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2005 Major League Baseball draft

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2005 Major League Baseball draft
General information
Date(s)June 7–8, 2005
1501 total selections
First selectionJustin Upton
Arizona Diamondbacks
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The 2005 Major League Baseball draft, was held on June 7 and 8. It was conducted via conference call with representatives from each of the league's 30 teams. It is widely considered to be one of the best drafts in recent memory.[1]

Source: Major League Baseball 2005 Official Draft Site

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First round selections

The Diamondbacks drafted Justin Upton first overall. Upton is a 4x All-Star and 3x Silver Slugger Award winner.
The Royals selected Alex Gordon 2nd overall. He is an 8x Gold Glove Award winner at outfield and 3x All-Star.
Washington selected Ryan Zimmerman 4th overall. The 2x All-Star and Silver Slugger had his number retired by the Nationals in 2022.
Milwaukee selected Ryan Braun 5th overall. The 2011 National League MVP is a 6x All-Star and 5x Silver Slugger Award winner.
The Rockies selected Troy Tulowitzki 7th overall. The 5x All-Star, is a 2 x Silver Slugger at shortstop, and 2x Gold Glove winner at shortstop.
The Pirates selected Andrew McCutchen 11th overall. The 2013 National League MVP is a 5x All-Star and 4x Silver Slugger.
Cincinnati selected Jay Bruce 12th overall. Bruce is a 3x All-Star and 2 x Silver Slugger Award as an outfielder.
Boston selected Jacoby Ellsbury 23rd overall. He won the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards as an outfielder in 2011.
= All-Star
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Justin Upton Arizona Diamondbacks SS Great Bridge High School (VA)
2 Alex Gordon Kansas City Royals 3B Nebraska
3 Jeff Clement Seattle Mariners C USC
4 Ryan Zimmerman Washington Nationals 3B Virginia
5 Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers 3B Miami (FL)
6 Ricky Romero Toronto Blue Jays LHP Cal State Fullerton
7 Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies SS Long Beach State
8 Wade Townsend Tampa Bay Devil Rays RHP Rice University
9 Mike Pelfrey New York Mets RHP Wichita State University
10 Cameron Maybin Detroit Tigers CF T. C. Roberson High School
11 Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates CF Fort Meade High School (FL)
12 Jay Bruce Cincinnati Reds CF West Brook Senior High School (TX)
13 Brandon Snyder Baltimore Orioles C Westfield High School
14 Trevor Crowe Cleveland Indians CF University of Arizona
15 Lance Broadway Chicago White Sox RHP Texas Christian University
16 Chris Volstad Florida Marlins RHP Palm Beach Gardens Community High School
17 C.J. Henry New York Yankees[Compensation 1] SS Putnam City High School (OK)
18 Cesar Carrillo San Diego Padres RHP University of Miami
19 John Mayberry Jr. Texas Rangers RF Stanford University
20 Mark Pawelek Chicago Cubs LHP Springville High School
21 Cliff Pennington Oakland Athletics SS Texas A&M University
22 Aaron Thompson Florida Marlins[Compensation 2] LHP Second Baptist School
23 Jacoby Ellsbury Boston Red Sox[Compensation 3] CF Oregon State University
24 Brian Bogusevic Houston Astros LHP Tulane University
25 Matt Garza Minnesota Twins RHP Fresno State University
26 Craig Hansen Boston Red Sox[Compensation 4] RHP St. John's University
27 Joey Devine Atlanta Braves RHP North Carolina State University
28 Colby Rasmus St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 5] CF Russell County High School (AL)
29 Jacob Marceaux Florida Marlins[Compensation 6] RHP McNeese State University
30 Tyler Greene St. Louis Cardinals SS Georgia Institute of Technology

Supplemental first round selections

The Red Sox selected Clay Buchholz 42nd overall. The 2x All-Star pitched a no-hitter in 2007.
Pick Player Team Position School
31 Matt Torra Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 7] RHP University of Massachusetts Amherst
32 Chaz Roe Colorado Rockies[Compensation 8] RHP Lafayette High School
33 John Drennen Cleveland Indians[Compensation 9] OF Rancho Bernardo High School
34 Ryan Tucker Florida Marlins[Compensation 10] RHP Temple City High School
35 Cesar Ramos San Diego Padres[Compensation 11] LHP Long Beach State University
36 Travis Buck Oakland Athletics[Compensation 12] OF Arizona State University
37 Trevor Bell Anaheim Angels[Compensation 13] RHP Crescenta Valley High School
38 Eli Iorg Houston Astros[Compensation 14] OF University of Tennessee
39 Henry Sanchez Minnesota Twins[Compensation 15] 1B Mission Bay High School
40 Luke Hochevar * Los Angeles Dodgers[Compensation 16] RHP University of Tennessee
41 Beau Jones Atlanta Braves[Compensation 17] LHP Destrehan High School
42 Clay Buchholz Boston Red Sox[Compensation 18] RHP Angelina College
43 Mark McCormick[2] St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 19] RHP Baylor University
44 Sean West Florida Marlins[Compensation 20] LHP Captain Shreve High School
45 Jed Lowrie Boston Red Sox[Compensation 21] 2B Stanford University
46 Tyler Herron St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 22] RHP Wellington Community High School
47 Michael Bowden Boston Red Sox[Compensation 23] RHP Waubonsie Valley High School
48 Garrett Olson Baltimore Orioles[Compensation 24] LHP California Polytechnic State University

