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Where the Current Diamondbacks were Drafted | June
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With Draft Day upon us, I’d thought I’d look back at when all the members of the current Arizona Diamondbacks were drafted.  The list includes all players on the current 25-Man roster, plus those on the Disabled List.  The players under each subcategory are sorted by year.  It is interesting to note that only 14% of the current players (4 out of 28) were originally drafted by the Diamondbacks.  Make sure you come back tonight for a recap and analysis of the newest D'Backs draftees.

Diamondback 1st Rounders - 7% (2 out of 28)
Stephen Drew- 1st Round (15th overall) in 2004
Justin Upton- 1st Round (1st overall) in 2005

Diamondbacks Draftees - 7% (2 out of 28)
Micah Owings- 3rd round in 2005
Joshua Collmenter- 15th round in 2007 

Other 1st Rounders - 18% (5 out of 28)
Sean Burroughs- 1st round (9th overall) by San Diego Padres in 1998
Kelly Johnson- 1st Round Supplementary (38th overall) by Atlanta Braves in 2000
Aaron Heilman- 1st round (18th overall) by New York Mets in 2001
Joe Saunders- 1st round (12th overall) by Anaheim Angels in 2002
Ian Kennedy- 1st round (21st overall) by New York Yankees in 2006

Other Draftees- 43% (12 out of 28)
Geoff Blum- 7th round by Montreal Expos in 1994
Willie Bloomquist- 3rd round by Seattle Mariners in 1999
J.J. Putz- 6th round by Seattle Mariners in 1999
Xavier Nady- 2nd Round by San Diego Padres in 2000
Chris Young- 16th round by Chicago White Sox in 2001
Zach Duke- 20th round by Pittsburgh Pirates in 2001
Ryan Roberts- 18th round by Toronto Blue Jays in 2003
Zach Kroenke- 5th round by New York Yankees in 2005
David Hernandez- 16th round by Baltimore Orioles in 2005
Joe Paterson- 10th round by San Francisco Giants in 2007
Sam Demel- 3rd round by Oakland Athletics in 2007
Daniel Hudson- 5th round by Chicago White Sox in 2008

Undrafted Free Agents by Diamondbacks - 11% (3 out of 28)
Miguel Montero- Signed as a free agent in 2001
Esmerling Vasquez- Signed as a free agent in 2003
Gerardo Parra- Signed as a free agent in 2004

Undrafted Free Agents by Other- 14% (4 out of 28)
Henry Blanco- Signed by Los Angeles Dodgers as a free agent in 1989
Melvin Mora- Signed as a free agent by Houston Astros in 1991
Juan Gutierrez- Signed as a free agent by Houston Astros in 2000
Juan Miranda- Signed as a free agent by New York Yankees in 2006

Notes 

  • Only 25% of the current team is homegrown (Micah Owings was drafted by the D'Backs, traded, then brought back) - 4 Draft Picks and 3 International Free Agents
  • Only 14% of the team (4 out of 28) was drafted by the Diamondbacks
  • The roster consists of 25% former first round draft selections
  • 14% of the team was drafted in the 10th round or later
  • 25% were not drafted (International Free Agents)
  • 14% of the team was drafted or signed in 2001, the year the D'Backs won the World Series
  • 11% were drafted or signed before the Diamondbacks became a team
  • 11% were originally division rivals
  • 7% were drafted by Kevin Towers (Burroughs, Nady)