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Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 14:20

MLBThe 2013 First-Year Amateur Draft concluded last week, and now the process of getting players signed is underway. We’ve pulled the data for all the players drafted along with press release details from all 30 clubs to give you an insight into each club’s picks. We’re providing a snapshot for each club to view, plus a PDF of the entire draft.

A total of 1,216 players being chosen in the 40 rounds, two Competitive Balance rounds and one Supplemental round.

Pitchers were the most frequently chosen players, with 657 being selected (475 RHP, 182 LHP). The rest of the 2013 pool was comprised of 276 infielders (including 122 shortstops, 56 third basemen, 55 first basemen and 43 second basemen), 184 outfielders and 99 catchers.

The University of Arkansas had 11 players selected, the most in the Draft, while Louisiana State University had nine and the University of San Diego had seven. Ten schools produced seven players apiece, including Arizona State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Mississippi State University, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Florida, the University of New Mexico and the University of California at Los Angeles.

Players were selected from 47 states, with Maine, North Dakota and Wyoming being the states to not produce a draft selection. The states that had the most players selected were California (216), Texas (135), Florida (126), Georgia (48), Arizona (40), Illinois (39), New York (37) and Washington (30). Forty foreign-born players were selected in the 40 rounds, including 19 players from Puerto Rico; 18 players from Canada; and one player each from the Bahamas, Curacao and Italy.

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Eight players who were in attendance at Studio 42 on Thursday night were selected in the opening round, including outfielder Clint Frazier, who was drafted out of Loganville High School in Georgia by the Cleveland Indians with the fifth overall selection. The others included Junipero Serra H.S. (CA) first baseman Dominic Smith (11th overall, NYM); Lakewood H.S. (CA) shortstop J.P. Crawford (16th overall, PHI); East Central Community College shortstop Tim Anderson (17th overall, CWS); Lexington H.S. (SC) catcher Nicholas Ciuffo (21st overall, TB); Plano West H.S. (TX) outfielder Billy McKinney (24th overall, OAK); Fresno State University outfielder Aaron Judge (32nd overall, NYY); and James Madison H.S. (CA) left-handed pitcher Ian Clarkin (33rd overall, NYY).

The first round featured the selection of six African-American players, including Smith; Crawford; Anderson; Phillip Ervin (27th overall, CIN); Travis Demeritte (30th overall, TEX); and Judge. In addition, African-American players made up 14 of the 73 selections (19.2%) made on the first day of the Draft. Among the others were Josh Hart (37th overall, BAL); Clinton Hollon (47th overall, TOR); Austin Wilson (49th overall, SEA); Justin Williams (52nd overall, ARI); Devin Williams (54th overall, MIL); Akeem Bostick (62nd overall, TEX); Kevin Franklin (67th overall, CIN); and Jordan Paroubeck (69th overall, SD).

Among the alumni of Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California who were drafted were Smith; Crawford; Wilson; Gosuke Katoh (2nd round, NYY); Franklin; Conner Green (7th round, TOR); Chris Rivera (7th round, STL); Alex Newman (10th round, KC); Adam Plutko (11th round, CLE); Tyler Alamo (24th round, CHI); Ivory Thomas (34th round, MIN); and Juan Avena (37th round, NYM). The Seattle Mariners selected University of New Mexico third baseman D.J. Peterson with the 12th overall pick, while his brother, Dustin, was chosen by the San Diego Padres in the second round out of Gilbert High School in Arizona. The Mariners also drafted a pair of brothers on Saturday – Taylor Snyder (34th round) out of Salem Hill High School in Utah and Justin Snyder (36th round) out of Salt Lake Community College.

The Colorado Rockies selected Brody Weiss, the son of their current manager, Walt Weiss, in the 22nd round. In addition, Luke Farrell, the son of Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, was selected in the sixth round by the Kansas City Royals. The Atlanta Braves drafted Kyle Wren, the son of their current general manager, Frank Wren, in the eighth round.

