Can You Name These MLB Stars Drafted After The 10th Round?

By: J. P. Naomi
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Can You Name These MLB Stars Drafted After The 10th Round?
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About This Quiz

We're ready to take you out to the ball game with this quiz! Think you have what it takes to recognize these baseball players selected past the 10th round? It's time to step into the batter's box and see if you can hit this one out of the park!

From high school to junior college, college and beyond, no matter their age, more than 1,000 ballplayers are drafted every single year! And with up to 40 rounds in the draft, the majority of them are selected after the 10th round! 

But drafting in Major League Baseball differs largely from other professional sports. After being signing, bonus and all, it could be years before a player actually makes their major league debut! It is more common that a young player is drafted on their raw and often underdeveloped talent. They are then watched, trained and guided over the next several years through camps and the minor league until the next most exciting moment of their career comes. The call up from the big league!

So now we want to know, are you fast enough, strong enough and smart enough to name these players? They may have been selected later in the game, but you have to get an early start if you want to ace this one!

Greg Holland Can you name this MLBer?
Greg Holland
Greg Holland was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 10th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft. As a relief pitcher, he has been had 189 saves and 547 strikeouts thus far in his career. He is also a 2015 World Series champion!
Babe Ruth
Vladimir Guerrero
Jakob Junis

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Adam Duvall Who is this slugger picked after the 10th round?
Brad Brach
Adam Duvall
Did you know that Adam Duvall was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 11th round of the 2010 draft? It wasn't until June 26, 2014 that he was called up to the majors for his first game, but he quickly became an All-Star in 2016.
George Brett
Ron Santo

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Stephen Vogt What is the name of this ball player?
Cal Ripken, Jr.
George Brett
Stephen Vogt
Drafted in the 12th round by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Stephen Vogt was the 365th overall pick of the 2007 MLB draft. He played in the minors for more than five years before he made his debut with the Rays on April 6, 2012.
Kevin Pillar

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Albert Pujols Which ball player is this?
Ted Williams
Jakob Junis
Albert Pujols
Born in the Dominican Republic, Albert Pujols was drafted in the 13th round of the 1999 MLB draft. He has since gone on to have a incredibly successful career as a two-time World Series champion, three-time NL MVP, six-time Silver Slugger recipient and member of the 500 home run club.
Willie Mays

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Dexter Fowler Can you name this one?
Lorenzo Cain
Willie Mays
Dexter Fowler
Dexter Fowler was drafted in the 14th round of the 2004 draft by the Colorado Rockies. Did you know that he was selected to represent the United States in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing?
Randy Johnson

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Chris Carter Think you can name this MLBer?
Randy Johnson
J.D. Martinez
Hank Aaron
Chris Carter
Chris Carter was drafted as a first baseman and outfielder by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 17th round of the 2004 MLB draft. It would be four years before he made his debut, which he made on June 5, 2008 for the Boston Red Sox!

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Tommy Pham Batter up, who's this?
Tommy Pham
Although he was originally committed to play college baseball for the University of Arizona, Tommy Pham was drafted to the major leagues by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 16th round of the 2006 draft. He currently plays for the Tampa Bay Rays and has a career batting average of .279.
Nolan Ryan
Josh Hader
Hank Aaron

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Ian Kinsler Do you know the name of this player drafted after the 10th round?
Jim Palmer
Rod Carew
Ian Kinsler
Did you know that Ian Kinsler was selected out of high school in the 29th round of the 2000 MLB draft? He opted not to play however, to give college a shot. The very next year, he was drafted again, but again declined in order to continue improving his game in college. For the third time, he was drafted, and this time signed, with the Texas Rangers in the 17th round of the 2003 draft.
Russell Martin

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Mark Trumbo Think you can name him?
Mark Trumbo
Mark Trumbo was selected by the Anaheim Angels in the 18th round of the 2004 MLB draft. He made his debut on Sept. 11, 2010, was the MLB home run leader in 2016 and is currently a member of the Baltimore Orioles.
Honus Wagner
Reggie Jackson
Lorenzo Cain

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Adam Eaton How about him?
Adam Eaton
Adam Eaton was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 19th round of the 2010 MLB draft. Today he has a career record of 66 stolen bases, 223 runs batted in and 42 home runs!
Roberto Clemente
Honus Wagner
Chris Young

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Jose Bautista Who is this famous player?
Matt Carpenter
Jose Bautista
Did you know that Jose Bautista was drafted in the 20th round of the 2000 MLB draft? Nearly 18 years later, Bautista has a record of 1,496 hits and 344 home runs. He is a six-time All Star and three-time Silver Slugger award winner!
Joe DiMaggio
Pedro Martinez

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AJ Ramos Who is the late-round selection seen here?
Roy Halladay
Matt Joyce
AJ Ramos
Born in Lubbock, Texas, AJ Ramos was selected by the Florida Marlins in the 21st round of the 2009 draft. As a pitcher, he has 99 saves and 426 strikeouts, and was named to the 2016 MLB All Star team.
Wade Boggs

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Jaime Garcia Can you name this player?
Dustin Pedroia
Howie Kendrick
Wade Boggs
Jaime Garcia
Did you know that Jaime Garcia was drafted in the 22nd round of the 2005 MLB draft? He made his debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2008, winning the World Series with them in 2011!

