First Class

David Price
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Vandy's David Price had a Division I-leading 194 strikeouts this year.
As expected, the Devil Rays took David Price at No. 1 in Thursday's draft. The Royals selected a high school shortstop, and the Cubs got the player they had wanted all along. First-round analysis

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Draft Info

What: First-Year Player Draft

When: June 5-6 2008

Baseball America:
Picks by round:
1 | Supplemental | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24
25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35
36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46
47 | 48 | 49 | 50

Draft Tracker

From Ryan Acosta to Jordan Zimmerman, we've got scouting reports on more than 100 high school and college players.

Sort by: Name | School | Position

First-Round Draft Order

PICK TEAM PLAYER POS
1. Devil Rays David Price
Vanderbilt
LHP
2. Royals Mike Moustakas
Chatsworth (Calif.) HS
SS
3. Cubs Josh Vitters
Cypress (Calif.) HS
3B
4. Pirates Daniel Moskos
Clemson
LHP
5. Orioles Matt Wieters
Georgia Tech
C
6. Nationals Ross Detwiler
Missouri State
LHP
7. Brewers Matt LaPorta
Florida
1B
8. Rockies Casey Weathers
Vanderbilt
RHP
9. D-Backs Jarrod Parker
Norwell HS, Ossian, Ind.
RHP
10. Giants Madison Bumgarner
South Caldwell HS,
Hudson, N.C.
LHP
11. Mariners Phillippe Aumont
Ecole secondaire du Versant
Gatineau, Quebec
RHP
12. Marlins Matt Dominguez
Chatsworth (Calif.) HS
3B
13. Indians Beau Mills
Lewis-Clark State
3B
14. Braves Jason Heyward
Henry County HS, McDonough, Ga.
CF
15. Reds Devin Mesoraco
Punxsutawney (Pa.) HS
C
16. Blue Jays Kevin Ahrens
Memorial HS, Houston, Texas
3B
17. Rangers Blake Beavan
Irving, Texas
RHP
18. Cardinals Peter Kozma
Owasso (Okla.) HS
SS
19. Phillies Joe Savery
Rice
LHP
20. Dodgers Chris Withrow
Midland Christian HS, Odessa, Texas
RHP
21. Blue Jays J.P. Arencibia
Tennessee
C
22. Giants Tim Alderson
Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.
RHP
23. Padres Nick Schmidt
Arkansas
LHP
24. Rangers Michael Main
Deland (Fla.) HS
RHP
25. White Sox Aaron Poreda
University of San Francisco
LHP
26. Athletics James Simmons
UC Riverside
RHP
27. Tigers Rick Porcello
Seton Hall Prep,
West Orange, N.J.
RHP
28. Twins Ben Revere
Lexington (Ky.) Catholic HS
CF
29. Giants Wendell Fairley
George County-Lucedale (Miss.) HS
RF
30. Yankees Andrew Brackman
N.C. State
RHP

Keith Law's Top 100

Rank Player Pos.
1. Matt Wieters C
2. David Price LHP
3. Josh Vitters 3B
4. Rick Porcello RHP
5. Ross Detwiler LHP
6. Jarrod Parker RHP
7. Matt Dominguez 3B
8. Jason Heyward OF/1B
9. Michael Main RHP/OF
10. Mike Moustakas 3B/C
11. Daniel Moskos LHP
12. Beau Mills 3B/1B
13. Phillippe Aumont RHP
14. Michael Burgess OF
15. Blake Beavan RHP
16. Madison Bumgarner LHP
17. Tim Alderson RHP
18. Casey Weathers RHP
19. Devon Mesoraco C
20. Matt Harvey RHP
21. Andrew Brackman RHP
22. Nick Noonan SS
23. Julio Borbon OF
24. Aaron Poreda LHP
25. Brett Cecil LHP
Law's Top 100 continued Insider

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