2015 Major League Baseball draft

The 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft was held from June 8 through June 10, 2015, to assign amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The draft order is the reverse order of the 2014 MLB season standings. As the Diamondbacks finished the 2014 season with the worst record, they had the first overall selection. In addition, the Houston Astros had the 2nd pick of the 2015 draft, as compensation for failing to sign Brady Aiken, the first overall selection of the 2014 MLB Draft.

2015 Major League Baseball draft
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General information
Date(s)June 8–10, 2015
LocationSecaucus, New Jersey
Network(s)MLB Network
1,215 total selections
First selectionDansby Swanson
Arizona Diamondbacks
First round selections42
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Twelve free agents received and rejected qualifying offers of $15.3 million for the 2015 season, entitling their teams to compensatory draft choices if they are signed by another team. The team signing the player will lose their first round choice, though the first ten picks are protected.[1] The New York Mets surrendered their first round pick (15th overall) to sign Michael Cuddyer, while the Colorado Rockies gained a supplementary pick.[2] The Toronto Blue Jays lost their pick for signing Russell Martin, giving a compensatory pick to the Pittsburgh Pirates.[3] The Boston Red Sox surrendered their second- and third-round picks (Boston's first pick is protected) to sign Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramírez. The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers received supplementary picks.[4]

Dean Kremer became the first ever Israeli drafted in an MLB draft, when selected in the 39th round, by the Padres.[5]

First round selectionsEdit

* Player did not sign
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Dansby Swanson Arizona Diamondbacks Shortstop Vanderbilt
2 Alex Bregman Houston Astros[Compensation 1] Shortstop LSU
3 Brendan Rodgers Colorado Rockies Shortstop Lake Mary High School (FL)
4 Dillon Tate Texas Rangers Right-handed pitcher UC Santa Barbara
5 Kyle Tucker Houston Astros Outfielder H.B. Plant High School (FL)
6 Tyler Jay Minnesota Twins Left-handed pitcher Illinois
7 Andrew Benintendi Boston Red Sox Outfielder Arkansas
8 Carson Fulmer Chicago White Sox Right-handed pitcher Vanderbilt
9 Ian Happ Chicago Cubs Outfielder Cincinnati
10 Cornelius Randolph Philadelphia Phillies Shortstop Griffin High School (GA)
11 Tyler Stephenson Cincinnati Reds Catcher Kennesaw Mountain High School (GA)
12 Josh Naylor Miami Marlins First baseman St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School (ON)
13 Garrett Whitley Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder Niskayuna High School (NY)
14 Kolby Allard Atlanta Braves Left-handed pitcher San Clemente High School (CA)
15 Trent Clark Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Richland High School (TX)
16 James Kaprielian New York Yankees Right-handed pitcher UCLA
17 Brady Aiken Cleveland Indians Left-handed pitcher IMG Academy (FL)
18 Phil Bickford San Francisco Giants Right-handed pitcher College of Southern Nevada
19 Kevin Newman Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop Arizona
20 Richie Martin Oakland Athletics Shortstop Florida
21 Ashe Russell Kansas City Royals Right-handed pitcher Cathedral High School (IN)
22 Beau Burrows Detroit Tigers Right-handed pitcher Weatherford High School (TX)
23 Nick Plummer St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Brother Rice High School (MI)
24 Walker Buehler Los Angeles Dodgers Right-handed pitcher Vanderbilt
25 D. J. Stewart Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Florida State
26 Taylor Ward Los Angeles Angels Catcher Fresno State

