List of Cleveland Indians first-round draft picks

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Manny Ramirez (1991) made four all-star appearances with the Indians and led the majors in runs batted in in 1999 with 165.[1]

The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Cleveland, Ohio. They play in the American League Central division. Since the institution of MLB's Rule 4 Draft, the Indians have selected 59 players in the first round. Officially known as the "First-Year Player Draft",[2] the Rule 4 Draft is MLB'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]

Of the 58 players picked in the first round by Cleveland, 25 have been pitchers, the most of any position; 16 of them were right-handed, while 9 were left-handed. Eleven outfielders, ten shortstops, four third basemen, four first basemen, three catchers, and one second basemen were also taken. The team also drafted one player, Glenn Tufts (1973), who played as an infielder.[4] Twelve of the players came from high schools or universities in the state of California, and Texas follows with eight players. The Indians have also drafted two players from their home state of Ohio.[4]

None of the Indians' first-round picks have won a World Series championship with the team, and no pick has been elected to the Hall of Fame. None of these picks have won the MLB Rookie of the Year award, although Manny Ramirez (1991) placed second in the voting in 1994.[5] CC Sabathia (1998) is the only first-round pick of the Indians to earn a Cy Young Award with the team, winning in 2007.[6] The Indians have never held the first overall pick in the draft, but have selected players with the second overall pick five times.[4]

The Indians have made 11 selections in the supplemental round of the draft and 15 compensatory picks since the institution of the First-Year Player Draft in 1965.[4] These additional picks are provided when a team loses a particularly valuable free agent in the previous off-season,[3][7][V] or, more recently, if a team fails to sign a draft pick from the previous year.[8] The Indians have failed to sign three of their first-round picks: John Curtis (1966), Calvin Murray (1989), and Alan Horne (2001). The Indians received no compensation for failing to sign Curtis, but received the 39th pick in 1990 and the 41st pick in 2002 for failing to sign Murray and Horne, respectively.[4]

Key[edit]

Year Each 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 Indians
§ Indicates a supplemental pick

Picks[edit]