Other notable selections included Colin Moran (6th overall, MIA), brother of Mariners pitching prospect Brian Moran and nephew of former Major Leaguer B.J. Surhoff; Crawford, relative of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford; Hunter Harvey (22nd overall, BAL), son of former Major Leaguer Bryan Harvey and brother of Minor Leaguer Kris Harvey; Ryan Eades (2nd round, MIN), son of former Minor Leaguer Ned Eades; Riley Unroe (2nd round, TB), son of former Major Leaguer Tim Unroe; Jacob May (3rd round, CWS), grandson of former Major Leaguer Lee May and son of Mariners hitting coordinator Lee May, Jr.; Michael O’Neill (3rd round, NYY), nephew of former Major Leaguer Paul O’Neill; L.J. Mazzilli (4th round, NYM), son of former Major Leaguer Lee Mazzilli; Cody Bellinger (4th round, LAD), son of former Major Leaguer Clay Bellinger; Kean Wong (4th round, TB), brother of St. Louis Cardinals prospect Kolten Wong; Chad Wallach (5th round, MIA), son of former Major Leaguer and current Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach; Travis Seabrooke (5th round, BAL), son of former NHL player Glen Seabrooke; Joe Jackson (5th round, TEX), great-great nephew of former Major Leaguer Joe Jackson; Trey Williams (7th round, PHI), son of former Major Leaguer Ed Williams; Ian Stiffler (7th round), grandson of former Major Leaguer Tom Qualters; Ricky Knapp (8th round, NYM) son of Dodgers pitching coordinator Rich Knapp; Dylan Manwaring (9th round, ATL), son of former Major Leaguer Kirt Manwaring; Erich Weiss (11th round, PIT), son of former Major Leaguer Gary Weiss; Adam Law (12th round, LAD), son of former Major Leaguer Vance Law and grandson of former Major Leaguer Vern Law; Michael Benjamin (13th round, COL), son of former Major Leaguer Mike Benjamin; Jordan Sheffield (13th round, BOS), nephew of former Major Leaguer Gary Sheffield; Ben Verlander (14th round, DET), brother of Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander; Mike Yastrzemski (14th round, BAL), grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski; Edwin Diaz (15th round, OAK), son of former Major Leaguer Edwin Diaz; Gabe Speier (19th round, BOS), nephew of former Major Leaguer Chris Speier; Blake Hennessey (19th round, LAD), son of Dodgers scout Scott Hennessey; Mark Leiter, Jr. (22nd round, PHI), son of former Major Leaguer Mark Leiter and nephew of former Major Leaguer Al Leiter; Hunter Brothers (24th round, COL), brother of Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers; Carson Cross (24th round, PIT), son of former NBA player Jeff Cross; Cal Quantrill (26th round, NYY), son of former Major Leaguer Paul Quantrill; Cavan Biggio (29th round, PHI), son of former Major Leaguer Craig Biggio; Trey Nielsen (30th round, STL), son of former Major Leaguer Scott Nielsen; Taylor Terrasas (30th round, CIN), son of New York Mets pro scout Rudy Terrasas; Dalton Martinez (31st round, TB), son of Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez; Kacy Clemens (35th round, HOU), son of former Major Leaguer Roger Clemens; Ronnie Gideon (35th round, COL), son of Rockies field coordinator Ron Gideon; Lukas Schiraldi (35th round, WSH), son of former Major Leaguer Calvin Schiraldi; Torii Hunter, Jr. (36th round, DET), son of Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter; Cody Yount (37th round, CWS), son of former Major Leaguer Larry Yount and nephew of Hall of Famer Robin Yount; Josh Pettitte (37th round, NYY), son of New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte; Dillon Moyer (38th round, LAD), son of former Major Leaguer Jamie Moyer; Jacob Heyward (38th round, ATL), brother of Braves outfielder Jason Heyward; and Ryan Lidge (40th round, BOS), cousin of former Major Leaguer Brad Lidge.

  • Hometowns with the most players in the draft: Houston (14), and San Diego (10)
  • Heaviest player: Ty Boyles (270lbs) by Reds.
  • Lightest player: Ronell Colman (140lbs) by White Sox
  • Tallest player selected: Aaron Slegers by Twins (6' 10").
  • Shortest selected: Ronell Coleman by White Sox (5' 5")

CAPSULES FOR ALL 30 CLUBS
(from press releases)

The Orioles

The club chose 14 high school players and 27 college players. Right-handed pitchers accounted for 13 of the selections and 10 left-handed pitchers were chosen. The Orioles also took nine infielders, five outfielders and four catchers.

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The Red Sox

Over the three days of the draft, Boston selected 18 pitchers (13 right-handers, five left-handers), nine infielders, eight outfielders, and five catchers. Of the 40 players drafted, 22 are from high school and 18 are from college.

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The White Sox

The 40 players the White Sox selected: 33 from college and seven from high school, 20 pitchers (14 right-handers and six lefties), seven outfielders, 10 infielders and three catchers.

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The Indians

With the fifth overall pick Cleveland selected Clint Frazier, a five-tool position player out of Loganville (Ga.) High School. Then, on Day 2, Cleveland spent seven of its next eight picks on pitchers, including Louisville righty Dace Kime and Virginia southpaw Kyle Crockett, both of whom are competing for a College World Series championship.

Kime has starter potential and a fastball that reaches 94 mph, in addition to a breaking ball, changeup and cutter. He attended Defiance (Ohio) High School, which is only about 2 1/2 hours from Cleveland.

On Saturday, the Draft's final day, the Indians selected 17 pitchers -- 14 righties and three lefties -- along with seven infielders, three outfielders and three catchers. In all, Cleveland walked away with 17 right-handers, seven left-handers, eight infielders, four outfielders and three catchers. Up and down the board, they went with a good mix in terms of experience, taking 18 college players, nine junior-college players and 12 high schoolers.

In the 11th round, the Indians selected right-hander Adam Plutko, who's been the staff ace at UCLA two years in a row. Prior to that, Plutko pitched in the same rotation as club prospect Trevor Bauer and Gerrit Cole, the No. 1 overall pick from two years ago who will make his Major League debut with the Pirates on Tuesday.

Some of Cleveland's other notable picks from Day 3 include Sicnarf Loopstok, a catcher from Aruba who speaks five languages, and Silento Sayles, who stole a national-record 103 bases during his senior season at Port Gibson (Miss.) High School.

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The Tigers

He 40 players the Tigers selected: 16 RHS, 3 RHR, 6 LHS, 3 2B, 1 3B, 3 C, 5 CF, 1 OF, 1 RF, 2 SS. Eight were high school players, with the remainder in collegiate ranks

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The Astros

The Houston Astros selected 40 players in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, including #1 overall pick, RHP Mark Appel out of Stanford. The club selected 16 right-handed pitchers, eight left-handed pitchers, seven infielders, five outfielders and four catchers.

The Astros selected 31 of their 40 draft picks out of the collegiate ranks.

The club’s first five selections in the 2013 Draft were out of the collegiate ranks. The last time Houston selected five consecutive college players to begin a draft was in 2001, when the Astros' first 11 choices were college players. Seven of the 11 eventually made the Majors, including 2B Chris Burke (1st round) and RHP Kirk Saarloos (3rd round).