Compensatory roundEdit

Pick Player Team Position School
27 Mike Nikorak Colorado Rockies[Compensation 2] Right-handed pitcher Stroudsburg High School (PA)
28 Mike Soroka Atlanta Braves[Compensation 3] Right-handed pitcher Bishop Carroll High School (AB)
29 Jon Harris Toronto Blue Jays[Compensation 4] Right-handed pitcher Missouri State
30 Kyle Holder New York Yankees[Compensation 5] Shortstop San Diego
31 Chris Shaw San Francisco Giants[Compensation 6] First baseman Boston College
32 Ke'Bryan Hayes Pittsburgh Pirates[Compensation 7] Third baseman Concordia Lutheran High School (TX)
33 Nolan Watson Kansas City Royals[Compensation 8] Right-handed pitcher Lawrence North High School (IN)
34 Christin Stewart Detroit Tigers[Compensation 9] Outfielder Tennessee
35 Kyle Funkhouser* Los Angeles Dodgers[Compensation 10] Right-handed pitcher Louisville
36 Ryan Mountcastle Baltimore Orioles[Compensation 11] Shortstop Hagerty High School (FL)

Competitive Balance Round AEdit

Pick Player Team Position School
37 Daz Cameron Houston Astros[Trades 1] Outfielder Eagle's Landing Christian Academy (GA)
38 Tyler Nevin Colorado Rockies Third baseman Poway High School (CA)
39 Jake Woodford St. Louis Cardinals Right-handed pitcher H.B. Plant High School (FL)
40 Nathan Kirby Milwaukee Brewers Left-handed pitcher Virginia
41 Austin Riley Atlanta Braves[Trades 2] Third baseman DeSoto Central High School (MS)
42 Triston McKenzie Cleveland Indians Right-handed pitcher Royal Palm Beach High School (FL)

