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MLB Draft 2014: Day 1 Results, Grades and Top Steals

SECAUCUS, NJ - JUNE 5: Commissioner Allan H. Bud Selig speaks at the podium during the MLB First-Year Player Draft at the MLB Network Studio on June 5, 2014 in Secacucus, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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David DanielsSenior Writer IJune 6, 2014

Day 1 of the 2014 MLB draft lasted longer than it should have for several prospects.

These prospects were rated highly enough by experts to be selected in or just outside the first round, but they found themselves falling down the draft board. Catching them, though, were several lucky teams.

Here were the top steals on Day 1 of the draft, as well as the full results and grades for each selection.

Day 1 Picks
No.TeamPlayerGrade
Round 1
1Houston AstrosLHP Brady Aiken, Cathedral Catholic HSA
2Miami MarlinsRHP Tyler Kolek, Shepherd HSA
3Chicago White SoxLHP Carlos Rodon, North Carolina StateA
4Chicago CubsC/1B Kyle Schwarber, IndianaC-
5Minnesota TwinsSS Nick Gordon, Olympia HSA
6Seattle Mariners C/OF Alex Jackson, Rancho Bernardo HSA
7Philadelphia PhilliesRHP Aaron Nola, LSUA
8Colorado RockiesLHP Kyle Freeland, EvansvilleA
9Toronto Blue JaysRHP Jeff Hoffman, East CarolinaB
10New York MetsOF Michael Conforto, Oregon StateA+
11Toronto Blue JaysC Max Pentecost, Kennesaw StateB
12Milwaukee BrewersLHP Kodi Medeiros, Waiakea HS C-
13San Diego PadresSS Trea Turner, North Carolina StateA
14San Francisco GiantsRHP Tyler Beede, VanderbiltA
15Los Angeles AngelsLHP Sean Newcomb, HartfordA
16Arizona Diamondbacks RHP Touki Toussaint, Coral Springs Christian Acad.A
17Kansas City RoyalsLHP Brandon Finnegan, TCUA
18Washington NationalsRHP Erick Fedde, UNLVC+
19Cincinnati RedsRHP Nick Howard, VirginiaB-
20Tampa Bay Rays1B Casey Gillaspie, Wichita StateA
21Cleveland IndiansOF Bradley Zimmer, San FranciscoA+
22Los Angeles DodgersRHP Grant Holmes, Conway HSA+
23Detroit TigersOF Derek Hill, Elk Grove HSA
24Pittsburgh PiratesSS Cole Tucker, Mountain Pointe HSC-
25Oakland Athletics3B Matt Chapman, Cal State FullertonC-
26Boston Red Sox3B Michael Chavis, Sprayberry HSA
27St. Louis CardinalsRHP Luke Weaver, Florida StateA-
Comp. Round A
28Kansas City RoyalsLHP Foster Griffin, The First AcademyA
29Cincinnati RedsSS Alex Blandino, StanfordB-
30Texas RangersRHP Luis Ortiz, Sanger HSA
31Cleveland IndiansLHP Justus Sheffield, Tullahoma HSA
32Atlanta BravesOF Braxton Davidson, T. C. Roberson HSA
33Boston Red SoxRHP Michael Kopech, Mt. Pleasant HSA-
34St. Louis CardinalsRHP Jack Flaherty, Harvard-Westlake HSB-
Competitive Balance Round A
35Colorado Rockies2B Forrest Wall, Orangewood Christian HSC
36Miami MarlinsC Blake Anderson, West Lauderdale HSD
37Houston AstrosOF Derek Fisher, VirginiaA+
38Cleveland IndiansOF Mike Papi, VirginiaA-
39Pittsburgh PiratesOF Connor Joe, University of San DiegoD
40Kansas City RoyalsC Chase Vallot, St. Thomas More HSA
41Milwaukee BrewersSS Jacob Gatewood, Clovis HSA+
Round 2
42Houston Astros1B A.J. Reed, KentuckyA
43Miami MarlinsSS Justin Twine, Falls City HSD
44Chicago White SoxRHP Spencer Adams, White County HSA
45Chicago CubsRHP Jake Stinnett, MarylandB
46Minnesota TwinsRHP Nick Burdi, LouisvilleA
47Philadelphia PhilliesLHP Matt Imhof, Cal Poly - San Luis ObispoA
48Colorado RockiesRHP Ryan Castellani, Brophy Jesuit Prep SchoolD
49Toronto Blue JaysRHP Sean Reid-Foley, Sandalwood HSA+
50Milwaukee BrewersOF Monte Harrison, Lee's Summit West HSA+
51San Diego PadresOF Michael Gettys, Gainesville HSA
52San Francisco GiantsC Aramis Garcia, Florida InternationalC-
53Los Angeles AngelsRHP Joe Gatto, St. Augustine PrepA
54Arizona DiamondbacksLHP Cody Reed, Ardmore HSC
55New York YankeesLHP Jacob Lindgren, Mississippi StateA-
56Kansas City RoyalsRHP Scott Blewett, Baker HSA+
57Washington NationalsLHP Andrew Suarez, MiamiD
58Cincinnati Reds3B Taylor Sparks, University of California - IrvineA-
59Texas RangersSS Tiquan Forbes, Columbia HSA
60Tampa Bay RaysRHP Cameron Varga, Cincinnati Hills Christian AcademyA
61Cleveland IndiansRHP Grant Hockin, Damien HSA-
62Los Angeles DodgersOF Alex Verdugo, Sahuaro HSA
63Detroit TigersRHP Spencer Turnbull, AlabamaA
64Pittsburgh PiratesRHP Mitch Keller, Xavier HSA
65Oakland AthleticsRHP Daniel Gossett, ClemsonA-
66Atlanta BravesRHP Garrett Fulenchek, Howe HSA
67Boston Red Sox1B Sam Travis, IndianaA
68St. Louis CardinalsRHP Ronnie Williams, American Senior HSD
Competitive Balance Round B
69Arizona DiamondbacksOF Marcus Wilson, Junipero Serra HSA+
70Arizona DiamondbacksSS Isan Diaz, Springfield Central HSD+
71St. Louis CardinalsRHP Andrew Morales, University of California - IrvineD
72Tampa Bay RaysRHP Brent Honeywell, Walters State CCD
73Pittsburgh PiratesRHP Trey Supak, La Grange HSA+
74Seattle MarinersOF Gareth Morgan, Blyth AcademyA
MLB.com