The Astros selected three pitchers as their first three picks in the 2013 Draft. The last time Houston drafted three straight pitchers to open a draft was in 2002 (six straight). Three of those six eventually made the Majors.

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The Royals

Here is a breakdown of the Royals 41 selections from the 2013 draft:

•12 high school selections

•29 college selections (21 four-year and eight junior college)

•21 pitchers (13 right-handers and eight left-handers)

•Three catchers

•11 infielders

•Six outfielders

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The Angels

Pitching depth has been a concern for the Halos, and they wasted no time in this draft trying to address it. The Angels set a club record -- originally set in 1999 -- selecting a pitcher with each of its first seven selections. All told, the Angels drafted 22 pitchers -- 16 right-handers and six lefties.

In addition to the 22 pitchers, the Angels drafted three catchers, six infielders and eight outfielders.

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The Twins

In all, the Twins drafted 24 pitchers, including 17 collegiate arms, and 16 position players in the three days of the draft. Of the 16 position players, four are catchers, five are infielders and seven are outfielders.

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The Yankees

The Yankees took 21 pitchers in their 42 selections, with 7 of them lefties and the balance righties. The club took 21 position players.

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The Athletics

The Oakland A's selected outfielder Billy McKinney from Plano West High School in Plano, Texas with the 24th selection in the first round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. The A's chose left-handed pitcher Dillon Overton from the University of Oklahoma in the 2nd round and shortstop Chad Pinder from Virginia Tech in Competitive Balance Round B.

The club selected nine players on Day 2 of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, the club announced today. The picks included first baseman Ryon Healy (3rd round, Oregon), left-handed pitcher Chris Kohler (supplemental, Los Osos HS), right-handed pitcher Dylan Covey (4th, San Diego), right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl (5th, Ole Miss), right-handed pitcher Kyle Finnegan (6th, Texas State), right-handed pitcher Dustin Driver (7th, Wenatchee HS), outfielder Tyler Marincov (8th, North Florida), left-handed pitcher Matt Stalcup (9th, Pittsburg State) and left-handed pitcher Jerad Grundy (10th, Kentucky).

The Oakland A's selected 30 players on the third and final day of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, the club announced today. The A's drafted 13 consecutive college seniors from round 21 through 33, and selected a college player with 31 of their 42 picks overall. The breakdown includes 23 pitchers, six catchers, six infielders and seven outfielders.

The A's drafted two players from De La Salle High School, including right-handed pitcher Austin Puckett in the 35th round and outfielder Hunter Mercado-Hood in the 38th round, and one from Bishop O'Dowd High School, catcher Dominic Miroglio in the 40th round. Puckett was 6-4 with a 2.56 ERA in 11 games and Mercado-Hood batted .494 with five home runs, 18 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 26 games. Miroglio hit .421 with 12 walks in 26 games for a .511 on-base percentage.

Other local selections from Day 3 include outfielder Justin Higley from Sacramento State in the 13th round, right-handed pitcher A.J. Vanegas from Stanford in the 19th round and catcher Francis Christy from Casa Grande High School in Petaluma in the 37th round. Higley hit .252 with 10 home runs and 28 RBI in 57 games for the Hornets. Vanegas was 1-1 with four saves and a 3.12 ERA in eight relief appearances with the Cardinal. The Alameda, Calif. native graduated from Redwood Christian High School and was named East Bay Prep Athlete of the Year in 2009 and 2010. Christy batted .423 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 30 games for the Gauchos.

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The Mariners

The Mariners selected 40 players in the 2013 Major League Baseball's First-Year player draft, highlighted by their first pick, third baseman DJ Peterson, who was the 12th overall pick in the draft.

The club selected 16 pitchers, including 8 left-handers, 4 catchers, 14 infielders (3 1B, 4 3B, 7 SS), and 6 outfielders. Seattle selected 27 college players and 12 high school players (1 no school).

In all Seattle selected players from 15 states: Arizona, California (6), Florida (4), Georgia, Illinois (3), Massachusetts (2), Michigan, New Jersey (2), New Mexico, North Carolina (3), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (2), Texas (3), Utah (2), and Washington (5); 2 countries: United States, Canada (2).

The Mariners drafted 4 catchers, 14 infielders (3 1B, 4 3B, 7 SS), and 6 outfielders. Seattle selected third baseman DJ Peterson from the University of New Mexico (12th overall) with their first pick the 2013 draft. Of the 24 position players selected, 11 are left-handed hitters.

Seattle selected 16 pitchers in the draft, including 13 pitchers between the 4th and 27th rounds. The Mariners selected 8 right-handed pitchers and 8 left-handed pitchers. Right-handed pitcher Zack Littell (11th round) from Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane, NC was the first high school pitcher selected by the Mariners, while right-handed pitcher Ryan Hortsman (4th round) from St. Johns University was the first college pitcher drafted by Seattle. In all, 14 of the 16 pitchers selected by Seattle were college pitchers.

The Mariners selected 27 college players in the draft, including 18 straight college players selected from the 14th through 31st rounds. At 17-year-old, Lachlan Fontaine (13th round) out of Sutherland Secondary School in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, was the youngest player the Mariners selected. Eight of the high school players selected by the Mariners in the draft were taken in the final nine rounds.

