MLB Draft 2014: Updated Order, Day 2 Predictions and Round 1 Results

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MLB Draft 2014: Updated Order, Day 2 Predictions and Round 1 Results
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With one day down, 38 rounds remain in the 2014 MLB draft, and there are a couple of things to expect on Friday during Rounds 3 through 10.

The Houston Astros had the No. 1 overall pick for the third straight year, taking high school pitcher Brady Aiken, a left-hander out of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego. The first three selections were all pitchers, followed by a surprising pick by the Chicago Cubs in Indiana University catcher Kyle Schwarber. The first day only covered 74 selections, however, so there will be even more names to learn about over the next two.

With that being said, let's take a look at the results from the first round, followed by the draft order for Day 2 and a couple of predictions for what to expect.

 

Round 1 Results

Round 1 Results
Pick Team Player Position School
1. Houston Astros Brady Aiken LHP Cathedral Catholic HS
2. Miami Marlins Tyler Kolek RHP Shepherd HS
3. Chicago White Sox Carlos Rodon LHP N.C. State
4. Chicago Cubs Kyle Schwarber C Indiana
5. Minnesota Twins Nick Gordon SS Olympia HS
6. Seattle Mariners Alex Jackson C/OF Rancho Bernardo HS
7. Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Nola RHP LSU
8. Colorado Rockies Kyle Freeland LHP Evansville
9. Toronto Blue Jays Jeff Hoffman RHP East Carolina
10. New York Mets Michael Conforto OF Oregon State
11. Toronto Blue Jays Max Pentecost C Kennesaw State
12. Milwaukee Brewers Kodi Medeiros LHP Waiakea HS
13. San Diego Padres Trea Turner SS N.C. State
14. San Francisco Giants Tyler Beede RHP Vanderbilt
15. Los Angeles Angels Sean Newcomb LHP Hartford
16. Arizona Diamondbacks Touki Toussaint RHP Coral Springs Christian Academy
17. Kansas City Royals Brandon Finnegan LHP TCU
18. Washington Nationals Erick Fedde RHP UNLV
19. Cincinnati Reds Nick Howard RHP Virginia
20. Tampa Bay Rays Casey Gillaspie 1B Wichita State
21. Cleveland Indians Bradley Zimmer OF San Francisco
22. Los Angeles Dodgers Grant Holmes RHP Conway HS
23. Detroit Tigers Derek Hill OF Elk Grove HS
24. Pittsburgh Pirates Cole Tucker SS Mountain Pointe HS
25. Oakland Athletics Matt Chapman 3B Cal State Fullerton
26. Boston Red Sox Michael Chavis SS Sprayberry HS
27. St. Louis Cardinals Luke Weaver RHP Florida State

MLB.com

 

Updated Draft Order

Round 3 Draft Order
Pick Team
75 Houston Astros
76 Miami Marlins
77 Chicago White Sox
78 Chicago Cubs
79 Minnesota Twins
80 Seattle Mariners
81 Philadelphia Phillies
82 Colorado Rockies
83 Toronto Blue Jays
84 New York Mets
85 Milwaukee Brewers
86 San Diego Padres
87 San Francisco Giants
88 Los Angeles Angels
89 Arizona Diamondbacks
90 Baltimore Orioles
91 New York Yankees
92 Kansas City Royals
93 Washington Nationals
94 Cincinnati Reds
95 Texas Rangers
96 Tampa Bay Rays
97 Cleveland Indians
98 Los Angeles Dodgers
99 Detroit Tigers
100 Pittsburgh Pirates
101 Oakland Athletics
102 Atlanta Braves
103 Boston Red Sox
104 St. Louis Cardinals
105 Miami Marlins

Pick 105 is supplemental round

Rounds 4 Through 40 Draft Order
Order Selection
1 Houston Astros
2 Miami Marlins
3 Chicago White Sox
4 Chicago Cubs
5 Minnesota Twins
6 Seattle Mariners
7 Philadelphia Phillies
8 Colorado Rockies
9 Toronto Blue Jays
10 New York Mets
11 Milwaukee Brewers
12 San Diego Padres
13 San Francisco Giants
14 Los Angeles Angels
15 Arizona Diamondbacks
16 Baltimore Orioles
17 New York Yankees
18 Kansas City Royals
19 Washington Nationals
20 Cincinnati Reds
21 Texas Rangers
22 Tampa Bay Rays
23 Cleveland Indians
24 Los Angeles Dodgers
25 Detroit Tigers
26 Pittsburgh Pirates
27 Oakland Athletics
28 Atlanta Braves
29 Boston Red Sox
30 St. Louis Cardinals

MLB.com

 

Day 2 Predictions

Michael Cederoth (RHP, San Diego State) Gets Taken Early

Major league teams love guys who can throw hard, and while Michael Cederoth might not end up becoming a starter in the big leagues, he could be an intriguing pitcher to watch coming out of the bullpen down the road.

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Cederoth is a big right-handed pitcher at 6'6'', 195 pounds, giving him some room to grow at the next level. Some additional muscle could add a bit more to his velocity, but he doesn't need it, as his dominating fastball can reach triple digits, making it arguably one of the best in the draft. 

The fastball is probably the only plus pitch for Cederoth right now, but he's shown flashes with his slider and has a changeup that could end up becoming serviceable. The biggest question for Cederoth is whether he'll be able to start in the majors.

He moved from starter to closer a week into this season, but Cederoth thrived in the role and actually enjoyed the move, according to Kirk Kenney from The San Diego Union-Tribune, saying:

I love the role, honestly. It’s something I know I can succeed in and give my team the best chance at winning games. I’m available every game and my job is to get three outs, or a little more, every time I go in. So the intensity and hype is a lot more than a starting position, but it’s what I love and what I’m excited about being a part of.

With his blazing fastball, Cederoth could be an exciting reliever in a few years and maybe even eventually become the closer for whichever team drafts him.

 

Dylan Cease (RHP, Milton HS, Georgia) Keeps Sliding

Dylan Cease was generating buzz as a potential first-round pick, but after his injury, teams are likely going to keep passing on him, fearing that he could be a risk.

According to Jim Callis from MLB.com, Cease has been unable to pitch since March due to a partially torn UCL. While he hasn't required Tommy John surgery yet, an elbow injury in a player so young can be a huge concern for scouts.

Teams may also be afraid to draft Cease since he's already committed to play at Vanderbilt. As he continues to slide down boards, Cease will be less and less motivated to actually sign with whoever drafts him, instead choosing to play with the Commodores in an effort to be drafted higher down the road.

If someone does decide to pull the trigger on Cease, they'll be getting a hard-throwing righty who can hit the mid-90s with his fastball and make some knees buckle with his curveball. His delivery requires some effort, which might make scouts even more worried about his elbow, but he has some upside and could be a solid contributor one day if he can stay healthy.

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