2000 Major League Baseball draft
General information
Date(s)June 2000
1,452 total selections
First selectionAdrián González
Florida Marlins
First round selections40
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The 2000 Major League Baseball draft, was the annual choosing of high school and college baseball players, held in June 2000. A total of 1,452 players were drafted.

First round selections

= All-Star
Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
1 Adrián González Florida Marlins 1B Eastlake High School
2 Adam Johnson Minnesota Twins RHP Cal-State Fullerton
3 Luis Montanez Chicago Cubs SS Miami, FL
4 Mike Stodolka Kansas City Royals LHP Corona, California
5 Justin Wayne Montreal Expos RHP Stanford
6 Rocco Baldelli Tampa Bay Devil Rays OF Warwick, Rhode Island
7 Matt Harrington Colorado Rockies RHP Palmdale, California
8 Matt Wheatland Detroit Tigers RHP San Diego, CA
9 Mark Phillips San Diego Padres LHP Hanover, Pennsylvania
10 Joe Torres Anaheim Angels LHP Kissimmee, Florida
11 Dave Krynzel Milwaukee Brewers OF Henderson, Nevada
12 Joe Borchard Chicago White Sox OF Stanford
13 Shaun Boyd St. Louis Cardinals 2B Oceanside, California
14 Beau Hale Baltimore Orioles RHP Texas
15 Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies 2B UCLA
16 Billy Traber New York Mets[Compensation 1] LHP Loyola Marymount
17 Ben Diggins Los Angeles Dodgers RHP University of Arizona
18 Miguel Negron Toronto Blue Jays OF Caguas, PR
19 Sean Burnett Pittsburgh Pirates LHP Wellington, Florida
20 Chris Bootcheck Anaheim Angels[Compensation 2] RHP Auburn
21 John Bonser San Francisco Giants RHP Pinellas Park, Florida
22 Phil Dumatrait Boston Red Sox LHP Bakersfield College
23 David Espinosa Cincinnati Reds SS Miami, FL
24 Blake Williams St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 3] RHP S.W. Texas State
25 Scott Heard Texas Rangers[Compensation 4] C San Diego, CA
26 Corey Smith Cleveland Indians SS Piscataway, New Jersey
27 Robert Stiehl Houston Astros RHP El Camino College
28 David Parrish New York Yankees C Michigan
29 Adam Wainwright Atlanta Braves[Compensation 5] RHP Brunswick, Georgia
30 Scott Thorman Atlanta Braves 3B Cambridge, ON

Compensation picks

Pick Player Team Position School
31 Aaron Heilman Minnesota Twins[Compensation 6] RHP University of Notre Dame
32 Tripper Johnson Baltimore Orioles[Compensation 7] RHP Newport High School
33 Dustin McGowan Toronto Blue Jays[Compensation 8] RHP Long County High School
34 Dustin Moseley Cincinnati Reds[Compensation 9] RHP Arkansas High School
35 Carlton Godwin Texas Rangers[Compensation 10] OF University of North Carolina
36 Bobby Keppel New York Mets[Compensation 11] RHP De Smet Jesuit High School
37 Derek Thompson Cleveland Indians[Compensation 12] LHP Land O'Lakes High School
38 Kelly Johnson Atlanta Braves[Compensation 13] SS Westwood High School
39 Chad Hawkins Texas Rangers[Compensation 14] RHP Baylor University
40 Aaron Herr Atlanta Braves[Compensation 15] SS Hempfield High School


The Florida Marlins made Adrián González of Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, California the first overall selection in the 2000 First-Year Player Draft. González, who was rated as the best pure high school hitter in the draft by Baseball America, was the first high school first baseman taken first overall since the New York Yankees chose Ron Blomberg in 1967. In his senior year, González hit .645 with 13 home runs and 34 RBI.

Among the college players chosen was David Parrish, son of former major leaguer Lance Parrish, by the New York Yankees with the 28th pick. In addition, David Espinosa, a high school shortstop from Miami, Florida, became the first RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) alumnus ever selected in the first round of the draft.

Infielder Xavier Nady, second-round pick of the San Diego Padres out of the University of California, went straight to the Major Leagues in 2000. He became the 19th player to do so since the draft started in 1965.[1]

Other notable players

NFL players drafted


  1. ^ Pick from Seattle Mariners as compensation for signing of free agent John Olerud
  2. ^ Pick from Oakland Athletics as compensation for signing of free agent Mike Magnante
  3. ^ Pick from Texas Rangers as compensation for signing of free agent Darren Oliver
  4. ^ Pick from New York Mets as compensation for signing of free agent Todd Zeile
  5. ^ Pick from Arizona Diamondbacks as compensation for signing of free agent Russ Springer
  6. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Mike Trombley
  7. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Arthur Rhodes
  8. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Graeme Lloyd
  9. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Juan Guzman
  10. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Aaron Sele
  11. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent John Olerud
  12. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Mike Jackson
  13. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Russ Springer
  14. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Todd Zeile
  15. ^ Supplemental pick for loss of free agent Mike Magnante


  1. ^ "Background on the 2000 MLB Draft". Archived from the original on April 2, 2008. Retrieved April 2, 2008.