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Cleveland Indians First Round Draft Picks

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The Cleveland Indians first round draft picks include 72 players, with 32 being pitchers and 40 of those being drafted out of high school. The Indians have selected 15 outfielders, 11 shortstops, four third basemen, four first basemen, four catchers, one second baseman and one infielder in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the Indians have selected 21 right-handers and 11 left-handers.

The Indians have drafted 31 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Tanner Burns in 2020. Cleveland has never selected first overall.

Year Player Pos School Pick Signing Bonus
1965 Ray Fosse C Marion HS (IL) 7
1966 John Curtis LHP Smithtown HS (NY) 12 Did Not Sign
1967 Jack Heidemann SS Brenham HS (TX) 11
1968 Michael Weaver SS Paxon HS (FL) 6
1969 Alvin McGrew OF Parker HS (AL) 15
1970 Steve Dunning RHP Stanford University 2
1971 David Sloan RHP Santa Clara HS (CA) 9
1972 Rick Manning SS LaSalle HS (NY) 2
1973 Glenn Tufts INF Raynham HS (MA) 5
1974 Tom Brennan RHP Lewis University 4
1975 Rick Cerone C Seton Hall University 7
1976 Tim Glass C Springfield South HS (OH) 14
1977 Bruce Compton OF Norman HS (OK) 11
1978 Phil Lansford SS Wilcox HS (CA) 10
1979 John Bohnet LHP Hogan HS (CA) 7
1980 Kelly Gruber SS Westlake HS (TX) 10
1981 George Alpert OF Livingston HS (NJ) 13
1982 Mark Snyder RHP Bearden HS (TN) 12
1983 Dave Clark OF Jackson State University 11
1984 Cory Snyder SS Brigham Young University 4
1985 Mike Poehl RHP University of Texas 9 $125,000
1986 Greg Swindell LHP University of Texas 2
1988 Mark Lewis SS Hamilton HS (OH) 2
1988 Charles Nagy RHP University of Connecticut 17
1988 Jeff Mutis LHP Lafayette College 27
1989 Calvin Murray 3B W.T. White HS (TX) 11 Did Not Sign
1990 Tim Costo SS University of Iowa 8 $300,000
1990 Sam Hence OF Stone County HS (MS) 39
1991 Manny Ramirez 3B George Washington HS (NY) 13 $257,000
1992 Paul Shuey RHP University of North Carolina 2 $650,000
1993 Daron Kirkreit RHP University of California, Riverside 11 $600,000
1994 Jaret Wright RHP Katella HS (CA) 10 $1,150,000
1995 David Miller 1B Clemson University 23 $620,000
1996 Danny Peoples 1B University of Texas 28 $400,000
1997 Tim Drew RHP Lowndes County HS (GA) 28 $1,600,000
1997 Jason Fitzgerald OF Tulane University 41
1998 CC Sabathia LHP Vallejo HS (CA) 20 $1,300,000
2000 Corey Smith SS Piscataway HS (NJ) 26 $1,375,000
2000 Derek Thompson LHP Land O' Lakes HS (FL) 37 $850,000
2001 Dan Denham RHP Deer Valley HS (CA) 17 $1,860,000
2001 Alan Horne RHP Marianna HS (FL) 27 Did Not Sign
2001 J.D. Martin RHP Burroughs HS (CA) 35 $975,000
2001 Mike Conroy OF Boston College High School 43 $870,000
2002 Jeremy Guthrie RHP Stanford University 22 $3,000,000
2002 Matt Whitney 3B Palm Beach Gardens HS (FL) 33 $1,125,000
2002 Micah Schilling 2B Silliman Institute 41 $915,000
2003 Michael Aubrey 1B Tulane University 11 $2,010,000
2003 Brad Snyder OF Ball State University 18 $1,525,000
2003 Adam Miller RHP McKinney HS (TX) 31 $1,025,000
2004 Jeremy Sowers LHP Vanderbilt University 6 $2,475,000
2005 Trevor Crowe OF University of Arizona 14 $1,695,000
2005 Johnny Drennen OF Rancho Bernardo HS (CA) 33 $1,000,000
2006 David Huff LHP UCLA 39 $900,000
2007 Beau Mills 1B Lewis-Clark State College 13 $1,575,000
2008 Lonnie Chisenhall 3B Pitt Community College 29 $1,100,000
2009 Alex White RHP University of North Carolina 15 $2,250,000
2010 Drew Pomeranz LHP University of Mississippi 5 $2,625,000
2011 Francisco Lindor SS Montverde Academy (FL) 8 $2,900,000
2012 Tyler Naquin OF Texas A&M University 15 $1,750,000
2013 Clint Frazier OF Loganville HS (GA) 5 $3,500,000
2014 Bradley Zimmer OF University of San Francisco 21 $1,900,000
2014 Justus Sheffield LHP Tullahoma HS (TN) 31 $1,600,000
2014 Mike Papi OF University of Virginia 38 $1,250,000
2015 Brady Aiken LHP IMG Academy (FL) 17 $2,513,280
2015 Triston McKenzie RHP Royal Palm Beach High School (FL) 42 $2,302,500
2016 Will Benson OF The Westminster Schools (GA) 14 $2,500,000
2018 Bo Naylor C St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School 29 $2,332,700
2018 Ethan Hankins RHP Forsyth Central High School (GA) 35 $2,246,022
2018 Lenny Torres RHP Beacon High School (NY) 41 $1,350,000
2019 Daniel Espino RHP Georgia Premier Academy (GA) 24
2020 Carson Tucker SS Mountain Pointe High School (AZ) 23
2020 Tanner Burns RHP Auburn University 36

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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