2007 Major League Baseball Draft

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2007 MLB Draft
General information
Date(s) June 7–8, 2007
Location
Picks
First selection David Price
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
First round selections 64
Overall selections 1453
MLB Draft
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The 2007 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft was Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft of high school and college baseball players, and was held on June 7 and June 8, 2007. The first day session of the draft, including the first 25 rounds, was scheduled to be broadcast "live" from Orlando, Florida, on television for the first time,[1] on ESPN2 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm Eastern Daylight Time (1800–2200 UTC).[2] Previously the conference call format draft was broadcast live, along with commentary, on both draft days exclusively from the MLB.com website as streaming audio. In total the draft featured 50 rounds and 1453 selections.[3]

First Round Selections[edit]

= All-Star
= Never played in the Major Leagues
Pick Player Team Position School
1 David Price Tampa Bay Rays Left-handed pitcher Vanderbilt
2 Mike Moustakas Kansas City Royals Shortstop Chatsworth High School (CA)
3 Josh Vitters Chicago Cubs Third baseman Cypress High School (CA)
4 Daniel Moskos Pittsburgh Pirates Left-handed pitcher Clemson
5 Matt Wieters Baltimore Orioles Catcher Georgia Tech
6 Ross Detwiler Washington Nationals Left-handed pitcher Missouri State
7 Matt LaPorta Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Florida
8 Casey Weathers Colorado Rockies Right-handed pitcher Vanderbilt
9 Jarrod Parker Arizona Diamondbacks Right-handed pitcher Norwell High School (IN)
10 Madison Bumgarner San Francisco Giants Left-handed pitcher South Caldwell High School (NC)
11 Phillippe Aumont Seattle Mariners Right-handed pitcher École secondaire du Versant (Canada)
12 Matt Dominguez Florida Marlins Third baseman Chatsworth High School (CA)
13 Beau Mills Cleveland Indians First baseman Lewis-Clark State (ID)
14 Jason Heyward Atlanta Braves Outfielder Henry County High School (GA)
15 Devin Mesoraco Cincinnati Reds Catcher Punxsutawney High School (PA)
16 Kevin Ahrens Toronto Blue Jays[Compensation 1] Shortstop Memorial High School (TX)
17 Blake Beavan Texas Rangers[Compensation 2] Right-handed pitcher Irving High School (TX)
18 Peter Kozma St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop Owasso High School (OK)
19 Joe Savery Philadelphia Phillies Left-handed pitcher Rice
20 Chris Withrow Los Angeles Dodgers[Compensation 3] Right-handed pitcher Midland Christian High School (TX)
21 J. P. Arencibia Toronto Blue Jays Catcher Tennessee
22 Tim Alderson San Francisco Giants[Compensation 4] Right-handed pitcher Horizon High School (AZ)
23 Nick Schmidt San Diego Padres Left-handed pitcher Arkansas
24 Michael Main Texas Rangers[Compensation 5] Right-handed pitcher DeLand High School (FL)
25 Aaron Poreda Chicago White Sox Left-handed pitcher San Francisco
26 James Simmons Oakland Athletics Right-handed pitcher UC Riverside
27 Rick Porcello Detroit Tigers Right-handed pitcher Seton Hall Preparatory School (NJ)
28 Ben Revere Minnesota Twins Outfielder Lexington Catholic High School (KY)
29 Wendell Fairley San Francisco Giants[Compensation 6] Outfielder George County High School (MS)
30 Andrew Brackman New York Yankees Right-handed pitcher NC State

Supplemental First Round selections[edit]