Rick Cerone (1975) is one of three catchers drafted in the first round by the Indians.
Paul Shuey (1992) is one of five players drafted with the second overall pick by the Indians.
Jaret Wright (1994) is one of ten pitchers the Indians drafted from the state of California.
CC Sabathia (1998) is the only Indians first-round pick to win the Cy Young Award.
Jeremy Guthrie (2002) is one of two players drafted by the Indians from Stanford University.
Jeremy Sowers (2004) was the highest drafted player by the Indians since 1992.
David Huff (2006) made his major league debut in 2009.
Year Name Position School (location) Pick Ref
1965 Fosse, RayRay Fosse Catcher Marion High School
(Marion, Illinois)
7 [9]
1966 Curtis, JohnJohn Curtis* Left-handed pitcher Smithtown High School
(Nesconset, New York)
12 [10]
1967 Heidemann, JackJack Heidemann Shortstop Brenham High School
(Brenham, Texas)
11 [11]
1968 Robert Weaver Shortstop Paxon High School
(Jacksonville, Florida)
6 [12]
1969 Alvin McGrew Outfielder Parker High School
(Birmingham, Alabama)
15 [13]
1970 Dunning, SteveSteve Dunning Right-handed pitcher Stanford University
(Stanford, California)
2 [14]
1971 David Sloan Right-handed pitcher Santa Clara High School
(Santa Clara, California)
9 [15]
1972 Manning, RickRick Manning Shortstop LaSalle High School
(Niagara Falls, New York)
2 [16]
1973 Tufts, GlennGlenn Tufts Infielder Raynham High School
(Bridgewater, Massachusetts)
5 [17]
1974 Brennan, TomTom Brennan Right-handed pitcher Lewis University
(Romeoville, Illinois)
4 [18]
1975 Cerone, RickRick Cerone Catcher Seton Hall University
(South Orange, New Jersey)
7 [19]
1976 Tim Glass Catcher Springfield South High School
(Springfield, Ohio)
14 [20]
1977 Bruce Compton Outfielder Norman High School
(Norman, Oklahoma)
11 [21]
1978 Phil Lansford Shortstop Wilcox High School
(Santa Clara, California)
10 [22]
1979 Bohnet, JohnJohn Bohnet Left-handed pitcher Hogan High School
(Vallejo, California)
7 [23]
1980 Gruber, KellyKelly Gruber Shortstop Westlake High School
(Austin, Texas)
10 [24]
1981 George Alpert Outfielder Livingston High School
(Livingston, New Jersey)
13 [25]
1982 Mark Snyder Right-handed pitcher Bearden High School
(Knoxville, Tennessee)
12 [26]
1983 Clark, DaveDave Clark Outfielder Jackson State University
(Jackson, Mississippi)
11 [27]
1984 Snyder, CoryCory Snyder Shortstop Brigham Young University
(Provo, Utah)
4 [28]
1985 Mike Poehl Right-handed pitcher University of Texas at Austin
(Austin, Texas)
9 [29]
1986 Swindell, GregGreg Swindell Left-handed pitcher University of Texas at Austin
(Austin, Texas)
2 [30]
1987 no first-round pick[a] [4]
1988 Lewis, MarkMark Lewis Shortstop Hamilton High School
(Hamilton, Ohio)
2 [31]
1988 Nagy, CharlesCharles Nagy Right-handed pitcher University of Connecticut
(Storrs, Connecticut)
17[b] [31]
1988 Mutis, JeffJeff Mutis Left-handed pitcher Lafayette College
(Easton, Pennsylvania)
27§[c] [31]
1989 Murray, CalvinCalvin Murray* Third baseman W. T. White High School
(Dallas, Texas)
11 [32]
1990 Costo, TimTim Costo Shortstop University of Iowa
(Iowa City, Iowa)
8 [33]
1990 Sam Hence Outfielder Stone County High School
(Wiggins, Mississippi)
39§[d] [33]
1991 Ramirez, MannyManny Ramirez Third baseman George Washington High School
(New York, New York)
13 [34]
1992 Shuey, PaulPaul Shuey Right-handed pitcher University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
2 [35]
1993 Kirkreit, DaronDaron Kirkreit Right-handed pitcher University of California, Riverside
(Riverside, California)
11 [36]
1994 Wright, JaretJaret Wright Right-handed pitcher Katella High School
(Anaheim, California)
10 [37]
1995 David Miller First baseman Clemson University
(Clemson, South Carolina)
23 [38]
1996 Danny Peoples First baseman University of Texas at Austin
(Austin, Texas)
28 [39]
1997 Drew, TimTim Drew Right-handed pitcher Lowndes County High School
(Valdosta, Georgia)
28 [40]
1997 Jason Fitzgerald Outfielder Tulane University
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
41§[e] [40]
1998 Sabathia, CCCC Sabathia Left-handed pitcher Vallejo High School
(Vallejo, California)
20 [41]
1999 no first-round pick[f] [4]
2000 Smith, CoreyCorey Smith Shortstop Piscataway High School
(Piscataway, New Jersey)
26 [42]
2000 Thompson, DerekDerek Thompson Left-handed pitcher Land O' Lakes High School
(Land O' Lakes, Florida)
37§[g] [42]
2001 Dan Denham Right-handed pitcher Deer Valley High School
(Antioch, California)
17[h] [43]
2001 Alan Horne* Right-handed pitcher Marianna High School
(Marianna, Florida)
27[i] [43]
2001 Martin, J. D.J. D. Martin Right-handed pitcher Burroughs High School
(Ridgecrest, California)
35§[j] [43]
2001 Mike Conroy Outfielder Boston College High School
(Boston, Massachusetts)
43§[k] [43]
2002 Guthrie, JeremyJeremy Guthrie Right-handed pitcher Stanford University
(Stanford, California)
22 [44]
2002 Matt Whitney Third baseman Palm Beach Gardens High School
(Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)
33§[l] [44]
2002 Micah Schilling Second baseman Silliman Institute
(Clinton, Louisiana)
41§[m] [44]
2003 Aubrey, MichaelMichael Aubrey First baseman Tulane University
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
11 [45]
2003 Snyder, BradBrad Snyder Outfielder Ball State University
(Muncie, Indiana)
18[n] [45]
2003 Miller, AdamAdam Miller Right-handed pitcher McKinney High School
(McKinney, Texas)
31§[o] [45]
2004 Sowers, JeremyJeremy Sowers Left-handed pitcher Vanderbilt University
(Nashville, Tennessee)
6 [46]
2005 Crowe, TrevorTrevor Crowe Outfielder University of Arizona
(Tucson, Arizona)
14 [47]
2005 John Drennen Outfielder Rancho Bernardo High School
(San Diego, California)
33§[p] [47]
2006 Huff, DavidDavid Huff Left-handed pitcher University of California, Los Angeles
(Los Angeles, California)
39§[q] [48]
2007 Mills, BeauBeau Mills First baseman Lewis-Clark State College
(Lewiston, Idaho)
13 [49]
2008 Chisenhall, LonnieLonnie Chisenhall Third baseman Pitt Community College
(Winterville, North Carolina)
29 [50]
2009 White, AlexAlex White Right-handed pitcher University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
15 [51]
2010 Pomeranz, DrewDrew Pomeranz Left-handed pitcher University of Mississippi
(Oxford, Mississippi)
5 [52]
2011 Lindor, FranciscoFrancisco Lindor Shortstop Montverde Academy
(Montverde, Florida)
8 [53]
2012 Naquin, TylerTyler Naquin Outfielder Texas A&M University
(College Station, Texas)
15 [54]
2013 Frazier, ClintClint Frazier Outfielder Loganville High School
(Loganville, Georgia)
5 [55]
2014 Zimmer, BradleyBradley Zimmer Outfielder University of San Francisco
(San Francisco, CA)
21
2014 Sheffield, JustusJustus Sheffield Left-handed pitcher Tullahoma High School
(Tullahoma, TN)
31

