2013 Amateur Draft
Not all 30 teams had a pick in the first round, as certain teams were deprived of their pick as a result of signing a prime free agent. All teams that lost such a free agent were given a pick in the "compensation round" held after the first round, instead of taking over a pick of the team that had signed the player. The system had been changed as part of the preceding collective bargaining agreement in order to make compensation for losing a top free agent more equitable: in the past, team A could receive a pick in the middle of the first round proper as compensation while team B received a pick much later in the draft order, in spite of losing players of comparable value.
In 2013, a "Competitive Balance Round" was instituted after the first and second rounds. Teams were eligible for a lottery pick for the round if they played in one of the smallest ten markets, ranked in the bottom ten in revenue, or received revenue sharing. These draft picks were the only picks that could be traded, and the Pittsburgh Pirates were the first to take advantage of that possibility, in a deal with the Miami Marlins for Gaby Sanchez.
Compensation Round A
|28||St. Louis Cardinals||Rob Kaminsky||P||Saint Joseph Regional High School (HS)||Englewood Cliffs, NJ||Compensation from Milwaukee Brewers for Kyle Lohse|
|29||Tampa Bay Rays||Ryne Stanek||P||University of Arkansas (Col.)||Overland Park, KS||Compensation from Atlanta Braves for B.J. Upton|
|30||Texas Rangers||Travis Demeritte||SS||Winder-Barrow High School (HS)||Statham, GA||Compensation from Los Angeles Angels for Josh Hamilton|
|31||Atlanta Braves||Jason Hursh||P||Oklahoma State University (Col.)||Carrollton, TX||Compensation from Cleveland Indians for Michael Bourn|
|32||New York Yankees||Aaron Judge||OF||Fresno State University (Col.)||Linden, CA||Compensation from Cleveland Indians for Nick Swisher|
|33||New York Yankees||Ian Clarkin||P||James Madison High School (San Diego) (HS)||San Diego, CA||Compensation from Washington Nationals for Rafael Soriano|
Competitive Balance Round A
|34||Kansas City Royals||Sean Manaea||P||Indiana State University (Col.)||Wanatah, IN|
|35||Miami Marlins||Matt Krook||P||St. Ignatius College Preparatory (HS)||Hillsborough, CA||From Pittsburgh Pirates; did not sign|
|36||Arizona Diamondbacks||Aaron Blair||P||Marshall University (Col.)||Las Vegas, NV|
|37||Baltimore Orioles||Josh Hart||OF||Parkview High School (Lilburn) (HS)||Lilburn, GA|
|38||Cincinnati Reds||Michael Lorenzen||P||California State University, Fullerton (Col.)||Anaheim, CA|
|39||Detroit Tigers||Corey Knebel||P||University of Texas (Col.)||Georgetown, TX||From Miami Marlins|
Other Sports Selections
Jeff Driskel (29th round)
Corey Knebel was the first player selected in the 2013 amateur draft to reach the major leagues, playing his first game with the Detroit Tigers on May 24, 2014. He was followed a month later by Marco Gonzales, who made his debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on June 25th, to become the first player from the first round proper to make it to the Show.
- Jim Callis: "A decade later, we redraft the 2013 MLB Draft: MVP winners and All-Stars headline the top of a power-packed class", mlb.com, May 9, 2023.