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

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIJune 6, 2014

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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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
1.Houston AstrosBrady AikenLHPCathedral Catholic HS
2.Miami MarlinsTyler KolekRHPShepherd HS
3.Chicago White SoxCarlos RodonLHPN.C. State
4.Chicago CubsKyle SchwarberCIndiana
5.Minnesota TwinsNick GordonSSOlympia HS
6.Seattle MarinersAlex JacksonC/OFRancho Bernardo HS
7.Philadelphia PhilliesAaron NolaRHPLSU
8.Colorado RockiesKyle FreelandLHPEvansville
9.Toronto Blue JaysJeff HoffmanRHPEast Carolina
10.New York MetsMichael ConfortoOFOregon State
11.Toronto Blue JaysMax PentecostCKennesaw State
12.Milwaukee BrewersKodi MedeirosLHPWaiakea HS
13.San Diego PadresTrea TurnerSSN.C. State
14.San Francisco GiantsTyler BeedeRHPVanderbilt
15.Los Angeles AngelsSean NewcombLHPHartford
16.Arizona DiamondbacksTouki ToussaintRHPCoral Springs Christian Academy
17.Kansas City RoyalsBrandon FinneganLHPTCU
18.Washington NationalsErick FeddeRHPUNLV
19.Cincinnati RedsNick HowardRHPVirginia
20.Tampa Bay RaysCasey Gillaspie1BWichita State
21.Cleveland IndiansBradley ZimmerOFSan Francisco
22.Los Angeles DodgersGrant HolmesRHPConway HS
23.Detroit TigersDerek HillOFElk Grove HS
24.Pittsburgh PiratesCole TuckerSSMountain Pointe HS
25.Oakland AthleticsMatt Chapman3BCal State Fullerton
26.Boston Red SoxMichael ChavisSSSprayberry HS
27.St. Louis CardinalsLuke WeaverRHPFlorida State

Updated Draft Order

Round 3 Draft Order
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 Through 40 Draft Order
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

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.

Bret Hartman/Associated Press

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, 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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