Pick Player Team Position School
31 Josh Smoker Washington Nationals[Compensation 7] Left-handed pitcher Calhoun High School (GA)
32 Nick Noonan San Francisco Giants[Compensation 8] Shortstop Parker High School (CA)
33 Jon Gilmore Atlanta Braves[Compensation 9] Third baseman Iowa City High School (IA)
34 Todd Frazier Cincinnati Reds[Compensation 10] Shortstop Rutgers
35 Julio Borbon Texas Rangers[Compensation 11] Outfielder Tennessee
36 Clayton Mortensen St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 12] Right-handed pitcher Gonzaga
37 Travis d'Arnaud Philadelphia Phillies[Compensation 13] Catcher Lakewood High School (CA)
38 Brett Cecil Toronto Blue Jays[Compensation 14] Left-handed pitcher Maryland
39 James Adkins Los Angeles Dodgers[Compensation 15] Left-handed pitcher Tennessee
40 Kellen Kulbacki San Diego Padres[Compensation 16] Outfielder James Madison
41 Sean Doolittle Oakland Athletics[Compensation 17] First baseman Virginia
42 Edward Kunz New York Mets[Compensation 18] Right-handed pitcher Oregon State
43 Jackson Williams San Francisco Giants[Compensation 19] Catcher Oklahoma
44 Neil Ramirez Texas Rangers[Compensation 20] Right-handed pitcher Kempsville High School (VA)
45 Justin Jackson Toronto Blue Jays[Compensation 21] Shortstop T. C. Roberson High School (NC)
46 Drew Cumberland San Diego Padres[Compensation 22] Shortstop Pace High School (FL)
47 Nathan Vineyard New York Mets[Compensation 23] Left-handed pitcher Woodland High School (GA)
48 Josh Donaldson Chicago Cubs[Compensation 24] Catcher Auburn
49 Michael Burgess Washington Nationals[Compensation 25] Outfielder Hillsborough High School (FL)
50 Wes Roemer Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 26] Right-handed pitcher Cal State Fullerton
51 Charlie Culberson San Francisco Giants[Compensation 27] Shortstop Calhoun High School (GA)
52 Matt Mangini Seattle Mariners[Compensation 28] Third baseman Oklahoma State
53 Kyle Lotzkar Cincinnati Reds[Compensation 29] Right-handed pitcher South Delta Secondary School (Canada)
54 Tommy Hunter Texas Rangers[Compensation 30] Right-handed pitcher Alabama
55 Nick Hagadone Boston Red Sox[Compensation 31] Left-handed pitcher Washington
56 Trystan Magnuson Toronto Blue Jays[Compensation 32] Right-handed pitcher Louisville
57 Mitchell Canham San Diego Padres[Compensation 33] Catcher Oregon State
58 Jonathan Bachanov Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[Compensation 34] Right-handed pitcher University High School (FL)
59 Corey Brown Oakland Athletics[Compensation 35] Outfielder Oklahoma State
60 Brandon Hamilton Detroit Tigers[Compensation 36] Right-handed pitcher Stanhope Elmore High School (AL)
61 Ed Easley Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 37] Catcher Mississippi State
62 Ryan Dent Boston Red Sox[Compensation 38] Shortstop Wilson Classical High School (CA)
63 Cory Luebke San Diego Padres[Compensation 39] Left-handed pitcher Ohio State
64 Danny Payne San Diego Padres[Compensation 40] Outfielder Georgia Tech

Compensation Picks[edit]

  1. ^ Pick from Texas Rangers as compensation for signing of free agent Frank Catalanotto
  2. ^ Pick from Houston Astros as compensation for loss of free agent Carlos Lee
  3. ^ Pick from Boston Red Sox as compensation for loss of free agent Julio Lugo
  4. ^ Pick from Los Angeles Dodgers as compensation for loss of free agent Jason Schmidt
  5. ^ Pick from Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as compensation for loss of free agent Gary Matthews, Jr.
  6. ^ Pick from New York Mets as compensation for loss of free agent Moisés Alou
  7. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Alfonso Soriano
  8. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Moisés Alou
  9. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Danys Baez
  10. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Rich Aurilia
  11. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Carlos Lee
  12. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Jeff Suppan
  13. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent David Dellucci
  14. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Justin Speier
  15. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Julio Lugo
  16. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Woody Williams
  17. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Barry Zito
  18. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Roberto Hernández
  19. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Jason Schmidt
  20. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Gary Matthews, Jr.
  21. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Frank Catalanotto
  22. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Dave Roberts
  23. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Chad Bradford
  24. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Juan Pierre
  25. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent José Guillén
  26. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Craig Counsell
  27. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Mike Stanton
  28. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Gil Meche
  29. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Scott Schoeneweis
  30. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Mark DeRosa
  31. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Álex González
  32. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Ted Lilly
  33. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Chan Ho Park
  34. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Adam Kennedy
  35. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Frank Thomas
  36. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Jamie Walker
  37. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Miguel Batista
  38. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Keith Foulke
  39. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Alan Embree
  40. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Ryan Klesko

Other notable players[edit]

NFL players drafted[edit]

Background[edit]

Ross Detwiler was the first 2007 draftee to play in the major leagues.[4]

David Price became the first player from the 2007 draft to be the starting pitcher of an All-Star Game in 2010. He was also the first pitcher to pitch in the Post-Season and World Series pitching in relief for the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays in the 2008 World Series. He was also the first player in this draft to win a Cy Young Award (which he won in 2012).

Jason Heyward became the first position player from the 2007 draft to be a starter of an All-Star Game in 2010.

Rick Porcello was the first player from the 2007 draft to be named as a starter at the outset of the season from Spring Training. He initially started the 2009 season in the 5th rotation spot for the Detroit Tigers but by mid-season was promoted to the 3rd starter.

Madison Bumgarner was the first 2007 draftee to win the World Series and did so in the World Series with the San Francisco Giants in 2010. He also was the first player to win the World Series MVP award (which he won in 2014).

References[edit]

  1. ^ MLB.com MLB.com has your Draft needs covered
  2. ^ ESPN.com web site - 2007 Draft broadcast announcement - 7 May 2007
  3. ^ Czerwinski, Kevin T. (2007-06-08). "New rules alter strategy on Day 2". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Archived from the original on 15 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-17. 
  4. ^ Tom Keller (September 10, 2007). "Notes: Detwiler absorbing Majors: Draft pick trying not to be overwhelmed by stay with club". MLB.com. Retrieved 15 October 2008. 

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Preceded by
Luke Hochevar
1st Overall Picks
David Price
Succeeded by
Tim Beckham