Major League Baseball completes 2014 Draft

Major League Baseball today completed its 2014 Draft, with a total of 1,215 players being chosen in the 40 rounds, two Competitive Balance rounds and one Supplemental round. The Draft resumed in the 11th round via conference call this afternoon after Friday's completion of rounds three through 10.

Pitchers were the most frequently chosen players, with 653 being selected (472 RHP, 181 LHP). The rest of the 2014 pool was comprised of 264 infielders (including 94 shortstops, 59 third basemen, 58 first basemen and 53 second basemen), 182 outfielders and 116 catchers.

The University of Mississippi had nine players selected, the most in the Draft. Six schools produced eight players apiece, including Florida State University, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Louisville, the University of Virginia and the University of Washington. Seven schools produced seven player each, including Cal State Fullerton, North Carolina State University, Texas A&M University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the University of Miami, the University of San Diego and the University of South Carolina at Columbia.

Players were selected from 46 states, with Maine, North Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming being the states to not produce a draft selection. The states that had the most players selected were California (203), Florida (130), Texas (106), Georgia (59), New York (46), Illinois (45), North Carolina (37) Washington (32) and Arizona (30). Forty-four foreign-born players were selected in the 40 rounds, including 24 players from Puerto Rico; 15 players from Canada; two player from the Bahamas; and one player each from Australia, Curaçao and Venezuela.

Five players who were in attendance at Studio 42 on Thursday night were selected in the opening round, including shortstop Nick Gordon, who was drafted out of Olympia High School in Florida by the Minnesota Twins with the fifth overall selection. Gordon is the son of former All-Star pitcher Tom Gordon and the brother of Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon. The others included Waiakea H.S. (HI) left-handed pitcher Kodi Medeiros (12th overall, MIL); Conway H.S. (SC) right-handed pitcher Grant Holmes (22nd overall, LAD); Elk Grove H.S. (CA) outfielder Derek Hill (23rd overall, DET), who is the cousin of former All-Star outfielder Darryl Strawberry; and Sprayberry Senior H.S. (GA) shortstop Michael Chavis (26th overall, BOS).

Among the alumni of Major League Baseball's Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California who were drafted were Marcus Wilson (Competitive Balance B, ARI); Josh Morgan (3rd round, TEX); Luke Dykstra (7th round, ATL), the son of former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra; Jared Robinson (11 th round, CLE); Denz'l Chapman (32nd round, OAK); Tyree Davis (37th round, MIN); and Nathan Rodriguez (39th round, COL).

Among the alumni of Major League Baseball's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Program selected in the Draft were Wilson (Venice Boys & Girls Club RBI, Competitive Balance B, ARI); Ronald Williams (Miami Marlins RBI, 2nd round, STL); Morgan (Venice Boys & Girls Club RBI, 3rd round, TEX); Alex Real (Arizona RBI, 24th round, MIN); Daniel Sweet (Mississippi RBI, 25th round, TEX); Dazon Cole (Detroit RBI, 29 th round, ATL); and Jorge Perez (Arizona RBI, 30th round, NYY).

The Washington Nationals selected Ryan Ripken, the son of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr., in the 15th round out of Indian River State College. The New York Yankees selected Mariano Rivera, Jr., the son of Yankees great and MLB all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera, in the 29th round out of Iona College.

Other notable selections included Aaron Nola (7th overall, PHI), brother of Miami Marlins Minor League infielder Austin Nola; Casey Gillaspie (20th overall, TB), brother of Chicago White Sox infielder Conor Gillaspie; Brad Zimmer (21st overall, CLE), brother of Kansas City Royals Minor League pitcher Kyle Zimmer; Justus Sheffield (31st overall, CLE), nephew of former All-Star outfielder Gary Sheffield; Grant Hockin (2nd round, CLE), grandson of Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew; Mitch Keller (2nd round, PIT), brother of Baltimore Orioles Minor League pitcher Jon Keller; Cy Sneed (3rd round, MIL), brother of Royals Minor League pitcher Zeb Sneed; Jake Cosart (3rd round, BOS), brother of Houston Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart; Shane Zeile (5th round, DET), nephew of former Major League infielder Todd Zeile; Brandon Leibrandt (6th round, PHI), son of former Major League pitcher Charlie Leibrandt; Drew Stankiewicz (11th round, PHI), son of former Major League infielder Andy Stankiewicz; Kevin Cron (14th round, ARI), brother of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim infielder C.J. Cron; Lukas Schiraldi (15th round, SEA), son of former Major League pitcher Calvin Schiraldi; Cliff Brantley (19th round, TOR), son of former Major League pitcher Cliff Brantley; Brandon Bonilla (25th round, BAL), son of former Major League All-Star Bobby Bonilla; Michael Fitzgerald (27th round, SD), son of former Major League first baseman Michael Fitzgerald; Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (28th round, SD); DJ Jauss (29th round, WSH), son of Pittsburgh Pirates coach Dave Jauss; Hunter Brothers (30th round, COL), brother of Colorado Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers; Tom Flacco (32nd round, PHI), brother of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco; Trey Vavra (33 rd round, MIN), son of Twins third base coach Joe Vavra; Hunter Bross (34th round, LAD), son of former Major League pitcher Terry Bross; Cobi Johnson (35th round, SD), son of former Major League pitcher and current Toronto Blue Jays Minor League pitching coordinator Dane Johnson; Dave Hollins (35th round, DET), son of former Major League infielder Dave Hollins; Yan Rivera (36th round, TOR), son of former Major League infielder and current Blue Jays third base coach Luis Rivera; Logan Browning (36th round, CIN), son of former All-Star pitcher Tom Browning; Bradley Wilpon (36th round, BOS), son of Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon; Jed Sprague (37th round, CWS), son of former All-Star infielder Ed Sprague; David Noworyta (37th round, KC), son of Philadelphia Phillies Assistant Director of Player Development Steve Noworyta; Juan Gomes (37th round, CLE), brother of Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes; Patrick Mahomes (37th round, DET), son of former Major League pitcher Pat Mahomes; Gavin Sheets (37th round, ATL), son of former Major League outfielder Larry Sheets; Kollin Schrenk (38th round, PHI), son of former Major League pitcher and Phillies Minor League pitching coach Steve Schrenk; Benito Santiago, Jr. (38th round, SF), son of former All-Star catcher Benito Santiago; Tyler Watson (38th round, LAA), son of Royals Director of Professional Scouting Gene Watson; Lawrence Pardo (38th round, ARI), son of Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League pitching coach Larry Pardo; Magglio Ordoñez, Jr. (38th round, DET), son of former All-Star outfielder Magglio Orodoñez; J.J. Franco (38th round, ATL), son of former All-Star pitcher John Franco; James Lynch (39th round, TOR), son of former Major League pitcher and current Blue Jays Major League scout Ed Lynch; Grayson Byrd (39th round, ATL), son of former All-Star pitcher Paul Byrd; Dalton Guthrie (40th round, MIN), son of former Major League pitcher Mark Guthrie; and Diego Francisco (40th round, KC), son of Royals Assistant General Manager/International Operations Rene Francisco.

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