Past No. 2 overall draft selections

  • Updated: March 30, 2012 - 12:48 PM
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HISTORY AT THE NO. 2 SELECTION A LOOK AT RECENT NO. 2 OVERALL PICKS IN THE DRAFT:

Year Player, position Team Contract Comment

2011 Danny Hultzen, LHP Mariners $6.35 million Throws 93 mph with a good changeup.

2010 Jameson Taillon, RHP Pirates $6.5 million Has a 93-97-mph fastball and hard curveball.

2009 Dustin Ackley, OF Mariners $6.0 million Debuted last season as 2B. Potential table-setter.

2008 Pedro Alvarez, 3B Pirates $6.0 million Team waiting for him to harness his power.

2007 Mike Moustakas, SS Royals $4.0 million Now a 3B, debuted last season. Big-time power potential.

2006 Greg Reynolds, RHP Rockies $3.25 million Failed to match the hype; traded to Texas in January.

2005 Alex Gordon, 3B Royals $4 million Starting to reach potential after move to outfield.

2004 Justin Verlander, RHP Tigers $3.12 million Ace. Workhorse. Cy Young Award and MVP winner.

2003 Rickie Weeks, 2B Brewers $3.6 million Power source at second base. Made first All-Star Game in 2011.

2002 B.J. Upton, SS Rays $4.6 million Now an OF, he's a good -- not yet great -- player.

PRIOR YEARS

2001: Mark Prior, Cubs

2000: Adam Johnson, Twins

1999: Josh Beckett, Marlins

1998: Mark Mulder, A's

1997: J.D. Drew, Phillies

1996: Travis Lee, Twins

1995: Ben Davis, Padres

1994: Ben Grieve, A's

1993: Darren Dreifort, Dodgers

1992: Paul Shuey, Indians

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Cleveland 57 3rd Qtr 5:27
Indiana 63
Washington 55 3rd Qtr 5:25
Philadelphia 56
Golden State 54 2nd Qtr 0:52
Toronto 31
New York 41 3rd Qtr
Detroit 53
Orlando 45 3rd Qtr
Atlanta 42
Charlotte 49 3rd Qtr
Boston 45
LA Clippers 17 2nd Qtr 12:00
Memphis 16
Brooklyn 36 2nd Qtr 11:13
Houston 27
Miami 27 2nd Qtr 10:58
New Orleans 26
Minnesota 23 2nd Qtr 12:00
Chicago 27
Utah 8:00 PM
Denver
San Antonio 9:00 PM
Sacramento
Milwaukee 9:30 PM
LA Lakers
Oklahoma City 9:30 PM
Portland
Boston 1 3rd Prd
New Jersey 0
Calgary 0 3rd Prd
NY Islanders 1
Washington 0 2nd Prd 2:26
Carolina 2
Chicago 0 2nd Prd 15:31
Tampa Bay 0
Colorado 0 1st Prd 19:15
Dallas 0
Los Angeles 9:00 PM
Anaheim
Siena 63 FINAL
Quinnipiac 73
Harvard 49 FINAL
Cornell 57
Penn 53 2nd Half 5:48
Brown 61
Fairfield 51 2nd Half 7:49
Canisius 54
Manhattan 52 2nd Half 8:26
Iona 58
Saint Peters 47 2nd Half 9:09
Marist 55
Princeton 54 2nd Half 6:28
Yale 62
Ohio 21 1st Half 3:05
Akron 20
Dartmouth 24 1st Half 6:49
Columbia 24
Valparaiso 9:00 PM
Cleveland State
Louisiana Tech 75 FINAL
Texas-El Paso 88
Seton Hall 77 2nd Half 1:34
Xavier 58
Cornell 47 2nd Half 3:00
Harvard 52
Yale 42 2nd Half 2:09
(14) Princeton 63
Elon 49 2nd Half 1:04
Drexel 51
Northeastern 30 2nd Half 15:52
James Madison 43
St Johns 59 2nd Half 2:35
Butler 43
Creighton 62 2nd Half 3:54
Georgetown 61
Brown 49 2nd Half 4:20
Penn 72
Columbia 40 2nd Half 3:43
Dartmouth 48
Canisius 51 2nd Half 1:46
Siena 53
St Josephs Brooklyn 25 2nd Half 9:33
NJIT 55
Western Carolina 58 2nd Half 9:17
UNC Greensboro 51
Colorado 24 1st Half 3:52
Arizona 21
Southern Ill 22 1st Half 7:33
Bradley 26
Drake 19 1st Half 7:30
Wichita State 20
Indiana State 32 1st Half 2:54
Evansville 21
Illinois State 24 1st Half 4:06
Loyola-Chicago 25
Northern Iowa 28 1st Half 3:53
Missouri State 25
Utah 7:30 PM
(10) Arizona State
Providence 0 1st Half 20:00
Villanova 0
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