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2008 MLB Draft results - Tim Beckham No. 1 by Tampa Bay

2008 MLB Draft results - Tim Beckham No. 1 by Tampa Bay It's that time of the year again, the 2008 MLB draft is underway and here are the early results. The number one pick this year was Tim Beckham, taken by the Tampa Bay Rays. Mock drafts had Beckham, a shortstop from Griffin High School in Griffin, Georgia, as the top pick, so no surprises here. Pedro Alvarez, the third baseman from Vanderbilt, was selected No. 2 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Alvarez entered the season as the top player, talent-wise, in the Draft, and even though he missed a chunk of the season after suffering a broken hamate bone in his right hand, his status hasn't suffered. While his timing and strength have been slow in fully returning, most are confident it will and point to a long track record of success for Alvarez. The third pick in the 2008 MLB Draft was Eric Hosmer, from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla., to the Kansas City Royals. Here are the rest of the picks in the 2008 MLB Draft:

4. Baltimore takes U. San Diego LHP Brian Matusz.
5. San Francisco takes FSU C Buster Posey. Posey graduated from Georgia’s Lee Co. HS.
6. Florida takes Patriot (Ca.) HS C Kyle Skipworth.
7. Cincinnati takes Miami 1B Yonder Alonso.
8. Chicago (AL) takes Georgia SS Gordon Beckham.
9. Washington takes Missouri RHP Aaron Crow.
10. Houston takes Stanford C Jason Castro.


 Published on 06/05/2008

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