2014 MLB Draft Day 1 Results: Arms, hair on parade

Rich Schultz

The hottest draft in sports is ... The MLB Draft. It. Had. Everything. Draft picks, crying people, great hair ... even time travel.

Expectations were high for many teams as they entered the first day of the 2014 MLB Draft, and the heightened production values that baseball put into its marquee event did not disappoint. While the following for baseball's draft isn't nearly as large as that for its NFL or NBA counterparts, it is no less ardent. As fans of teams like the Astros and Cubs continually get their focus directed towards the farm system, they place more importance on the draft. Although teams lack the ability to swap picks in the MLB draft, that doesn't mean there aren't surprises.

The first pick started as many predicted, with Brady Aiken going to the Houston Astros. There was chaos immediately thereafter. The top college arm, Carlos Rodon, slid to No. 3, as fireballing right-hander Tyler Kolek went surprisingly second to Miami. Other surprises included Kyle Schwarber going fourth to the Cubs, Kodi Medeiros going 12th to the Brewers, and Cole Tucker's selection at 24th overall by Pittsburgh.

Some plans were made clear, as Milwaukee later took highly valued players such as Jacob Gatewood and Monte Harrison, indicating they might have a below-slot agreement with Medeiros in place that allowed them to pay the others more. In other situations the immediate plans were less clear, but could become less cloudy as the draft moves past the second round on Friday.

Draft picks cried, Bud Selig didn't know what year it was, hairdos were impeccable, even Brad Hawpe was there! It was exactly what we wanted.


Check back with us tomorrow to continue the excitement as the Orioles make their first pick in the third round!

Team

Round 1

Round 2

1. Houston Astros

Brady Aiken lhp
Cathedral Catholic HS (San Diego, CA)
A.J. Reed 1b
Kentucky

2. Miami Marlins

Tyler Kolek rhp
Shepherd HS (Shepherd, TX)
Justin Twine ss
Falls City HS (Falls City, TX)

3. Chicago White Sox

Carlos Rodon lhp
North Carolina State
Spencer Adams rhp
White County HS (Cleveland, GA)

4. Chicago Cubs

Kyle Schwarber c
Indiana
Jake Stinnett rhp
Maryland

5. Minnesota Twins

Nick Gordon ss
Olympia HS (Orlando, FL)
Nick Burdi rhp
Louisville

6. Seattle Mariners

Alex Jackson of
Rancho Bernardo HS (San Diego, CA)
No pick (Cano)

7. Philadelphia Phillies

Aaron Nola rhp
LSU
Matt Imhof lhp
Cal Poly

8. Colorado Rockies

Kyle Freeland lhp
Evansville
Ryan Castellani rhp
Brophy Prep (Phoenix, AZ)

9. Toronto Blue Jays

Jeff Hoffman rhp
East Carolina
Sean Reid-Foley rhp
Sandalwood HS (Jacksonville, FL)

10. New York Mets

Michael Conforto of
Oregon State
No pick (Granderson)

11. Toronto Blue Jays (P. Bickford - unsigned)

Max Pentecost c
Kennesaw State
No pick

12. Milwaukee Brewers

Kodi Medeiros lhp
Waiakea HS (Hilo, HI)
Monte Harrison of
Lee's Summit West HS (Lee's Summit, MO)

13. San Diego Padres

Trea Turner ss
NC State
Michael Gettys of
Gainesville HS (Gainesville, GA)

14. San Francisco Giants

Tyler Beede rhp
Vanderbilt
Aramis Garcia c
Florida International

15. Los Angeles Angels

Sean Newcomb lhp
Hartford
Joe Gatto rhp
St. Augustine Prep (Richland, NJ)

16. Arizona Diamondbacks

Touki Toussaint rhp
Coral Springs Christian HS (Coral Springs, FL)
Cody Reed lhp
Ardmore HS (Ardmore, AL)

New York Yankees (no 1st)

Jacob Lindgren lhp
Mississippi State

17. Kansas City Royals

Brandon Finnegan lhp
TCU
Scott Blewett
Baker HS (Baldwinsville, NY)

