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2010 MLB Draft

The 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft was held on June 7–9, 2010 at the MLB Network Studios in Secaucus, New Jersey.

First-round selections

The draft order was determined based on the 2009 MLB standings, with the worst team picking first.[1]

* Player did not sign

Pick Player Team Position School
1 Harper, BryceBryce Harper Washington Nationals Outfielder College of Southern Nevada (NV)
2 Taillon, JamesonJameson Taillon Pittsburgh Pirates Right-handed pitcher The Woodlands High School (TX)
3 Machado, MannyManny Machado Baltimore Orioles Shortstop Brito High School (FL)
4 Colon, ChristianChristian Colon Kansas City Royals Shortstop Cal State Fullerton
5 Pomeranz, DrewDrew Pomeranz Cleveland Indians Left-handed pitcher Ole Miss
6 Loux, BarretBarret Loux* Arizona Diamondbacks Right-handed pitcher Texas A&M
7 Harvey, MattMatt Harvey New York Mets Right-handed pitcher North Carolina
8 DeShields, Jr., DelinoDelino DeShields, Jr. Houston Astros Second baseman Woodward Academy (GA)
9 Whitson, KarstenKarsten Whitson* San Diego Padres Right-handed pitcher Chipley High School (FL)
10 Choice, MichaelMichael Choice Oakland Athletics Outfielder Texas-Arlington
11 McGuire, DeckDeck McGuire Toronto Blue Jays Right-handed pitcher Georgia Tech
12 Grandal, YasmaniYasmani Grandal Cincinnati Reds Catcher Miami
13 Sale, ChrisChris Sale Chicago White Sox Left-handed pitcher Florida Gulf Coast
14 Covey, DylanDylan Covey* Milwaukee Brewers Right-handed pitcher Maranatha High School (CA)
15 Jake Skole Texas Rangers [Compensation 1] Outfielder Blessed Trinity High School (GA)
16 Simpson, HaydenHayden Simpson Chicago Cubs Right-handed pitcher Southern Arkansas
17 Sale, JoshJosh Sale Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder Bishop Blanchet High School (WA)
18 Cowart, KalebKaleb Cowart Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim [Compensation 2] Third baseman Cook High School (GA)
19 Foltynewicz, MikeMike Foltynewicz Houston Astros [Compensation 3] Right-handed pitcher Minooka Community High School (IL)
20 Vitek, KolbrinKolbrin Vitek Boston Red Sox [Compensation 4] Second baseman Ball State
21 Wimmers, AlexAlex Wimmers Minnesota Twins Right-handed pitcher Ohio State
22 Kellin Deglan Texas Rangers Catcher R.E. Mountain Secondary School (Canada)
23 Yelich, ChristianChristian Yelich Florida Marlins Outfielder Westlake High School (CA)
24 Brown, GaryGary Brown San Francisco Giants Outfielder Cal State Fullerton
25 Cox, ZackZack Cox St. Louis Cardinals Third baseman Arkansas
26 Parker, KyleKyle Parker Colorado Rockies Outfielder Clemson
27 Biddle, JesseJesse Biddle Philadelphia Phillies Left-handed pitcher Germantown Friends High School (PA)
28 Lee, ZachZach Lee Los Angeles Dodgers Right-handed pitcher McKinney High School (TX)
29 Cam Bedrosian Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim [Compensation 5] Right-handed pitcher East Coweta High School (GA)
30 Chevy Clark Los Angeles Angels Outfielder Marietta High School (GA)
31 Justin O'Conner Tampa Bay Rays [Compensation 6] Catcher Cowan High School (IN)
32 Culver, CitoCito Culver New York Yankees Shortstop West Irondequoit High School (NY)

Supplemental first-round selections

The "sandwich picks" after the first round are compensation for losses of free agents during the 2009–10 offseason.[2]

Pick Player Team Position School
33 Michael Kvasnicka Houston Astros [Compensation 7] Catcher Minnesota
34 Aaron Sanchez Toronto Blue Jays [Compensation 8] Right-handed pitcher Barstow High School (CA)
35 Matthew Lipka Atlanta Braves [Compensation 9] Shortstop McKinney High School (TX)
36 Brentz, BryceBryce Brentz Boston Red Sox [Compensation 10] Outfielder Middle Tennessee
37 Lindsey, TaylorTaylor Lindsey Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim [Compensation 11] Shortstop Desert Mountain High School (AZ)
38 Syndergaard, NoahNoah Syndergaard Toronto Blue Jays [Compensation 12] Right-handed pitcher Legacy High School (TX)
39 Ranaudo, AnthonyAnthony Ranaudo Boston Red Sox [Compensation 13] Right-handed pitcher Louisiana State
40 Ryan Bolden Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim [Compensation 14] Outfielder Madison Central High School (MS)
41 Wojciechowski, AsherAsher Wojciechowski Toronto Blue Jays [Compensation 15] Right-handed pitcher The Citadel
42 Drew Vettleson Tampa Bay Rays [Compensation 16] Outfielder Central Kitsap High School (WA)
43 Walker, TaijuanTaijuan Walker Seattle Mariners [Compensation 17] Right-handed pitcher Yucaipa High School (CA)
44 Castellanos, NickNick Castellanos Detroit Tigers [Compensation 18] Third baseman Archbishop McCarthy High School (FL)
45 Luke Jackson Texas Rangers [Compensation 19] Right-handed pitcher Calvary Christian Academy (FL)
46 Seth Blair St. Louis Cardinals [Compensation 20] Right-handed pitcher Arizona State
47 Tago, PeterPeter Tago Colorado Rockies [Compensation 21] Right-handed pitcher Dana Hills High School (CA)
48 Ruffin, ChanceChance Ruffin Detroit Tigers [Compensation 22] Right-handed pitcher Texas
49 Olt, MikeMike Olt Texas Rangers [Compensation 23] Third baseman Connecticut
50 Jenkins, TyrellTyrell Jenkins St. Louis Cardinals [Compensation 24] Right-handed pitcher Henderson High School (TX)

Compensation picks


External links

Baseball portal
  • Top 50 Prospects for 2010 Draft at Draft America
  • MLB Agents for Top 50 Players Selected at
Preceded by
Stephen Strasburg
1st Overall Picks
Bryce Harper
Succeeded by
Gerrit Cole
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