2014 MLB Draft Rundown



The 2014 MLB Draft concluded this weekend with another strong year for Florida high school baseball. Florida’s strong presence in the 2014 MLB draft was evident as 161 players with Florida roots were selected, of which 48 were high school players.

On the first day of the draft, the Minnesota Twins selected Olympia High School SS Nick Gordon with the 5th pick of the 1st round. Two more Florida high school players were 1st round selections that night, as the Diamondbacks selected Coral Springs Christian RHP Touki Toussaint with the 16th pick and The First Academy LHP Foster Griffin was the 28th pick of the Royals.

Here’s a rundown of this year’s MLB draft:

BY THE NUMBERS

By position, players selected:

RHP – 14     LHP – 5     SS – 8       2B – 4     OF – 8     1B – 3     C – 5

MLB Team selecting the most high school players:

New York Mets – 5

Minnesota Twins – 5

FAMILIAR NAMES

Sons of Former MLB Players:

Nick Gordon (1st Round, Twins) - Son of former relief pitcher Tom “Flash Gordon”

Benito Santiago Jr. (38th Round, Giants) - Son of former Catcher Benito Santiago

Magglio Ordonez Jr. (38th Round, Tigers) - Son of former OF Magglio Ordonez

Dalton Guthrie (40th Round, Twins) - Son of former LHP Mark Guthrie

Round Pick # MLB Organization Name High School Position
1 5 Twins Nick Gordon Olympia SS
1 16 Diamondbacks Touki Toussaint Coral Springs Christian RHP
1 28 Royals Foster Griffin The First Academy LHP
CB A 35 Rockies Forest Wall Orangewood Christian 2B
2 49 Blue Jays Sean Reid-Foley Sandalwood RHP
2 68 Cardinals Ronnie Williams American Senior RHP
3 84 Mets Milton Ramos American Heritage SS
3 89 Diamondbacks Matt Railey North Florida Christian CF
3 90 Orioles Brian Gonzalez Archbishop McCarthy LHP
4 109 Cubs Carson Sands North Florida Christian LHP
7 197 Marlins Anfernee Symour American Heritage SS
8 235 Mets Dash Winningham Trinity Catholic 1B
11 321 Mariners Jay Muhammad Coral Springs Christian RHP
11 334 Nationals Weston Davis Manatee RHP
13 385 Mets Erik Manoah South Dade Senior RHP
15 440 Twins Roberto Gonzalez University RF
15 451 Orioles Alejandro Juvier Doral Academy 2B
17 506 Brewers J.J. Schwarz Palm Beach Gardens C
17 512 Yankees Garrett Cave South Sumter RHP
19 576 Rangers Tramayne Holmes Rickards 2B
20 596 Brewers Tate Blackman Lake Brantley SS
21 617 Marlins DJ King Ft. Meade SS
21 625 Mets Luke Bonfield The Pendleton School OF
22 654 Blue Jays Todd Isaacs American Heritage CF
23 685 Mets Richard Moesker Trinity Christian  RHP
25 748 Giants Byron Murray Trinity Christian RF
26 776 Brewers Cre Finfrock Martin County RHP
26 788 Indians Reese Cooley Fleming Island OF
31 919 Cubs Brad Deppermann East Lake RHP
31 928 Giants Nick Nelson Rutherford RHP
32 953 Rockies Pavin Smith Palm Beach Gardens 1B
33 995 Reds Jose Lopez King C
33 1002 Athletics Michael Rivera Venice C
35 1047 Padres Cobi Johnson Mitchell RHP
35 1055 Reds Brandon Vicens American Heritage CF
35 1058 Indians Joseph Dunand Gulliver Prep 3B
36 1070 Twins Kirvin Moesquit Highlands Christian SS
36 1085 Reds Logan Browning Lakeland Christian LHP
38 1134 Blue Jays Keith Weisenberg Osceola RHP
38 1136 Brewers Carl Chester Lake Brantley CF
38 1138 Giants Benito Santiago Coral Springs Christian C
38 1150 Tigers Magglio Ordonez American Heritage 1B
39 1160 Twins John Jones Orangewood Christian C
40 1190 Twins Dalton Guthrie Venice SS
40 1196 Brewers Taylor Lane The Pendleton School SS
40 1203 Royals Diego Francisco Palm Beach Central 2B
40 1205 Reds Michael Mediavilla Mater Academy LHP
40 1210 Tigers Alex Faedo Alonso RHP

 

 North Fl Prospect ID 6.12.14