Dandy dozen: Tampa Bay first-round MLB selections the past decade

MaxPreps compiled a list of first-round draft picks by state for the past decade. California was tops with 79 players selected, followed by Florida with 67 during that span. Florida’s total included 12 players from the Tampa Bay who were first-round picks in the past 10 years. Plant had the most among area teams with three, followed by Alonso and Jesui with two each.

Here is the local list from the past decade.  And click here for the list by state by MaxPreps.


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RHP Lance McCullers

High school: Jesuit

Drafted: 41st overall by the Houston Astros

1B Keon Barnum

High school: King

Drafted: 48th overall by the Chicago White Sox. Now a free agent. 


RHP Jose Fernandez

High school: Alonso

Drafted: 14th overall by the Miami Marlins

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IF Christian Arroyo

High school: Hernando

Drafted: 25th overall by the San Francisco Giants. Now with the Cleveland Indians. 


OF Kyle Tucker

High school: Plant

Drafted: Fifth overall by the Houston Astros 

SS Richie Martin

High school: Bloomingdale

Drafted: 20th overall by the Oakland Athletics. Now with the Baltimore Orioles.

RHP Jake Woodford

High school: Plant

Drafted: 39th overall by the St. Louis Cardinalsl 


RHP Alex Faedo

High school: Alonso

Drafted: 18th overall

RHP Nate Pearson

High school: Bishop McLaughlin

Drafted: 28th overall by the Toronto Blue Jays

SS Kevin Merrell

High school: Steinbrenner

Drafted: 33rd overall by the Oakland Athletics. Now with the Kansas City Royals. 


LHP Connor Scott

High school: Plant

Drafted: 13th overall by the Miami Marlins

RHP Gunnar Hogland

High school: Fivay

Drafted: 36th overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Now with Mississippi Rebels.