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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.

Year Player Pos School Pick Signing Bonus
1996 Paul Wilder OF Cary HS (NC) 29
1997 Jason Standridge RHP Hewitt-Trussville HS (AL) 31
1999 Josh Hamilton OF Athens Drive HS (NC) 1 $3,960,000
2000 Rocco Baldelli OF Bishop Hendricken HS (RI) 6 $2,250,000
2001 Dewon Brazelton RHP Middle Tennessee State University 3 $4,200,000
2002 Melvin Upton SS Greenbrier Christian Academy (VA) 2 $4,600,000
2003 Delmon Young OF Adolfo Camarillo HS (CA) 1 $3,700,000
2004 Jeff Niemann RHP Rice University 4 $3,200,000
2005 Wade Townsend RHP Rice University 8 $1,500,000
2006 Evan Longoria 3B California State University, Long Beach 3 $3,000,000
2007 David Price LHP Vanderbilt University 1 $5,600,000
2008 Tim Beckham SS Griffin High School (GA) 1 $6,150,000
2009 LeVon Washington 2B Buchholz HS (FL) 30 Did Not Sign
2010 Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet HS (WA) 17 $1,620,000
2010 Justin O'Conner C Cowan HS (IN) 31 $1,025,000
2010 Drew Vettleson OF Central Kitsap HS (WA) 42 $845,000
2011 Taylor Guerrieri RHP Spring Valley HS (SC) 24 $1,600,000
2011 Mikie Mahtook OF LSU 31 $1,150,000
2011 Jake Hager SS Sierra Vista HS (NV) 32 $963,000
2011 Brandon Martin SS Santiago HS (CA) 38 $860,000
2011 Tyler Goeddel 3B St. Francis HS (CA) 41 $1,500,000
2011 Jeff Ames RHP Lower Columbia College 42 $650,000
2011 Blake Snell LHP Shorewood HS (WA) 52 $684,000
2011 Kes Carter OF Western Kentucky University 56 $625,000
2011 Grayson Garvin LHP Vanderbilt University 59 $370,000
2011 James Harris OF Oakland Technical HS (CA) 60 $490,000
2012 Richie Shaffer 3B Clemson University 25 $1,712,500
2013 Nick Ciuffo C Lexington HS (SC) 21 $1,974,700
2013 Ryne Stanek RHP University of Arkansas 29 $1,758,300
2014 Casey Gillaspie 1B Wichita State University 20 $2,035,500
2015 Garrett Whitley OF Niskayuna HS (NY) 13 $2,962,100
2016 Josh Lowe 3B Pope HS (GA) 13 $2,600,000
2017 Brendan McKay 1B/LHP University of Louisville 4 $7,005,000
2017 Drew Rasmussen RHP Oregon State University 31 Did Not Sign
2018 Matthew Liberatore LHP Mountain Ridge HS (AZ) 16 $3,497,500
2018 Shane McClanahan LHP University of South Florida 31 $2,230,100
2018 Nick Schnell OF Roncalli 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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