2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft was held from June 6 through June 8, 2013. It was broadcast from Studio 42 of the [1 ] MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey, but only during first and second rounds.
Each team received one selection per round, going in reverse order of the
2012 MLB season final standings. In addition, teams could receive compensation draft picks if they made a qualifying offer to a free agent player from their team, if the player rejected the offer and signed with another team. [2 ]
Draft order [ edit ]
Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim all surrendered their first round picks by signing players who had received and rejected qualifying offers from their previous teams: Rafael Soriano, [3 ] B. J. Upton, [4 ] Kyle Lohse, and [5 ] Josh Hamilton, respectively. The [6 ] Cleveland Indians, whose first round pick was protected as it fell in the top ten, lost their second round pick and a pick in the sandwich round between the second and third rounds for signing two players who received qualifying offers: Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn. [7 ]
Player did not sign
First round [ edit ]
Compensatory round [ edit ]
Competitive Balance Round A [ edit ]
Compensation picks [ edit ]
NCAA investigation [ edit ]
Philadelphia Phillies selected college juniors Ben Wetzler of Oregon State University in the fifth round and Jason Monda of Washington State University in the sixth round of the draft. Both entered into negotiations with the Phillies with the help of a financial adviser, which is against National Collegiate Athletic Association rules, but is "something that reportedly happens all the time". Both also chose to return to college for their senior year. The Phillies reported Wetzler and Monda to the NCAA, which cleared Monda and suspended Wetzler for the first 11 games, which is 20%, of the college season. [8 ] [9 ]
Player Notes [ edit ]
Kyle Crockett, the Cleveland Indians fourth round pick out of the University of Virginia, was promoted to the Indians on May 16, 2014. This makes Crockett the first 2013 draftee to reach the major leagues. [10 ]
Marco Gonzales, the St. Louis Cardinals' first round pick, made his MLB Debut on June 25, 2014. This makes Gonzales the first 2013 first round pick to reach the major leagues. [11 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Mayo, Jonathan. "Draft class of 2013 starting to take shape | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com . Retrieved March 28, 2013.
^ Mayo, Jonathan (March 12, 2013). "All nine players turn down qualifying offers | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com . Retrieved March 28, 2013.
^ Nationals boost bullpen, sign Soriano to two-year deal MLB.com
^ "B.J. Upton, Braves Finalize $75.25M, 5-Year Contract". Huffington Post. November 29, 2012.
^ Stan McNeal. "Kyle Lohse, Brewers agree to three-year deal - MLB - Sporting News". Aol.sportingnews.com . Retrieved March 28, 2013.
^ "Josh Hamilton enthusiastic to begin era with Angels | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com . Retrieved March 28, 2013.
^ "Michael Bourn gets four-year, $48 million contract from busy Indians | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. March 12, 2013 . Retrieved March 28, 2013.
^ "Ben Wetzler, draft pick that Phillies reportedly told NCAA on, suspended". NJ.com. February 21, 2014 . Retrieved February 22, 2014.
^ "The Phillies Files: Phillies reportedly turn in draft pick Wetzler to NCAA". Blogs.mcall.com. June 19, 2013 . Retrieved February 22, 2014.
^ "Indians pitcher Kyle Crockett shares the story of getting called to the majors (video)". cleveland.com . Retrieved May 17, 2014.
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