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Aflac Draft Report
Perfect Game Staff        
Published: Friday, June 19, 2009

Aflac Draft Report

13 more Aflac 1st Round Picks in 2009

First of a continuous series covering The Aflac All-American Classic.

Once again there were several players drafted that played at the 6th annual Aflac All American Game at Dodger Stadium last year. In fact, 13 Aflac All Americans were selected in the 1st round this year. 

The total Aflac First Round picks now stands at 65 in the 6 years Aflac has named All American East and West Teams.  21 other Aflac players were drafted in the 2nd round.  115 Aflac All Americans have been drafted in the top 5 rounds.  228 players have been selected Aflac All Americans so that means, to date, that nearly one out of every 3 Aflac All Americans has become a first round pick. More than half of the Aflac All Americans were drafted in the top 5 rounds. 

Perhaps the most amazing thing is that all the former Aflac players were selected at least one full year before they became eligible for the draft.

2009 MLB Draft Aflac Players

1st Round to the Padres – Donavan Tate OF from Georgia

1st Round to the Giants – Zach Wheeler RHP from Georgia

1st Round to the Tigers – Jacob Turner RHP from Missouri

1st Round to the Rockies – Tyler Matzek LHP from California

1st Round to the A’s – Grant Green SS from California (USC)

1st Round to the Rangers – Matt Purke LHP from Texas

1st Round to the Astros – Jiovani Mier SS from California

1st Round to the White Sox - Jared Mitchell OF from Louisiana (LSU)

1st Round to the Yankees – Slade Heathcott OF from Texas

1st Round to the Rays – Levon Washington OF from Florida

1st Round to the D’Backs – Matt Davidson 3B from California

1st Round to the Dodgers – Aaron Miller LHP from Texas (Baylor)

1st Round to the Brewers – Kentrail Davis OF from Alabama (Tennessee)

2nd Round to the Padres – Everett Williams OF from Texas

2nd Round to the Pirates – Brooks Pounders RHP from California

2nd Round to the Orioles – Mychal Givens SS from Florida

2nd Round to the Cardinals – Robert Stock C from California (USC)

2nd Round to the Cubs – DJ LeMahieu INF from Michigan (LSU)

3rd Round to the Padres – Gerald Sullivan RHP from NJ (Oral Roberts)

3rd Round to the Giants – Chris Dominguez 3B from Florida (Louisville)

3rd Round to the Phillies – Tyrell Hudson OF from Washington

4th Round to the Padres – Keyvius Sampson RHP from Florida

4th Round to the Rockies – Kent Matthes OF from Florida (Alabama)

4th Round to the A’s – Max Stassi C from California

4th Round to the D’Backs – David Nick SS from California

4th Round to the Rays – Luke Bailey C from Georgia

5th Round to the Reds – Daniel Tuttle RHP from North Carolina

5th Round to the Cardinals – Ryan Jackson SS from Florida (Miami)

6th Round to the Giants – Matt Graham RHP from Texas

7th Round to the A’s – Ian Krol LHP from Illinois

7th Round to the Rangers – Braxton Lane OF from Georgia

8th Round to the Phillies – Jonathan Singleton 1B from California

10th Round to the Phillies – Josh Zeid from Connecticut (Tulane)

11th Round to the Red Sox – Jason Thompson SS from Tennessee

14th Round to the Marlins – Sequoyah Stonecipher OF from California (Grossmont)

16th Round to the Brewers – Scooter Gennett SS from Florida

16th Round to the Phillies – Andrew Susac C from California

17th Round to the White Sox – Brian Goodwin OF from North Carolina

17th Round to the Yankees – Chad Thompson RHP from California

18th Round to the Giants – Jonathan Walsh C from Texas

25th Round to the Dodgers – Richie Shaffer 3B from North Carolina

25th Round to the Phillies – Eric Massingham RHP from California (Cal Poly)

27th Round to the Braves – Joseph Leftridge OF from Texas (Howard)

28th Round to the Rockies – David DiNatale OF from Florida (Miami)

29th Round to the Pirates – Michael Heller RHP from Florida

29th Round to the A’s – Michael Zunino C from Florida

29th Round to the Twins – Beau Wright LHP from California

31st Round to the Cubs – Andrew Clark 1B from Indiana (Louisville)

31st Round to the Astros – Greg Peavey RHP from Washington (Oregon State)

34th Round to the Mariners – Scott Griggs RHP from California

35th Round to the Nationals – Jacob Morris OF from Texas

37th Round to the Rays – Austin Maddox C from Florida

The first Aflac All American Classic was held in Ft Myers Florida in 2003.  One of the high lights from that game was the performance of Nick Adenhart who was fatally injured in a car accident this spring.  We will all remember Nick for so much more than his pitching ability.

Nick Adenhart was one of several Aflac All Americans to play in the Big Leagues.  This number is growing fast.  Remember, the very first game was in 2003.

