2014 MLB Draft Day One Running Diary



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Only three picks remain in Day One.

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11:42 p.m. Get your Brady Aiken merch here.

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The Astros start the second round by grabbing Kentucky’s A.J. Reed, who they’re listing as a first baseman.

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The Astros go with Derek Fisher, the Virginia outfielder, at 37th.

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Blake Anderson, Florida prep catcher, goes to Marlins at No. 36.


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The Cardinals, with the final selection of the first round, take Jack Flaherty, prep RHP from Harvard-Westlake.

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10:17 p.m. Derek Hill tries on his new work clothes.

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10:12 p.m. Davidson being listed as an outfielder.

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  10:06 p.m. Cleveland picks prep LHP Justus Sheffield, a Vandy commit. 10:05 p.m.

10:02 p.m. The Rangers, with the 30th pick, take Luis Ortiz, a high school righthander. 10 p.m.


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9:57 p.m. The Reds do take Blandino, announced as a shortstop by commissioner Bud Selig. 9:55 p.m.

  9:52 p.m. Royals take the LHP Griffin from The First Academy in Orlando. TFA won the NHSI in March. 9:51 p.m.

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9:47 p.m. Cardinals do take Weaver, the FSU righthander. The Royals are up next. 9:45 p.m.

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9:35 p.m. The A’s do go with Chapman, as J.J. reported. 9:35 p.m

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9:30 p.m. Tucker is the pick, as reported by J.J. Cooper. 9:29 p.m.

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9:23 p.m. The Tigers do select Hill, their first high school OF pick since Cameron Maybin in 2005. 9:23 p.m.

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9:16 p.m, Dodgers do take Holmes, as expected. Tigers on the clock. 9:13 p.m.

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  8:56 p.m. The Nats go with Erick Fedde, the righthander from UNLV who has Tommy John surgery this week. 8:48 p.m.

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8:45 p.m. The Diamondbacks do take Toussaint.   8:43 p.m.

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8:36 p.m. 8:35 p.m. The Giants pick Vandy righthander Tyler Beede with the 14th pick. 8:31 p.m.

  8:28 p.m. The Padres do select N.C. State SS Trea Turner at No. 13, 10 picks after teammate Carlos Rodon went to the White Sox. 8:24 p.m.

8:22 p.m. Brewers do take Kodi Medeiros, the Hawaii high school lefthander. 8:21 p.m.

8:20 p.m. Nick Gordon embraces his father, former major leaguer Tom Gordon, after Nick was selected fifth by the Twins. 8:18 p.m.

8:16 p.m. Toronto goes with Pentecost, as expected, with 11th pick. 8:14 p.m.

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8:04 p.m. Toronto goes with ECU RHP Jeff Hoffman, who had Tommy John surgery in May. 8:03 p.m.

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7:56 p.m. Rockies, with eighth overall pick, go with LHP Kyle Freeland of Evansville, as J.J. reported hearing.

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7:51 p.m. Phillies do pick Nola, rhp, LSU, as reported. 7:50 p.m.

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  7:45 p.m. Mariners select Alex Jackson, C/OF, Rancho Bernardo HS in San Diego area

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7:37 p.m. The Twins select SS Nick Gordon, from Olympia (Fla.) HS 7:36 p.m.

7:32: Cubs select Indiana slugger Kyle Schwarber No. 4.



7:23: White Sox take N.C. State’s Carlos Rodon third overall.

  7:20: Tyler Kolek goes No. 2 to the Marlins.

7:15: Brady Aiken goes first overall to the Astros, picking first for the third straight season.


7 p.m.: And as the draft broadcast begins, we still don’t know who the Astros will take.

6:52 p.m.: It’s the Astros, so 10 minutes before they make their pick, Adam Everett is still waiting for the call on who to turn in.

6:49 p.m.: And they are ready in the MLB Studio.

6:45 p.m.: And we’re ready to begin the 2014 MLB draft. The BA Draft War Room is ready to go. Lot less money being spent than in actual war rooms, but hey, we have Q-Shack.

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