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2007 MLB draft

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 website as streaming audio. In total the draft featured 50 rounds and 1453 selections.[3]

First Round Selections

= All-Star
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

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

Other notable players

NFL players drafted


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

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.[5]

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.


External links

  • official website
  • 2007 draft page
  • - 2007 Complete Draft Order
  • - 2007 Draft Tracker
  • 2007 "Top Ten" MLB draft predictions per Jonathan Mayo at (16 May 2007)
  • 2007 "Top Twenty" MLB draft predictions per Jonathan Mayo at (23 May 2007))
  • 2007 Top 30 Projected Picks per Jonathan Mayo at (7 June 2007)
  • Last Minute Shifts in "Top 30" per Jonathan Mayo (7 June 2007)
  • - Draft Rules
  • - Draft History
  • database
Preceded by
Luke Hochevar
1st Overall Picks
David Price
Succeeded by
Tim Beckham
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