16 Aflac All Americans have played in the Big Leagues as of June 15th 2009.

Nick Adenhart RHP from Maryland

Homer Bailey RHP from Texas

Dexter Fowler OF from Georgia

Giovanny Gonzalez from Florida

Greg Golson OF from Texas

Ryan Tucker RHP from California

Troy Patton LHP from Texas

Trevor Plouffe INF from California

Eric Hurley RHP from Florida

Cameron Maybin OF from North Carolina

Andrew McCutchen OF from Florida

Sean O’Sullivan RHP from California

Justin Upton OF from Virginia

Chris Volstad RHP from Florida

Brett Anderson LHP from Oklahoma

Rick Porcello RHP from New Jersey

Many former Aflac Players are among the top prospects in the Minor Leagues.

Jason Heyward OF from Georgia

Tim Alderson RHP from Arizona

Madison Bumgarner LHP from North Carolina

Austin Jackson OF from Texas

Josh Vitters 3B from California

Tim Beckham SS from Georgia

Aaron Hicks OF from California

Freddie Freeman 1B from California

Buster Posey C from Georgia

Brett Wallace 3B from California

Kyle Drabek RHP from Texas

Cedric Hunter OF from Georgia

Kasey Kiker LHP from Alabama

Jeremy Jeffress RHP from Virginia

Chris Marrero 3B from Florida

Chris Tillman RHP from California

Jordan Walden RHP from Texas

Blake Beavan RHP from Texas

Justin Jackson SS from North Carolina

Neil Ramirez RHP from Virginia

Eric Hosmer 1B from Florida

Ethan Martin RHP from Georgia

Tim Melville RHP from Missouri

Chuck Lofgren LHP from California

Chris Nelson SS from Georgia

Michael Taylor OF from Florida

And many others

Aflac College Stars

Several former Aflac players are starring at top college programs and will become early draft picks in the future

Cameron Rupp, Kevin Keyes and Taylor Jungman are all playing a key role for the U of Texas in the College World Series.  Jared Mitchell and DJ LeMahieu are key players for LSU in the college WS. 

A list of all the Aflac All Americans who were selected in the top 10 rounds. 

We have added some late signs who signed for early round money.

Alphabetical order

First Name Last Name Hometown ST Round

Ryan

Adams

Mandeville

LA

2

Nick

Adenhart

Hagerstown

MD

14

Robby

Alcombrack

Grass Valley

CA

7

Tim

Alderson

Phoenix

AZ

1

Brett

Anderson

Stillwater

OK

2

Xavier

Avery

Decatur

GA

2

David "Homer"

Bailey

LaGrange

TX

1

Luke

Bailey

LaGrange

GA

4

Blake

Beavan

Irving

TX

1

Tim

Beckham

Griffin

GA

1

Dellin

Betances

New York

NY

8

Kyle

Blair

Monte Sereno

CA

5

Brent

Brewer

Fairburn

GA

2

Justin

Bristow

Richmond

VA

5

Madison

Bumgarner

Lenoir

NC

1

Michael

Burgess

Tampa

FL

1

Matt

Bush

San Diego

CA

1

Eric

Campbell

Owensville

IN

2

Stephen

Chapman

Marianna

FL

6

David

Christensen

Parkland

FL

2

Gerrit

Cole

Santa Ana

CA

1

Christian

Colon

Anaheim Hills

CA

10

Hank

Conger

Huntington Beach

CA

1

Jordan

Danks

Round Rock

TX

7

Matt

Davidson

Yucaipa

CA

1

Ike

Davis

Scottsdale

AZ

1

Kentrail

Davis

Theodore

AL

1

Ryan

DeLaughter

Corinth

TX

5

Paul

Demny

East Bernard

TX

6

Brett

DeVall

Niceville

FL

1

Derek

Dietrich

Parma

OH

3

Chris

Dominguez

Miami

FL

3

Kyle

Drabek

The Woodlands

TX

1

John

Drennen

San Diego

CA

1

Joseph

Dunigan

Chicago

IL

5

Jonathan

Egan

Hephzibah

GA

2

Anthony

Ferrara

Riverview

FL

7

Dexter

Fowler

Alpharetta

GA

14

Freddie

Freeman

Villa Park

CA

2

Luke

French

Littleton

CO

8

Shane

Funk

Panama City Bch

FL

4

Isaac

Galloway

Rancho Cucamonga

CA

8

Alex

Garabedian

Miami

FL

7

Christian

Garcia

Miami

FL

3

Jon

Gilmore

Iowa City

IA

1

Mychal

Givens

Tampa

FL

2

Gregory

Golson

Austin

TX

1

Giovanny

Gonzalez

Hialeah

FL

1

Matthew

Graham

Spring

TX

6

Grant

Green

Anaheim

CA

1

Robbie

Grossman

Cypress

TX

6

Javier

Guerra

Denton

TX

4

Matt

Harvey

Mystic

CT

3

Slade

Heathcott

Texarkana

TX

1

Jeremy

Hellickson

Des Moines

IA

4

Ralph

Henriquez

Key West

FL

2

C.J.