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The Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays selected catcher Nick Ciuffo (SHOO-fo) from Lexington (S.C.) High School with the No. 21 overall pick and right-handed pitcher Ryne Stanek (STAN-eck) from the University of Arkansas with the No. 29 overall pick in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Ciuffo, 18, is the first catcher ever taken by the Rays with their first overall pick. He was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 22 overall prospect in the draft, No. 2 catcher, No. 1 out of the state of South Carolina and No. 11 among high school players. He was also ranked as the No. 23 overall prospect by MLB.com.

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The Rangers

The Rangers selected 41 players overall in this year's draft. The 41 players include 27 pitchers (20 right-handed, 7 left-handed), 6 outfielders, 4 infielders, and 4 catchers. Texas selected 26 college players and made 15 high school picks. Some notable Rangers picks on the final day of the draft:

In the 18th round, club selected right-handed pitcher David Gates from Howard College in Big Spring, TX. Gates was rated the 2nd-best junior college prospect by Baseball America in the publication's season preview. The right-hander graduated from Midland Christian High School.

19th-round selection Joseph Ledbetter from Cedarville University is the twin brother of 3rd round selection David Ledbetter. The brothers are the first two players ever drafted from Cedarville.

Selected left-handed pitcher Luis Pollorena out of Mississippi State University. Pollorena graduated from United High School in Laredo, TX, where he was a 2-time Texas Class 5A All-State performer.

In the 24th round, Texas selected OF Darryn Sheppard from John Foster Dulles HS in Sugar Land, TX. Sheppard and Dulles played in the Texas 5A State Championship game today at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock, with Sheppard hitting a home run in that contest. He has committed to Baylor.

Tabbed Kennesaw State University's RHP Travis Dean with its 26th round selection. The club chose Dean in the 22nd round last season.

Selected shortstop Sheldon Neuse from Fossil Ridge High School in Keller, TX in the 38th round. Neuse has committed to the University of Oklahoma.

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The Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays selected RHP Phillip Bickford with the 10th overall selection in the 2013 First Year Player Draft.

Bickford, 17, is from Ventura, California and attended Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, California. The 6-4, 200 pound right-hander led his high school club to its first Southern Section Division 4 Championship, where fanned 18 in the final, including 11 consecutive. Bickford finished his senior season with a 1.72 ERA, allowing 44 hits and recording 159 strikeouts in 99.1 innings.

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The Diamondbacks

Of the 41 picks over the last three days, the D-backs selected 3 catchers, 14 infielders, 8 outfielders, 2 left-handed pitchers and 14 right-handed pitchers. On Thursday, the D-backs selected University of Nevada right-handed pitcher Braden Shipley in the First Round (15th overall), Marshall University right-handed pitcher Aaron Blair in the Competitive Balance Round-A (36th overall) and Terrebonne High School (Houma, La.) outfielder Justin Williams in the Second Round.

In the 34th Round of today's draft, the D-backs selected Cory Hahn, who wears No. 34 for Arizona State University. During his freshman season, Hahn appeared in three games for the Sun Devils before a fracture to his C-5 vertebrae ended his college career. The Mater Dei High School Alum (Calif.) won gold with Team USA Baseball in 2010 and was named California's Mr. Baseball, California First-Team All-State, Orange County Player of the Year and Los Angeles Times Player of the Year honors prior to committing to play at Arizona State. Hahn was previously drafted by the Padres in the 2010 draft but did not sign and currently serves as a student coach for the Arizona State baseball team.

Selections of note include:

  • OF Jacob Cordero (11th Round, 330th overall) is a product of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy who garnered Canada/Puerto Rico All-Region First-Team honors this season.
  • OF Dane McFarland (12th Round, 360th overall) is a University of Oregon recruit, a 2013 Rawlings Second-Team All-American and a 2013 Perfect Game All-American Classic participant.
  • INF Jordan Parr (15th Round, 450th overall), younger brother of D-backs prospect Josh Parr, was named to the All-Big Ten Conference Second-Team after hitting .305 (65-for-213) with 9 home runs, 38 RBI and 23 stolen bases for the Illini.
  • C Elvin Soto (16th Round, 480th overall) batted .320 (71-for-222) with 13 doubles, 6 triples, 6 home runs and 43 RBI en route to being named to the All-Big East Conference First-Team.
  • INF Randal McCurry (23rd Round, 690th overall) earned All-Big 12 Conference Second-Team honors for the second consecutive season after batting .314 (70-for-223) with 21 doubles, 3 home runs and 41 RBI.

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The Braves

The Atlanta Braves selected pitcher Jason Hursh from Oklahoma State University with their first selection (31st overall) in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

Hursh, a 6-foot-1, 197-pound redshirt sophomore, garnered All-Big 12 Second Team honors after going 6-5 with a 2.79 ERA (33 ER/106.1 IP) in 16 starts in 2013. He ranked among Big 12 leaders in starts (T-1st), strikeouts (T-2nd, 86), complete games (T-2nd, three) and innings pitched (3rd, 106.1). In two seasons at Oklahoma State, Hursh compiled a 7-6 record with a 2.78 ERA (42 ER/136.0 IP) in 26 games (20 starts), collecting 96 strikeouts. Hursh is the first collegiate right-handed pitcher drafted in the first round by the Braves since they took Joey Devine (North Carolina State) in 2005.

A native of Carrollton, Texas, Hursh was named first-team all-state during his senior season at Trinity Christian High School, going 11-2 with a 2.47 ERA and 123 strikeouts in 70.0 innings pitched.

Hursh was drafted in the sixth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He missed the 2012 collegiate season while recovering from "Tommy John" surgery.

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The Cubs

The Cubs made 40 selections during the three-day event.

