June 5, 2014


15 of First 21 Players from College in 2014 MLB Draft


Junior left-hander Carlos Rodon (left) of NC State was the third overall pick in the 2014 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox.

There were 33 NCAA Division I college players taken out of 74 players in the first two rounds of the MLB Draft.


Virginia led the way with three (Nick Howard, Derek Fisher, Mike Papi), while Indiana (Kyle Schwarber, Sam Travis), NC State (Rodon, Trea Turner) and UC Irvine (Taylor Sparks, Andrew Morales) each had two.


The 2014 MLB Draft will continue on Friday, June 6 and conclude on Saturday, June 7.


NCAA Division I Player Drafted in First Two Rounds


Rd. Pick Team Player School Pos.
1 3 Chicago White Sox Carlos Rodon NC State LHP
1 4 Chicago Cubs Kyle Schwarber Indiana C
1 7 Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Nola LSU RHP
1 8 Colorado Rockies Kyle Freeland Evansville LHP
1 9 Toronto Blue Jays Jeff Hoffman East Carolina RHP
1 10 New York Mets Michael Conforto Oregon State OF
1 11 Toronto Blue Jays Max Pentecost Kennesaw State C
1 13 San Diego Padres Trea Turner NC State SS
1 14 San Francisco Giants Tyler Beede Vanderbilt RHP
1 15 Los Angeles Angels Sean Newcomb Hartford LHP
1 17 Kansas City Royals Brandon Finnegan TCU LHP
1 18 Washington Nationals Erick Fedde UNLV RHP
1 19 Cincinnati Reds Nick Howard Virginia RHP
1 20 Tampa Bay Rays Casey Gillaspie Wichita State 1B
1 21 Cleveland Indians Bradley Zimmer San Francisco OF
1 25 Oakland Athletics Matt Chapman Cal State Fullerton 3B
1 27 St. Louis Cardinals Luke Weaver Florida State RHP
1 29 Cincinnati Reds Alex Blandino Stanford SS
1 37 Houston Astros Derek Fisher Virginia OF
1 38 Cleveland Indians Mike Papi Virginia OF
1 39 Pittsburgh Pirates Connor Joe San Diego OF
2 42 Houston Astros A.J. Reed Kentucky 1B
2 45 Chicago Cubs Jake Stinnett Maryland RHP
2 46 Minnesota Twins Nick Burdi Louisville RHP
2 47 Philadelphia Phillies Matt Imhof Cal Poly LHP
2 52 San Francisco Giants Aramis Garcia FIU C
2 55 New York Yankees Jacob Lindgren Mississippi State LHP
2 57 Washington Nationals Andrew Suarez Miami (Fla.) LHP
2 58 Cincinnati Reds Taylor Sparks UC Irvine 3B
2 63 Detroit Tigers Spender Turnbull Alabama RHP
2 65 Oakland Athletics Daniel Gossett Clemson RHP
2 67 Boston Red Sox Sam Travis Indiana 1B
2 71 St. Louis Cardinals Andrew Morales UC Irvine RHP


(photo courtesy of NCSU Media Relations)