Top Steals

Sean Reid-Foley (RHP, Sandalwood HS) to the Toronto Blue Jays at No. 49

Few high school prospects on the mound have four pitches in their arsenal. Reid-Foley does. Not only that, but his fastball can hit 95 mph.

His ability, and what he accomplished with it—recording an ERA of 0.64 and throwing 120 strikeouts this season—impressed MLB.com. It ranked him the 18th-best prospect in the draft.

Toronto already had two first-round picks, and it managed to add another first-round prospect in the second with Reid-Foley.

 

Monte Harrison (OF, Lee's Summit West HS) to the Milwaukee Brewers at No. 50

Harrison isn't easy to forget. 

He's 6'4", 180 pounds and athletic, at least athletic enough to play both outfield and wide receiver at Nebraska. His arm is also strong enough that he can throw 97 mph.

With all that physical ability, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why Keith Law of ESPN (subscription required) ranked Harrison the 17th-best prospect in the 2014 class. He even batted .433. But he somehow, someway slipped teams' minds and down the draft board to the fortunate Brewers at 50th overall.

 

Scott Blewett (RHPBaker HS) to the Kansas City Royals at No. 56

Blewett definitely didn't fall in the draft because of a lack of physical tools. He measures in at 6'6", 235 pounds and features a fastball that can touch 96 mph.

Law rated Blewett the 20th-best prospect in the draft. But the Royals reeled him in 36 picks after No. 20. 

 

 

All high school statistics courtesy of MaxPreps.com.

David Daniels is a columnist at Bleacher Report. He tweets, too.

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