Top Red Sox Draft Picks Since 1965, From Billy Conigliaro to Kolbrin Vitek

Top Red Sox Draft Picks Since 1965, From Billy Conigliaro to Kolbrin Vitek Over the years, the Boston Red Sox have drafted some talented ballplayers with their first pick. From greats like Jim Rice to current superstars like Jon Lester and Dustin Pedroia, the list goes on.

This year, infielder Kolbrin Vitek joins them, as the Red Sox' No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft.

Here's a rundown of all the top Red Sox picks over the last 45 years (bolded names played in the majors for the Red Sox).

1965: Billy Conigliaro, OF, first round, No. 5 overall

1966: Ken Brett, LHP, first round, No. 4

1967: Mike Garman, RHP, first round, No. 3

1968: Tom Maggard, OF/C, first round, No. 20

1969: Noel Jenke, OF, first round, No. 13

1970: Jimmy Hacker, 3B, first round, No. 16

1971: Jim Rice, OF, first round, No. 15

1972: Joel Bishop, SS, first round, No. 16

1973: Ted Cox, SS, first round, No. 17

1974: Eddie Ford, SS, first round, No. 20

1975: Otis Foster, 1B, first round, No. 15

1976: Bruce Hurst, LHP, first round, No. 22

1977: Andrew Madden, RHP, first round, No. 13

1978: Edward Connors, 3B, fourth round, No. 102

1979: Marc Sullivan, C, second round, No. 52

1980: Mike Brown, RHP, second round, No. 48

1981: Steve Lyons, OF/SS, first round, No. 19

1982: Sam Horn, 1B, first round, No. 16

1983: Roger Clemens, RHP, first round, No. 19

1984: John Marzano, C, first round, No. 14

1985: Dan Gabriele, RHP, first round, No. 21

1986: Greg McMurtry, OF, first round, No. 14

1987: Reggie Harris, RHP, first round, No. 26

1988: Tom Fischer, LHP, first round, No. 12

1989: Greg Blosser, OF, first round, No. 16

1990: Frank Rodriguez, RHP, second round, No. 41

1991: Aaron Sele, RHP, first round, No. 23

1992: Tony Sheffield, OF, second round, No. 56

1993: Trot Nixon, OF, first round, No. 7

1994: Nomar Garciaparra, SS, first round, No. 12

1995: Andy Yount, RHP, first round, No. 15

1996: Josh Garrett, RHP, first round, No. 26

1997: John Curtice, LHP, first round, No. 17

1998: Adam Everett, SS, first round, No. 12

1999: Rick Asadoorian, OF, first round, No. 17

2000: Phil Dumatrait, LHP, first round, No. 22

2001: Kelly Shoppach, C, second round, No. 48

2002: Jon Lester, LHP, second round, No. 57

2003: David Murphy, OF, first round, No. 17

2004: Dustin Pedroia, SS, second round, No. 65

2005: Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, first round, No. 23

2006: Jason Place, OF, first round, No. 27

2007: Nick Hagadone, LHP, supplemental round, No. 55

2008: Casey Kelly, RHP/SS, first round, No. 30

2009: Reymond Fuentes, OF, first round, No. 28

2010: Kolbrin Vitek, INF, first round, No. 20

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