2010 Amateur Draft

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The 2010 First Year Player Draft is the forty-sixth Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. It took place from June 7-9 in Secaucus, NJ. The Washington Nationals had the first pick in the draft for the second straight year. Their selection was a surprise to no one, as they picked C Bryce Harper, who had graduated early from high school to spend the season in junior college; he was considered a generational talent even if he had a gift for rubbing people the wrong way.

Draft Results[edit]

First Round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Washington Nationals Bryce Harper C College of Southern Nevada (Col.) Las Vegas, NV
2 Pittsburgh Pirates Jameson Taillon P The Woodlands High School (HS)
3 Baltimore Orioles Manny Machado SS Brito Miami Private School (HS)
4 Kansas City Royals Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton (Col.)
5 Cleveland Indians Drew Pomeranz P University of Mississippi (Col.)
6 Arizona Diamondbacks Barret Loux P Texas A&M (Col.) Declared a free agent due to Diamondbacks concerns about his health
7 New York Mets Matt Harvey P University of North Carolina (Col.)
8 Houston Astros Delino DeShields Jr. CF Woodward Academy (HS)
9 San Diego Padres Karsten Whitson P Chipley High School (HS) Did not sign
10 Oakland Athletics Michael Choice CF UT Arlington (Col.)
11 Toronto Blue Jays Deck McGuire P Georgia Tech (Col.)
12 Cincinnati Reds Yasmani Grandal C University of Miami (Col.)
13 Chicago White Sox Chris Sale P Florida Gulf Coast University (Col.)
14 Milwaukee Brewers Dylan Covey P Maranatha High School (HS) Did not sign
15 Texas Rangers Jake Skole OF Blessed Trinity High School (HS) Compensation for failure to sign 2009 Pick Matt Purke
16 Chicago Cubs Hayden Simpson P Southern Arkansas University (Col.)
17 Tampa Bay Rays Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet High School (HS)
18 Los Angeles Angels Kaleb Cowart P Cook County High School (HS) Compensation from Seattle Mariners for Chone Figgins
19 Houston Astros Mike Foltynewicz P Minooka Community H.S. (HS) Compensation from Detroit Tigers for Jose Valverde
20 Boston Red Sox Kolbrin Vitek 2B Ball State University (Col.) Compensation from Atlanta Braves for Billy Wagner
21 Minnesota Twins Alex Wimmers P Ohio State University (Col.)
22 Texas Rangers Kellin Deglan C R.E. Mountain SS (HS)
23 Florida Marlins Christian Yelich 1B Westlake High School (HS)
24 San Francisco Giants Gary Brown OF CSU Fullerton (Col.)
25 St. Louis Cardinals Zack Cox 3B University of Arkansas (Col.)
26 Colorado Rockies Kyle Parker OF Clemson University (Col.) Jacksonville, FL
27 Philadelphia Phillies Jessie Biddle P Germantown Friends School (HS)
28 Los Angeles Dodgers Zach Lee P McKinney High School (HS) McKinney, TX
29 Los Angeles Angels Cam Bedrosian P East Coweta High School (HS) Senoia, GA Compensation from Boston Red Sox for John Lackey
30 Los Angeles Angels Chevy Clarke OF Marietta High School (HS) Marietta, GA
31 Tampa Bay Rays Justin O'Conner C Cowan High School (HS) Muncie, IN Compensation for failure to sign 2009 Pick LeVon Washington
32 New York Yankees Cito Culver SS West Irondequoit HS (HS) Rochester, NY

Supplemental First Round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
33 Houston Astros Michael Kvasnicka 3B University of Minnesota (Col.) Compensation for Jose Valverde
34 Toronto Blue Jays Aaron Sanchez P Barstow High School (HS) Barstow, CA Compensation for Marco Scutaro
35 Atlanta Braves Matthew Lipka SS McKinney High School (HS) Frisco, TX Compensation for Mike Gonzalez
36 Boston Red Sox Bryce Brentz OF Middle Tennessee State (Col.) Knoxville, TN Compensation for Billy Wagner
37 Los Angeles Angels Taylor Lindsey SS Desert Mountain HS (HS) Scottsdale, AZ Compensation for Chone Figgins
38 Toronto Blue Jays Noah Syndergaard P Legacy High School (HS) Mansfield, TX Compensation for failure to sign 2009 Pick James Paxton
39 Boston Red Sox Anthony Ranaudo P Louisiana State University (Col.) Jackson, NJ Compensation for Jason Bay
40 Los Angeles Angels Ryan Bolden OF Madison Central HS (HS) Madison, MS Compensation for John Lackey
41 Toronto Blue Jays Asher Wojciechowski P The Citadel (Col.) Beaufort, SC Compensation for Rod Barajas
42 Tampa Bay Rays Drew Vettleson OF/P Central Kitsap High School (HS) Tracyton, WA Compensation for Gregg Zaun
43 Seattle Mariners Taijuan Walker P Yucaipa High School (HS) Yucaipa, CA Compensation for Adrian Beltre
44 Detroit Tigers Nick Castellanos 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS (HS) Davie, FL Compensation for Brandon Lyon
45 Texas Rangers Luke Jackson P Calvary Christian Academy (HS) Southwest Ranches, FL Compensation for Ivan Rodriguez
46 St. Louis Cardinals Seth Blair P Arizona State University (Col.) Rock Falls, IL Compensation for Mark DeRosa
47 Colorado Rockies Peter Tago P Dana Hills High School (HS) Laguna Niguel, CA Compensation for Jason Marquis
48 Detroit Tigers Chance Ruffin P University of Texas (Col.) Austin, TX Compensation for Fernando Rodney
49 Texas Rangers Mike Olt 3B University of Connecticut (Col.) Branford, CT Compensation for Marlon Byrd
50 St. Louis Cardinals Tyrell Jenkins P Henderson High School (HS) Henderson, TX Compensation for Joel Pineiro

Other Notable Selections[edit]

Other Sports Selections[edit]

Golden Tate (50th round)

Draft Notes[edit]

In an unusual situation, JaDamion Williams was picked in the 10th round and his brother Reggie Williams went just four picks later.


Draft Order and Comp. Picks