* Did not sign with team

Compensation picks

  1. ^ Pick from Philadelphia Phillies as compensation for signing of free agent Jon Lieber
  2. ^ Pick from San Francisco Giants as compensation for signing of free agent Armando Benítez
  3. ^ Pick from Anaheim Angels as compensation for signing of free agent Orlando Cabrera
  4. ^ Pick from Los Angeles Dodgers as compensation for signing of free agent Derek Lowe
  5. ^ Pick from Boston Red Sox as compensation for signing of free agent Édgar Rentería
  6. ^ Pick from New York Yankees as compensation for signing of free agent Carl Pavano
  7. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Richie Sexson
  8. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Vinny Castilla
  9. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Omar Vizquel
  10. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Armando Benítez
  11. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent David Wells
  12. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Damian Miller
  13. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Troy Percival
  14. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Carlos Beltrán
  15. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Corey Koskie
  16. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Adrián Beltré
  17. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Jaret Wright
  18. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Pedro Martínez
  19. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Édgar Rentería
  20. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Carl Pavano
  21. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Orlando Cabrera
  22. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Mike Matheny
  23. ^ Supplemental pick as compensation for loss of free agent Derek Lowe
  24. ^ Compensation for failure to sign 2004 first-round pick Wade Townsend

Other notable players

San Diego selected Chase Headley in the 2nd round. In 2012, Headley was named an All-Star and Silver Slugger at third base.
The Yankees selected Brett Gardner in the 3rd round. the 2015 All-Star won the 2016 Gold Glove and an outfielder.
Tampa Bay selected Jeremy Hellickson in the 4th round. He won the 2011 A.L. Rookie of the Year and 2012 Gold Glove for a pitcher.
The Brewers selected Michael Brantley in the 7th round. Brantley is a 5x All-Star and a 2014 A.L. Silver Slugger as an outfielder.
The Yankees selected Austin Jackson in the 8th round. He twice led the American League in triples.
The San Francisco Giants selected Sergio Romo in the 28th round. The 2013 All-Star helped the Giants win the World Series in 2010, 2012, and 2014.


The Diamondbacks used the top overall pick on high school shortstop Justin Upton and thus made him and older brother, B.J., the highest selected pair of brothers in the history of the draft. The Devil Rays selected B.J. with the second overall pick of the 2002 draft. With the fourth overall pick, the Nationals chose one of Upton's AAU teammates, third baseman Ryan Zimmerman of the University of Virginia. Zimmerman and B.J. Upton played in the same AAU infield as New York Mets third baseman David Wright in their youth.

College third basemen accounted for three of the top five selections. A total of 13 pitchers went in the first round, 10 of whom came from the college ranks.

Rice pitcher Wade Townsend was the eighth overall pick in the first round for the second straight year. After failing to reach terms with the Orioles last year, Townsend re-entered the draft pool and was selected by Tampa Bay.

Stanford outfielder John Mayberry, the son of the longtime Major League first baseman of the same name, was drafted by the Rangers with the 19th overall pick.[3]

Three 2005 first-round draft choices saw action before the conclusion of the Major League season. Atlanta's Joey Devine became the first Brave since Bob Horner in 1978 to appear in the Majors the same year he was drafted. Devine joined Ariel Prieto (OAK-1995), Chad Cordero (MON-2003) and Ryan Wagner (CIN-2003) as the only draftees of the last 15 years to reach the Majors before September 1 the same year. Zimmerman and Boston's Craig Hansen joined their Major League clubs in September 2005.

Ryan Braun was the first 2005 draftee to be selected to an All-Star Game. He was voted in as a starter in 2008. Jacoby Ellsbury and Clay Buchholz were the first 2005 draftees to win a World Series championship, although Buchholz, drafted in the supplemental first round, was never on the 2007 Red Sox postseason roster. Matt Garza was named MVP of the 2008 ALCS.

External links


  1. ^ Verducci, Tom. "The Rockies' Lucky No. 7". Sports Illustrated.
  2. ^ "Mark McCormick". Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  3. ^ "Background on the 2005 MLB Draft". Retrieved July 16, 2008.
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