In the 15th round, the Cubs selected right-handed pitcher Michael Wagner out of the University of San Diego. A teammate of Cubs first-round pick Kris Bryant, Wagner struck out 84 batters in 89.0 innings, good for an average of 8.5 strikeouts per 9.0 innings, while walking 32.

The Cubs 25th round selection, outfielder Marcus Doi from Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii, is the first player from Hawaii selected by the Cubs in the First-Year Player Draft since shortstop Jan Thornton-Murray, taken in the 14th round of the 1999 draft.

Overall, the Cubs selected 19 pitchers (16 righthanders and three lefthanders), seven infielders, eight outfielders and six catchers. Additionally, the Cubs selected 22 college players, seven junior college players and 11 high school players.

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The Reds

The Reds selected OF Phillip Ervin (5-10, 205) from Samford University in Homewood, Alabama with the team's first pick (27th overall) of the 2013 first-year player draft.

Ervin, 20, recently completed his junior year at Samford, where he hit .337 with 11 HR, 40 RBI and 21 stolen bases and received all-conference honors. The sociology major was a pre-season All-American and the pre-season Southern Conference Player of the Year.

He is the first baseball player to be drafted in the first round out of Samford and the highest draft pick in the school's history in any sport. While playing just 3 seasons for the Bulldogs, Ervin ranks in the school's Top 10 in career hits (230), hitting (.344), runs scored (157) and doubles (47).

In 2012 Ervin started all 64 games in centerfield for the Bulldogs and was selected first-team All-Southern Conference. He led the team with 18 doubles and finished third on the team in average (.327), HR (10) and RBI (52). Following that 2012 collegiate season, he was the Most Valuable Player of the Cape Cod League. Ervin attended Leroy High School in Leroy, Alabama.

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The Rockies

Of the 41 players the Rockies selected 25 were pitchers, six left-handed and 19 right-handed. The Rockies also drafted 10 infielders and six outfielders. Of the 41 players the Rockies selected, 22 were from a four-year university, while 14 were from high school and five were from a junior college.

The Rockies draft selections from rounds 1-10 are detailed below. A list of the Rockies picks is at the end of this release.

First Round Selection (3rd overall): RHP Jonathan Gray, University of Oklahoma

Gray, 21, was a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First-Team in 2013. He was also a Second-Team member of the Louisville Slugger All-America team. In 17 starts for the Sooners thus far in 2013, Gray has gone 10-3 with a 1.64 ERA (126.1 ip, 23 er), 24 walks, 147 strikeouts and a .189 opponent's batting average. He has four complete games, two of which are complete game shutouts. Gray's Sooners were the 2013 Big 12 Tournament Champions and are playing Louisiana State in a Super Regional this weekend for a chance to go to the 2013 College World Series.

Gray was rated the 1st overall player in the draft by Baseball America and the 2nd overall player in the draft by MLB.com. The 6-foot-4, 239 pound right-hander was rated as having the best fastball in the draft by Baseball America. Gray's 147 strikeouts are the 2nd-most NCAA Division I this season.

A native of Shawnee, OK, Gray was previously selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 13th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft and by the New York Yankees in the 10th round of the 2011 draft. He attended Eastern Oklahoma State College (Junior College) in 2011, where he posted a 6-2 record with a 2.89 ERA and 61 strikeouts prior to transferring to Oklahoma for the 2012 season. The right-hander went 8-4 with a 3.16 ERA (102.2 ip, 36 er), 42 walks and 104 strikeouts in 18 starts for the Sooners in 2012.

Second Round Selection (42nd overall): 3B Ryan McCmahon, Mater Dei High School (CA)

McMahon, 18, hit .353 (36-for-102) with 11 doubles, 4 home runs, 23 RBI and 16 runs in 30 games played as a senior at Mater Dei High School in 2013. McMahon (6-foot-3, 190-pounds) was rated the 20th best prospect in the draft from the state of California by Baseball America. McMahon was the Trinity League Most Valuable Player as a senior in 2013 for Mater Dei HS. McMahon was rated the 78th overall player in the draft by MLB.com and the 82nd player by Baseball America.

Third Round Selection (70th overall): RHP Alex Balog, University of San Francisco (CA)

Balog, 20, went 3-4 with a 3.63 ERA (91.2 ip, 37 er), 33 walks and 67 strikeouts in 14 starts for the Dons as a junior in 2013. He led the University of San Francisco in innings pitched and strikeouts and held opponents to a .274 average against. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound right-hander was named to the 2011 West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team in his first season at USF. He was rated the 9th overall player in the draft from the state of California, and the 9th overall right-handed pitcher available in the draft by Baseball America. Balog was rated the 32nd overall player in the draft by Baseball America and the 44th overall player in the draft by MLB.com.

Third Round Selection (77th overall): LHP Sam Moll, University of Memphis (TN)

Moll, 21, went 9-3 with a 2.30 ERA (94.0 ip, 24 er), 32 walks and 106 strikeouts in 15 starts for the University of Memphis as a junior in 2013. Moll led the Tigers in wins, ERA and strikeouts in 2013 and was named to the All-Conference USA First-Team. In three seasons at Memphis, Moll has gone 17-9 with a 2.86 ERA in 230.0 innings pitched. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Moll had 213 career strikeouts, the 7th-most in Memphis program history. Moll was rated the 117th best prospect in the draft by Baseball America, as well as the 5th-best player from the state of Tennessee.

