2005 #1 Draft Pick – Justin Upton
In 2005 the Diamondbacks made history in a couple of ways. They had their first overall selection in the Major League draft. With that pick they took Justin Upton straight out of high school. In 2002 the Devil Rays took B.J. Upton with the second pick making the Uptons the highest brothers ever drafted. When I started out to make these #1 pick cards I only really thought about Harold and Upton. I did not realize all of the players that I had seen that were #1 picks.
This picture was taken at the beginning of May when the Diamondbacks were in Chicago to play the Cubs. Justin had a good day including hitting a home run into the bleachers at Wrigley.
Here is how the first round of the 2005 draft played out: