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2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft
June 6-8, 2013
Thursday, June 6 - 6 p.m. CT
- Rounds 1-2
Friday, June 7 - Noon CT
- Rounds 3-10
Saturday, June 8 - Noon CT
- Rounds 11-40
TEXAS TECH HAS PRODUCED 132 MLB DRAFT/FREE AGENT SELECTIONS
The Texas Tech baseball program began in 1926 and played baseball until 1929 before starting back up in 1954 where it has since played baseball in 59 consecutive seasons. Since 1962, there have been 132 Major League Baseball draft or free agent selections. There have been 114 draft picks and 18 free agent selections. There have been 51 draft picks/free agents over the last nine seasons, an average of at least six players drafted per season.
BREAKDOWN OF RED RAIDER DRAFT PICKS
Texas Tech has had 114 draft picks since 1969. Overall, there has been at least one Red Raider drafted in 35 MLB Drafts, with 24 drafts containing at least two Texas Tech players. Seven times in the last nine years there have been at least five Texas Tech players drafted/sign as free agents.
Draft Rounds: Players Selected
1st-10th Round: 32
11th-20th Round: 30
CONSISTENCY IN THE DRAFT
There has been at least one Tech player drafted/signed free agent contract in 25 consecutive drafts (1988-2012) and in 30 of the last 31 drafts dating back to 1982. The only draft during the past 31 years where a Tech player was not selected/signed free agent was in 1987. In fact, during the past 25 years there have been multiple Red Raiders drafted/signed free agent deals.
CONSECUTIVE YEARS WITH A DRAFT PICK/FREE AGENT SIGNING
25 - 1988-2012 (all 25 years with at least two draft picks/free agent selections).
CONSECUTIVE YEARS WITH A DRAFT PICK IN THE TOP 26 ROUNDS
22 - 1991-2012 (28 top-10 round picks during this time frame).
TADLOCK HAS COACHED 115 MLB DRAFT PICKS - MENTORED 16 BIG LEAGUERS
Texas Tech head coach Tim Tadlock began his college coaching career in 1993 and has since coached 115 MLB Draft picks/free agent selections. He has coached 16 players that have played in the big leagues and has had at least one player drafted in 18 consecutive years. In just the past three years (2010-2012), Tadlock has coached 39 MLB Draft picks and since 2002 has had at least nine draft picks on six occasions. Tadlock has coached 24 players that have been top-10 round picks, 10 players who have been selected in the top-five rounds and has coached three first-round picks, including OU C Jackson Williams (2007 - 43rd pick), OU RHP and big leaguer Garrett Richards (2009 - 42nd pick) and Texas Tech CF Barrett Barnes (2012 - 45th pick). Overall, the draft picks/free agent selections that Tadlock has coached has the following breakdown: 61 pitchers, (47 RHP, 14 LHP), 12 catchers, 30 infielders (6 1B, 7 2B, 13 SS, 4 3B) and 12 outfielders.
TEXAS TECH WITH SCHOOL-RECORD NINE MLB DRAFT PICKS IN 2012
The 2012 MLB Draft was a record-setting draft for the Red Raider program which saw nine players selected in the top 31 rounds of the draft. Tech's nine players led the Big 12 and ranked second in the nation - trailing Arizona State's 10 MLB picks. It set a school record for most players drafted in a single draft. The previous school record for MLB Draft picks in a single season was seven, last done in 2004. The 2012 draft featured OF Barrett Barnes selected with the 45th pick in the supplemental first round, All-American second baseman Jamodrick McGruder taken in the ninth round and right-handed pitchers Shane Broyles (14th Round) and Duke von Schamann (15th Round) selected in the top 15 rounds.
TEXAS TECH IS THE ONLY BIG 12 PROGRAM WITH AT LEAST ONE PLAYER DRAFTED IN THE TOP 14 ROUNDS EVERY YEAR IN LEAGUE HISTORY
Since the first Big 12 baseball season in 1997, Texas Tech is the only program in the conference to have at least one player drafted in the top 14 rounds every season. The only other program to do this was former league member Texas A&M (1997-2012).