Other notable selectionsEdit

Round Pick Player Team Position School
2 43 Alex Young Arizona Diamondbacks Left-handed pitcher Texas Christian University
2 46 Tom Eshelman Houston Astros Right-handed pitcher Cal State Fullerton
2 47 Donnie Dewees Chicago Cubs Outfielder North Florida
2 48 Scott Kingery Philadelphia Phillies Infielder Arizona
2 53 Desmond Lindsay New York Mets Outfielder Out-of-Door Academy (FL)
2 55 Cody Ponce Milwaukee Brewers Right-handed pitcher Cal Poly Pomona
2 56 Brady Singer* Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Eustis High School (FL)
2 60 Nick Neidert Seattle Mariners Pitcher Peachtree Ridge High School (GA)
2 61 Andrew Suarez San Francisco Giants Left-handed pitcher Miami
2 62 Kevin Kramer Pittsburgh Pirates Second baseman UCLA
2 63 Mikey White Oakland Athletics Shortstop Alabama
2 64 Josh Staumont Kansas City Royals Pitcher Azusa Pacific
2 65 Tyler Alexander Detroit Tigers Pitcher TCU
2 66 Bryce Denton St. Louis Cardinals Third baseman Ravenwood High School (TN)
2 70 Jahmai Jones Los Angeles Angels Outfielder Wesleyan School (GA)
2 73 Kyle Cody* Minnesota Twins Right-handed pitcher Kentucky
2 74 Josh Sborz Los Angeles Dodgers[Trades 3] Right-handed pitcher Virginia
2 75 A. J. Minter Atlanta Braves[Trades 4] Pitcher Texas A&M
3 76 Taylor Clarke Arizona Diamondbacks Right-handed pitcher College of Charleston
3 78 Michael Matuella Texas Rangers Right-handed pitcher Duke
3 79 Riley Ferrell Houston Astros Right-handed pitcher Texas Christian
3 80 Travis Blankenhorn Minnesota Twins Third baseman Pottsville Area High School (PA)
3 84 Blake Trahan Cincinnati Reds Shortstop Louisiana-Lafayette
3 86 Jacob Nix San Diego Padres Right-handed pitcher IMG Academy (FL)
3 87 Brandon Lowe Tampa Bay Rays Second baseman Maryland
3 91 Justin Maese Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Ysleta High School (TX)
3 100 Harrison Bader St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Florida
3 101 Philip Pfeifer Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Vanderbilt
3 103 Rhett Wiseman Washington Nationals Outfielder Vanderbilt
3 104 Grayson Long Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Texas A&M
3 105 Jordan Hicks St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Cypress Creek High School (TX)
4 111 Tate Matheny Boston Red Sox Outfielder Missouri State
4 114 Kyle Martin Philadelphia Phillies First baseman South Carolina
4 116 Cody Poteet Miami Marlins Pitcher UCLA
4 119 David Thompson New York Mets Third baseman Miami
4 121 Demi Orimoloye Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder St. Matthew High School (ON)
4 126 Mac Marshall San Francisco Giants Left-handed pitcher Chipola
4 128 Skye Bolt Oakland Athletics Outfielder North Carolina
4 131 Paul DeJong St. Louis Cardinals Infielder Illinois State
4 132 Willie Calhoun Los Angeles Dodgers Second baseman Yavapai
4 133 Ryan McKenna Baltimore Orioles Outfielder St. Thomas Aquinas High School (NH)
4 134 Mariano Riviera III Washington Nationals Right-handed pitcher Iona
5 142 Jordan Stephens Chicago White Sox Pitcher Rice
5 143 Ryan Kellogg Chicago Cubs Pitcher Arizona State
5 148 Joe McCarthy Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder Virginia
5 149 Thomas Szapucki New York Mets Pitcher William T. Dwyer High School (FL)
5 153 Chance Adams New York Yankees Pitcher Dallas Baptist
5 154 Ka'ai Tom Cleveland Indians Outfielder Kentucky
5 155 Drew Jackson Seattle Mariners Shortstop Stanford
5 164 Taylor Hearn Washington Nationals Pitcher Oklahoma Baptist
6 171 Travis Lakins Boston Red Sox Right-handed pitcher Ohio State
6 173 David Berg Chicago Cubs Right-handed pitcher UCLA
6 186 Steven Duggar San Francisco Giants Outfielder Clemson
6 188 Bubba Derby Oakland Athletics Pitcher San Diego State
6 190 Matt Hall Detroit Tigers Pitcher Missouri State Bears
6 192 Edwin Ríos Los Angeles Dodgers First Baseman Florida International
7 201 Ben Taylor Boston Red Sox Right-handed pitcher South Alabama
7 210 Patrick Weigel Atlanta Braves Pitcher Houston
7 212 Travis Bergen Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Kennesaw State
7 222 Andrew Sopko Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Gonzaga
8 229 Garrett Stubbs Houston Astros Catcher Southern California
8 231 Logan Allen Boston Red Sox Pitcher IMG Academy (FL)
8 254 Koda Glover Washington Nationals Pitcher Oklahoma State
9 260 LaMonte Wade Minnesota Twins Outfielder Maryland
9 272 Vince Conde New York Yankees Shortstop Vanderbilt
10 294 Josh Tobias Philadelphia Phillies Second baseman Florida
10 303 James Reeves New York Yankees Pitcher The Citadel
10 314 Taylor Guilbeau Washington Nationals Left-handed pitcher Alabama
11 318 Scott Heineman Texas Rangers Outfielder Oregon
11 319 Patrick Sandoval Houston Astros Left-handed pitcher Mission Viejo High School (CA)
11 327 Brett Kennedy San Diego Padres Pitcher Fordham
11 333 Josh Rogers New York Yankees Pitcher Louisville
12 349 Myles Straw Houston Astros Outfielder St. Johns River State College
12 370 Kyle Dowdy Detroit Tigers Right-handed pitcher Hawaii
13 381 Matt Kent Boston Red Sox Pitcher Texas A&M
13 403 Cedric Mullins Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Campbell
13 404 Max Schrock Washington Nationals Second baseman South Carolina
14 411 Bobby Poyner Boston Red Sox Left-handed pitcher Florida
14 429 Nick Dini Kansas City Royals Catcher Wagner
14 430 A. J. Simcox Detroit Tigers Shortstop Tennessee
15 449 P. J. Conlon New York Mets Pitcher San Diego
17 507 Trey Wingenter San Diego Padres Right-handed pitcher Auburn
17 510 Evan Phillips Atlanta Braves Right-handed pitcher UNC Wilmington
18 519 Jordan Humphreys New York Mets Pitcher Crystal River High School (FL)
19 578 Seth Brown Oakland Athletics First baseman Lewis-Clark State College
20 607 Tanner Anderson Pittsburgh Pirates Right-handed pitcher Harvard
22 663 Cody Carroll New York Yankees Right-handed pitcher Southern Miss
23 695 Art Warren Seattle Mariners Right-handed pitcher Ashland University
27 824 Ryan Brinley Washington Nationals Pitcher Sam Houston State
28 829 Zac Grotz Houston Astros Right-handed pitcher Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University
28 852 Kyle Garlick Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Cal Poly Pomona
29 871 Donny Everett* Milwaukee Brewers Right-handed pitcher Clarksville High School (TN)
30 888 Jeffrey Springs Texas Rangers Left-handed pitcher Appalachian State
31 942 Corey Copping Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Oklahoma
33 978 C. D. Pelham Texas Rangers Left-handed pitcher Spartanburg Methodist College
36 1,071 Trevor Kelley Boston Red Sox Right-handed pitcher North Carolina
37 1,099 Luken Baker* Houston Astros Right-handed pitcher Oak Ridge High School (TX)
38 1,144 Braden Webb* Cleveland Indians Pitcher No school
40 1,207 Daniel Zamora Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Stony Brook