Henry

Oklahoma City

OK

1

BJ

Hermsen

Masonville

IA

6

Jason

Heyward

McDonough

GA

1

Aaron

Hicks

Long Beach

CA

1

Destin

Hood

Eight Mile (Mobile)

AL

2

Eric

Hosmer

Cooper City

FL

1

Kyrell

Hudson

Vancouver

WA

3

Cedric

Hunter

Decatur

GA

3

Eric

Hurley

Jacksonville

FL

1

Cale

Iorg

Knoxville

TN

16

Austin

Jackson

Denton

TX

8

Ryan

Jackson

Miami Springs

FL

5

Justin

Jackson

Asheville

NC

1

Jeremy

Jeffress

South Boston

VA

1

Cody

Johnson

Panama City

FL

1

Beau

Jones

Destrehan

LA

1

Kasey

Kiker

Phenix City

AL

1

Ian

Krol

Naperville

IL

7

Braxton

Lane

Tyrone

GA

7

Torre

Langley

Winston

GA

3

Matthew

Latos

Margate

FL

11

DJ

LeMahieu

Bloomfield Hills

MI

2

Chuck

Lofgren

Burlingame

CA

4

Jeff

Lyman

Alamo

CA

2

Michael

Main

Deltona

FL

1

Chris

Marrero

Hialeah Garden

FL

1

Ethan

Martin

Toccoa

GA

1

Kent

Matthes

Orlando

FL

4

Tyler

Matzek

Mission Viejo

CA

1

Cameron

Maybin

Arden

NC

1

Andrew

McCutchen

Fort Meade

FL

1

Tim

Melville

Wentzville

MO

4

Jiovanni

Mier

Pomona

CA

1

Aaron

Miller

Channelview

TX

1

Quinton

Miller

Medford

NJ

20

Jared

Mitchell

New Iberia

LA

1

Hunter

Morris

Huntsville

AL

2

Clark

Murphy

Fallbrook

CA

5

Christopher

Nelson

Decatur

GA

1

David

Nick

Cypress

CA

4

Adrian

Nieto

Hialeah

FL

5

Nick

Noonan

San Diego

CA

1

Sean

O'Sullivan

El Cajon

CA

3

Ryan

O'Sullivan

El Cajon

CA

10

Preston

Paramore

Allen

TX

3

Chris

Parmelee

Chino Hills

CA

1

Troy

Patton

Magnolia

TX

9

P.J.

Phillips

Stone Mountain

GA

2

Trevor

Plouffe

Northridge

CA

1

Rick

Porcello

Chester

NJ

1

Buster

Posey

Leesburg

GA

1

Brooks

Pounders

Temecula

CA

2

Matthew

Purke

Spring

TX

1

Zach

Putnam

Ann Arbor

MI

5

Jay

Rainville

Pawtucket

RI

1

Neil

Ramirez

Virginia Beach

VA

1

Danny

Rams

Miami

FL

2

Cory

Rasmus

Phenix City

AL

1

Derrick

Robinson

Archer

FL

4

Mark

Rogers

Orr's Island

ME

1

Nick

Romero

Chula Vista

CA

5

Billy

Rowell

Sewell

NJ

1

Sam

Runion

Asheville

NC

2

Keyvius

Sampson

Ocala

FL

4

Max

Sapp

Orlando

FL

1

Devin

Shepherd

Oxnard

CA

5

Jonathan

Singleton

Lakewood

CA

8

Kyle

Skipworth

Riverside

CA

1

Joshua

Smoker

Sugar Valley

GA

1

Max

Stassi

Yuba City

CA

4

Robert

Stock

Westlake Village

CA

2

Gerald

Sullivan

Budd Lake

NJ

3

Donavan

Tate

Cartersville

GA

1

Michael

Taylor

Apopka

FL

5

Chris

Tillman

Fountain Valley

CA

2

John

Tolisano

Sanibel

FL

2

Ryan

Tucker

Temple City

CA

1

Jacob

Turner

St Charles

MO

1

Daniel

Tuttle

Randleman

NC

5

Justin

Upton

Chesapeake

VA

1

Josh

Vitters

Anaheim

CA

1

Chris

Volstad

Palm Beach Gardens

FL

1

Jordan

Walden

Mansfield

TX

12

Neil

Walker

Gibsonia

PA

1

Brett

Wallace

Sonoma

CA

1

LeVon

Washington

Gainesville

FL

1

Zack

Wheeler

Dallas

GA

1

Colton

Willems

Fort Pierce

FL

1

Everett

Williams

Austin

TX

2

Josh

Zeid

   

   

7

Note: many others were drafted later than the 10th round

Justin Upton
Gerrit Cole
Luke Bailey
Tim Beckham
Chris Dominguez
John Drennen
Aaron Hicks
Destin Hood
Austin Jackson
DJ LeMahieu
Jiovanni Mier
Brooks Pounders
Keyvius Sampson
Kyle Skipworth
Donovan Tate
Jacob Turner
Daniel Tuttle
Levon Washington
Everett Williams
Cameron Maybin
Andrew McCutchen
Slade Heathcott
Tyler Matzek
Chris Volstad