HIGHEST DRAFTED RED RAIDER - DONALD HARRIS (1ST ROUND, 5TH OVERALL - 1989)
Former Red Raider and Texas Rangers outfielder Donald Harris is the highest drafted Texas Tech player as Harris was selected fifth overall in the 1989 MLB Draft by Texas. Harris and CF Barrett Barnes (2012 - 45th overall pick) are the only Red Raiders in school history to be selected in the first or supplemental first round while 19 Red Raiders have gone in the top five rounds. Eight Tech players have been selected in the top 100 overall picks, including 2010 second-round draft pick Chad Bettis (Colorado Rockies - 2nd round, No. 76 overall).
Texas Tech Top 100 Overall Selections
1989 - Donald Harris, OF (Texas Rangers, 1st Round - No. 5 overall)
1996 - Matt Miller, LHP (Detroit Tigers, 2nd Round - No. 41 overall)
2012 - Barrett Barnes, OF (Pittsburgh Pirates, Supp. 1st Round - No. 45 overall)
1994 - Ryan Nye, RHP (Philadelphia Phillies, 2nd Round - No. 57 overall)
2010 - Chad Bettis, RHP (Colorado Rockies, 2nd Round - No. 76 overall)
2008 - Roger Kieschnick, OF (San Francisco Giants, 3rd Round - No. 82 overall)
2008 - Zach Stewart, RHP (Cincinnati Reds, 3rd Round - No. 84 overall)
1999 - Josh Bard, C (Colorado Rockies, 3rd Round - No. 100 overall)
RED RAIDERS DRAFTED/SIGNED BY 29 MLB ORGANIZATIONS
In the history of Texas Tech baseball, there has been at least one Red Raider drafted or signed by 29 of the 30 Major League Baseball organizations. Only the newly-founded Arizona Diamondbacks (1998) have not selected or signed a Texas Tech player. Overall, 56 players have gone to National League teams with 67 players drafted/signed by American League clubs. The American League West (31) is the division that has drafted/signed the most Red Raiders while the Texas Rangers (9), Houston Astros (9) and Kansas City Royals (9) are the organizations that have taken the most Red Raiders. Although, the Royals haven't selected a Red Raider since 2007 (SS Kyle Martin, 29th round) and the Rangers have drafted only one Tech player (OF Michael Mask, 32nd round - 2004) the last 20 years. The Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres have drafted/signed seven Texas Tech players each. The only organization that has drafted a Tech player that doesn't currently exist is the Houston Colt .45's, as they signed the first-ever Red Raider when Chuck Harrison signed with the soon-to-be Houston Astros in 1962. The Colt .45's were established in 1962 and then became the Astros three years later.
Kansas City - 9
Texas - 9
Houston - 9
Seattle - 7
Cincinnati - 7
San Diego - 7
Cleveland - 6
Colorado - 6
Chicago White Sox - 5
Philadelphia - 5
San Francisco - 5
Pittsburgh - 5
Tampa Bay - 5
Atlanta - 4
Chicago Cubs - 4
Los Angeles Dodgers - 4
Detroit - 4
New York Mets - 4
Oakland - 4
Baltimore - 3
Milwaukee - 3
New York Yankees - 3
St. Louis - 3
Toronto - 3
Boston - 2
Los Angeles Angels - 2
Washington - 2
Miami - 1
Minnesota - 1
TEXAS TECH PLAYERS DRAFTED/SIGNED BY POSITION
A total of 43 percent of the Red Raiders drafted have been pitchers with 40 right-handed pitchers drafted/signed and 17 left-handers going to an MLB organization. Tech has seen 15 of its catchers drafted/signed while 37 infielders and 23 outfielders have also been taken in the draft. Dating back to the first three players taken in the 2006 draft, 22 of Tech's last 36 draft picks/free agent signings have been pitchers (9 LHP).
Red Raiders Drafted/Signed by Position
Pitchers - 57
RHP - 40
LHP - 17
Catchers - 15
Infielders - 37
Outfielders - 23
MOST TEXAS TECH PLAYERS DRAFTED/SIGNED
9 - 2012, 1998
8 - 1996
7 - 2006, 2004, 1995
6 - 1999, 1994
5 - 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2001
4 - 2009, 2005, 1993, 1989
3 - 2002, 2000, 1997
2 - 2003, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1988
1 - 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1980, 1979, 1977, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1969, 1962
TOP DRAFTED RED RAIDER BY POSITION
Pitcher - Matt Miller (1996, 2nd Round, No. 41 overall - Detroit Tigers)
RHP - Ryan Nye (1994, 2nd Round, No. 57 overall - Philadelphia Phillies)
LHP - Matt Miller (1996, 2nd Round, No. 41 overall - Detroit Tigers)
C - Josh Bard (1999, 3rd Round, No. 100 overall - Colorado Rockies)
INF - Christian Colonel (2003, 5th Round, No. 137 overall - Colorado Rockies)
OF - Donald Harris (1989, 1st Round, No. 5 overall - Texas Rangers)
TEXAS TECH LOOKS FOR BACK-TO-BACK YEARS WITH A TOP-5 ROUND DRAFT PICK - WOULD BE FIRST SINCE 2000
If a Red Raider is selected in the top five rounds this year it will give Texas Tech back-to-back years with a player taken in the top five rounds after CF Barrett Barnes was selected in the supplemental first round in 2012. That would mark the first time since 2000 that the Red Raiders have had back-to-back years with a top-five round selection. In fact, Texas Tech had eight consecutive years (1993-2000) with at least one top-five round pick.
