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2001 Major League Baseball draft

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2001 Major League Baseball draft
General information
Date(s)June 5–6, 2001
LocationNew York, New York
First selectionJoe Mauer
Minnesota Twins
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The 2001 Major League Baseball draft, was held on June 5 and 6.

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First round selections

= All-Star
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins C Cretin-Derham Hall High School
2 Mark Prior Chicago Cubs RHP University of Southern California
3 Dewon Brazelton Tampa Bay Devil Rays RHP Middle Tennessee State University
4 Gavin Floyd Philadelphia Phillies RHP Mount Saint Joseph College
5 Mark Teixeira Texas Rangers 3B Georgia Tech
6 Josh Karp Montreal Expos RHP University of California
7 Chris Smith Baltimore Orioles LHP Cumberland University
8 John Van Benschoten Pittsburgh Pirates RHP Kent State University
9 Colt Griffin Kansas City Royals RHP Marshall High School
10 Chris Burke Houston Astros SS University of Tennessee
11 Kenny Baugh Detroit Tigers RHP Rice University
12 Mike Jones Milwaukee Brewers RHP Thunderbird High School
13 Casey Kotchman Anaheim Angels 1B Seminole High School
14 Jake Gautreau San Diego Padres 1B-3B Tulane University
15 Gabe Gross Toronto Blue Jays LF Auburn University
16 Kris Honel Chicago White Sox[Compensation 1] RHP Providence Catholic High School
17 Dan Denham Cleveland Indians[Compensation 2] RHP Deer Valley High School
18 Aaron Heilman New York Mets[Compensation 3] RHP University of Notre Dame
19 Mike Fontenot Baltimore Orioles[Compensation 4] 2B Louisiana State University
20 Jeremy Sowers Cincinnati Reds LHP Ballard High School
21 Brad Hennessey San Francisco Giants[Compensation 5] RHP Youngstown State University
22 Jason Bulger Arizona Diamondbacks RHP Valdosta State University
23 John-Ford Griffin New York Yankees[Compensation 6] RF Florida State University
24 Macay McBride Atlanta Braves[Compensation 7] LHP Screven County High School
25 Bobby Crosby Oakland Athletics SS Long Beach State University
26 Jeremy Bonderman Oakland Athletics[Compensation 8] RHP Pasco High School
27 William Horne Cleveland Indians[Compensation 9] RHP Marianna High School
28 Justin Pope St. Louis Cardinals RHP University of Central Florida
29 Josh Burrus Atlanta Braves SS Joseph Wheeler High School
30 Noah Lowry San Francisco Giants LHP Pepperdine University

Supplemental First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Position School
31 Bryan Bass Baltimore Orioles[Compensation 10] SS Seminole High School
32 Michael Woods Detroit Tigers[Compensation 11] 2B Southern University
33 Jeff Mathis Anaheim Angels[Compensation 12] C Marianna High School
34 Bronson Sardinha New York Yankees[Compensation 13] SS Kamehameha High School
35 J. D. Martin Cleveland Indians[Compensation 14] RHP University of San Francisco
36 Michael Garciaparra Seattle Mariners[Compensation 15] SS Don Bosco Technical Institute
37 John Rheinecker Oakland Athletics[Compensation 16] LHP Southwest Missouri State University
38 David Wright New York Mets[Compensation 17] 3B Hickory High School
39 Wyatt Allen Chicago White Sox[Compensation 18] RHP University of Tennessee
40 Richard Lewis Atlanta Braves[Compensation 19] 2B Georgia Tech
41 Todd Linden San Francisco Giants[Compensation 20] OF Louisiana State University
42 Jon Skaggs New York Yankees[Compensation 21] RHP Rice University
43 Mike Conroy Cleveland Indians[Compensation 22] OF Boston College High School
44 Jayson Nix Colorado Rockies[Compensation 23] SS Midland High School

Compensation Picks

  1. ^ Pick from Florida Marlins as compensation for signing of free agent Charles Johnson
  2. ^ Pick from Boston Red Sox as compensation for signing of free agent Manny Ramirez
  3. ^ Pick from Colorado Rockies as compensation for signing of free agent Mike Hampton
  4. ^ Pick from New York Yankees as compensation for signing of free agent Mike Mussina
  5. ^ Pick from Cleveland Indians as compensation for signing of free agent Ellis Burks
  6. ^ Pick from Seattle Mariners as compensation for signing of free agent Jeff Nelson
  7. ^ Pick from Los Angeles Dodgers as compensation for signing of free agent Andy Ashby
  8. ^ Pick from New York Mets as compensation for signing of free agent Kevin Appier
  9. ^ Pick from Chicago White Sox as compensation for signing of free agent Sandy Alomar Jr.
  10. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Mike Mussina
  11. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Juan González
  12. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Mark Petkovsek
  13. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Denny Neagle
  14. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Manny Ramirez
  15. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Alex Rodriguez
  16. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Kevin Appier
  17. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Mike Hampton
  18. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Charles Johnson
  19. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Andy Ashby
  20. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Ellis Burks
  21. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Jeff Nelson
  22. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent David Segui
  23. ^ Supplemental pick for failure to sign 2000 No.1 choice Matt Harrington


On June 1, 2001, Rolando Viera, a Cuban baseball pitcher who had recently left Cuba, attempted to enjoin Major League Baseball from including him in the 2001 draft so that he could instead sign as a free agent.[1] Viera, represented by attorney Alan Gura and agent Joe Kehoskie, claimed that the MLB draft was discriminatory because it had different signing rules for Cubans than for other foreign players.[1] On June 4, federal judge James D. Whittemore ruled that whatever financial loss Viera suffered from being subject to the draft did not satisfy the federal injunction requirement of irreparable harm.[2] Viera was picked by the Boston Red Sox that same week in the seventh round of the draft.[2]

The Minnesota Twins selected St. Paul, MN native Joe Mauer with the number one pick in the 2001 draft. The 18-year-old Mauer, a catcher from Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, became the seventh Minnesotan to be selected in the first round and the first to be chosen number one overall. The back-stop was a member of the USA Junior National Team and won a gold medal at the world tournament in Taiwan in 1999. He was also a High School football standout as a quarterback and signed a letter of intent to play football at Florida State University before being drafted.

Right-handed pitcher Mark Prior of the University of Southern California was selected by the Chicago Cubs with the second overall pick in the draft. Prior, who was previously selected in the supplemental first round of the 1998 draft by the Yankees, was the first college player chosen in the 2001 draft. Prior won numerous National Player of the Year awards after going 15-1 with a 1.69 ERA and 202 strikeouts to lead the Trojans to a College World Series berth in his junior year.[3]

Other notable players

NFL players drafted

External links


  1. ^ a b Farrey, Tom (1 June 2001). "Cuban Defector Seeks Freedom From MLB Policy". Retrieved 1 June 2001.
  2. ^ a b Farrey, Tom (4 June 2001). "Red Sox take draft-eligible Cuban". Retrieved 4 June 2001.
  3. ^ "Background on the 2001 MLB Draft". Retrieved 2008-07-16.
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