2011 Amateur Draft

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The 2011 First Year Player Draft is the forty-seventh Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. It took place from June 6-8. The Pittsburgh Pirates took UCLA hurler Gerrit Cole with the first choice. For the first time in draft history, the first four selections were all pitchers.

In retrospect, the 2011 draft was one of the strongest ever, as the first round produced a large number of All-Star players, starting with number one pick Cole. Joining him were Trevor Bauer (#3), Anthony Rendon (#6), Francisco Lindor (#8), Javier Baez (#9), George Springer (#11), Jose Fernandez (#14) and Sonny Gray (#18), with numerous solid major leaguers interspersed. One exception however however was #2 pick Danny Hultzen, who proved to be a complete bust.

Draft Results[edit]

First Round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Pittsburgh Pirates Gerrit Cole P UCLA (Col.) Orange, CA
2 Seattle Mariners Danny Hultzen P University of Virginia (Col.) Bethesda, MD
3 Arizona Diamondbacks Trevor Bauer P UCLA (Col.) Valencia, CA
4 Baltimore Orioles Dylan Bundy P Owasso High School (HS) Owasso, OK
5 Kansas City Royals Bubba Starling OF Gardner-Edgerton High School (HS) Gardner, KS
6 Washington Nationals Anthony Rendon 3B Rice University (Col.) Houston, TX
7 Arizona Diamondbacks Archie Bradley P Broken Arrow High School (HS) Broken Arrow, OK Compensation for failure to sign 2010 Pick Barret Loux
8 Cleveland Indians Francisco Lindor SS Montverde Academy (HS) Clermont, FL
9 Chicago Cubs Javier Baez SS Arlington Country Day School (HS) Jacksonville, FL
10 San Diego Padres Cory Spangenberg 2B Indian River State College (Col.) Clarks Summit, PA Compensation for failure to sign 2010 Pick Karsten Whitson
11 Houston Astros George Springer OF University of Connecticut (Col.) New Britain, CT
12 Milwaukee Brewers Taylor Jungmann P University of Texas (Col.) Temple, TX
13 New York Mets Brandon Nimmo OF Cheyenne East High School (HS) Cheyenne, WY Highest pick to date for a player from Wyoming
14 Florida Marlins Jose Fernandez P Braulio Alonso High School (HS) Tampa, FL
15 Milwaukee Brewers Jed Bradley P Georgia Tech (Col.) Huntsville, AL Compensation for failure to sign 2010 Pick Dylan Covey
16 Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Reed P Stanford University (Col.) Reseda, CA
17 Los Angeles Angels Chris Cron, Jr. 1B University of Utah (Col.) Phoenix, AZ
18 Oakland Athletics Sonny Gray P Vanderbilt University (Col.) Smyrna, TN
19 Boston Red Sox Matt Barnes P University of Connecticut (Col.) Bethel, CT Compensation from Detroit Tigers for Victor Martinez
20 Colorado Rockies Tyler Anderson P University of Oregon (Col.) Las Vegas, NV
21 Toronto Blue Jays Tyler Beede P Lawrence Academy at Groton (HS) Auburn, MA Did Not Sign
22 St. Louis Cardinals Kolten Wong 2B University of Hawaii (Col.) Hilo, HI
23 Washington Nationals Alex Meyer P University of Kentucky (Col.) Greensburg, IN Compensation from Chicago White Sox for Adam Dunn
24 Tampa Bay Rays Taylor Guerrieri P Spring Valley High School (HS) Columbia, SC Compensation from Boston Red Sox for Carl Crawford
25 San Diego Padres Joe Ross P Bishop O'Dowd High School (HS) Oakland, CA
26 Boston Red Sox Blake Swihart C V. Sue Cleveland High School (HS) Rio Rancho, NM Compensation from Texas Rangers for Adrian Beltre
27 Cincinnati Reds Robert Stephenson P Alhambra High School (HS) Martinez, CA
28 Atlanta Braves Sean Gilmartin P Florida State University (Col.) Moorpark, CA
29 San Francisco Giants Joe Panik SS St. John's University (Col.) Hopewell Junction, NY
30 Minnesota Twins Levi Michael SS University of North Carolina (Col.) Welcome, NC
31 Tampa Bay Rays Mikie Mahtook OF Louisiana State University (Col.) Lafayette, LA Compensation from New York Yankees for Rafael Soriano
32 Tampa Bay Rays Jake Hager SS Sierra Vista High School (HS) Las Vegas, NV
33 Texas Rangers Kevin Matthews P Richmond Hill (GA) High School (HS) Richmond Hill, GA Compensation from Philadelphia Phillies for Cliff Lee

