16 USA Baseball alums taken in first round of draft
Two-time National-Teamer Alvarez heads picks in MLB First-Year Player Draft

June 6, 2008

The following USA Baseball alumni were selected in the first round and compensatory round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Thursday in Orlando, Fla.

Rd. Pick MLB Club Player Pos. B T HT WT School Hometown USA Baseball Team
1 2 PIT Pedro Alvarez 3B L R 6-2 212 Vanderbilt New York, N.Y. 2006, 2007 National Team
1 3 KC Eric Hosmer 1B L L 6-4 215 American Heritage H.S. Cooper City, Fla. 2007 18U National Team
1 4 BAL Brian Matusz LHP L L 6-4 200 Univ. of San Diego Cave Creek, Ariz. 2007 National Team
1 5 SF Gerald Posey C R R 6-1 205 Florida State Leesburg, Ga. 2004 18U National Team
1 6 FLA Kyle Skipworth C L R 6-3 195 Patriot H.S. Riverside, Calif. 2006 16U National Team, 2007 18U National Team
1 11 TEX Justin Smoak 1B S L 6-4 220 Univ. of South Carolina Goose Creek, S.C. 2007 National Team
1 12 OAK Jemile Weeks 2B S R 6-10 175 Univ. of Miami (Fla.) Altamonte Springs, Fla. 2006 National Team
1 13 STL Brett Wallace 3B L R 6-2 235 Arizona State Sonoma, Calif. 2007 National Team
1 17 TOR David Cooper 1B L L 6-0 175 Cal-Berkeley Stockton, Calif. 2004 18U National Team
1 18 NYM Isaac Davis 1B L L 6-4 215 Arizona State Scottsdale, Ariz. 2003 16U National Team, 2004 18U National Team
A 39 STL Michael Lynn RHP R R 6-5 250 Univ. of Mississippi Brownsburg, Ind. 2007 National Team
A 40 ATL Brett DeVall LHP R L 6-3 215 Niceville H.S. Niceville, Fla. 2004 16U National Team
A 41 CHI Ryan Flaherty SS L R 6-3 200 Vanderbilt Portland, Maine 2007 National Team
A 42 SD Jaff Decker CF L L 5-10 190 Sunrise Mountain H.S. Peoria, Ariz. 2006 16U National Team
A 44 NYY Jeremy Bleich LHP L L 6-1 200 Stanford Metairie, La. 2005 18U National Team
A 46 SD John Forsythe 3B R R 6-0 200 Univ. of Arkansas Lakeland, Tenn. 2007 National Team