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.[8]
  • a The Indians lost their first-round pick in 1987 to the Baltimore Orioles as compensation for signing free agent Rick Dempsey.[56]
  • b The Indians gained a compensatory first-round pick in 1988 from the San Francisco Giants for losing free agent Brett Butler.[57]
  • c The Indians gained a supplemental first-round pick in 1988 for losing free agent Brett Butler.[57]
  • d The Indians gained a supplemental first-round pick in 1990 for failing to sign draft pick Calvin Murray.[58]
  • e The Indians gained a supplemental first-round pick in 1997 for losing free agent Albert Belle.[59]
  • f The Indians lost their first-round pick in 1999 to the Baltimore Orioles as compensation for signing free agent Roberto Alomar.[60]
  • g The Indians gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2000 for losing free agent Michael Jackson.[61]
  • h The Indians gained a compensatory first-round pick in 2001 from the Boston Red Sox for losing free agent Manny Ramirez.[62]
  • i The Indians gained a compensatory first-round pick in 2001 from the Chicago White Sox for losing free agent Sandy Alomar, Jr..[62]
  • j The Indians gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2001 for losing free agent Manny Ramirez.[62]
  • k The Indians gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2001 for losing free agent David Segui.[62]
  • l The Indians gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2002 for losing free agent Juan González.[63]
  • m The Indians gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2002 for failing to sign draft pick Alan Horne.[63]
  • n The Indians gained a compensatory first-round pick in 2003 from the Philadelphia Phillies for losing free agent Jim Thome.[64]
  • o The Indians gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2003 for losing free agent Jim Thome.[64]
  • p The Indians gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2005 for losing free agent Omar Vizquel.[65]
  • q The Indians gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2006 for losing free agent Bob Howry.[66]

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