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Buster Posey
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Buster Posey has batted .464 in 64 games for Florida State this season.
Which team walked away with the best prospects after Day 1 of the draft? The Giants, for one. But they'll have to pay a premium to sign catcher Buster Posey. Keith Law Free

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Draft Info

• What: First-Year Player Draft

• When: June 5-6, 2008

• Where: Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex
Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Year-by-year first rounds | Past No. 1 overall picks

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

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Draft Tracker

From Yonder Alonso to Jemile Weeks, we've got scouting reports on more than 70 high school and college prospects.

Sort by: Name | School | Position | Round

First-Round Draft Results

1. Rays Tim Beckham
Griffin (Ga.) H.S.
2. Pirates Pedro Alvarez
3. Royals Eric Hosmer
American Heritage H.S.
Plantation, Fla.
4. Orioles Brian Matusz
Univ. of San Diego
5. Giants Buster Posey
Florida State
6. Marlins Kyle Skipworth
Patriot H.S.,
Riverside, Calif.
7. Reds Yonder Alonso
Univ. of Miami
8. White Sox Gordon Beckham
Univ. of Georgia
9. Nationals Aaron Crow
Univ. of Missouri
10. Astros Jason Castro
11. Rangers Justin Smoak
Univ. of South Carolina
12. Athletics Jemile Weeks
Univ. of Miami
13. Cardinals Brett Wallace
Arizona State
14. Twins Aaron Hicks
Wilson H.S.,
Long Beach, Calif.
15. Dodgers Ethan Martin
Stephens County H.S., Toccoa, Ga.
16. Brewers Brett Lawrie
Brookswood SS,
Langley, B.C.
17. Blue Jays David Cooper
Univ. of California
18. Mets Ike Davis
Arizona State
19. Cubs Andrew Cashner
Texas Christian
20. Mariners Josh Fields
Univ. of Georgia
21. Tigers Ryan Perry
Univ. of Arizona
22. Mets Reese Havens
Univ. of South Carolina
23. Padres Allan Dykstra
Wake Forest
24. Phillies Anthony Hewitt
Salisbury (CT) School
25. Rockies Christian Friedrich
Eastern Kentucky
26. Diamondbacks Daniel Schlereth
Univ. of Arizona
27. Twins Carlos Gutierrez
Univ. of Miami
28. Yankees Gerrit Cole
Orange Lutheran H.S.
Orange, Calif.
29. Indians Lonnie Chisenhall
Pitt CC,
Greenville, N.C.
30. Red Sox Casey Kelly
Sarasota (Fla.) H.S.

Keith Law's Top 75

Rank Player Pos.
1. Tim Beckham SS
2. Buster Posey C
3. Justin Smoak 1B
4. Eric Hosmer 1B
5. Pedro Alvarez 3B
6. Aaron Crow RHP
7. Brian Matusz RHP
8. Gordon Beckham SS
9. Brett Wallace 3B
10. Gerrit Cole RHP
11. Kyle Skipworth C
12. Christian Friedrich LHP
13. Aaron Hicks RF/RHP
14. Yonder Alonso 1B
15. Ethan Martin RHP/3B
16. Josh Fields RHP
17. Casey Kelly SS/RHP
18. Jason Castro C
19. Conor Gillaspie 3B
20. Andrew Cashner RHP
21. Jake Odorizzi RHP
22. Tim Melville RHP
23. Lance Lynn RHP
24. Shooter Hunt RHP
25. David Cooper 1B
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