Right-hander Mark Appel was selected with the first overall pick in this year's MLB Draft. (Image Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports)

2013 MLB Draft: Round 1 Recap

Major League Baseball’s 2013 Amateur Draft kicked off last night, as teams made their selections through the first two rounds. Most of the “experts” suggest that this year’s class of potential new talent is one of the weaker ones that we’ve seen in years but there are still a number of high-quality players who’ll be taking the first steps towards beginning their professional careers.

This year’s 1st Round consisted of 33 total picks. The results were as follows:

1. Houston Astros: Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford

2. Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant, 3B, Univ. of San Diego

3. Colorado Rockies: Jonathan Gray, RHP, Univ. of Oklahoma

4. Minnesota Twins: Kohl Stewart, RHP, St. Pius X High School (Texas)

5. Cleveland Indians: Clint Frazier, OF, Loganville High School (Georgia)

6. Miami Marlins: Colin Moran, 3B, Univ. of North Carolina

7. Boston Red Sox: Trey Ball, LHP, New Castle High School (Indiana)

8. Kansas City Royals: Hunter Dozier, SS, Stephen F. Austin State Univ.

9. Pittsburgh Pirates: Austin Meadows, OF, Grayson High School (Georgia)

10. Toronto Blue Jays: Phil Bickford, RHP, Oaks Christian High School (California)

11. New York Mets: Dominic Smith, 1B, Serra High School (California)

12. Seattle Mariners: D.J. Peterson, 3B, New Mexico

13. San Diego Padres: Hunter Renfroe, OF, Mississippi State

14. Pittsburgh Pirates: Reese McGuire, C, Kentwood High School (Washington)

15. Arizona Diamondbacks: Braden Shipley, RHP, Nevada

16. Philadelphia Phillies: J.P. Crawford, SS, Lakewood High School (California)

17. Chicago White Sox: Tim Anderson, SS, East Central Comm. College (Mississippi)

18. Los Angeles Dodgers: Chris Anderson, RHP, Jacksonville

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Marco Gonzales, LHP, Gonzaga

20. Detroit Tigers: Jonathon Crawford, RHP, Florida

21. Tampa Bay Rays: Nick Ciuffo, C, Lexington High School (South Carolina)

22. Baltimore Orioles: Hunter Harvey, RHP, Bandy’s High School (North Carolina)

23. Texas Rangers: Alex Gonzalez, RHP, Oral Roberts

24. Oakland Athletics: Billy McKinney, OF, Plano West High School (Texas)

25. San Francisco Giants: Christian Arroyo, SS, Univ. of Florida

26. New York Yankees: Eric Jagielo, 3B, Notre Dame

27. Cincinnati Reds: Philip Ervin, OF, Samford

28. St. Louis Cardinals: Rob Kaminsky, LHP, St. Joseph High School (New Jersey)

29. Tampa Bay Rays: Ryne Stanek, RHP, Arkansas

30. Texas Rangers: Travis Demeritte, SS, Winder Barrow High School (Georgia)

31. Atlanta Braves: Jason Hursh, RHP, Oklahoma State

32. New York Yankees: Aaron Judge, OF, Fresno State

33. New York Yankees: Ian Clarkin, LHP, James Madison High School (California)

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