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Tampa Bay Rays First Round Draft Picks

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The Tampa Bay Rays first round draft picks include 37 players, with 14 being pitchers and 22 of those being drafted out of high school. The Rays have selected 11 outfielders, four shortstops, four third basemen, one first baseman, one catcher and one second baseman in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the Rays have selected eight right-handers and six left-handers.

The Rays have drafted 15 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Shane McClanahan in 2018. Tampa Bay has selected first overall four times, with the team picking Josh Hamilton in 1999, Delmon Young in 2003, David Price in 2007 and Tim Beckham in 2008.

YearPlayerPosSchoolPickSigning Bonus
1996Paul WilderOFCary HS (NC)29
1997Jason StandridgeRHPHewitt-Trussville HS (AL)31
1999Josh HamiltonOFAthens Drive HS (NC)1$3,960,000
2000Rocco BaldelliOFBishop Hendricken HS (RI)6$2,250,000
2001Dewon BrazeltonRHPMiddle Tennessee State University3$4,200,000
2002Melvin UptonSSGreenbrier Christian Academy (VA)2$4,600,000
2003Delmon YoungOFAdolfo Camarillo HS (CA)1$3,700,000
2004Jeff NiemannRHPRice University4$3,200,000
2005Wade TownsendRHPRice University8$1,500,000
2006Evan Longoria3BCalifornia State University, Long Beach3$3,000,000
2007David PriceLHPVanderbilt University1$5,600,000
2008Tim BeckhamSSGriffin High School (GA)1$6,150,000
2009LeVon Washington2BBuchholz HS (FL)30Did Not Sign
2010Josh SaleOFBishop Blanchet HS (WA)17$1,620,000
2010Justin O'ConnerCCowan HS (IN)31$1,025,000
2010Drew VettlesonOFCentral Kitsap HS (WA)42$845,000
2011Taylor GuerrieriRHPSpring Valley HS (SC)24$1,600,000
2011Mikie MahtookOFLSU31$1,150,000
2011Jake HagerSSSierra Vista HS (NV)32$963,000
2011Brandon MartinSSSantiago HS (CA)38$860,000
2011Tyler Goeddel3BSt. Francis HS (CA)41$1,500,000
2011Jeff AmesRHPLower Columbia College42$650,000
2011Blake SnellLHPShorewood HS (WA)52$684,000
2011Kes CarterOFWestern Kentucky University56$625,000
2011Grayson GarvinLHPVanderbilt University59$370,000
2011James HarrisOFOakland Technical HS (CA)60$490,000
2012Richie Shaffer3BClemson University25$1,712,500
2013Nick CiuffoCLexington HS (SC)21$1,974,700
2013Ryne StanekRHPUniversity of Arkansas29$1,758,300
2014Casey Gillaspie1BWichita State University20$2,035,500
2015Garrett WhitleyOFNiskayuna HS (NY)13$2,962,100
2016Josh Lowe3BPope HS (GA)13$2,600,000
2017Brendan McKay1B/LHPUniversity of Louisville4$7,005,000
2017Drew RasmussenRHPOregon State University31Did Not Sign
2018Matthew LiberatoreLHPMountain Ridge HS (AZ)16$3,497,500
2018Shane McClanahanLHPUniversity of South Florida31$2,230,100
2018Nick SchnellOFRoncalli HS (IN)32$2,297,500

World Series Winners with Rays

None

AL MVP Award Winners with Rays

None

AL Cy Young Award Winners with Rays

David Price (2012)

Rookie of the Year Award with Rays

Evan Longoria (2008)

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