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Cleveland Indians First Round Draft Picks

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The Cleveland Indians first round draft picks include 66 players, with 28 being pitchers and 36 of those being drafted out of high school. The Indians have selected 15 outfielders, 10 shortstops, four third basemen, four first basemen, three catchers, one second baseman and one infielder in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the Indians have selected 17 right-handers and 11 left-handers.

The Indians have drafted 30 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Mike Papi in 2014. Cleveland has never selected first overall.

YearPlayerPosSchoolPickSigning Bonus
1965Ray FosseCMarion HS (IL)7
1966John CurtisLHPSmithtown HS (NY)12Did Not Sign
1967Jack HeidemannSSBrenham HS (TX)11
1968Michael WeaverSSPaxon HS (FL)6
1969Alvin McGrewOFParker HS (AL)15
1970Steve DunningRHPStanford University2
1971David SloanRHPSanta Clara HS (CA)9
1972Rick ManningSSLaSalle HS (NY)2
1973Glenn TuftsINFRaynham HS (MA)5
1974Tom BrennanRHPLewis University4
1975Rick CeroneCSeton Hall University7
1976Tim GlassCSpringfield South HS (OH)14
1977Bruce ComptonOFNorman HS (OK)11
1978Phil LansfordSSWilcox HS (CA)10
1979John BohnetLHPHogan HS (CA)7
1980Kelly GruberSSWestlake HS (TX)10
1981George AlpertOFLivingston HS (NJ)13
1982Mark SnyderRHPBearden HS (TN)12
1983Dave ClarkOFJackson State University11
1984Cory SnyderSSBrigham Young University4
1985Mike PoehlRHPUniversity of Texas9$125,000
1986Greg SwindellLHPUniversity of Texas2
1988Mark LewisSSHamilton HS (OH)2
1988Charles NagyRHPUniversity of Connecticut17
1988Jeff MutisLHPLafayette College27
1989Calvin Murray3BW.T. White HS (TX)11Did Not Sign
1990Tim CostoSSUniversity of Iowa8$300,000
1990Sam HenceOFStone County HS (MS)39
1991Manny Ramirez3BGeorge Washington HS (NY)13$257,000
1992Paul ShueyRHPUniversity of North Carolina2$650,000
1993Daron KirkreitRHPUniversity of California, Riverside11$600,000
1994Jaret WrightRHPKatella HS (CA)10$1,150,000
1995David Miller1BClemson University23$620,000
1996Danny Peoples1BUniversity of Texas28$400,000
1997Tim DrewRHPLowndes County HS (GA)28$1,600,000
1997Jason FitzgeraldOFTulane University41
1998CC SabathiaLHPVallejo HS (CA)20$1,300,000
2000Corey SmithSSPiscataway HS (NJ)26$1,375,000
2000Derek ThompsonLHPLand O' Lakes HS (FL)37$850,000
2001Dan DenhamRHPDeer Valley HS (CA)17$1,860,000
2001Alan HorneRHPMarianna HS (FL)27Did Not Sign
2001J.D. MartinRHPBurroughs HS (CA)35$975,000
2001Mike ConroyOFBoston College High School43$870,000
2002Jeremy GuthrieRHPStanford University22$3,000,000
2002Matt Whitney3BPalm Beach Gardens HS (FL)33$1,125,000
2002Micah Schilling2BSilliman Institute41$915,000
2003Michael Aubrey1BTulane University11$2,010,000
2003Brad SnyderOFBall State University18$1,525,000
2003Adam MillerRHPMcKinney HS (TX)31$1,025,000
2004Jeremy SowersLHPVanderbilt University6$2,475,000
2005Trevor CroweOFUniversity of Arizona14$1,695,000
2005Johnny DrennenOFRancho Bernardo HS (CA)33$1,000,000
2006David HuffLHPUCLA39$900,000
2007Beau Mills1BLewis-Clark State College13$1,575,000
2008Lonnie Chisenhall3BPitt Community College29$1,100,000
2009Alex WhiteRHPUniversity of North Carolina15$2,250,000
2010Drew PomeranzLHPUniversity of Mississippi5$2,625,000
2011Francisco LindorSSMontverde Academy (FL)8$2,900,000
2012Tyler NaquinOFTexas A&M University15$1,750,000
2013Clint FrazierOFLoganville HS (GA)5$3,500,000
2014Bradley ZimmerOFUniversity of San Francisco21$1,900,000
2014Justus SheffieldLHPTullahoma HS (TN)31$1,600,000
2014Mike PapiOFUniversity of Virginia38$1,250,000
2015Brady AikenLHPIMG Academy (FL)17$2,513,280
2015Triston McKenzieRHPRoyal Palm Beach High School (FL)42$2,302,500
2016Will BensonOFThe Westminster Schools (GA)14$2,500,000

Hall of Fame

None

World Series Winners with Indians

None

AL MVP Award Winners with Indians

None

AL Cy Young Award Winners with Indians

CC Sabathia (2007)

Rookie of the Year Award with Indians

None

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