2014 Amateur Draft

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The 2014 First Year Player Draft was the fiftieth Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. It began on June 5, 2014.

Draft Order[edit]

First Round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Houston Astros Brady Aiken LhP Cathedral Catholic High School (HS) San Diego, CA Did Not Sign
2 Miami Marlins Tyler Kolek RhP Shepherd (TX) High School (HS) Shepherd, TX
3 Chicago White Sox Carlos Rodon LhP North Carolina State University (Col.) Holly Springs, NC
4 Chicago Cubs Kyle Schwarber C Indiana University (Col.) Middletown, OH
5 Minnesota Twins Nick Gordon SS Olympia High School (Orlando) (HS) Orlando, FL
6 Seattle Mariners Alex Jackson OF Rancho Bernardo High School (HS) San Diego, CA
7 Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Nola RhP Louisiana State University (Col.) Baton Rouge, LA
8 Colorado Rockies Kyle Freeland LhP University of Evansville (Col.) Denver, CO
9 Toronto Blue Jays Jeff Hoffman RhP East Carolina University (Col.) Latham, NY
10 New York Mets Michael Conforto OF Oregon State University (Col.) Woodinville, WA
11 Toronto Blue Jays Max Pentecost C Kennesaw State University (Col.) Winder, GA Compensation for failure to sign 2013 Pick Phillip Bickford
12 Milwaukee Brewers Kodi Medeiros LhP Waiakea High School (HS)
13 San Diego Padres Trea Turner SS North Carolina State University (Col.) Lake Worth, FL
14 San Francisco Giants Tyler Beede RhP Vanderbilt University (Col.) Auburn, MA
15 Los Angeles Angels Sean Newcomb LhP University of Hartford (Col.) Middleboro, MA
16 Arizona Diamondbacks Touki Toussaint RhP Coral Springs Christian Academy (HS)
17 Kansas City Royals Brandon Finnegan LhP Texas Christian University (Col.) Fort Worth, TX
18 Washington Nationals Erick Fedde RhP University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Col.) Las Vegas, NV
19 Cincinnati Reds Nick Howard RhP University of Virginia (Col.) Olney, MD
20 Tampa Bay Rays Casey Gillaspie 1B Wichita State University (Col.) Omaha, NE
21 Cleveland Indians Bradley Zimmer OF University of San Francisco (Col.) La Jolla, CA
22 Los Angeles Dodgers Grant Holmes RhP Conway (SC) High School (HS) Conway, SC
23 Detroit Tigers Derek Hill OF Elk Grove (CA) High School (HS) Sacramento, CA
24 Pittsburgh Pirates Cole Tucker SS Mountain Pointe High School (HS) Phoenix, AZ
25 Oakland Athletics Matt Chapman 3B California State University, Fullerton (Col.) Trabuco Canyon, CA
26 Boston Red Sox Michael Chavis SS Sprayberry Senior High School (HS) Marietta, GA
27 St. Louis Cardinals Luke Weaver RhP Florida State University (Col.) DeLand, FL

Compensation Round A[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
28 Kansas City Royals Foster Griffin LhP The First Academy (HS) Orlando, FL Compensation pick for the Atlanta Braves signing Ervin Santana
29 Cincinnati Reds Alex Blandino SS Stanford University (Col.) Palo Alto, CA Compensation pick for the Texas Rangers signing Shin-Soo Choo
30 Texas Rangers Luis Ortiz RhP Sanger (CA) High School (HS) Fresno, CA Compensation pick for the Baltimore Orioles signing Nelson Cruz
31 Cleveland Indians Justus Sheffield LhP Tullahoma High School (HS) Compensation pick for the Baltimore Orioles signing Ubaldo Jimenez
32 Atlanta Braves Braxton Davidson OF T.C. Roberson High School (HS) Compensation pick for the New York Yankees signing Brian McCann
33 Boston Red Sox Michael Kopech RhP Mount Pleasant High School (HS) Compensation pick for the New York Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury
34 St. Louis Cardinals Jack Flaherty RhP Harvard-Westlake High School (HS) Compensation pick for the New York Yankees signing Carlos Beltrán

Competitive Balance Round A[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
35 Colorado Rockies Forrest Wall 2B Orangewood Christian High School (HS)
36 Miami Marlins Blake Anderson C West Lauderdale High School (HS) Collinsville, MS Compensation for failure to sign 2013 pick Matt Krook
37 Houston Astros Derek Fisher OF University of Virginia (Col.) Rexmont, PA Pick obtained from Baltimore Orioles
38 Cleveland Indians Mike Papi OF University of Virginia (Col.) Tunkhannock, PA
39 Pittsburgh Pirates Connor Joe OF University of San Diego Poway, CA Pick obtained from Miami Marlins
40 Kansas City Royals Chase Vallot C St. Thomas More Catholic High School (HS) Youngsville, LA
41 Milwaukee Brewers Jacob Gatewood SS Clovis (CA) High School (HS) Clovis, CA

Other Notable Selections[edit]

Other Sports Selections[edit]


When first overall pick Brady Aiken failed to come to an agreement with the Houston Astros, it marked only the third time the top player selected had failed to sign. following Danny Goodwin in 1971 and Tim Belcher in 1983.

17th overall pick Brandon Finnegan was the first player taken in the draft to reach the major leagues, on September 6, 2014.

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