Supplemental First Round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
34 Washington Nationals Brian Goodwin OF Miami Dade College (Col.) Rocky Mount, NC Compensation for Adam Dunn
35 Toronto Blue Jays Jacob Anderson OF Chino High School (HS) Chino, CA Compensation for Scott Downs
36 Boston Red Sox Henry Owens P Edison High School (HS) Huntington Beach, CA Compensation for Victor Martinez
37 Texas Rangers Zach Cone OF University of Georgia (Col.) Stone Mountain, GA Compensation for Cliff Lee
38 Tampa Bay Rays Brandon Martin SS Santiago High School (HS) Corona, CA Compensation for Rafael Soriano
39 Philadelphia Phillies Larry Greene OF Berrien County High School Nashville, GA Compensation for Jayson Werth
40 Boston Red Sox Jackie Bradley Jr. OF University of South Carolina Prince George, VA Compensation for Adrian Beltre
41 Tampa Bay Rays Tyler Goeddel 3B St. Francis High School Hillsborough, CA Compensation for Carl Crawford
42 Tampa Bay Rays Jeff Ames P Lower Columbia College Vancouver, WA Compensation for Grant Balfour
43 Arizona Diamondbacks Andrew Chafin P Kent State University Wakeman, OH Compensation for Adam LaRoche
44 New York Mets Michael Fulmer P Deer Creek High School Edmond, OK Compensation for Pedro Feliciano
45 Colorado Rockies Trevor Story SS Irving High School Irving, TX Compensation for Octavio Dotel
46 Toronto Blue Jays Joe Musgrove P Grossmont High School El Cajon, CA Compensation for John Buck
47 Chicago White Sox Keenyn Walker OF Central Arizona College Salt Lake City, UT Compensation for J.J. Putz
48 San Diego Padres Michael Kelly P West Boca Raton High School Boynton Beach, FL Compensation for Jon Garland
49 San Francisco Giants Kyle Crick P Sherman High School Sherman, TX Compensation for Juan Uribe
50 Minnesota Twins Travis Harrison 3B Tustin High School Aliso Viejo, CA Compensation for Orlando Hudson
51 New York Yankees Dante Bichette, Jr. 3B Orangewood Christian High School Orlando, FL Compensation for Javier Vazquez
52 Tampa Bay Rays Blake Snell P Shorewood High School Shoreline, WA Compensation for Brad Hawpe
53 Toronto Blue Jays Dwight Smith, Jr. OF McIntosh High School Peachtree City, GA Compensation for Kevin Gregg
54 San Diego Padres Brett Austin C Providence High School Charlotte, NC Compensation for Yorvit Torrealba/Did Not Sign
55 Minnesota Twins Hudson Boyd P Bishop Verot High School Ft. Myers, FL Compensation for Jesse Crain
56 Tampa Bay Rays Kes Carter OF Western Kentucky University Brentwood, TN Compensation for Joaquin Benoit
57 Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Comer P Seneca High School Shamong Township, NJ Compensation for Miguel Olivo
58 San Diego Padres Jace Peterson SS McNeese State University Lake Charles, LA Compensation for Kevin Correia
59 Tampa Bay Rays Grayson Garvin P Vanderbilt University Suwanee, GA Compensation for Randy Choate
60 Tampa Bay Rays James Harris OF Oakland Technical High School Oakland, CA Compensation for Chad Qualls

Other Notable Selections[edit]

Draft Notes[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jim Callis: "Betts to the Pirates? Redrafting the 2011 class", mlb.com, May 10, 2021. [1]
  • Anthony Castrovince: "Revisiting stacked 2011 Draft 10 years later", mlb.com, July 9, 2021. [2]
  • Jonathan Mayo: "2011 draftees coming of age on big stage: Six of class's top 11 picks are playing in Division Series", mlb.com, October 5, 2017. [3]