2014 MLB Draft Underway - Sports Relocation MLB Transactions
2014 MLB DRAFT UNDERWAY
The scouting reports are in, the list of favorites has been made, and now all that remains is for thirty major league teams to draft forty players each in the annual MLB draft.
Thirty teams….forty players each….1,200 first amateur baseball players are about to have their dreams come true. The schedule for this year’s draft looks like this:
Day One…..Thursday, June 5 first two rounds and supplemental rounds
Day Two…..Friday, June 6 rounds three through ten
Day Three..Saturday, June 7 rounds eleven through forty
With the first round completed, let’s take a look at the top choices that were made.
- Houston Astros: LHP Brady Aiken
- Miami Marlins: RHP Tyler Kolek
- Chicago White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodon
- Chicago Cubs: C Kyle Schwarber
- Minnesota Twins: SS Nick Gordon
- Seattle Mariners: OF Alex Jackson
- Philadelphia Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola
- Colorado Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland
- Toronto Blue Jays: RHP Jeff Hoffman
- New York Mets: OF Michael Conforto
- Toronto Blue Jays: C Max Pentecost
- Milwaukee Brewers: LHP Kodi Medeiros
- San Diego Padres: SS Trea Turner
- San Francisco Giants: RHP Tyler Beede
- Los Angeles Angels: LHP Sean Newcomb
- Arizona Diamondbacks: RHP Touki Toussaint
- Kansas City Royals: LHP Brandon Finnegan
- Washington Nationals: RHP Erick Fedde
- Cincinnati Reds: RHP Nick Howard
- Tampa Bay Rays: 1B Casey Gillaspie
- Cleveland Indians: OF Bradley Zimmer
- Los Angeles Dodgers: RHP Grant Holmes
- Detroit Tigers: OF Derek Hill
- Pittsburg Pirates: SS Cole Tucker
- Oakland Athletics: 3B Matt Chapman
- Boston Red Sox: SS Michael Chavis
- St. Louis Cardinals: RHP Luke Weaver
- Kansas City Royals: LHP Foster Griffin
- Cincinnati Reds: SS Alex Blandino
- Texas Rangers: RHP Luis Ortiz
- Cleveland Indians: LHP Justus Sheffield
- Atlanta Braves: OF Braxton Davidson
- Boston Red Sox: RHP Michael Kopech
- St. Louis Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty
Not surprisingly, 20 of the top 34 picks were pitchers, always a position that does well in the draft.
Now the business of signing the draft picks begins, even as the other rounds play out over the next two days, and then players will be sent to various farm teams to begin their professional baseball careers.
Congratulations to all of the draft picks and to the teams that selected them.
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