Baseball America’s 2014 draft coverage continues with our draft recap. John Manuel recaps the 2014 drafts of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants.
The Rockies had the highest selection in the division, going with Evansville lefthander Kyle Freeland, a Colorado native, at No. 8. The Padres took N.C. State shortstop Trea Turner, one of the draft’s fastest players, at No. 13, while San Francisco grabbed enigmatic Vanderbilt righthander Tyler Beede at No. 14. Arizona chose prep righthander Touki Toussaint, who dazzled at the National High School Invitational in Cary, N.C., in March, at No. 16 overall. The Dodgers also went with a prep pitcher with their first selection, taking Conway (S.C.) HS righthander Grant Holmes at No. 22.
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.
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