St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 8] Right-handed pitcher Harvard-Westlake School (CA)

Competitive Balance Round A

Pick Player Team Position School
35 Wall, ForrestForrest Wall Colorado Rockies Second baseman Orangewood Christian School (FL)
36 Anderson, BlakeBlake Anderson Miami Marlins[Compensation 9] Catcher West Lauderdale High School (MS)
37 Fisher, DerekDerek Fisher Houston Astros[Trades 1] Outfielder Virginia
38 Papi, MikeMike Papi Cleveland Indians Outfielder Virginia
39 Joe, ConnorConnor Joe Pittsburgh Pirates[Trades 2] Outfielder San Diego
40 Vallot, ChaseChase Vallot Kansas City Royals Catcher St. Thomas More School (LA)
41 Gatewood, JacobJacob Gatewood Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Clovis High School (CA)


Compensation picks
  1. Compensation pick for failing to sign Phillip Bickford in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.
  2. Compensation pick for the Atlanta Braves signing Ervin Santana
  3. Compensation pick for the Texas Rangers signing Shin-Soo Choo.
  4. Compensation pick for the Baltimore Orioles signing Nelson Cruz.
  5. Compensation pick for the Baltimore Orioles signing Ubaldo Jimenez.
  6. Compensation pick for the New York Yankees signing Brian McCann.
  7. Compensation pick for the New York Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury.
  8. Compensation pick for the New York Yankees signing Carlos Beltran.
  9. Compensation pick for failing to sign Matt Krook in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.
Traded picks
  1. The Astros acquired the 37th overall pick, L. J. Hoes, and Josh Hader from the Orioles in exchange for Bud Norris at the 2013 trade deadline.[4]
  2. The Pirates acquired the 39th overall pick from the Marlins in exchange for Bryan Morris on June 1, 2014.[5]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mayo, Jonathan. "Date set for 2014 First-Year Player Draft | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved 2013-09-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Astros to get No. 1 pick in Draft for third straight year | astros.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2013-09-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Cardinals in position to make impact in 2014 Draft: Club not concerned about losing selection with particular free-agent signing". MLB.com. November 19, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. http://tracking.si.com/2013/07/31/reports-orioles-trade-for-astros-pitcher-bud-norris/
  5. http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/2014/06/02/Pirates-notebook-Bryan-Morris-traded-to-Marlins-for-draft-pick/stories/201406020088

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