See alsoEdit


Compensation picks
  1. ^ Compensation pick for failing to sign Brady Aiken in the 2014 draft.
  2. ^ Compensation pick for the New York Mets signing Michael Cuddyer
  3. ^ Compensation pick for the Minnesota Twins signing Ervin Santana
  4. ^ Compensation pick for the Chicago White Sox signing Melky Cabrera
  5. ^ Compensation pick for the Chicago White Sox signing David Robertson
  6. ^ Compensation pick for the Boston Red Sox signing Pablo Sandoval
  7. ^ Compensation pick for the Toronto Blue Jays signing Russell Martin
  8. ^ Compensation pick for the San Diego Padres signing James Shields
  9. ^ Compensation pick for the Washington Nationals signing Max Scherzer
  10. ^ Compensation pick for the Boston Red Sox signing Hanley Ramírez
  11. ^ Compensation pick for the Seattle Mariners signing Nelson Cruz
  1. ^ The Astros acquired the 37th pick from the Miami Marlins along with Jake Marisnick, Colin Moran, and Francis Martes for Jarred Cosart, Enrique Hernández, and Austin Wates.[6]
  2. ^ The Braves acquired the 41st pick from the San Diego Padres along with Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin, Matt Wisler, and Jordan Paroubeck in exchange for Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton, Jr.[7]
  3. ^ The Dodgers acquired the 74th pick, Ryan Webb, and Brian Ward from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Ben Rowen and Chris O'Brien.[8]
  4. ^ The Braves acquired the 75th pick from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Víctor Reyes.[9]


  1. ^ "All 12 major league baseball free agents decline qualifying offers - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "New York Mets sign Michael Cuddyer to two-year deal - ESPN New York". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "Blue Jays Sign Russell Martin". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "Boston Red Sox introduce Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramírez - ESPN Boston". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  5. ^ Dean Kremer Becomes First Israeli Citizen Picked in MLB Draft, by San Diego Padres
  6. ^ "Astros ship Jarred Cosart to Marlins in 6-player deal". Houston Chronicle. July 31, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
  7. ^ O'Brien, David (April 5, 2015). "Braves deal Kimbrel, Upton to Padres". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  8. ^ Dilbeck, Steve (April 9, 2015). "Dodgers pick up reliever Ryan Webb from the Orioles". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  9. ^ https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/diamondbacks-acquire-victor-reyes-in-trade-with-braves/