Fourth Round Selection (109th overall): RF Jordan Patterson, University of South Alabama

Patterson, 21, hit .352 (82-for-233) with 25 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, 49 RBI and 69 runs scored in 63 games for South Alabama as a junior in 2013. He led the Jaguars in hits, doubles, total bases (121), runs and on-base percentage (.485). Patterson was the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year in 2013, becoming the sixth Jaguar all-time to win the award and first since David Freese in 2006. Patterson was rated the 6th-best player in the draft from the state of Alabama by Baseball America.

Fifth Round Selection (139th overall): RHP Blake Shouse, Middle Georgia College

Shouse, 20, led Middle Georgia College with his 25 appearances in 2013 while going 2-0 with 12 saves, a 1.07 ERA (25.1 ip, 3 er), 7 walks and 35 strikeouts. Shouse was also a regular infielder for the Warriors, and hit .309 (59-for-191) with 15 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run and 29 RBI in 51 games. Shouse was rated the 14th-best player in the draft from the state of Georgia by Baseball America, as well as the state's 5th-best pitcher.

Sixth Round Selection (169th overall): INF Dominic Nunez, Elk Grove High School (CA)

Nunez, 18, hit .449 (40-for-89) with 13 doubles, 4 triples, 3 home runs, 25 RBI and 34 runs scored in 30 games during his senior season at Elk Grove High School in Sacramento, CA. Nunez also played on the 2012 USA Baseball 18-Under National Team that won the 2012 IBAF Junior AAA/18U World Championship in Seoul, South Korea. He hit .316 with 10 runs and 8 RBI in 13 games for the 18U USA Baseball Team at the World Championships. Nunez was rated the 65th overall player in the draft by Baseball America and the 16th-best player from the state of California.

Seventh Round Selection (199th overall): RHP Konner Wade, University of Arizona

Wade, 21, was named a 2013 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American (Second-Team) and went 5-6 with a 4.30 ERA (104.2 ip, 50 er), 24 walks and 64 strikeouts in 15 starts for the Wildcats as a junior in 2013. Wade helped lead the Wildcats to the 2012 College World Series Championship. He was a member of the 2012 College World Series All-Tournament Team, as he tossed two complete games at the 2012 CWS. Wade was rated the 9th-best player in the draft from the state of Arizona by Baseball America.

Eighth Round Selection (229th overall): CF Terry McClure, Riverwood International Charter School (GA)

McClure, 17, batted .386 (34-for-88) with 9 doubles, 8 home runs, 39 RBI and 34 runs for the Riverwood Raiders in Sandy Springs, GA. McClure was named to the Rawlings Preseason All-American Team in 2013. McClure was rated the 164th-best player in the draft by Baseball America, as well as the 10th overall player from the state of Georgia.

Ninth Round Selection (259th overall): SS Patrick Valaika, UCLA

Valaika, 20, has hit .260 (58-for-223) with 13 doubles, 3 triples, 5 home runs, 42 RBI, 31 runs and 8 stolen bases in 59 games for the Bruins as a junior in 2013. Valaika leads the Bruins in extra-base hits (21), doubles, home runs and RBI while playing shortstop. He has helped lead UCLA to the Super Regional this season, where they will play Cal. State Fullerton for the chance to advance to the College World Series. Valaika was rated the 94th-best prospect in the draft from the state of California by Baseball America.

10th Round Selection (289th overall): OF Michael Tauchman, Bradley University (IL)

Tauchman, 22, batted .425 (79-for-186) with 16 doubles, 5 triples, 2 home runs, 41 RBI, 52 runs and 28 stolen bases in 49 games as a senior for the Bradley Braves in 2013. Tauchman was named a Second-Team member of the 2013 Louisville Slugger All-American squad. Additionally, Tauchman was the 2013 Joe Carter Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, a member of the 2013 MVC First-Team All-Conference squad, a MVC All-Defensive Team member and a MVC Scholar Athlete First-Team member. Tauchman leads Division I Baseball with his .425 batting average and is 4th with his .513 on-base percentage. The 6-foot-2 left-handed hitter was rated the 5th-best player in the draft from the state of Illinois by Baseball America.

Additionally, with the club's 22nd round selection (649th overall) the Rockies selected shortstop Brody Weiss out of Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, CO. Weiss is the son of Rockies Manager Walt Weiss. In addition to Weiss, the Rockies selected another local product in right-handed pitcher Alec Hansen from Loveland High School in Loveland, CO.

The Rockies 24th round selection was right-handed pitcher Hunter Brothers from Lipscomb University. Brothers is the younger brother of current Rockies left-handed pitcher Rex Brothers. In the 35th round, Colorado selected third baseman Ronnie Gideon from Hallsville High School in Hallsville, TX. Gideon is the son of Rockies Development Supervisor at Short-Season Tri-City, Ron Gideon.

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The Dodgers

Overall, the Dodgers selected 21 pitchers (14 right-handers, seven left-handers), nine infielders, six catchers and four outfielders. The club used 31 picks on college players and selected nine high school prospects.

Los Angeles drafted several players with big league bloodlines. In the 12th round, the Dodgers selected Brigham Young University third baseman Adam Law, whose grandfather Vern won the 1960 Cy Young Award with the Pittsburgh Pirates. As a junior team captain in 2013, Law led the Cougars in hits (76), stolen bases (14), batting average (.365) and on-base percentage (.440) and was honored with All-West Coast Conference First Team honors in addition to an Academic All-WCC selection. In the 17th round, Los Angeles selected right-handed pitcher Greg Harris out of Los Alamitos High School, son of 15-year MLB veteran right-hander Greg Harris. With their 20th round selection, Los Angeles picked outfielder Michael Ahmed, brother of Arizona Diamondbacks infield prospect Nick. The Dodgers also selected University of the Pacific outfielder Tyger Pederson in the 33rd round, brother of Double-A Chattanooga outfielder Joc and son of former Dodger outfielder Stu.

