Major League Baseball’s 2019 amateur draft is underway. The three-day event began Monday night with a live MLB Network broadcast that covered the first round, supplemental first round, competitive balance round A, second round, competitive balance round B, and the supplemental second round. Here is the full 2019 draft order, and we have all of the Day 1 results below.
After losing 115 games in 2018, the Baltimore Orioles held the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft. It is the second time the O’s held the No. 1 pick. They selected Ben McDonald with the top selection back in 1989. On Monday, the Orioles used the No. 1 pick on Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman. Rutschman is the first catcher selected first overall since Joe Mauer in 2001.
High school shortstop Bobby Witt Jr., the son of longtime big league pitcher Bobby Sr., went to the Royals with the No. 2 pick. The White Sox used the No. 3 pick on Cal masher Andrew Vaughn. Rutschman, Witt, and Vaughn is the strongest top three we’ve seen in the last several drafts. We have full takeaways from Day 1 of the draft, and our best players available for Day 2.
The entire MLB draft covers 40 rounds — it used to be 100 rounds way back in the day — and it’s important to note that every team had a first round pick this year except the Red Sox. Their first round pick was moved back 10 spots (No. 33 to No. 43) as part of the penalties for excessive luxury tax spending last season.
We here at CBS Sports provided instant analysis of all 30 first round picks Monday night, live as the selections were announced. Here is a breakdown of all 32 first round picks in the 2018 draft.
2019 MLB Draft: First Round Analysis
Other Day 1 picks
Round 1 compensation results
No. 33: Arizona Diamondbacks – Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy (Florida)
No. 34 Arizona Diamondbacks – Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State
Competitive Balance Round A results
No. 35: Miami Marlins – Kameron Misner, CF, Missouri
No. 36: Tampa Bay Rays – JJ Goss, RHP, Cyrpess Ranch HS (Texas)
No. 37: Pittsburgh Pirates – Sammy Siani, CF, William Penn Charter HS (Pennsylvania)
No. 38: New York Yankees – T.K. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri
No. 39: Minnesota Twins – Matt Wallner, RF, Southern Miss
No. 40: Tampa Bay Rays – Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell University
No. 41: Texas Rangers – Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor
Round 2 results
No. 42: Baltimore Orioles – Gunnar Henderson, SS, John T. Morgan Academy (Alabama)
No. 43: Boston Red Sox – Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona
No. 44: Kansas City Royals – Brady McConnell, SS, Florida
No. 45: Chicago White Sox – Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Texas)
No. 46: Miami Marlins – Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Georgia)
No. 47: Detroit Tigers – Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona
No. 48: San Diego Padres – Joshua Mears, RF, Federal Way HS (Washington)
No. 49: Cincinnati Reds – Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy
No. 50: Texas Rangers – Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA
No. 51: San Francisco Giants – Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville
No. 52: Toronto Blue Jays – Kendall Willians, RHP, IMG Academy (Florida)
No. 53: New York Mets – Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Texas)
No. 54: Minnesota Twins – Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice
No. 55: Los Angeles Angels – Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (California)
No. 56: Arizona Diamondbacks – Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon
No. 57: Pittsburgh Pirates – Matt Gorski, CF, Indiana
No. 58: St. Louis Cardinals – Trejyn Fletcher, CF, Deering HS (Maine)
No. 59: Seattle Mariners – Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU
No. 60: Atlanta Braves – Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State
No. 61: Tampa Bay Rays – John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M
No. 62: Colorado Rockies – Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia
No. 63: Cleveland Indians – Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Florida)
No. 64: Chicago Cubs – Chas Strumpf, 2B, UCLA
No. 65: Milwaukee Brewers – Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College (Illinois)
No. 66: Oakland A’s – Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina
No. 67: New York Yankees – Josh Smith, 2B, LSU
No. 68: Houston Astros – Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss
No. 69: Boston Red Sox – Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy (Puerto Rico)
Competitive Balance Round B results
No. 70: Kansas City Royals – Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State
No. 71: Baltimore Orioles – Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford
No. 72: Pittsburgh Pirates – Jard Triolo, 3B, Houston
No. 73: San Diego Padres – Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason
No. 74: Arizona Diamondbacks – Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan
No. 75: Arizona Diamondbacks – Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas
No. 76: Seattle Mariners – Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas
No. 77: Colorado Rockies – Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan
Round 2 compensation results
Day 2 picks
Round 3 results
No. 79: Baltimore Orioles — Zach Watson, CF, LSU
No. 80: Kansas City Royals — Grant Gambrell, RHP, Oregon State
No. 81: Chicago White Sox — Andrew Dalquist, RHP, Redondo Union HS (California)
No. 82: Miami Marlins — Peyton Burdick, CF, Wright State
No. 83: Detroit Tigers — Andre Lipcius, 3B, Tennessee
No. 84: San Diego Padres — Hudson Head, CF, Winston Churchill HS (Texas)
No. 85: Cincinnati Reds — Tyler Callihan, 2B, Providence School of Jacksonville HS (Florida)
No. 86: Texas Rangers — Justin Slaten, RHP, New Mexico
No. 87: San Francisco Giants — Grant McCray, CF, Lakewood Ranch HS (Florida)
No. 88: Toronto Blue Jays — Dasan Brown, CF, Abbey Park HS (Ontario, Canada)
No. 89: New York Mets — Matthew Allan, RHP, Seminole HS (Florida)
No. 90: Minnesota Twins — Spencer Steer, SS, Oregon
No. 91: Philadelphia Phillies — Jamari Baylor, SS, Benedictine School (Virginia)
No. 92: Los Angeles Angels — Jack Kochanowicz, RHP, Harriton HS (Pennsylvania)
No. 93: Arizona Diamondbacks — Tristin English, 1B, Georgia Tech
No. 94: Washington Nationals — Drew Mendoza, 3B, Florida State
No. 95: Pittsburgh Pirates — Matt Fraizer, CF, Arizona
No. 96: St. Louis Cardinals — Tony Locey, RHP, Georgia
No. 97: Seattle Mariners — Levi Stoudt, RHP, Lehigh
No. 98: Atlanta Braves — Michael Harris, LHP, Stockbridge HS (Georgia)
No. 99: Tampa Bay Rays — Shane Sasaki, CF, Iolani HS (Hawaii)
No. 100: Colorado Rockies — Jacob Wallace, RHP, Connecticut
No. 101: Cleveland Indians — Joseph Naranjo, 1B, Rueben S. Ayala HS (California)
No. 102: Los Angeles Dodgers — Ryan Pepiot, RHP, Butler
No. 103: Chicago Cubs — Michael McAvene, RHP, Louisville
No. 104: Oakland Athletics — Marcus Smith, CF, Pembroke Hill HS (Missouri)
No. 105: New York Yankees — Jacob Sanford, CF, Western Kentucky
No. 106: Houston Astros — Jordan Brewer, CF, Michigan
No. 107: Boston Red Sox — Ryan Zeferjahn, RHP, Kansas
Tuesday, the draft resumes at 1 p.m. ET with Rounds 3-10. Wednesday, Rounds 11-40 take place, starting at noon ET and there is no time between selections. Teams make their picks through a rapid-fire conference call.
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