2014 Minor League Ball Community Mock Draft: Round One

This is the first round of the 2014 Minor League Ball Community Mock Draft. The draft is conducted in the comments thread. Make the picks and I will revise the article itself as we go along to reflect each choice.

Round One will consist of picks one through 34. There will be a separate thread for the competitive balance round and subsequent numbered rounds.

1) Houston Astros: Brady Aiken, LHP, California HS
2) Miami Marlins:  Alex Jackson, C-OF, California HS
3) Chicago White Sox:  Carlos Rodon, LHP, North Carolina State
4) Chicago Cubs: Tyler Kolek, RHP, Texas HS
5) Minnesota Twins: Nick Gordon, SS, Florida HS
6) Seattle Mariners:  Touki Toussaint, RHP, Florida HS
7) Philadelphia Phillies:  Sean Newcomb, LHP, University of Hartford
8) Colorado Rockies:  Tyler Beede, RHP, Vanderbilt
9) Toronto Blue Jays: Kyle Freeland, LHP, University of Evansville
10) New York Mets:  Trea Turner, SS, North Carolina State University
11) Toronto Blue Jays (for Phil Bickford):  Max Pentecost, C, Kennesaw State University
12) Milwaukee Brewers: Jacob Gatewood, 3B, California HS
13) San Diego Padres:  Aaron Nola, RHP, Louisiana State University
14) San Francisco Giants:  Grant Holmes, RHP, South Carolina HS
15) Los Angeles Angels:  Michael Chavis, 3B, Georgia HS
16) Arizona Diamondbacks:  Kyle Schwarber, C-1B, Indiana University
17) Kansas City Royals:  Bradley Zimmer, OF, University of San Francisco
18) Washington Nationals:  Michael Conforto, OF, Oregon State University
19) Cincinnati Reds:  Jeff Hoffman, RHP, East Carolina University
20) Tampa Bay Rays:  Casey Gillaspie, 1B, Wichita State University
21) Cleveland Indians:  Monte Harrison, OF, Missouri HS
22) Los Angeles Dodgers:  Luis Ortiz, RHP, California HS
23) Detroit Tigers:  A.J. Reed, 1B-LHP, University of Kentucky
24) Pittsburgh Pirates: T'Quan Forbes, OF, Mississippi HS
25) Oakland Athletics:  Derek Hill, OF, California HS
26) Boston Red Sox: Sean Reid-Foley, RHP, Florida HS
27) St. Louis Cardinals: Michael Gettys, OF, Georgia HS
28) Kansas City Royals  (for Ervin Santana):  Spencer Adams, RHP, Georgia HS
29) Cincinnati Reds  (for Shin-Soo Choo): Nick Burdi, RHP, University of Louisville
30) Texas Rangers (for Nelson Cruz): Braxton Davidson, 1B, North Carolina HS
31) Cleveland Indians  (for Ubaldo Jimenez): Brandon Finnegan, LHP, TCU
32) Atlanta Braves (for Brian McCann):  Kodi Medeiros, LHP, Hawaii HS
33) Boston Red Sox   (for Jacoby Ellsbury): Derek Fisher, OF, University of Virginia
34) St. Louis Cardinals  (for Carlos Beltran):  Michael Kopech, RHP, Texas HS

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