Past No. 2 overall draft selections

  • Updated: March 30, 2012 - 12:48 PM
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Justin Verlander was the No. 2 overall pick in 2004

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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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Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano 0 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 4
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi 0 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez 3
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Hammel 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka 3
St. Louis - LP: J. Kelly 1 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta 5
NY Mets - WP: D. Gee 5 FINAL
Arizona - LP: B. McCarthy 2
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 1 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: C. Lee 0
Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda 2
Cleveland - WP: Z. McAllister 3 FINAL
Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez 2
Washington - WP: D. Storen 6 FINAL
Miami - LP: M. Dunn 3
Seattle - LP: F. Rodney 2 FINAL
Texas - WP: P. Figueroa 3
Boston 3 Bottom 9th Inning
Chicago WSox 3
Kansas City 4 Top 10th Inning
Houston 4
Toronto 0 Postponed
Minnesota 0
Oakland 4 Top 5th Inning
LA Angels 1
Colorado 1 Bottom 5th Inning
San Diego 1
Los Angeles 0 Top 5th Inning
San Francisco 1
Chicago 86 FINAL
Charlotte 91
Indiana 101 FINAL
Orlando 86
Atlanta 111 FINAL
Milwaukee 103
Dallas 105 FINAL
Memphis 106
Detroit 111 FINAL
Oklahoma City 112
Houston 100 FINAL
New Orleans 105
LA Lakers 113 FINAL
San Antonio 100
Brooklyn 85 FINAL
Cleveland 114
Philadelphia 100 FINAL
Miami 87
Utah 136 FINAL
Minnesota 130
Washington 118 FINAL
Boston 102
Toronto 92 FINAL
New York 95
Golden State 49 2nd Qtr 4:08
Denver 45
LA Clippers 42 2nd Qtr 4:08
Portland 58
Phoenix 45 2nd Qtr 0:02
Sacramento 47
Montreal 5 FINAL(OT)
Tampa Bay 4
Columbus 3 FINAL
Pittsburgh 4
Dallas 0 2nd Prd 10:11
Anaheim 4
Philadelphia 1 FINAL
Red Bull New York 2
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