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California has been the undisputed epicenter of baseball when it comes to producing No. 1 draft picks since 2000.
High school players from the Golden State have accounted for nine of the 20 MLB Draft top overall picks in the 21st century. Between Stephen Strasburg in 2009 and Royce Lewis in 2017, California was home to six No. 1's in nine years.
With Tim Beckham in 2008 and Dansby Swanson in 2015, Georgia is the only other state to produce multiple top picks in the past 20 drafts.
See our geographical breakdown of No. 1 picks in the 2000s along with the full list below.
Year – Player, Position, High School/College, Drafted By
2001 – Joe Mauer, C, Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.)
2002 – Bryan Bullington, RHP, Madison (Ind.)
/Ball State, Pirates
2003 – Delmon Young, OF, Camarillo (Calif.)
2004 – Matt Bush, SS/RHP, Mission Bay (San Diego, Calif.)
2005 – Justin Upton, CF, Great Bridge (Chesapeake, Va.)
2006 – Luke Hochevar, P, Fowler (Colo.)
2007 – David Price, P, Blackman (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
2008 – Tim Beckham, SS, Griffin (Ga.)
2009 – Stephen Strasburg, P, West Hills (Santee, Calif.)
/San Diego State, Nationals
2010 – Bryce Harper, OF, Las Vegas (Nev.)
2011 – Gerrit Cole, RHP, Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.)
2012 – Carlos Correa, SS, Puerto Rico, Astros
2013 – Mark Appel, RHP, Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.)
2014 – Brady Aiken, LHP, Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Calif.)
2015 – Dansby Swanson, SS, Marietta (Ga.)
2016 – Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.)
2017 – Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
2018 – Casey Mize, RHP, Springville (Ala.)
2019 – Adley Rutschman, C, Sherwood (Ore.)
/Oregon State, Orioles