Texas High School Pitchers Drafted in the First Round, 1981-2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Scott Kazmir #19 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 12, 2010 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Kerry Wood's retirement got me thinking about Texas high school pitchers, so I put together a little list.

Here is a summary of all Texas high school pitchers drafted (and signed) in the first round from 1981 through 2010. Take a look and draw your own conclusions.


Texas High School Pitchers Drafted in the First Round, 1981-2011

Rickey Barlow, 1981, Tigers Did not pitch in majors
Jimmy Jones, 1982, Padres 4.46 ERA in 755 innings, ERA+ 82, 5.6 WAR
Jackie Davidson, 1983, Cubs Did not pitch in majors
Wayne Dotson, 1983, Tigers Did not pitch in majors

Scott Scudder, 1986, Reds 4.80 ERA in 386 innings, ERA+ 80, 0.6 WAR
Brian Bohanon, 1987, Rangers 5.19 ERA in 1116 innings, ERA+ 94, 10.6 WAR
Todd Ritchie, 1990, Twins 4.71 ERA in 836 innings, ERA+ 98, 10.6 WAR
Todd Van Poppel, 1990, Athletics 5.58 ERA in 907 innings, ERA+ 80, 2.1 WAR

Robbie Beckett, 1990, Padres 11.57 ERA in 7 innings, ERA+ 49, -0.3 WAR
Kerry Wood, 1995, Cubs 3.67 ERA in 1380 innings, ERA+ 117, 23.4 WAR
Andrew Yount, 1995, Red Sox Did not pitch in majors
John Patterson, 1996, Expos 4.32 ERA in 454 innings, ERA+ 100, 5.9 WAR

Mark Mangum, 1997, Rockies Did not pitch in majors
Josh Beckett, 1999, Marlins 3.86 ERA in 1763 innings, ERA+114, 37.9 WAR
Josh Girdley, 1999, Expos Did not pitch in majors
Colt Griffin, 2001, Royals Did not pitch in majors

Clint Everts, 2002, Expos Has not pitched in majors, currently in Double-A
Scott Kazmir, 2002, Mets 4.17 ERA in 1022 innings, ERA+ 105, 16.6 WAR
John Danks, 2003, Rangers 4.15 ERA in 965 innings, ERA+ 108, 16.4 WAR
Homer Bailey, 2004, Reds 4.85 ERA in 477 innings, ERA+ 85, 4.9 WAR

Aaron Thompson, 2005, Marlins 7.04 ERA in 8 innings, ERA+ 56, -0.2 WAR
Clayton Kershaw, 2006, Dodgers 2.83 ERA in 769 innings, ERA+ 137, 18.2 WAR
Kyle Drabek, 2006, Phillies 5.01 ERA in 142 innings, ERA+ 86, 0.3 WAR
Blake Beavan, 2007, Rangers 4.35 ERA in 134 innings, ERA+ 87, 0.7 WAR

Chris Withrow, 2007, Dodgers Currently in Double-A
Shelby Miller, 2009, Cardinals Currently in Triple-A
Jameson Taillon, 2010, Pirates Currently in High-A
Zach Lee, 2010, Dodgers Currently in High-A

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