List of Arizona Diamondbacks first-round draft picks

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Justin Upton, the first overall selection in 2005, was named to the 2009 All-Star Team.[1]

The Arizona Diamondbacks are a Major League Baseball franchise based in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks compete in the National League West division. Officially known as the "First-Year Player Draft",[2] the Rule 4 Draft is Major League Baseball's primary mechanism for assigning amateur baseball players from high schools, colleges, and other amateur baseball clubs to its teams. The draft order is determined based on the previous season's standings, with the team possessing the worst record receiving the first pick.[2] In addition, teams which lost free agents in the previous off-season may be awarded compensatory or supplementary picks.[3] Since the franchise first participated in the draft in 1996, the Diamondbacks have selected 27 players in the first round. The First-Year Player Draft is unrelated to the 1997 expansion draft in which the Diamondbacks filled their roster.

Of the 27 players picked in the first round by the Diamondbacks, 14 have been pitchers, the most of any position; 10 of these have been right-handed, while 4 have been left-handed. Five players taken in the first round have been shortstops; additionally, two players have been selected at each of first base, third base, catcher, and the outfield. No second baseman has been selected in the first round by the Diamondbacks.[4] The Diamondbacks have drafted 16 players out of college, and 10 out of high school. Arizona has drafted seven players out of high schools or colleges in the state of California, with two being taken from each of Florida, Georgia, and their home state of Arizona.[4]

The Diamondbacks' 2003 selection—Carlos Quentin, who was then playing with the Chicago White Sox—won the 2008 Silver Slugger Award as one of the three best offensive outfielders in the American League.[5] The franchise has held the first-overall pick once, in 2005, when they selected Justin Upton.[4] The Diamondbacks have received twelve compensatory picks, including nine selections made in the supplemental round of the draft since the franchise's first draft in 1996.[4] These additional picks are provided when a team loses a particularly valuable free agent in the previous off-season,[3][6][V] or, more recently, if a team fails to sign a draft pick from the previous year.[7] The Diamondbacks have failed to sign one pick—2010 selection Barret Loux—for which they received the 7th overall pick in the 2011 draft.[8][9]

Key[edit]

Year Links to an article about that year's Major League Baseball Draft
Position Indicates the secondary/collegiate position at which the player was drafted, rather than the professional position the player may have gone on to play
Pick Indicates the number of the pick
* Player did not sign with the Diamondbacks
§ Indicates a supplemental pick

Picks[edit]

