The 2003 First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft, was held on June 3 and 4. It was conducted via conference call with representatives from each of the league's 30 teams.

Source: 2003 Draft Tracker

First round selectionsEdit

Player did not sign

Pick Player Team Position School
1 Delmon Young Tampa Bay Devil Rays OF Adolfo Camarillo High School
2 Rickie Weeks Milwaukee Brewers 2B Southern University
3 Kyle Sleeth Detroit Tigers RHP Wake Forest University
4 Tim Stauffer San Diego Padres RHP University of Richmond
5 Chris Lubanski Kansas City Royals CF Kennedy-Kenrick High School (PA)
6 Ryan Harvey Chicago Cubs CF Dunedin High School
7 Nick Markakis Baltimore Orioles OF Young Harris College
8 Paul Maholm Pittsburgh Pirates LHP Mississippi State
9 John Danks Texas Rangers LHP Round Rock High School
10 Ian Stewart Colorado Rockies 3B La Quinta High School
11 Michael Aubrey Cleveland Indians 1B Tulane University
12 Lastings Milledge New York Mets OF Lakewood Ranch
13 Aaron Hill Toronto Blue Jays SS Louisiana State University
14 Ryan Wagner Cincinnati Reds RHP University of Houston
15 Brian Anderson Chicago White Sox CF University of Arizona
16 Jeff Allison Florida Marlins RHP Peabody Veterans Memorial High School (MA)
17 David Murphy Boston Red Sox CF Baylor University
18 Brad Snyder Cleveland Indians[Compensation 1] RF Ball State University
19 Conor Jackson Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 2] 3B UC Berkeley
20 Chad Cordero Montreal Expos RHP Cal State Fullerton
21 Matt Moses Minnesota Twins 3B Mills E. Godwin High School
22 David Aardsma San Francisco Giants[Compensation 3] RHP Rice University
23 Brandon Wood Anaheim Angels SS Horizon High School
24 Chad Billingsley Los Angeles Dodgers RHP Defiance High School
25 Brad Sullivan Oakland Athletics RHP University of Houston
26 Brian Snyder Oakland Athletics[Compensation 4] 3B Stetson University
27 Eric Duncan New York Yankees 3B Seton Hall Preparatory School
28 Daric Barton St. Louis Cardinals C Marina High School
29 Carlos Quentin Arizona Diamondbacks OF Stanford University
30 Mitch Maier Kansas City Royals[Compensation 5] C University of Toledo

Supplemental first round selectionsEdit

Pick Player Team Position School
31 Adam Miller Cleveland Indians[Compensation 6] RHP McKinney High School
32 Matt Murton Boston Red Sox[Compensation 7] OF Georgia Tech
33 Omar Quintanilla Oakland Athletics[Compensation 8] SS University of Texas
34 Craig Whitaker San Francisco Giants[Compensation 9] RHP St. Francis High SchoolTemplate:Dn
35 Luis Atilano Atlanta Braves[Compensation 10] C Gabriela Mistral High School
36 Jarrod Saltalamacchia Atlanta Braves[Compensation 11] C Royal Palm Beach High School
37 Adam Jones Seattle Mariners[Compensation 12] SS/P Samuel F. B. Morse High School

Compensation PicksEdit

Other notable playersEdit

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NFL players draftedEdit


The Tampa Bay Devil Rays selected Camarillo High School outfielder Delmon Young with the first overall pick.

Young (6-3, 205 pounds) batted .541 (33-for-61) with seven home runs, 28 RBI in 22 games as a senior this spring for Camarillo. He was named Baseball America's High School Player of the Year in 2002 and was one of only three juniors selected as first team 2002 All-Americans. He became the first junior to be named California State Player of the Year since Eric Chavez in 1995.

At the World Junior Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec, he helped lead Team USA to a bronze medal while batting .513 with a tournament-record eight home runs and 19 RBI in 38 at-bats.

Young is the younger brother of retired MLB player Dmitri Young, who was an expansion draft pick of the Rays, but never played in the organization. They became the first set of brothers to be taken within the first five selections of the draft. Dmitri was the 4th player selected by the Cardinals in the 1991 draft.

Pitchers Ryan Wagner (Cincinnati), Chad Cordero (Montreal), David Aardsma (San Francisco) and infielder Rickie Weeks (Milwaukee) all reached the Major League level in less than a year.[1]

Chad Cordero was the first 2003 draftee to be selected to an All-Star Game, selected in 2005. Abe Alvarez, drafted in the 2nd round, was the first 2003 draftee to win a World Series championship, although he was not on the 2004 Boston Red Sox postseason roster. Anthony Reyes, drafted in the 15th round, was the first to be on a winning World Series roster.

The Atlanta Braves selected Rick Sporcic SS Highlands HS (PA) Round 50 Draft #1480 with the final pick of the 2003 MLB Draft. 2x Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the forty-eighth round(1,408 pick)

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Preceded by:
Bryan Bullington
1st Overall Picks
Delmon Young
Succeeded by:
Matt Bush

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