2014 MLB Draft Results: Grades and Order Listing for Each Franchise Before Day 2

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIJune 6, 2014

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announces the selections during the baseball draft Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Bill Kostroun/Associated Press

The first day of the 2014 MLB draft is out of the way, and the league as a whole did a very solid job of drafting. But it's not over yet, as teams have 38 more rounds to go through over the next two days.

For the third consecutive year, the Houston Astros had the No. 1 overall pick, and they went with a pitcher (Brady Aiken) for the second straight year. Aiken was the top prospect on many scouts' boards, so it wasn't a huge surprise. However, there were a couple of surprising picks during the first day that caused a bit of debate.

With one day down, let's take a look at the draft grades for all 30 teams, followed by a look at the draft order and breakdown of some of the most interesting moves from the first day.

 

Day 1 Grades

2014 MLB Draft Day 1 Grades
TeamTop PickDay 1 Grade
Arizona DiamondbacksTouki ToussaintB+
Atlanta BravesBraxton DavidsonB
Baltimore OriolesN/AN/A
Boston Red SoxMichael ChavisA-
Chicago White SoxCarlos RodonA
Chicago CubsKyle SchwarberB-
Cincinnati RedsNick HowardB
Cleveland IndiansBradley ZimmerA-
Colorado RockiesKyle FreelandB
Detroit TigersDerek HillB
Houston AstrosBrady AikenA+
Kansas City RoyalsBrandon FinneganB+
Los Angeles AngelsSean NewcombB
Los Angeles DodgersGrant HolmesB
Miami MarlinsTyler KolekA-
Milwaukee BrewersKodi MedeirosA+
Minnesota TwinsNick GordonA
New York MetsMichael ConfortoB+
New York YankeesJacob LindgrenB
Oakland AthleticsMatt ChapmanB
Philadelphia PhilliesAaron NolaA-
Pittsburgh PiratesCole TuckerB
San Diego PadresTrea TurnerA-
San Francisco GiantsTyler BeedeB
Seattle MarinersAlex JacksonA-
St. Louis CardinalsLuke WeaverB+
Tampa Bay RaysCasey GillaspieB+
Texas RangersLuis OrtizB
Toronto Blue JaysJeff HoffmanB-
Washington NationalsErick FeddeB

 

Day 2 Draft Order

 

Round 3 Draft Order
PickTeam
75Houston Astros
76Miami Marlins
77Chicago White Sox
78Chicago Cubs
79Minnesota Twins
80Seattle Mariners
81Philadelphia Phillies
82Colorado Rockies
83Toronto Blue Jays
84New York Mets
85Milwaukee Brewers
86San Diego Padres
87San Francisco Giants
88Los Angeles Angels
89Arizona Diamondbacks
90Baltimore Orioles
91New York Yankees
92Kansas City Royals
93Washington Nationals
94Cincinnati Reds
95Texas Rangers
96Tampa Bay Rays
97Cleveland Indians
98Los Angeles Dodgers
99Detroit Tigers
100Pittsburgh Pirates
101Oakland Athletics
102Atlanta Braves
103Boston Red Sox
104St. Louis Cardinals
105Miami Marlins
Pick 105 is supplemental round
Rounds 4-10 Draft Order
OrderSelection
1Houston Astros
2Miami Marlins
3Chicago White Sox
4Chicago Cubs
5Minnesota Twins
6Seattle Mariners
7Philadelphia Phillies
8Colorado Rockies
9Toronto Blue Jays
10New York Mets
11Milwaukee Brewers
12San Diego Padres
13San Francisco Giants
14Los Angeles Angels
15Arizona Diamondbacks
16Baltimore Orioles
17New York Yankees
18Kansas City Royals
19Washington Nationals
20Cincinnati Reds
21Texas Rangers
22Tampa Bay Rays
23Cleveland Indians
24Los Angeles Dodgers
25Detroit Tigers
26Pittsburgh Pirates
27Oakland Athletics
28Atlanta Braves
29Boston Red Sox
30St. Louis Cardinals
Order will remain same in Rounds 4 through 40

 

Most Intriguing Selections from Day 1

4. Chicago Cubs: Kyle Schwarber, C/OF, Indiana

Not a lot of people were expecting Indiana's Kyle Schwarber to be the first positional player off of the board, but the Chicago Cubs apparently see something in the slugger.

With players like Alex Jackson and Michael Conforto on the board, the Cubs decided to bring in Schwarber. The Cubs know exactly what they're getting from the former Hoosier, as he's shown off a ton of power over the past couple of seasons, but he's also a patient player at the plate that can work the count. 

Clint Longenecker of Baseball America tweeted about Schwarber, noting his power and ability to control the strike zone:

The big issue for Schwarber is where he will play defensively. He spent time at multiple positions with Indiana, and while he may be best suited to play in the outfield, Schwarber has expressed his desire to stay at catcher.

''Catching is what I really want to be doing,'' Schwarber told John Erardi of the Cincinnati Enquirer. ''There's no other position I want to play. I like catching because it's down and dirty and gritty. It's an awesome position.''

With yet another bat taken in the first round, the Cubs have plenty of firepower in their farm system. Now, they'll just need to find a way to add some promising young pitchers.

 

9. Toronto Blue Jays: Jeff Hoffman, RHP, East Carolina

After recently having Tommy John surgery, Jeff Hoffman was expected to drop a long way down in the first round. He didn't fall as far as some thought, however, as he was still a top-10 pick after being selected by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Before the elbow injury, Hoffman could have very well been in the running for the No. 1 overall pick. He makes throwing look effortless with smooth mechanics and a lanky frame at 6'4'' and 180 pounds that he could grow into. Along with a strong mid-90s fastball, Hoffman has an impressive curveball that can make hitters miss.

Of course, the big question is whether or not Hoffman can return to his old form. As Bleacher Report's own Will Carroll points out, the Blue Jays have struggled to keep pitchers healthy in the past, making this a strange fit:

The Blue Jays are hoping that they can keep their new prospect healthy once he returns next year, and they also hope that he can return to form and compete at the same level as the pitchers taken ahead of him.