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'06 MLB Draft - Vital Information
What: First-Year Player Draft
When: June 6-7, 2006
How: By conference call with all 30 MLB teams
Draft Picks: Day 1: Rounds 1-18
Day 2: Rounds 19-50

First-Round Draft Order
1. Royals Luke Hochevar, RHP
Fort Worth (Ind.)
2. Rockies Greg Reynolds, RHP, Stanford
3. Devil Rays Evan Longoria, 3B
Long Beach State
4. Pirates Brad Lincoln, RHP, Houston
5. Mariners Brandon Morrow, RHP, California
6. Tigers Andrew Miller, LHP, North Carolina
7. Dodgers Clayton Kershaw, LHP, H.S./Dallas
8. Reds Drew Stubbs, OF, Texas
9. Orioles Bill Rowell, 3B, H.S./Sewell,
N.J. ESPN Motion
10. Giants Tim Lincecum, RHP, Washington
11. Diamondbacks Max Scherzer, RHP, Missouri
12. Rangers Kasey Kiker, LHP
H.S./Phenix City, Ala.
13. Cubs Tyler Colvin, LF, Clemson
14. Blue Jays Travis Snider, OF
H.S./Everett, Wash.
15. Nationals Chris Marrero, 3B, H.S./Miami ESPN Motion
16. Brewers Jeremy Jeffress, RHP
H.S./South Boston, Va. ESPN Motion
17. Padres Matt Antonelli, 3B, Wake Forest
18. Phillies
(for B. Wagner)
Kyle Drabek, RHP/SS
H.S./The Woodlands, Texas ESPN Motion
19. Marlins Brett Sinkbeil, RHP, Missouri St.
20. Twins Chris Parmelee, OF/1B
H.S./Chino Hills, Calif. ESPN Motion
21. Yankees
(for T. Gordon)
Ian Kennedy, RHP, Southern Cal.
22. Nationals
(for E. Loaiza)
Colton Willems, RHP
H.S./Fort Pierce, Fla. ESPN Motion
23. Astros Max Sapp, C
H.S./Windermere, Fla.
24. Braves Cody Johnson, 1B
H.S./Panama City, Fla.
25. Angels
(for P. Byrd)
Hank Conger, C
H.S./Huntington Beach, Calif. ESPN Motion
26. Dodgers Bryan Morris, RHP
Motlow St. (Tenn.) CC
27. Red Sox Jason Place, OF, H.S./Easley, S.C.
28. Red Sox
(for J. Damon)
Daniel Bard, RHP, North Carolina
29. White Sox Kyle McCulloch, RHP, Texas
30. Cardinals Adam Ottavino, RHP, Northeastern

Sandwich Picks
31. Dodgers
(for J. Weaver)
Preston Mattingly, SS
H.S./Evansville, Ind.
32. Orioles
(for B. Ryan)
Pedro Beato, RHP
St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC.
33. Giants
(for S. Eyre)
Emmanuel Burriss, SS, Kent St.
34. Diamondbacks
(for T. Worrell)
Brooks Brown, RHP, Georgia
35. Padres
(for R. Hernandez)
Kyler Burke, OF/LHP
H.S./Chattanooga, Tenn.
36. Marlins
(for A. Burnett)
Chris Coghlan, 3B, Mississippi
37. Phillies
(for B. Wagner)
Adrian Cardenas, INF
H.S./Miami Lakes, Fla.
38. Braves
(for K. Farnsworth)
Cory Rasmus, RHP/SS
H.S./Seale, Ala.
39. Indians
(for B. Howry)
David Huff, LHP, UCLA
40. Red Sox
(for J. Damon)
Kris Johnson, LHP, Wichita State
41. Yankees
(for T. Gordon)
Joba Chamberlain, RHP
42. Cardinals
(for M. Morris)
Chris Perez, RHP, Miami
43. Braves
(for R. Furcal)
Steve Evarts, LHP
H.S./Tampa, Fla.
44. Red Sox
(for B. Mueller)
Caleb Clay, RHP
H.S./Cullman, Ala.


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