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2014 MLB Draft Tracker: Live Rounds 1-2 Results and Picks

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Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIJune 5, 2014

The 2014 MLB draft officially begins on Thursday night, and a number of talented prospects will be eagerly waiting to see which teams take them over the three-day event.

The 40-round draft will continue through Saturday, but only the first two rounds, including Compensation Round A along with Competitive Balance Rounds A and B, will take place on Thursday night. As the picks come in, they'll be updated in the tables below.

 

Round 1

 

Round 1 Selections
PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
1.Houston AstrosBrady AikenLHPCathedral Catholic HS
2.Miami MarlinsTyler KolekRHPShepherd HS
3.Chicago White SoxCarlos RodonLHPN.C. State
4.Chicago CubsKyle SchwarberCIndiana
5.Minnesota TwinsNick GordonSSOlympia HS
6.Seattle MarinersAlex JacksonC/OFRancho Bernardo HS
7.Philadelphia PhilliesAaron NolaRHPLSU
8.Colorado RockiesKyle FreelandLHPEvansville
9.Toronto Blue JaysJeff HoffmanRHPEast Carolina
10.New York MetsMichael ConfortoOFOregon State
11.Toronto Blue JaysMax PentecostCKennesaw State
12.Milwaukee BrewersKodi MedeirosLHPWaiakea HS
13.San Diego PadresTrea TurnerSSN.C. State
14.San Francisco GiantsTyler BeedeRHPVanderbilt
15.Los Angeles AngelsSean NewcombLHPHartford
16.Arizona DiamondbacksTouki ToussaintRHPCoral Springs Christian Academy
17.Kansas City RoyalsBrandon FinneganLHPTCU
18.Washington NationalsErick FeddeRHPUNLV
19.Cincinnati RedsNick HowardRHPVirginia
20.Tampa Bay RaysCasey Gillaspie1BWichita State
21.Cleveland IndiansBradley ZimmerOFSan Francisco
22.Los Angeles DodgersGrant HolmesRHPConway HS
23.Detroit TigersDerek HillOFElk Grove HS
24.Pittsburgh PiratesCole TuckerSSMountain Pointe HS
25.Oakland AthleticsMatt Chapman3BCal State Fullerton
26.Boston Red SoxMichael ChavisSSSprayberry HS
27.St. Louis CardinalsLuke WeaverRHPFlorida State
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Compensation Round A

Comp. Round A Selections
PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
28Kansas City RoyalsFoster GriffinLHPThe First Academy
29Cincinnati RedsAlex BlandinoSSStanford
30Texas RangersLuis OrtizRHPSanger HS
31Cleveland IndiansJustus SheffieldLHPTullahoma HS
32Atlanta BravesBraxton DavidsonOFT.C. Roberson HS
33Boston Red SoxMichael KopechRHPPleasant HS
34St. Louis CardinalsJack FlahertyRHPHarvard-Westlake HS
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Competitive Balance Round A

 

Competitive Balance Round A Selections
PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
35.Colorado RockiesForrest Wall2BOrangewood Christian HS
36.Miami MarlinsBlake AndersonCWest Lauderdale HS
37.Houston AstrosDerek FisherOFVirginia
38.Cleveland IndiansMike PapiOFVirginia
39.Pittsburgh PiratesConnor JoeOFSan Diego
40.Kansas City RoyalsChase VallotCSt. Thomas More HS
41Milwaukee BrewersJacob GatewoodSSClovis HS
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Round 2

 

Round 2 Selections
PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
42.Houston AstrosA.J. Reed1BKentucky
43.Miami MarlinsJustin TwineSSFalls City HS
44.Chicago White SoxSpencer AdamsRHPWhite County HS
45.Chicago CubsJake StinnettRHPMaryland
46.Minnesota TwinsNick BurdiRHPLouisville
47.Philadelphia PhilliesMatt ImhofLHPCal Poly-San Luis Obispo
48.Colorado RockiesRyan CastellaniRHPBrophy Jesuit Prep School
49.Toronto Blue JaysSean Reid-FoleyRHPSandalwood HS
50.Milwaukee BrewersMonte HarrisonOFLee's Summit West HS
51.San Diego PadresMichael GettysOFGainesville HS
52.San Francisco GiantsAramis GarciaCFlorida International
53.Los Angeles AngelsJoe GattoRHPSt. Augustine Prep
54.Arizona DiamondbacksCody ReedLHPArdmore HS
55.New York YankeesJacob LindgrenLHPMississippi State
56.Kansas City RoyalsScott BlewettRHPBaker HS
57.Washington NationalsAndrew SuarezLHPMiami
58.Cincinnati RedsTaylor Sparks3BUC Irvine
59.Texas RangersTiquan ForbesSSColumbia HS
60.Tampa Bay RaysCameron VargaRHPCincinnati Hills Christian Academy
61.Cleveland IndiansGrant HockinRHPDamien HS
62.Los Angeles DodgersAlex VerdugoOFSahuaro HS
63.Detroit TigersSpencer TurnbullRHPAlabama
64.Pittsburgh PiratesMitch KellerRHPXavier HS
65.Oakland AthleticsDaniel GossettRHPClemson
66.Atlanta BravesGarrett FulenchekRHPHowe HS
67.Boston Red SoxSam Travis1BIndiana
68.St. Louis CardinalsRonnie WilliamsRHPAmerican Senior HS
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Competitive Balance Round B

Competitive Balance Round B Selections
PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
69.Arizona DiamondbacksMarcus WilsonOFJunipero Serra HS
70.Arizona DiamondbacksIsan DiazSSSpringfield Central HS
71.St. Louis CardinalsAndrew MoralesRHPUC Irvine
72.Tampa Bay RaysBrent HoneywellRHPWalters State CC
73.Pittsburgh PiratesTrey SupakRHPLa Grange HS
74.Seattle MarinersGareth MorganOFBlyth Academy
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Top Storylines Entering Draft

Heading into the draft, the biggest question is which pitcher will be the first taken off the board, as there are three very solid prospects that teams have been going back and forth on.

Brady Aiken is arguably the top prospect coming out of high school. For a pitcher as young as he is, Aiken is actually a surprisingly polished prospect. He already has a high-90s fastball as well as an MLB-ready curveball with solid command. Tyler Kolek is the other exciting high school pitcher, as he's a hard-throwing tall kid out of Texas with the strongest arm in the draft.

Along with the two high schoolers, Carlos Rodon is expected to go early as well coming out of N.C. State. He's an exciting left-handed pitcher with an established fastball and the best slider in the draft. With the No. 1 overall pick for the third straight year, the Houston Astros will have a tough decision as to which of these pitchers they want, or if they want a pitcher at all.

A few names stand out near the top of the draft that aren't pitchers. Nick Gordon, the brother of Dee Gordon, is an athletic shortstop that has plenty of speed to cover a ton of ground at the position. Meanwhile, Kyle Schwarber, Alex Jackson and Jacob Gatewood all look like future sluggers in the majors.

There are a ton of exciting prospects expected to go in the first round, and they'll all be looking forward to joining their new teams soon.

 

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