2009 Amateur Draft

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The 2009 First-Year Player Draft was the forty-fifth Major League Baseball amateur draft. It was held from June 9 to June 11, 2009, the first time the draft was done over a three-day period. The Washington Nationals had the first selection. They were also the first team to ever have two top 10 selections, as a result of failing to sign their top draft pick in the previous year's draft.

Draft results[edit]

First round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg P San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2 Seattle Mariners Dustin Ackley OF University of North Carolina Walnut Cove, NC
3 San Diego Padres Donavan Tate OF Cartersville High School Cartersville, GA
4 Pittsburgh Pirates Tony Sanchez C Boston College Miami, FL
5 Baltimore Orioles Matt Hobgood P Norco High School Norco, CA
6 San Francisco Giants Zack Wheeler P East Paulding High School Dallas, GA
7 Atlanta Braves Mike Minor P Vanderbilt University Chapel Hill, TN
8 Cincinnati Reds Mike Leake P Arizona State University Fallbrook, CA
9 Detroit Tigers Jacob Turner P Westminster Christian Academy St. Louis, MO
10 Washington Nationals Drew Storen P Stanford University Brownsburg, IN Compensation for failure to sign 2008 Pick Aaron Crow
11 Colorado Rockies Tyler Matzek P Capistrano Valley High School Mission Viejo, CA
12 Kansas City Royals Aaron Crow P No school Wakarusa, KS
13 Oakland Athletics Grant Green SS University of Southern California Anaheim, CA
14 Texas Rangers Matt Purke P Klein High School Spring, TX Did Not Sign
15 Cleveland Indians Alex White P University of North Carolina Greenville, NC
16 Arizona Diamondbacks Bobby Borchering 3B Bishop Verot High School Fort Myers, FL
17 Arizona Diamondbacks A.J. Pollock OF University of Notre Dame Hebron, CT Compensation from Los Angeles Dodgers for Orlando Hudson
18 Florida Marlins Chad James P Yukon High School Yukon, OK
19 St. Louis Cardinals Shelby Miller P Brownwood High School Brownwood, TX
20 Toronto Blue Jays Chad Jenkins P Kennesaw State University Canton, GA
21 Houston Astros Jiovanni Mier SS Bonita High School La Verne, CA
22 Minnesota Twins Kyle Gibson P University of Missouri Greenfield, IN
23 Chicago White Sox Jared Mitchell OF Louisiana State University New Iberia, LA
24 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Randal Grichuk OF Lamar Consolidated High School Rosenberg, TX Compensation from New York Mets for Francisco Rodriguez
25 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Mike Trout OF Millville Senior High School Millville, NJ Compensation from New York Yankees for Mark Teixeira
26 Milwaukee Brewers Eric Arnett P Indiana University Bloomington Pataskala, OH
27 Seattle Mariners Nick Franklin SS Lake Brantley High School Altamonte Springs, FL Compensation from Philadelphia Phillies for Raul Ibanez
28 Boston Red Sox Reymond Fuentes OF Fernando Callejo High School Manati, Puerto Rico
29 New York Yankees Slade Heathcott OF Texas High School Texarkana, TX Compensation for failure to sign 2008 pick Gerrit Cole
30 Tampa Bay Rays LeVon Washington 2B Buchholz High School Gainesville, FL Did Not Sign
31 Chicago Cubs Brett Jackson OF University of California Berkeley, CA
32 Colorado Rockies Tim Wheeler OF California State University, Sacramento Sacramento, CA Compensation from Los Angeles Angels for Brian Fuentes

Supplemental First Round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
33 Seattle Mariners Steve Baron C John A. Ferguson High School Compensation for Raul Ibanez
34 Colorado Rockies Rex Brothers P Lipscomb University Compensation for Brian Fuentes
35 Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Davidson 3B Yucaipa High School Yucaipa, CA Compensation for Orlando Hudson
36 Los Angeles Dodgers Aaron Miller P Baylor University Compensation for Derek Lowe
37 Toronto Blue Jays James Paxton P University of Kentucky Ladner, BC Compensation for A.J. Burnett Did Not Sign
38 Chicago White Sox Joshua Phegley C Indiana University Compensation for Orlando Cabrera
39 Milwaukee Brewers Kentrail Davis CF University of Tennessee Theodore, AL Compensation for C.C. Sabathia
40 LA Angels of Anaheim Tyler Skaggs P Santa Monica High School Santa Monica, CA Compensation for Mark Teixeira
41 Arizona Diamondbacks Christopher Owings SS Gilbert High School Compensation for Juan Cruz
42 LA Angels of Anaheim Garrett Richards P University of Oklahoma Compensation for Francisco Rodriguez
43 Cincinnati Reds Brad Boxberger P USC Compensation for Jeremy Affeldt
44 Texas Rangers Tanner Scheppers P St. Paul Saints Compensation for Milton Bradley
45 Arizona Diamondbacks Michael Belfiore P Boston College Compensation for Brandon Lyon
46 Minnesota Twins Matthew Bashore P Indiana University Compensation for Dennys Reyes
47 Milwaukee Brewers Kyle Heckathorn P Kennesaw State University Compensation for Brian Shouse
48 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tyler Kehrer P Eastern Illinois University Compensation for Jon Garland
49 Pittsburgh Pirates Victor Black P Dallas Baptist University Amarillo, TX Compensation for failure to sign
2008 pick Tanner Scheppers

Other Notable Selections[edit]

Other Sports Selections[edit]

Colin Kaepernick (43rd round); Patrick White (49th round)

Draft Notes[edit]

In a rare situation, three players who won the College World Series Most Outstanding Player were picked - 17th rounder Jorge Reyes won in 2007 as a freshman, 2nd rounder Tommy Mendonca won in 2008 as a sophomore and Jared Mitchell would pick up the award in the 2009 College World Series a couple of weeks after being a first-round pick.


Draft Order and Comp. Picks