|2003 Major League Baseball draft|
|Date(s)||June 3–4, 2003|
|First selection||Delmon Young|
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
The 2003 First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft, was held on June 3 and 4. It was conducted via conference call with representatives from each of the league's 30 teams.
Source: MLB.com 2003 Draft Tracker
|Player did not sign|
||Tampa Bay Devil Rays||OF||Adolfo Camarillo High School|
|2||Rickie Weeks||Milwaukee Brewers||2B||Southern University|
|3||Kyle Sleeth||Detroit Tigers||RHP||Wake Forest University|
|4||Tim Stauffer||San Diego Padres||RHP||University of Richmond|
|5||Chris Lubanski||Kansas City Royals||CF||Kennedy-Kenrick High School (PA)|
|6||Ryan Harvey||Chicago Cubs||CF||Dunedin High School|
|7||Nick Markakis||Baltimore Orioles||OF||Young Harris College|
|8||Paul Maholm||Pittsburgh Pirates||LHP||Mississippi State|
|9||John Danks||Texas Rangers||LHP||Round Rock High School|
|10||Ian Stewart||Colorado Rockies||3B||La Quinta High School|
|11||Michael Aubrey||Cleveland Indians||1B||Tulane University|
|12||Lastings Milledge||New York Mets||OF||Lakewood Ranch High School|
|13||Aaron Hill||Toronto Blue Jays||SS||Louisiana State University|
|14||Ryan Wagner||Cincinnati Reds||RHP||University of Houston|
|15||Brian Anderson||Chicago White Sox||CF||University of Arizona|
|16||Jeff Allison||Florida Marlins||RHP||Peabody Veterans Memorial High School (MA)|
|17||David Murphy||Boston Red Sox||CF||Baylor University|
|18||Brad Snyder||Cleveland Indians[Compensation 1]||RF||Ball State University|
|19||Conor Jackson||Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 2]||3B||UC Berkeley|
|20||Chad Cordero||Montreal Expos||RHP||Cal State Fullerton|
|21||Matt Moses||Minnesota Twins||3B||Mills E. Godwin High School|
|22||David Aardsma||San Francisco Giants[Compensation 3]||RHP||Rice University|
|23||Brandon Wood||Anaheim Angels||SS||Horizon High School|
|24||Chad Billingsley||Los Angeles Dodgers||RHP||Defiance High School|
|25||Brad Sullivan||Oakland Athletics||RHP||University of Houston|
|26||Brian Snyder||Oakland Athletics[Compensation 4]||3B||Stetson University|
|27||Eric Duncan||New York Yankees||3B||Seton Hall Preparatory School|
|28||Daric Barton||St. Louis Cardinals||C||Marina High School|
|29||Carlos Quentin||Arizona Diamondbacks||OF||Stanford University|
|30||Mitch Maier||Kansas City Royals[Compensation 5]||C||University of Toledo|
|31||Adam Miller||Cleveland Indians[Compensation 6]||RHP||McKinney High School|
|32||Matt Murton||Boston Red Sox[Compensation 7]||OF||Georgia Tech|
|33||Omar Quintanilla||Oakland Athletics[Compensation 8]||SS||University of Texas|
|34||Craig Whitaker||San Francisco Giants[Compensation 9]||RHP||Lufkin High School|
|35||Luis Atilano||Atlanta Braves[Compensation 10]||C||Gabriela Mistral High School|
|36||Jarrod Saltalamacchia||Atlanta Braves[Compensation 11]||C||Royal Palm Beach High School|
|37||Adam Jones||Seattle Mariners[Compensation 12]||SS/P||Samuel F. B. Morse High School|
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays selected Camarillo High School outfielder Delmon Young with the first overall pick.
Young (6-3, 205 pounds) batted .541 (33-for-61) with seven home runs, 28 RBI in 22 games as a senior this spring for Camarillo. He was named Baseball America's High School Player of the Year in 2002 and was one of only three juniors selected as first team 2002 All-Americans. He became the first junior to be named California State Player of the Year since Eric Chavez in 1995.
At the World Junior Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec, he helped lead Team USA to a bronze medal while batting .513 with a tournament-record eight home runs and 19 RBI in 38 at-bats.
Young is the younger brother of retired MLB player Dmitri Young, who was an expansion draft pick of the Rays, but never played in the organization. They became the first set of brothers to be taken within the first five selections of the draft. Dmitri was the 4th player selected by the Cardinals in the 1991 draft.
Pitchers Ryan Wagner (Cincinnati), Chad Cordero (Montreal), David Aardsma (San Francisco) and infielder Rickie Weeks (Milwaukee) all reached the Major League level in less than a year.
Chad Cordero was the first 2003 draftee to be selected to an All-Star Game, selected in 2005. Abe Alvarez, drafted in the 2nd round, was the first 2003 draftee to win a World Series championship, although he was not on the 2004 Boston Red Sox postseason roster. Anthony Reyes, drafted in the 15th round, was the first to be on a winning World Series roster.
The Atlanta Braves selected Rick Sporcic SS Highlands HS (PA) Round 50 Draft #1480 with the final pick of the 2003 MLB Draft. 2x Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the forty-eighth round (1,408 pick)