Jack Cust (1997) is the only player the Diamondbacks have taken from New Jersey.
Sergio Santos (2002) was drafted as a shortstop, but later played as a pitcher.[10]
Conor Jackson (2003) is one of two first baseman selected by the Diamondbacks.
Carlos Quentin (2003) won the Silver Slugger Award in 2008.
Year Name Position School (location) Pick Ref
1996 Bierbrodt, NickNick Bierbrodt Left-handed pitcher Millikan High School
(Long Beach, California)
30 [11]
1997 Cust, JackJack Cust First baseman Immaculata High School
(Somerville, New Jersey)
30 [12]
1998 no first-round pick[a] [4]
1999 Corey Myers Shortstop Desert Vista High School
(Phoenix, Arizona)
4 [13]
1999 Daigle, CaseyCasey Daigle Right-handed pitcher Sulphur High School
(Sulphur, Louisiana)
31§[b] [13]
2000 no first-round pick[c] [4]
2001 Bulger, JasonJason Bulger Right-handed pitcher Valdosta State University
(Valdosta, Georgia)
22 [14]
2002 Santos, SergioSergio Santos Shortstop Mater Dei High School
(Santa Ana, California)
27 [15]
2003 Jackson, ConorConor Jackson First baseman University of California, Berkeley
(Berkeley, California)
19[d] [16]
2003 Quentin, CarlosCarlos Quentin Outfielder Stanford University
(Stanford, California)
29 [16]
2004 Drew, StephenStephen Drew Shortstop Florida State University
(Tallahassee, Florida)
15 [17]
2005 Upton, JustinJustin Upton Shortstop Great Bridge High School
(Chesapeake, Virginia)
1 [18]
2005 Torra, MattMatt Torra Right-handed pitcher University of Massachusetts Amherst
(Amherst, Massachusetts)
31§[e] [18]
2006 Scherzer, MaxMax Scherzer Right-handed pitcher University of Missouri
(Columbia, Missouri)
11 [19]
2006 Brooks Brown Right-handed pitcher University of Georgia
(Athens, Georgia)
34§[f] [19]
2007 Parker, JarrodJarrod Parker Right-handed pitcher Norwell High School
(Ossian, Indiana)
9 [20]
2007 Wes Roemer Right-handed pitcher California State University, Fullerton
(Fullerton, California)
50§[g] [20]
2007 Easley, EdEd Easley Catcher Mississippi State University
(Starkville, Mississippi)
61§[h] [20]
2008 Schlereth, DanielDaniel Schlereth Left-handed pitcher University of Arizona
(Tucson, Arizona)
26 [21]
2008 Miley, WadeWade Miley Left-handed pitcher Southeastern Louisiana University
(Hammond, Louisiana)
43§[i] [21]
2009 Robert Borchering Third baseman Bishop Verot High School
(Fort Myers, Florida)
16 [22]
2009 Pollock, A. J.A. J. Pollock Outfielder University of Notre Dame
(South Bend, Indiana)
17[j] [22]
2009 Matthew Davidson Third baseman Yucaipa High School
(Yucaipa, California)
35§[k] [22]
2009 Christopher Owings Shortstop Gilbert High School
(Gilbert, South Carolina)
41§[l] [22]
2009 Belfiore, MichaelMichael Belfiore Left-handed pitcher Boston College
(Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
45§[m] [22]
2010 Loux, BarretBarret Loux* Right-handed pitcher Texas A&M University
(College Station, Texas)
6 [23]
2011 Bauer, TrevorTrevor Bauer Right-handed pitcher University of California, Los Angeles
(Los Angeles, California)
3 [24]
2011 Bradley, ArchieArchie Bradley Right-handed pitcher Broken Arrow Senior High
(Broken Arrow, Oklahoma)
7[n] [24]
2012 Trahan, StrykerStryker Trahan Catcher Acadiana High School
(Lafayette, Louisiana)
26 [25]
2013 Shipley, BradenBraden Shipley Right-handed pitcher University of Nevada, Reno
(Reno, Nevada)
15 [26]
2014 Toussaint, ToukiTouki Toussaint Right-handed pitcher Coral Springs Christian Academy
(Coral Springs, FL)
16 [27]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  • V Free agents are evaluated by the Elias Sports Bureau and rated "Type A", "Type B", or not compensation-eligible. If a team offers arbitration to a player but that player refuses and subsequently signs with another team, the original team may receive additional draft picks. If a "Type A" free agent leaves in this way his previous team receives a supplemental pick and a compensation pick from the team with which he signs. If a "Type B" free agent leaves in this way his previous team receives only a supplemental pick.[7]
  • a The Diamondbacks lost their first-round pick in 1998 to the Kansas City Royals as compensation for signing free agent Jay Bell.[28]
  • b The Diamondbacks gained a supplemental first-round pick in 1999 for losing free agent Devon White.[29]
  • c The Diamondbacks lost their first-round pick in 2000 to the Atlanta Braves as compensation for signing free agent Russ Springer.[30]
  • d The Diamondbacks gained a compensatory first-round pick in 2003 from the Seattle Mariners for losing free agent Greg Colbrunn.[31]
  • e The Diamondbacks gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2005 for losing free agent Richie Sexson.[32]
  • f The Diamondbacks gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2006 for losing free agent Tim Worrell.[33]
  • g The Diamondbacks gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2007 for losing free agent Craig Counsell.[34]
  • h The Diamondbacks gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2007 for losing free agent Miguel Batista.[34]
  • i The Diamondbacks gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2008 for losing free agent Liván Hernández.[35]
  • j The Diamondbacks gained a compensatory first-round pick in 2009 from the Los Angeles Dodgers for losing free agent Orlando Hudson.[36]
  • k The Diamondbacks gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2009 for losing free agent Orlando Hudson.[36]
  • l The Diamondbacks gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2009 for losing free agent Juan Cruz.[36]
  • m The Diamondbacks gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2009 for losing free agent Brandon Lyon.[36]
  • n The Diamondbacks gained a compensatory first-round pick in 2011 for failing to sign 2010 first-round pick Barret Loux.[9]

References[edit]

General references
In-text citations
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  2. ^ a b "First-Year Player Draft Rules". MLB.com. Retrieved September 7, 2010. 
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  5. ^ "Carlos Quentin Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 7, 2010. 
  6. ^ "First-Year Player Draft FAQ". MLB.com. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "MLB, MLBPA reach five-year labor accord". MLB.com : Players Association. October 24, 2006. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
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  10. ^ Gray, Kevin (August 29, 2010). "Drabek biggest reason Fishers can win it all". New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester, New Hampshire: Union Leader Corporation). Retrieved September 13, 2010. 
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  26. ^ "1st Round of the 2013 June Draft". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  27. ^ http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/mlb/history/draft/draft.jsp?year=2014&dt=JR&round=1#season=2014&draft_type=JR&draft_round=1. Retrieved July 19, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  29. ^ "1st Round of the 1999 MLB June Amateur Draft". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 
  30. ^ "1st Round of the 2000 MLB June Amateur Draft". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 
  31. ^ "1st Round of the 2003 MLB June Amateur Draft". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
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  33. ^ "1st Round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
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  35. ^ "1st Round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
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