Baseball America’s 2014 draft coverage continues with our draft recap. Clint Longenecker brings you 2014 draft recaps for the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays had two of the first 11 picks overall and the Red Sox picked twice toward the back of the first round (26th and 33rd overall), while the Yankees didn’t have their first selection until the second round (thanks to signing free agent Brian McCann) and the Orioles didn’t have their first until the third round (thanks to signing Ubaldo Jimenez and Nelson Cruz). The Rays had a more conventional distribution in the first couple of rounds, picking 20th and 60th, though they did get a supplemental pick after the second round in the competitive-balance lottery.
You can track all of your team’s picks as well as who has signed with our Draft Database. The database also features complete information on each team’s signing budget, and how they’re tracking against that budget, as well as a player by player breakdown of how much the players have signed for compared to the bonus slot for each pick. The database also includes our comprehensive scouting reports for BA subscribers.
Also for Baseball America subscribers, don’t forget to check out all of our team-by-team draft organization reports; comprehensive looks at what each team did on the first night of the draft from each of our major league correspondents.
Our coverage of the 2015 draft begins now, with Clint Longenecker at the Perfect Game National Showcase this week, followed by the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars next week.
See also: AL Central Draft Recaps
See also: AL West Draft Recaps