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The 2008 First-Year Player Draft continued Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft of high school and college baseball players, and was held on June 5 and 6, 2008.

Contents

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Position School
1 Tim Beckham Tampa Bay Rays SS Griffin High School (GA)
2 Pedro Alvarez Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Vanderbilt University
3 Eric Hosmer Kansas City Royals 1B American Heritage School (FL)
4 Brian Matusz Baltimore Orioles LHP University of San Diego
5 Buster Posey San Francisco Giants C Florida State University
6 Kyle Skipworth Florida Marlins C Patriot High School (CA)
7 Yonder Alonso Cincinnati Reds 1B University of Miami
8 Gordon Beckham Chicago White Sox SS University of Georgia
9 Aaron Crow * Washington Nationals RHP University of Missouri
10 Jason Castro Houston Astros C Stanford University
11 Justin Smoak Texas Rangers 1B University of South Carolina
12 Jemile Weeks Oakland Athletics 2B University of Miami
13 Brett Wallace St. Louis Cardinals 3B Arizona State University
14 Aaron Hicks Minnesota Twins OF Woodrow Wilson High School (CA)
15 Ethan Martin Los Angeles Dodgers RHP Stephens County High School (GA)
16 Brett Lawrie Milwaukee Brewers C Brookswood Secondary School (Canada)
17 David Cooper Toronto Blue Jays 1B University of California, Berkeley
18 Ike Davis New York Mets[Compensation 1] 1B Arizona State University
19 Andrew Cashner Chicago Cubs RHP Texas Christian University
20 Josh Fields Seattle Mariners RHP University of Georgia
21 Ryan Perry Detroit Tigers RHP University of Arizona
22 Reese Havens New York Mets SS University of South Carolina
23 Allan Dykstra San Diego Padres 1B Wake Forest University
24 Anthony Hewitt Philadelphia Phillies SS Salisbury School (CT)
25 Christian Friedrich Colorado Rockies LHP Eastern Kentucky University
26 Daniel Schlereth Arizona Diamondbacks LHP University of Arizona
27 Carlos Gutierrez Minnesota Twins[Compensation 2] RHP University of Miami
28 Gerrit Cole * New York Yankees RHP Orange Lutheran High School (CA)
29 Lonnie Chisenhall Cleveland Indians SS Pitt Community College
30 Casey Kelly Boston Red Sox SS/RHP Sarasota High School (FL)

* Did not sign

Supplemental First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Position School
31 Steven "Shooter" Hunt Minnesota Twins[Compensation 3] RHP Tulane University
32 Jacob Odorizzi Milwaukee Brewers[Compensation 4] RHP Highland High School (IL)
33 Bradley Holt New York Mets[Compensation 5] RHP UNC Wilmington
34 Zachary Collier Philadelphia Phillies[Compensation 6] LF Chino Hills High School (CA)
35 Evan Frederickson Milwaukee Brewers[Compensation 7] LHP University of San Francisco
36 Michael Montgomery Kansas City Royals[Compensation 8] LHP Hart High School
37 Conor Gillaspie San Francisco Giants[Compensation 9] 3B Wichita State University
38 Jordan Lyles Houston Astros[Compensation 10] RHP Hartsville High School (SC)
39 Lance Lynn St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 11] RHP University of Mississippi
40 Brett DeVall Atlanta Braves[Compensation 12] LHP Niceville High School (FL)
41 Ryan Flaherty Chicago Cubs[Compensation 13] SS Vanderbilt University
42 Jaff Decker San Diego Padres[Compensation 14] CF Sunrise Mountain High School (AZ)
43 Wade Miley Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 15] LHP Southeastern Louisiana University
44 Jeremy Bleich New York Yankees[Compensation 16] LHP Stanford University
45 Bryan Price Boston Red Sox[Compensation 17] RHP Rice University
46 John Forsythe San Diego Padres[Compensation 18] 3B University of Arkansas

Compensation Picks

  1. ^ Pick from Atlanta Braves as compensation for signing of free agent Tom Glavine
  2. ^ Pick from Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as compensation for signing of free agent Torii Hunter
  3. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for signing of free agent Torii Hunter
  4. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for signing of free agent Francisco Cordero
  5. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Tom Glavine
  6. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Aaron Rowand
  7. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Scott Linebrink
  8. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent David Riske
  9. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Pedro Feliz
  10. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Trever Miller
  11. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Troy Percival
  12. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Ron Mahay
  13. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Jason Kendall
  14. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Doug Brocail
  15. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Livan Hernandez
  16. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Luis Vizcaíno
  17. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Eric Gagne
  18. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Mike Cameron

Notes

On September 9, 2008, Conor Gillaspie, the 37th pick in the 2008 Draft, made his Major League debut, becoming the first from his draft class to do so.

West Virginia quarterback Pat White was drafted in the 49th round by the Cincinnati Reds, even though he had not played baseball since his senior year of high school in 2004, when he was drafted by the Anaheim Angels.

External links

Past And Future Drafts

Preceded by
David Price
1st Overall Picks
Tim Beckham
Succeeded by
Stephen Strasburg
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