18. Washington Nationals

Erick Fedde rhp
UNLV
Andrew Suarez lhp
Miami

19. Cincinnati Reds

Nick Howard rhp
Virginia
Taylor Sparks 3b
UC Irvine

Texas Rangers (no 1st)

Ti'Quan Forbes ss
Columbia HS (Columbia, MO)

20. Tampa Bay Rays

Casey Gillaspie 1b
Wichita State
Cameron Varga rhp
Cincinnati Hills Christian HS (Cincinnati, OH)

21. Cleveland Indians

Bradley Zimmer of
San Francisco
Grant Hockin rhp
Damien HS (La Verne, CA)

22. Los Angeles Dodgers

Grant Holmes rhp
Conway HS (Conway, SC)
Alex Verdugo of
Sahuaro HS (Tucson, AZ)

23. Detroit Tigers

Derek Hill of
Elk Grove HS (Elk Grove, CA)
Spencer Turnbull rhp
Alabama

24. Pittsburgh Pirates

Cole Tucker ss
Mountain Pointe HS (Phoenix, AZ)
Mitch Keller rhp
Xavier HS (Cedar Rapids, IA)

25. Oakland Athletics

Matt Chapman 3b
Cal State Fullerton
Daniel Gossett rhp
Clemson

Atlanta Braves (no 1st)

Garrett Fulenchek rhp
Howe HS (Howe, TX)

26. Boston Red Sox

Michael Chavis ss
Sprayberry HS (Marietta, GA)
Sam Travis 1b
Indiana

27. St. Louis Cardinals

Luke Weaver rhp
Florida State
Ronnie Williams rhp
American Senior HS (Hialeah, FL)

Compensation Round A:

28. Kansas City Royals (for Ervin Santana)

Foster Griffin lhp
First Academy HS (Orlando, FL)

29. Cincinnati Reds (for Shin-Soo Choo)

Alex Blandino 3b
Stanford

30. Texas Rangers (for Nelson Cruz)

Luis Ortiz rhp
Sanger HS (Sanger, CA)

31. Cleveland Indians (for Ubaldo Jimenez)

Justus Sheffield lhp
Tullahoma HS (Tullahoma, TN)

32. Atlanta Braves (for Brian McCann)

Braxton Davidson, of
T.C. Roberson HS (Asheville, NC)

33. Boston Red Sox (for Jacoby Ellsbury)

Michael Kopech rhp
Mount Pleasant HS (Mount Pleasant, HS)

34. St. Louis Cardinals (for Carlos Beltran)

Jack Flaherty rhp
Harvard-Westlake HS (North Hollywood, CA)

Competitive Balance Round A:

35. Colorado Rockies

Forrest Wall 2b
Orangewood Christian HS (Maitland, FL)

36. Miami Marlins (for M.Krook, unsigned)

Blake Anderson c
West Lauderdale HS (Collinsville, MS)

37. Houston Astros (from Orioles)

Derek Fisher of
Virginia

38. Cleveland Indians

Mike Papi of
Virginia

39. Pittsburgh Pirates (from Marlins)

Connor Joe of
San Diego

40. Kansas City Royals

Chase Vallot c
St. Thomas More Catholic HS (Baton Rouge, LA)

41. Milwaukee Brewers

Jacob Gatewood ss
Clovis HS (Clovis, CA)

Competitive Balance Round B:

69. Arizona Diamondbacks (from Padres)

Marcus Wilson of
Junipero Serra HS (Gardena, CA)

70. Arizona Diamondbacks

Isan Diaz ss
Springfield Central HS (Springfield, MA)

71. St. Louis Cardinals

Andrew Morales rhp
UC Irvine

72. Tampa Bay Rays

Brent Honeywell rhp
Walters State CC (Morristown, TN)

73. Pittsburgh Pirates

Trey Supak rhp
La Grange HS (La Grange, TX)

74. Seattle Mariners

Gareth Morgan of
Blyth Academy (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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