MLB Draft Rundown
Hey you! In case you didn’t know the MLB Draft starts tonight, and while most baseball fans don’t pay too much attention to it like football fans do to the NFL Draft, it’s a key night for your teams organizational growth. Like most major professional sports, you build your team through the draft. Just look at the Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros, four playoff teams from a year ago who improved almost solely on drafting and cultivating their own players. That happened because of the MLB Draft. So here are some notes to get you ready for the draft itself tonight….
How do I watch?
Tonight: Coverage begins with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com at 6 p.m. ET. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network’s Studio 42 begins at 7 p.m., with the top 77 picks broadcast on MLB Network and streamed on MLB.com.
Day 2 is on Friday with a live Draft show at 12:30 p.m. and takes you through Rounds 3-10.
Day 3 begins at noon on MLB.com and takes you through the end of the Draft.
- For the second time in franchise history, the Philadelphia Phillies have the 1st overall selection.
- Philadelphia selected University of Miami outfielder Pat Burrell No.1 overall in 1998.
- 6’7 southpaw AJ Puk from the Florida Gators is expected to go No.1 overall.
- Jason Groome, a left-handed pitcher from Barnegat High School in New Jersey is another possible choice for Philadelphia.
- The Padres (Nos. 8, 24 and 25) and Cardinals (23, 33, 34) each have three first-round picks.
- The White Sox (10, 26), Mets (19, 31), Dodgers (20, 32) and Nationals (28, 29) are the other teams with multiple 1st Round picks.
- The D-backs (39th overall), Giants (59), and Royals (67) all have to wait until the second round to make their first pick.
- The Cubs forfeited their first and second-round picks to sign free agents John Lackey and Jason Heyward. They do not have a pick until the 3rd Round (104th overall).
- Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon HS (Carlsbad, Calif.) is thought to be the best position player in the Draft and could be in-play at No.1 overall.
- There are a total of 1,186 selections in the MLB Draft. Yes that’s a lot.
FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER
- Philadelphia Phillies
- Cincinnati Reds
- Atlanta Braves
- Colorado Rockies
- Milwaukee Brewers
- Oakland Athletics
- Miami Marlins
- San Diego Padres
- Detroit Tigers
- Chicago White Sox
- Seattle Mariners
- Boston Red Sox
- Tampa Bay Rays
- Cleveland Indians
- Minnesota Twins
- Los Angeles Angels
- Houston Astros
- New York Yankees
- New York Mets
- Los Angeles Dodgers
- Toronto Blue Jays
- Pittsburgh Pirates
- St. Louis Cardinals
1st Round Compensatory Selections
- San Diego Padres (Justin Upton compensation)
- San Diego Padres (Ian Kennedy compensation)
- Chicago White Sox (Jeff Samardzija compensation)
- Baltimore Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen compensation)
- Washington Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann compensation)
- Washington Nationals (Ian Desmond compensation)
- Texas Rangers (Yovani Gallardo compensation)
- New York Mets (Daniel Murphy compensation)
- Los Angeles Dodgers (Zack Greinke compensation)
- St. Louis Cardinals (John Lackey compensation)
- St. Louis Cardinals (Jason Heyward compensation)
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