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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:

1 Justin Upton Arizona Diamondbacks SS Great Bridge High School
2 Alex Gordon Kansas City Royals 3B University of Nebraska
3 Jeff Clement Seattle Mariners C University of Southern California
4 Ryan Zimmerman Washington Nationals 3B University of Virginia
5 Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers 3B University of Miami
6 Ricky Romero Toronto Blue Jays LHP Cal State Fullerton
7 Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies SS Long Beach State University
8 Wade Townsend Tampa Bay Devil Rays RHP Rice University
9 Mike Pelfrey New York Mets RHP Wichita State University
10 Cameron Maybin Detroit Tigers CF T. C. Roberson High School
11 Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates CF Fort Meade High School (FL)
12 Jay Bruce Cincinnati Reds CF West Brook Senior High School
13 Brandon Snyder Baltimore Orioles C Westfield High School
14 Trevor Crowe Cleveland Indians CF University of Arizona
15 Lance Broadway Chicago White Sox RHP Texas Christian University
16 Chris Volstad Florida Marlins RHP Palm Beach Gardens Community High School
17 C.J. Henry New York Yankees[Compensation 1] SS University of Kansas
18 Cesar Carrillo San Diego Padres RHP University of Miami
19 John Mayberry, Jr. Texas Rangers RF Stanford University
20 Mark Pawelek Chicago Cubs LHP Springville High School
21 Cliff Pennington Oakland Athletics SS Texas A&M University
22 Aaron Thompson Florida Marlins[Compensation 2] LHP Second Baptist School
23 Jacoby Ellsbury Boston Red Sox[Compensation 3] CF Oregon State University
24 Brian Bogusevic Houston Astros LHP Tulane University
25 Matt Garza Minnesota Twins RHP Fresno State University
26 Craig Hansen Boston Red Sox[Compensation 4] RHP St. John’s University
27 Joey Devine Atlanta Braves RHP North Carolina State University
28 Colby Rasmus St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 5] CF Russell County High School (AL)
29 Jacob Marceaux Florida Marlins[Compensation 6] RHP McNeese State University
30 Tyler Greene St. Louis Cardinals SS Georgia Institute of Technology

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