2014 First-Rounders So Far

Baseball America takes a look at the 2014 first-rounders and how they did as professionals (Statistics through Sept. 1).

Pick Name, Pos. HS/COL ML Org Stats Skinny
1. Brady Aiken, lhp Cathedral Catholic (HS) San Diego Did not sign Aiken’s future is a big unknown; Juco might be next
2. Tyler Kolek, rhp  Shepherd (Texas) HS  Marlins  0-3, 4.50 9 appearances, just 22 IP; 13 BB, 18 SO
3. Carlos Rodon, lhp N.C. State  White Sox 0-0, 2.92 38 SO in 24.2 IP; could get big league call
4. Kyle Schwarber, c/of  Indiana  Cubs .344/.428/.634 18 HR in 262 ABs
5. Nick Gordon, ss  Olympia HS (Orlando)  Twins  .296/.336/.370 18 YO held own in Rookie ball
6. Alex Jackson, of  Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego Mariners  .280/.344/.476 Struck with a line drive; played three times after 7/21
7. Aaron Nola, rhp  LSU Phillies  4-3, 2.93 45/10 SO/BB ratio at two levels
8. Kyle Freeland, lhp  Evansville  Rockies  3-0, 1.15 33 SO, 6 BB in 39 IP
9. Jeff Hoffman, rhp  East Carolina  Blue Jays  –  Had Tommy John surgery
10. Michael Conforto, of  Oregon State  Mets  .325/.398/.442 13 extra-base hits for Brooklyn
11. Max Pentecost, c  Kennesaw State Blue Jays  .324/.330/.419 Didn’t play after Aug. 7 due to unspecified injury
12. Kodi Medeiros, lhp Waiakea HS, Hilo, Hawaii Brewers  0-2, 7.13 26/13 SO/BB ratio in Rookie-level AZL
13. Trea Turner, ss  N.C. State  Padres .323/.406/.448 Slugged .529 at low Class A
14. Tyler Beede, rhp  Vanderbilt  Giants 0-1, 2.93 18 SO in 15.1 IP at two levels
15. Sean Newcomb, lhp  Hartford  Angels  0-1, 6.14 18 SO in 14.2 IP at two levels
16. Touki Toussaint, rhp Coral Springs Christian HS, Miami  Diamondbacks  2-3, 9.00 29 SO/17 BB in 25 IP
17. Brandon Finnegan, lhp  Texas Christian  Royals  0-4, 1.33  26/4 SO/BB ratio; called up by Royals
18. Erick Fedde, rhp  UNLV  Nationals  –  Had Tommy John surgery
19. Nick Howard, rhp  Virginia  Reds  2-1, 3.74  1.16 WHIP for LoA Dayton
20. Casey Gillaspie, 1b Wichita State  Rays  .262/.359/.411  24 of 69 hits for extra bases at SS Hudson Valley
21. Bradley Zimmer, of  San Francisco  Indians  .302/.400/.492  32 RBIs in 48 G at two levels
22. Grant Holmes, rhp  Conway (S.C.) HS  Dodgers  2-3, 3.72  59/13 SO/BB ratio in 48.1 IP at two levels
23. Derek Hill, of  Elk Grove (Calif.) HS  Tigers .208/.296/.295  45 SO in 191 PAs at two levels
24. Cole Tucker, ss  Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix Pirates .265/.367/.354  26/38 BB/SO ratio in the GCL
25. Matt Chapman, 3b  Cal State Fullerton  Athletics  .251/.295/.411 19 extra-base hits, reached Double-A
26. Michael Chavis, ss Sprayberry HS, Marietta, Ga.  Red Sox  .276/.353/.433 Hit .372 in August (29-for-78)
27. Luke Weaver, rhp  Florida State  Cardinals  0-1, 7.71 Shut down in early August after 9.1 IP
28. Foster Griffin, lhp The First Academy, Orlando  Royals  0-2, 3.21  19/12 SO/BB ratio in 28 IP at Rookie-level Appy League
29. Alex Blandino, ss  Stanford  Reds  .283/.367/.480 30 extra-base hits; reached LoA
30. Luis Ortiz, rhp  Sanger (Calif.) HS  Rangers  1-1, 1.77 19/6 SO/BB in 20.1 IP; reached LoA
31. Justus Sheffield, lhp  Tullahoma (Tenn.) HS  Indians  3-1, 4.79 29/9 SO/BB ratio in Rookie-level AZL
32. Braxton Davidson, of  Roberson HS, Asheville, N.C.  Braves .224/.387/.299  31/42 BB/SO ratio across two levels
33. Michael Kopech, rhp  Mount Pleasant (Texas) HS  Red Sox  0-1, 4.61  16 SO in 13.2 IP in the GCL
34. Jack Flaherty, rhp Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif.  Cardinals  1-1, 1.59 28/4 SO/BB ratio in 22.2 IP in the GCL