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Cody Allen Who is this MLB player?
Luis Gonzalez
Bernie Williams
Cody Allen
Drafter by the Cleveland Indians in the 23rd round of the 2011 draft, Cody Allen made his MLB debut on July 20, 2012. He played with the Indians through the 2018 season as a relief pitcher and is currently a free agent.
Jarrod Dyson

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Dan Straily What is the name of this slugger?
Dan Straily
As the 723rd overall pick, Dan Straily was selected in the 24th round of the 2009 draft. He eventually made his debut in 2012 for the Oakland Athletics, and currently plays for the Miami Marlins.
Luis Gonzalez
Ivan Rodriguez
Carl Edwards Jr.

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Chris Devenski Picked late in the game, who is this player?
Ivan Rodriguez
Chris Devenski
Chris Devenski may have been selected in the 25th round, but he has since proven his worth! Drafted in 2011, he made his pitching debut for the Houston Astros in 2016. Since then he has become a 2017 World Series champion and All-Star!
Tony Sipp
Johnny Pesky

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Zach Davies Do you recognize this player?
Zach Davies
Zach Davies was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 26th round of the 2011 MLB draft. Did you know that he opted not to honor his commitment to Arizona State University, instead accepting a signing bonus of $575,000!?
Luis Gonzalez
Brad Brach
Johnny Pesky

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Martin Maldonado Think you know the name of this one?
Ron Santo
Martin Maldonado
Born in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, Martin Maldonado was a 27th round pick of the 2004 MLB draft. He has since played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros. He earned his first Gold Glove Award in 2017.
Paul Konerko
Brad Peacock

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Sergio Romo How about him?
Ron Santo
Brandon Kintzler
Sergio Romo
Do you know any 24th round picks who went on to win three World Series championships? Sergio Romo, of course! He won all three of these championships as a relief pitcher with the San Francisco Giants. He is currently a free agent.
Larry Dierker

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Jakob Junis Who is this player?
Jakob Junis
Jakob Junis was a pitcher at Rock Falls High School in Rock Falls, Illinois when he was selected in the 29th round of the 2011 MLB draft. He opted to sign with the Royals instead of honoring his commitment to North Carolina State University. Since finally making his debut on April 12, 2017, he has recorded 238 strikeouts.
Phil Rizzuto
Rajai Davis
Edgar Martínez

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Jonny Venters Can you name this late round pick?
Paul Konerko
Edgar Martínez
Seth Lugo
Jonny Venters
Currently a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, Jonny Venters was selected in the 30th round of the 2003 MLB draft. Did you know he was a 2011 All-Star and seven years later named the National League Comeback Player of the Year?

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Kevin Kiermaier Selected after the 10th round, who is this?
Kevin Kiermaier
Kevin Kiermaier is a center fielder for the Tampa Bay Rays who was selected in the 31st round of the 2010 MLB draft. He made his debut in 2013 and has since won two Gold Glove Awards and one Platinum Glove Award!
Mookie Betts
Tyler Flowers
Jorge Posada

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Kevin Pillar What is the name of this famous player?
Kevin Pillar
After setting an NCAA Division II record with a 54-game hitting streak, Kevin Pillar was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 32nd round of the 2011 draft. As a center fielder, he has recorded 640 hits, 69 stolen bases and 55 home runs in his career thus far.
Jorge Posada
Martin Maldonado
Luis Gonzalez

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Tyler Flowers Can you name this player?
Don Zimmer
Luis Gonzalez
Tyler Flowers
Though selected in the 33rd round of the 2005 draft, Tyler Flowers has had a long catching career in the MLB. He played with the Chicago White Sox from 2009 - 2015 and since 2016 has been a member of the Atlanta Braves.
Dexter Fowler

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Seth Lugo Picked after the 10th round, who is this?
Roy Halladay
Seth Lugo
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Seth Lugo was selected by the New York Mets as the 1,032nd overall pick of the 2011 MLB draft. This 34th round pick would go on to set the MLB record for the highest spin on a curveball ever!
David Ortiz
Chris Carter

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Rajai Davis Do you recall his name?
Tommy Pham
Andy Pettitte
Ron Guidry
Rajai Davis
Rajai Davis may have been selected in the 38th round of the 2001 MLB draft, but he would one day become the 2016 AL stolen base leader! Throughout his long career, he has played with the Pirates, Giants, Athletics, Jays, Tigers, Indians, and Red Sox.

