2007 Amateur Draft

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The 2007 First-Year Player Draft was the forty-third Major League Baseball amateur draft. It was held on June 7 and June 8, 2007. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays selected collegiate pitcher David Price with the first pick.

For the first time the draft was televised; the first day of the draft, including the first 25 rounds, was broadcast from Orlando, Florida, on ESPN2. Previously the draft, via conference call, was broadcast with commentary, on MLB.com as streaming audio.

Draft results[edit]

First round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Tampa Bay Devil Rays David Price LHP Vanderbilt University (Col.)
2 Kansas City Royals Mike Moustakas SS Chatsworth High School (HS) Northridge, CA
3 Chicago Cubs Josh Vitters 3B Cypress High School (HS) Cypress, CA
4 Pittsburgh Pirates Daniel Moskos LHP Clemson University (Col.)
5 Baltimore Orioles Matt Wieters C Georgia Institute of Technology (Col.)
6 Washington Nationals Ross Detwiler LHP Missouri State University (Col.)
7 Milwaukee Brewers Matt LaPorta LF University of Florida (Col.)
8 Colorado Rockies Casey Weathers RHP Vanderbilt University (Col.)
9 Arizona Diamondbacks Jarrod Parker RHP Norwell High School (HS) Ossian, IN
10 San Francisco Giants Madison Bumgarner LHP South Caldwell High School (HS) Hudson, NC
11 Seattle Mariners Phillippe Aumont RHP Ecole du Versant (HS) Gatineau, QC
12 Florida Marlins Matt Dominguez 3B Chatsworth High School (HS) Northridge, CA
13 Cleveland Indians Beau Mills 1B Lewis-Clark State College (Col.)
14 Atlanta Braves Jason Heyward OF Henry County High School (HS) McDonough, GA
15 Cincinnati Reds Devin Mesoraco C Punxsutawney Area High School (HS) Punxsutawney, PA
16 Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Ahrens SS Memorial High School (HS) Houston, TX Compensation from Texas Rangers for Frank Catalanotto
17 Texas Rangers Blake Beavan RHP Irving High School (HS) Irving, TX Compensation from Houston Astros for Carlos Lee
18 St. Louis Cardinals Peter Kozma SS Owasso High School (HS) Owasso, OK
19 Philadelphia Phillies Joe Savery LHP Rice University (Col.)
20 Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Withrow RHP Midland Christian High School (HS) Midland, TX Compensation from Boston Red Sox for Julio Lugo
21 Toronto Blue Jays J.P. Arencibia C University of Tennessee (Col.)
22 San Francisco Giants Tim Alderson RHP Horizon High School (HS) Scottsdale, AZ Compensation from Los Angeles Dodgers for Jason Schmidt
23 San Diego Padres Nick Schmidt LHP University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Col.)
24 Texas Rangers Michael Main RHP DeLand High School (HS) DeLand, FL Compensation from Los Angeles Angels for Gary Matthews, Jr
25 Chicago White Sox Aaron Poreda LHP University of San Francisco (Col.)
26 Oakland Athletics James Simmons RHP University of California, Riverside (Col.)
27 Detroit Tigers Rick Porcello RHP Seton Hall Preparatory School (HS) Chester, NJ
28 Minnesota Twins Ben Revere CF Lexington Catholic High School (HS) Lexington, KY
29 San Francisco Giants Wendell Fairley CF George County High School (HS) Lucedale, MS Compensation from New York Mets for Moises Alou
30 New York Yankees Andrew Brackman RHP North Carolina State University (Col.)