The Dodgers also selected two sons of club scouts: Arlington Country Day School (FL) shortstop Blake Hennessey (19th round), son of Scott, and Olympia (FL) High School catcher Jake Sidwell (39th round), son of Rob. In the 31st round, the Dodgers selected Andrew McWilliam, whose father, Tim, is a Detroit Tigers scout.

Among the 31 college players selected, catcher Spencer Navin's (11th round selection) Vanderbilt Commodores, right-handed pitcher Peter Miller's (16th round selection) Florida State Seminoles and left-handed pitcher Robert Fisher's (22nd round selection) Oklahoma Sooners are still alive among the 16 schools remaining in the NCAA Men's Baseball tournament.

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The Marlins

UNC third baseman Colin Moran fell to them at the No. 6 spot, and the Marlins picked him up.

Drafting Moran was important for the Marlins, which has only one third baseman -- Zack Cox -- ranked among its Top 20 prospects.

The Marlins followed Moran's selection by picking up arms in left-hander Matt Krook (35th overall) and right-handers Trevor Williams (44th overall) and Colby Suggs (73rd overall) to conclude Day 1.

Miami focused entirely on the field around the bump on Day 2, drafting eight position players in eight picks.

After taking 13 position players with their first 17 picks, the Marlins decided to shift their focus back to pitching, taking mostly pitchers from the 16th round onward.

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The Brewers

Overall, the Brewers made 40 selections over the three days of the MLB Draft.

In the 37th round, Milwaukee selected shortstop JaVon Shelby, son of Brewers outfield coach John Shelby, from Tates Creek (KY) High School.

The Brewers drafted 28 college players and 12 high school players. Milwaukee selected 23 pitchers (six left-handers and 17 right-handers). Of the 17 positional players, the Brewers took eight outfielders, seven infielders and two catchers.

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The Mets

The New York Mets selected righthanded pitcher Andrew Church from Basic High School (NV) with the 48th pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

Church, 18, who throws and bats righthanded, committed to the University of San Diego. The 6-3, 200-pound native of Las Vegas, NV was a 2013 Preseason Rawlings 2nd Team All-American.

The Mets selected first baseman Dominic Smith from Serra High School (CA) with the 11th pick earlier in the Draft.

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The Phillies

J.P. Crawford, an 18-year-old high school shortstop, was selected by the Phillies in the first round (16th overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

Crawford, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, played for Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Calif., where he batted .432 in 25 games with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs, 10 RBI, and 13 stolen bases.

The left-handed hitting shortstop comes from the same high school as right-hander Shane Watson whom the Phillies selected with their first pick (40th overall) in last year's draft. Crawford is the school's all-time leader in hits (179), runs scored (162), stolen bases (73) and walks (72).

He is the cousin of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford.

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The Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected outfielder Austin Meadows with the ninth overall selection in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft (compensation pick for not signing 2012 first round selection).

Meadows hit .535 with 14 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 28 RBI as a senior this year at Grayson (GA) High School. He was rated as the third-best position player and the fifth-best player overall in this year's draft by Baseball America. He was also rated by the same publication as the "Best Athlete", having the "Best Strike Zone Judgment", as well as the second-best "Pure Hitter" and "Closest Player to the Majors" among high school players.

The 18-year-old outfielder was also a 2013 Rawlings pre-season first-team All-American. As a junior in 2012 at Grayson High School, he helped lead his team to the Georgia Class 6A state semifinals with four home runs, 28 RBI and 19 stolen bases. He also led the USA Baseball 16U National Team to the IBAF World Youth Championship in 2011 in Mexico, leading the team in hits (22), doubles (five), triples (three), RBI (28) and stolen bases (six) while also setting a record for the most RBI and earning a spot on the all-tournament team.

The Pirates selected catcher Reese McGuire with the 14th overall selection in the draft out of Kentwood (WA) High School. As a senior this year McGuire hit .436 with 13 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 20 RBI. He was rated as the fifth-best position player and the 12th-best player overall in this year's draft by Baseball America. He was also rated by the same publication as the second-best "Defensive Player" among high school picks in the draft.

The 18-year-old McGuire was named the 2012-13 Gatorade Washington Player-of-the-Year while also receiving the 2012 USA Baseball Dick Chase Award after helping USA's 18-and-under team defeat Canada and win the gold medal at the IBAF 18U World Championship in Seoul, South Korea last September.

Previous winners of the award include Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and righthander Stephen Strasburg, Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak and Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora.

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The Padres

During the three-day First Year Player Draft, the Padres drafted 4 catchers, 10 infielders (2 1B, 1 2B, 7 SS), and 5 outfielders. San Diego selected outfielder Hunter Renfroe from Mississippi State (13th overall) with their first pick the 2013 draft. Of the 19 position players selected, 6 are left-handed hitters and 1 is a switch-hitter. San Diego selected 27 college players and 14 high school players. The Padres took position players with the first three picks and five of the first six. San Diego selected right-handed pitchers with seven of their last nine selections.

In all San Diego selected players from 19 states: Alabama (2), Arizona (1), California (5), Florida (4), Georgia (1), Idaho (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Mississippi (1), New Jersey (1), New York (1), North Carolina (2), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (1), Tennessee (1), Texas (7), Virginia (2), Washington (3); 2 countries & one U.S. territory: United States (39), Canada (1) and Guam (1).