TEXAS TECH WITH 24 FORMER PLAYERS IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Texas Tech has 24 former players that have made their Major League Baseball debuts, starting with first baseman Chuck Harrison in 1965 with the Houston Astros to right-handed pitcher Zach Stewart who made his big league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays on June 16, 2011. Seventeen of Tech's big leaguers have made their debuts since 2000, including seven Red Raiders who played for Tech during the past decade (Jeff Karstens - 2003, Dallas Braden - 2004, Dustin Richardson - 2006, Josh Tomlin - 2006, Zach Stewart - 2008, A.J. Ramos - 2009, Nathan Karns - 2009).
DALLAS BRADEN THROWS 19TH PERFECT GAME IN MLB HISTORY IN 2010
Perhaps Texas Tech's most well-known baseball alum, Dallas Braden, tossed the 19th perfect game in Major League Baseball history on May 9, 2010, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Overall, there have been 23 perfect games in MLB history, Braden is one of just nine collegiate pitchers to have thrown a perfecto. He is one of just six NCAA Division I pitchers. He is the only Big 12 pitcher to enter the MLB record books with a perfect game. Since Braden's perfect game, Rice's Philip Humber also tossed a perfect game against the Seattle Mariners on April 21, 2012.
Collegiate Pitchers Tossing a Perfect Game in Major League Baseball History
1908 - Addie Joss (Wisconsin)
1922 - Charlie Robertson (Austin College)
1964 - Jim Bunning (Xavier)
1965 - Sandy Koufax (Cincinnati)
1988 - Tom Browning (Tennessee Wesleyan College)
2004 - Randy Johnson (Southern California)
2009 - Mark Buehrle (Jefferson College)
2010 - Dallas Braden (Texas Tech)
2012 - Philip Humber (Rice)
FIVE RED RAIDERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED IN BACK-TO-BACK MLB DRAFTS
Texas Tech 3B Reid Redman (2011-2012) became the fifth player in Texas Tech history to be drafted in back-to-back drafts. In addition, one Red Raider, Brandon Roberson, was taken in two drafts during his Tech career (1999, 2001), but the selections weren't in back-to-back years.
Texas Tech Players Selected in Consecutive Drafts
2011-2012 - Reid Redman, 3B (2011, 37th Rd - Los Angeles Dodgers... 2012, 23rd Rd - Tampa Bay)
2006-2007 - Aaron Odom, LHP (2006, 25th Rd - Oakland... 2007, 40th Rd - Baltimore)
2004-2005 - Cameron Blair, SS (2004, 18th Rd - St. Louis... 2005, 6th Rd - Pittsburgh)
1995-1996 - Clint Bryant, 3B (1995, 21st Rd - Detroit... 1996, 7th Rd - Colorado)
1979-1980 - Brooks Wallace, SS (1979, 10th Rd - NY Mets... 1980, 21st Rd - Texas)
WHEELER & CONLEY ARE MLB DRAFT ELIGIBLE RED RAIDERS WHO HAVE HEARD NAME CALLED BEFORE ON DRAFT DAY
Texas Tech has two draft eligible players who are looking to have their name called on draft day by an MLB club for the second time as junior left-handed pitcher Andre Wheeler and junior outfielder Devon Conley have both previously been selected. Wheeler, coming out of Anderson High School in Austin in 2010, was a 22nd round draft pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers while being selected as a right fielder. Wheeler came to Tech as a two-way player and played in 32 games in the outfield as a true freshman in 2011. Conley was a 47th round pick by the Baltimore Orioles in 2011 coming out of New Mexico Junior College.