Baseball America’s 2014 draft coverage continues with our draft recap. Clint Longenecker brings you 2014 draft recaps for the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins.
The White Sox had the earliest pick, at third overall, where they took North Carolina State lefthander Carlos Rodon, quickly followed by the Twins at No. 5. The Indians and Royals had the most early picks, however. The Indians had three in the first 38 thanks to a compensation pick for losing Ubaldo Jimenez and a competitive-balance pick after the first round, while the Royals had three of the first 40, also with a free agent compensation pick for Ervin Santana and a competitive balance selection. The Tigers had no extra picks and picked 23rd overall and then 25th in rotation following that.
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 East Draft Recaps
See also: AL West Draft Recaps