San Diego selected 22 pitchers in the draft, including 11 of their final 16 picks. The Padres selected 17 right-handed pitchers and 5 left-handed pitchers. RHP Bryan Verbitsky (3rd round) from Hofstra University was the first college pitcher selected by the Padres, while right-handed pitcher Adrian De Horta (8th round) from South Hills High School (CA) was the first high school pitcher drafted by San Diego. In all, 18 of the 22 pitchers selected by San Diego were college pitchers.

Padres second round pick Dustin Peterson is the brother of D.J. Peterson who was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the first round (12th overall).

Padres 24th round pick Marcus Davis has had his 2009 Midland Redskins jersey on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. The Hall of Fame requested a Midland jersey and hat to outfit a mannequin and a team photo of the 2009 Connie Mack national championship team.

Padres 35th round pick Taylor Blair is the son of former Major League pitcher and current Padres bullpen coach Willie Blair. He was a Rawlings Central Region Honorable Mention. Blair has committed to play at Eastern Kentucky.

The Padres selected eight players (rounds 3-10) on Friday after making three selections on Thursday, the first day of the First Year Player draft.

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The Giants

With the 25th overall pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, the San Francisco Giants selected shortstop Christian Arroyo out of Hernando High School in Brooksville, Florida.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound 18-year-old hit .524 (55-for-105), with 42 runs scored, 13 doubles, 11 home runs and 35 RBI along with posting a .580 on-base pct. and a 1.019 slugging mark in 30 games for the Hernando High School Leopards during his senior year.

Arroyo earned MVP honors as he helped Team USA win gold at the International Baseball Federation's 18-and-under World Championships in Seoul, South Korea last sum­mer. He hit .387 and batted in 11 runs in the championships, while playing every inning of the United States 13 games.

He was named as a Second Team High School Pre-season All-American this past season and also this week he was named Class 5A Player of the Year by the Florida Dairy Farmers, making him a finalist for the state's Mr. Baseball award.

Arroyo is the Giants' first selection overall out of High School since Zack Wheeler in 2009.

With the 64th pick in the draft, the Giants selected third baseman Ryder Jones out of Watauga High School, in North Carolina. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior batted .480 (35-for-73) with 31 runs, nine doubles, 11 home runs and 43 RBI this past season, leading the Pioneers to a 15-11 record. A Rawlings Preseason First Team All-American as named by Perfect Game USA, he compiled .652 on-base percentage and a .987 slugging mark.

Also a right-handed pitcher, Jones posted a 4-3 record with one save, a 1.23 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 40.1 innings pitched. As a junior at Stillwater (Okla.) High last season, he captured 2012 Honorable Mention All-State honors from The Oklahoman.

Jones, who turns 19 years old tomorrow, was named the Gatorade North Carolina Baseball Player of the Year for 2012-13. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary char­acter demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Jones as North Carolina's best high school baseball player.

His father is the head coach at Appalachian State.

This is the first time since 1974 that the Giants used their top two picks on High School position players. That year the Giants drafted Terry Lee with their first selection (19th overall) out of San Luis Obispo High School (CA) and then Kenny Kolkhorst with their second selection (43rd) out of Waltrip High School in Houston, Texas.

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The Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals selected 41 total players in the 40-round draft. Among the Cardinals selections were 15 pitchers, six outfielders, three catchers and six infielders (22 pitchers, 11 infielders, 5 outfielders and 3 catchers total). Of the 41 draft picks, 30 were collegians and 11 were high school picks.

Three of the players are still playing in the Super Regional round of the College World Series as J.J. Altobelli of Oregon and Richy Pedroza of Cal-State Fullerton join Mason Katz of LSU.

Pedroza, Trey Nielsen and Michael Holback have family ties to professional baseball as Pedroza's brothers Sergio and Jaime both played professional baseball in the minors. Nielsen's father Scott played for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees during the late 1980's posting a career record of 9-11 in 38 career appearances. Holback's great-grandfather, Ken, played for the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League.

A.J. Kruzel , the Cardinals 37th round pick, is the son of Joe Kruzel, current Cardinals' minor league manager of the Johnson City Cardinals in the Appalachian League.

Four selections have local connections. Zach Loraine is from Fort Zumwalt High School and first attended Lindenwood University before transferring to Coker College in South Carolina. Luke Voit, a catcher from Missouri State, went to Lafayette High School. Blake McKnight, a right-handed pitcher from O'Fallon, Mo., pitched at Evangel University and was the 38th round selection.

A two-sport athlete with local connections, Calvin Munson, recently graduated from Francis Howell High School, where he won two Missouri State Championships over the last three years. Munson has signed to play football as a linebacker for San Diego State University and was the St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year. Outfielder DeAndre Asbury-Heath, the 15th round pick, is a two-sport athlete among the top wide receivers in the state of South Carolina.

There were three re-drafts as Voit was drafted in the 32nd round by the Kansas City Royals in 2009, Altobelli was drafted in the 49th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009 and Nielsen was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 42nd round in 2010.

Two players attended the same high school as current St. Louis Cardinals players. Voit went to Lafayette High School, the same school which produced third baseman David Freese, and Missouri Western shortstop Michael Schulze attended Lee's Summit West High School, the same as Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal.

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The Nationals

Over the three-day Draft, the Nationals selected a total of 39 players: 14 right-handed pitchers, eight left-handed pitchers, one catcher, 11 infielders and five outfielders. Of Washington's 39 selections, 21 came from four-year universities, nine from the high school ranks, and nine were junior college players.

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