Spring of Leake
After being named the Reds’ fifth starter, Mike Leake became the 13th pitcher and 21st player overall to be selected in the First-Year Player Draft and skip the Minor Leagues completely. Draft Player School MLB team Spring 2009 Mike Leake* Arizona St. Reds Spring 2000 Xavier Nady Cal-Berkeley Padres Spring 1995 Ariel Prieto* Fajardo University (Cuba) A’s Spring 1993 Darren Dreifort* Wichita State Dodgers Spring 1989 John Olerud Washington St. Blue Jays Spring 1988 Jim Abbott* Michigan Angels Spring 1985 Pete Incaviglia Oklahoma St. Expos Spring 1978 Tim Conroy* Gateway H.S. (PA) A’s Spring 1978 Bob Horner Arizona St. Braves Spring 1978 Brian Milner Southwest H.S. (TX) Blue Jays Spring 1978 Mike Morgan* Valley H.S. (NV) A’s Spring 1973 David Clyde* Westchester H.S. (TX) Rangers Spring 1973 Dave Winfield Minnesota Padres Spring 1973 Eddie Bane* Arizona St. Twins Winter 1973 Dick Ruthven* Fresno St. Phillies Spring 1972 Dave Roberts Oregon Padres Spring 1971 Pete Broberg* Dartmouth Senators Spring 1971 Rob Ellis Michigan St. Brewers Spring 1971 Burt Hooton* Texas Cubs Spring 1969 Steve Dunning* Stanford Indians Spring 1967 Mike Adamson* South Carolina Orioles
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The 21 players who have skipped the Minors and gone to the Majors
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