Major League Baseball: Every No. 1 Draft Pick in Baseball History

Gerrit Cole UCLA Right-Handed Pitcher Drafted By Pittsburgh Pirates

Gerrit Cole is the 2011 MLB Draft No. 1 Pick (Getty)

Gerrit Cole, right handed pitcher from UCLA, has been selected with the No. 1 pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.

Today’s Sports List of the Day, courtesy of, covers every No. 1 pick in MLB History.

UPDATED LIST:  Through the 2015 MLB Draft.

2015 Dansby Swanson Arizona Diamondbacks SS Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
2014 Brady Aiken
Houston Astros LHP Cathedral Catholic High School (San Diego, CA)
2013 Mark Appel
Houston Astros RHP Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
2012 Carlos Correa Houston Astros  SS  Puerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, PR)*
2011  Gerrit Cole  Pittsburgh Pirates  RHP  UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)
2010  Bryce Harper  Washington Nationals  OF  CC of Southern Nevada (Henderson, NV)
2009  Stephen Strasburg  Washington Nationals  RHP  San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
2008  Tim Beckham  Tampa Bay Rays  SS  Griffin HS (Griffin, GA)
2007  David Price  Tampa Bay Devil Rays  LHP  Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
2006  Luke Hochevar  Kansas City Royals  RHP  University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
2005  Justin Upton  Arizona Diamondbacks  SS  Great Bridge HS (Chesapeake, VA)
2004  Matt Bush  San Diego Padres  SS  Mission Bay HS (San Diego, CA)
2003  Delmon Young  Tampa Bay Devil Rays  OF  Adolfo Camarillo HS (Camarillo, CA)
2002  Bryan Bullington  Pittsburgh Pirates  RHP  Ball State University (Muncie, IN)
2001  Joe Mauer  Minnesota Twins  Cretin HS (St. Paul, MN)
2000  Adrian Gonzalez  Florida Marlins  1B  Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, CA)
1999  Josh Hamilton  Tampa Bay Devil Rays  OF  Athens Drive HS (Raleigh, NC)
1998  Pat Burrell  Philadelphia Phillies  3B  University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
1997  Matt Anderson  Detroit Tigers  RHP  Rice University (Houston, TX)
1996  Kris Benson  Pittsburgh Pirates  RHP  Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
1995  Darin Erstad  Anaheim Angels  OF  University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE)
1994  Paul Wilson  New York Mets  RHP  Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
1993  Alex Rodriguez  Seattle Mariners  SS  Westminster Christian HS (Miami, FL)
1992  Phil Nevin  Houston Astros  3B  California State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
1991  Brien Taylor  New York Yankees  LHP  East Carteret HS (Beaufort, NC)
1990  Chipper Jones  Atlanta Braves  SS  The Bolles School HS (Jacksonville, FL)
1989  Ben McDonald  Baltimore Orioles  RHP  Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
1988  Andy Benes  San Diego Padres  RHP  University of Evansville (Evansville, IN)
1987  Ken Griffey, Jr.  Seattle Mariners  OF  Moeller HS (Cincinnati, OH)
1986  Jeff King  Pittsburgh Pirates  SS  University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
1985  B.J. Surhoff  Milwaukee Brewers  SS  University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)
1984  Shawn Abner  New York Mets  OF  Mechanicsburg Area HS (Mechanicsburg, PA)
1983  Tim Belcher  Minnesota Twins  RHP  Mount Vernon Nazarene College (Mount Vernon, OH)
1982  Shawon Dunston  Chicago Cubs  SS  Thomas Jefferson HS (Brooklyn, NY)
1981  Mike Moore  Seattle Mariners  RHP  Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
1980  Darryl Strawberry  New York Mets  OF  Crenshaw HS (Los Angeles, CA)
1979  Al Chambers  Seattle Mariners  OF  John Harris HS (Harrisburg, PA)
1978  Bob Horner  Atlanta Braves  3B  Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1977  Harold Baines  Chicago White Sox  1B  St. Michael’s HS (Easton, MD)
1976  Floyd Bannister  Houston Astros  LHP  Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1975  Danny Goodwin  California Angels  Southern University (Baton Rouge, LA)
1974  Bill Almon  San Diego Padres  SS  Brown University (Providence, RI)
1973  David Clyde  New York Rangers  LHP  Westchester HS (Houston, TX)
1972  Dave Roberts  San Diego Padres  3B  University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
1971  Danny Goodwin  Chicago White Sox  Peoria Central HS (Peoria, IL)
1970  Mike Ivie  San Diego Padres  Walker HS (Decatur, GA)
1969  Jeff Burroughs  Washington Senators  OF  Wilson HS (Long Beach, CA)
1968  Tim Foli  New York Mets  SS  Notre Dame HS (Sherman Oaks, CA)
1967  Ron Blomberg  New York Yankees  1B  Druid Hills HS (Decatur, GA)
1966  Steven Chilcott  New York Mets  Antelope Valley HS (Lancaster, CA)
1965  Rick Monday  Oakland Athletics  OF  Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

* First No. 1 pick born outside the United States


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