Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Previous #1 Picks

  • Hanley Ramirez (2006) - selected by Kansas City
  • Prince Fielder (2005) - selected by Seattle
  • Matt Holliday (2004) - selected by Montreal
  • Miguel Cabrera (2003) - selected by Toronto
  • Carlos Zambrano (2002) - selected by Minnesota
  • Albert Pujols (2001) - selected by Montreal
  • Todd Helton (2000) - selected by Philadelphia

Monday, February 08, 2010

Royals Take Hanley Ramirez With First Pick

Kansas City (AP) – It’s not often that you see the previous year’s league champs have the first pick in the draft, but that is exactly the situation with the Royals this season. Kansas City and Washington orchestrated a blockbuster trade that included sending Carlos Beltran, Michael Young and Houston Street to Washington for Pat Burrell and the number #1 pick.

The Royals promptly made highly touted Hanley Ramirez the first pick in the 2006 draft. Ramirez, just 22 years old, spent last season with the AA Portland Sea Dogs in the Eastern League where he hit .271 with 6 homers, 52 RBI’s and 26 stolen bases.