Supplemental first round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
31 Washington Nationals Josh Smoker LHP Calhoun High School (HS) Calhoun, GA Compensation for Alfonso Soriano
32 San Francisco Giants Nick Noonan SS Francis W. Parker School (HS) San Diego, CA Compensation for Moises Alou
33 Atlanta Braves Jon Gilmore 3B Iowa City High School (HS) Iowa City, IA Compensation for Danys Baez
34 Cincinnati Reds Todd Frazier SS Rutgers University (Col.) Compensation for Rich Aurilia
35 Texas Rangers Julio Borbon CF University of Tennessee (Col.) Compensation for Carlos Lee
36 St. Louis Cardinals Clayton Mortensen RHP Gonzaga University (Col.) Compensation for Jeff Suppan
37 Philadelphia Phillies Travis d'Arnaud C Lakewood High School (HS) Lakewood, CA Compensation for David Dellucci
38 Toronto Blue Jays Brett Cecil LHP University of Maryland, College Park (Col.) Compensation for Justin Speier
39 Los Angeles Dodgers James Adkins LHP University of Tennessee (Col.) Compensation for Julio Lugo
40 San Diego Padres Kellen Kulbacki LF James Madison University (Col.) Compensation for Woody Williams
41 Oakland Athletics Sean Doolittle 1B University of Virginia (Col.) Compensation for Barry Zito
42 New York Mets Eddie Kunz RHP Oregon State University (Col.) Compensation for Roberto Hernández
43 San Francisco Giants Jackson Williams C University of Oklahoma (Col.) Compensation for Jason Schmidt
44 Texas Rangers Neil Ramirez RHP Kempsville High School (HS) Virginia Beach, VA Compensation for Gary Matthews Jr.
45 Toronto Blue Jays Justin Jackson SS T.C. Roberson High School (HS) Asheville, NC Compensation for Frank Catalanotto
46 San Diego Padres Drew Cumberland SS Pace (FL) High School (HS) Milton, FL Compensation for Dave Roberts
47 New York Mets Nathan Vineyard LHP Woodland High School (Cartersville) (HS) Emerson, GA Compensation for Chad Bradford
48 Chicago Cubs Josh Donaldson C Auburn University (Col.) Compensation for Juan Pierre
49 Washington Nationals Michael Burgess RF Hillsborough High School (HS) Tampa, FL Compensation for Jose Guillen
50 Arizona Diamondbacks Wes Roemer RHP California State University, Fullerton (Col.) Compensation for Craig Counsell
51 San Francisco Giants Charlie Culberson SS Calhoun High School (HS) Calhoun, GA Compensation for Mike Stanton
52 Seattle Mariners Matt Mangini 3B Oklahoma State University (Col.) Compensation for Gil Meche
53 Cincinnati Reds Kyle Lotzkar RHP South Delta Secondary School (HS) Delta, BC Compensation for Scott Schoeneweis
54 Texas Rangers Tommy Hunter RHP University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (Col.) Compensation for Mark DeRosa
55 Boston Red Sox Nick Hagadone LHP University of Washington (Col.) Compensation for Alex Gonzalez
56 Toronto Blue Jays Trystan Magnuson RHP University of Louisville (Col.) Compensation for Ted Lilly
57 San Diego Padres Mitch Canham C Oregon State University (Col.) Compensation for Chan Ho Park
58 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Jonathan Bachanov RHP University High School (HS) Orlando, FL Compensation for Adam Kennedy
59 Oakland Athletics Corey Brown RF Oklahoma State University (Col.) Compensation for Frank Thomas
60 Detroit Tigers Brandon Hamilton RHP Stanhope Elmore High School (HS) Millbrook, AL Compensation for Jamie Walker
61 Arizona Diamondbacks Ed Easley C Mississippi State University (Col.) Compensation for Miguel Batista
62 Boston Red Sox Ryan Dent SS Woodrow Wilson Classical High School (HS) Long Beach, CA Compensation for Keith Foulke
63 San Diego Padres Cory Luebke LHP Ohio State University (Col.) Compensation for Alan Embree
64 San Diego Padres Danny Payne CF Georgia Institute of Technology (Col.) Compensation for Ryan Klesko

Other notable selections[edit]

Freddie Freeman, Giancarlo Stanton, Jordan Zimmermann (2nd round); Jonathan Lucroy (3rd round); Steve Cishek (5th round); Anthony Rizzo (6th round); Tony Watson (9th round); Greg Holland (10th round); Ryan Pressly (11th round); Mitch Moreland (17th round); Jake Diekman (30th round)

Other Sports Selections[edit]

Patrick White (26th round); Russell Wilson (41st round); Golden Tate (42nd round)

Draft notes[edit]