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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Cleveland - LP: T. House 1 FINAL
Detroit - WP: A. Simon 4
Chicago Cubs 0 Postponed
Cincinnati 0
Kansas City 0 Postponed
Chicago WSox 0
Houston - WP: S. Feldman 9 FINAL
Oakland - LP: K. Graveman 3
NY Mets - WP: M. Harvey 8 FINAL
NY Yankees - LP: C. Sabathia 2
Washington - LP: S. Strasburg 0 FINAL
Miami - WP: T. Koehler 8
Toronto - LP: B. Cecil 2 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: E. Frieri 4
Atlanta - WP: S. Miller 5 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: D. Buchanan 2
Boston - LP: K. Uehara 4 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: B. Matusz 5
St. Louis - WP: M. Belisle 5 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: W. Peralta 3
Pittsburgh - WP: T. Watson 2 FINAL
Arizona - LP: A. Reed 1
San Francisco - WP: J. Machi 5 FINAL
Colorado - LP: B. Brown 4
Los Angeles - WP: B. McCarthy 11 FINAL
San Diego - LP: I. Kennedy 8
Texas - LP: C. Lewis 1 FINAL
LA Angels - WP: V. Pestano 4
Minnesota - WP: T. Stauffer 8 FINAL
Seattle - LP: J. Paxton 5
Atlanta 83 FINAL
Brooklyn 91
Chicago 90 FINAL
Milwaukee 92
Golden State 109 FINAL
New Orleans 98
Memphis 115 FINAL
Portland 109
Washington 1 FINAL
NY Islanders 3
Detroit 4 FINAL
Tampa Bay 0
Nashville 3 FINAL
Chicago 4
Vancouver 4 FINAL
Calgary 7
Philadelphia 1 FINAL
Columbus 4
Real Salt Lake 0 FINAL
New England 4
Sporting Kansas City 4 FINAL
Houston 4
D.C. 2 FINAL
Vancouver FC 1
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