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2005 Draft, First Round


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This could be one of the better first round classes in quite sometime.

1. Justin Upton SS Great Bridge HS (VA)

2. Alex Gordon 3B U Nebraska

3. Jeff Clement C U Southern California

4. Ryan Zimmerman 3B U Virginia

5. Ryan Braun 3B U Miami

6. Ricardo Romero LHP Cal St. Fullerton

7. Troy Tulowitzki SS Cal St. Long Beach

8. Wade Townsend RHP Rice U

9. Michael Pelfrey RHP Wichita State U

10. Cameron Maybin CF T C Roberson HS (NC)

11. Andrew McCutchen CF Fort Meade HS (FL)

12. Jay Bruce CF Westbrook HS (TX)

13. Brandon Snyder C Westfield HS (VA)

14. Trevor Crowe CF U Arizona

15. Lance Broadway RHP Texas Christian U

16. Christopher Volstad RHP Palm Beach Gardens HS (FL)

17. Carl Henry SS Putnam City HS (OK)

18. Cesar Carrillo RHP U Miami (FL)

19. John Mayberry RF Stanford U

20. Mark Pawelek LHP Springville HS (UT)

21. Clifton Pennington SS Texas A&M U

22. Aaron Thompson LHP Second Baptist HS (TX)

23. Jacoby Ellsbury CF Oregon State U.

24. Brian Bogusevic LHP Tulane U

25. Matthew Albidrez-Garza RHP Fresno St. U

26. Craig Hansen RHP St. Johns U

27. Joseph Devine RHP North Carolina St. U

28. Colby Rasmus CF Russell County HS (AL)

29. Jacob Marceaux RHP McNeese State

30. James Greene SS Georgia Tech

I tried to highlight the guys I know have ML experience to this point. If I left someone off let me know.

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luckily the O's were in the position to take brandon snyder. he'll prove to be the steal of the draft.

Worse part is we wanted jay Bruce.

That is one star studded draft though..McCutcheon and Rasmus, not in the majors yet, are top 20 prospects.

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Worse part is we wanted jay Bruce.

That is one star studded draft though..McCutcheon and Rasmus, not in the majors yet, are top 20 prospects.

Yeah I remember the word was that we would take Jay Bruce, and then the Reds snatched him up right in front of us. He had a nice ML debut last night.

I'm amazed that in basically two and half seasons half of those first rounders have some time already in the big leagues.

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