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Brandon Kintzler Which MLB late-rounder is this?
Cal Ripken Jr.
Brandon Kintzler
Brandon Kintzler was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 40th round of the 2004 draft. He currently plays for the Chicago Cubs as a relief pitcher, throwing right-handed.
Ian Kinsler
Lou Gehrig

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Brad Peacock Can you name this slugger?
Brad Peacock
Brad Peacock was selected in the 41st round of the 2006 MLB draft. Though he wasn't immediately signed, he was followed throughout the remainder of his college career and made his debut on September 6, 2011. He was a member of the Houston Astros championship team in 2017.
Greg Maddux
Lou Gehrig
Adam Eaton

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Brad Brach What about this one?
Pete Rose
Brad Brach
With 482 strikeouts, 33 saves and an earned run average of 3.08, would you believe that Brad Brach was drafted in the 42nd round of the MLB draft!? Since 2011, he has pitched for the Padres, Orioles and Braves.
Greg Holland
Billy Meyer

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Tony Sipp And how about him?
Ivan Rodriguez
Tony Sipp
It wasn't until the 45th round of the 2004 MLB draft that relief pitcher Tony Sipp was selected. Now a free agent, Sipp has played with the Indians, Diamondbacks and Astros since 2009.
Chipper Jones
Adam Duvall

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Carl Edwards Jr. What is the name of this player selected late in the game?
Johnny Bench
Bob Feller
Carl Edwards Jr.
Did you know that Carl Edwards Jr. was given the nickname "The String Bean Slinger"? Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 48th round of the 2011 MLB draft, Edwards made his debut with the Chicago Cubs in 2015, and won the World Series with them one year later!
Stephen Vogt

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Jarrod Dyson Do you know this player's name?
AJ Ramos
Edgar Martínez
Jarrod Dyson
Did you know that Jarrod Dyson was selected in the 50th round of the 2006 MLB draft? It wasn't until four years later that he would make his debut with the Royals as a center fielder. He won the World Series with them in 2015, too!
Dustin Pedroia

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Howie Kendrick Who is this MLB player?
Ken Griffey Jr.
Jaime Garcia
Dustin Pedroia
Howie Kendrick
Howie Kendrick was drafted in the 10th round of the 2002 MLB draft. He made his debut with the Angels just four years later and has since recorded 124 stolen bases, 1,607 hits and 648 runs batted in.

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Matt Joyce Selected after the 10th round, who is this player?
Matt Joyce
Matt Joyce was selected in the 12th round of the 2005 draft by the Detroit Tigers. Finally in 2008, he was invited to the Tigers' spring training and made his debut with the team on May 5 of that year.
Joe DiMaggio
Ian Kinsler
Ken Griffey Jr.

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Matt Carpenter Can you name this ball player?
Dan Straily
Matt Carpenter
att Carpenter was drafted in the 13th round by the St. Louis Cardinals. He has played with the team ever since 2011, earning three All-Star trips and one NL Silver Slugger Award.
Mark Buehrle
David Ortiz

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Chris Young Do you recognize this MLBer?
Chris Young
The Chicago White Sox drafted Chris Young in the 16th round of the 2001 draft. By 2006, he made his debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks and has since played with the Athletics, Mets, Yankees, Red Sox and Angels. He is currently a free agent.
Billy Meyer
Roy Halladay
Mark Trumbo

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Lorenzo Cain How about this one?
Derek Jeter
Lorenzo Cain
Lorenzo Cain was a 17th round pick out of Tallahassee Community College. He made his debut 6 years later in 2010 with the Milwaukee Brewers and has had a decorated career with two All-Star years, a World Series championship and an MVP award from the 2014 ALCS.
Bernie Williams
Jose Bautista

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Russell Martin A few more now, who is this player?
Derek Jeter
Russell Martin
One day you are selected in the 35th round, and 14 years later you sign a $82 million, 5-year contract with the Blue Jays! Such is the life of MLB catcher Russell Martin, a four-time All-Star.
Stephen Vogt
Mariano Rivera

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Josh Hader Which MLB player is this?
Mariano Rivera
Jorge Posada
Josh Hader
Josh Hader was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 19th round of the 2012 MLB draft. He made his debut in 2017, and one year later he was named the NL Reliever of the Year!
Mookie Betts

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J.D. Martinez Surprising but true, who is this late pick?
J.D. Martinez
Did you know that J.D. Martinez was selected in the 20th round of the 2009 draft out of Nova Southeastern University? A native of Miami, Florida, Martinez has played with the Astros, Tigers, Diamondbacks and most recently won the World Series with the Red Sox.
Ron Santo
Larry Dierker
Reggie Jackson

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