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2001 First-Year Player Draft
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  Draft Facts

From New York, NY
June 5: 1-6 PM ET
June 6: 12-6 PM ET

Draft order

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Draft Selections:  
Last Name Player Search:    Go
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Position:  C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | LF | CF | RF | OFPitchers:  RHP | LHP
School:  A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
State/Country In Which Player Competed:  

Draft Spotlight
Drafted in a N.Y. Minute

No made-for-television-drama here. For the First-Year Player Draft this week in Manhattan, Major League Baseball is all business, the one-and-only time baseball relies on the clock. More>>

Meet Joe Mauer
Minneapolis hero capped off a banner day with a bang.
Only one Prior selection
Mark Prior was not the first player taken in the first-year draft Tuesday. And he's thrilled about it. More>>
Best prep team ever?
The No. 1 high school baseball team in the country earned another honor. Florida's Seminole High tied a record by having having six players selected in Major League Baseball's 2001 First-Year Player Draft. More>>
Family ties
As's Ian Browne discovered, many familiar names stand out among the 50 rounds worth of prospects selected in the 2001 First-Year Player Draft. More>>

Casey Kotchman: Big league power
Mike Jones: The thunder from Thunderbird High
Jeremy Bonderman: Eleventh grade wonder
Dewon Brazleton: Tennessee thunder
Kenny Baugh: In awe of Baugh
Ben Crockett and Jon Steitz: Covered in ivy
Mark Teixeira: Making his mark
Michael Cust: All in the family
Colt Griffin: Colt express
Chad Bentz: The next Jim Abbott?
John Van Benschoten: Five-tool phenom
Josh Karp: Blazin' Bruin
Mark Prior: USC pitcher groomed for a starring role

Twins select Mauer with first pick
Rought Draft: Predicting prospect success is tough
Cuban defector will be available in draft
Scouting with Pat Shortt
Victor Santos: Tenacious Tiger
Not a case of senioritis
Two-sport athletes may be among the top picks
A's draft preview
Yankees draft preview
Christie Stancil: Scouting new territory
Looking back on memorable draft moments
Draft memories from current Major Leaguers
Scouts dissect the Draft
Trot Nixon: The day I got drafted
Scout's Honor: The MLB Scouting Bureau
2000 Draft recap
Major League Scouting Bureau Tryout camps

  Top 10 picks

1. Joe Mauer, c, MIN
2. Mark Prior, rhp, CHC
3. Dewon Brazelton, rhp, TB
4. Gavin Floyd, rhp, PHI
5. Mark Teixeira, 3b, TEX
6. Josh Karp, rhp, MON
7. Chris Smith, lhp, BAL
8. J. VanBenschoten, 1b, PIT
9. Colt Griffin, rhp, KC
10. Chris Burke, ss, HOU

Complete list of picks

  Team-by-Team Coverage

Kansas City
New York
Tampa Bay

Los Angeles
New York
San Diego
San Francisco
St. Louis

  Looking Back

Update on First-Rounders:
Where Are They Now?

1998 | 1999 | 2000

Draft Picks Breakdown

Past No. 1 picks
Drafted by team

First Round Picks:

1960s | 1970s | 1980s
1990s | 2000s

Straight to Majors

Since Major League Baseball began its draft in 1965, a total of 19 selections have advanced directly to the Major Leagues without playing in the minors.

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