2016 Major League Baseball draft

The 2016 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft began on June 9, 2016, to assign amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The draft order is the reverse order of the 2015 MLB season standings. In addition, compensation picks will be distributed for players who did not sign from the 2015 MLB Draft. The Philadelphia Phillies received the first overall selection. The Los Angeles Dodgers received the 36th pick as compensation for failing to sign Kyle Funkhouser, the 35th overall selection of the 2015 MLB Draft.[1]

Teams from the smallest markets and revenue pools are eligible for competitive balance draft picks. The first six picks, Round A, were determined by lottery between the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals, and St. Louis Cardinals. The six preceding teams that do not receive a pick in Round A were entered into a second lottery, with the Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins, and Seattle Mariners, to receive the six picks in Round B. The twelve competitive balance draft picks are the only picks allowed to be traded.[2] The Reds received the first pick in Round A, followed by the Athletics, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Marlins, and Pirates. The Padres received the first pick of Round B, followed by the Indians, Twins, Brewers, Orioles, and Rays.[3]

2016 Major League Baseball draft
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General information
Date(s)June 9–11, 2016
LocationSecaucus, New Jersey
Network(s)MLB Network
1,216 total selections
First selectionMickey Moniak
Philadelphia Phillies
First round selections41

First round selections

* Player did not sign
* All Star Selection
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Mickey Moniak Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder La Costa Canyon High School (CA)
2 Nick Senzel Cincinnati Reds Third baseman Tennessee
3 Ian Anderson Atlanta Braves Pitcher Shenendehowa High School (NY)
4 Riley Pint Colorado Rockies Pitcher St. Thomas Aquinas High School (KS)
5 Corey Ray Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Louisville
6 A. J. Puk Oakland Athletics Pitcher Florida
7 Braxton Garrett Miami Marlins Pitcher Florence High School (AL)
8 Cal Quantrill San Diego Padres Pitcher Stanford
9 Matt Manning Detroit Tigers Pitcher Sheldon High School (CA)
10 Zack Collins Chicago White Sox Catcher Miami (FL)
11 Kyle Lewis Seattle Mariners Outfielder Mercer
12 Jason Groome Boston Red Sox Pitcher Barnegat High School (NJ)
13 Josh Lowe Tampa Bay Rays Third baseman Pope High School (GA)
14 Will Benson Cleveland Indians Outfielder The Westminster Schools (GA)
15 Alex Kirilloff Minnesota Twins Outfielder Plum High School (PA)
16 Matt Thaiss Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Catcher Virginia
17 Forrest Whitley Houston Astros Pitcher Alamo Heights High School (TX)
18 Blake Rutherford New York Yankees Outfielder Chaminade College Prep (CA)
19 Justin Dunn New York Mets Pitcher Boston College
20 Gavin Lux Los Angeles Dodgers Shortstop Indian Trail Academy (WI)
21 T. J. Zeuch Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Pittsburgh
22 Will Craig Pittsburgh Pirates Third baseman Wake Forest
23 Delvin Pérez St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop International Baseball Academy (Puerto Rico)

Compensatory round

Pick Player Team Position School
24 Hudson Sanchez San Diego Padres[Compensation 1] Shortstop Carroll Senior High School (TX)
25 Eric Lauer San Diego Padres[Compensation 2] Pitcher Kent State
26 Zack Burdi Chicago White Sox[Compensation 3] Pitcher Louisville
27 Cody Sedlock Baltimore Orioles[Compensation 4] Pitcher Illinois
28 Carter Kieboom Washington Nationals[Compensation 5] Shortstop Walton High School (GA)
29 Dane Dunning Washington Nationals[Compensation 6] Pitcher Florida
30 Cole Ragans Texas Rangers[Compensation 7] Pitcher North Florida Christian High School (FL)
31 Anthony Kay New York Mets[Compensation 8] Pitcher Connecticut
32 Will Smith Los Angeles Dodgers[Compensation 9] Catcher Louisville
33 Dylan Carlson St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 10] Outfielder Elk Grove High School (CA)
34 Dakota Hudson St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 11] Pitcher Mississippi State

Competitive Balance Round A

Pick Player Team Position School
35 Taylor Trammell Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Mount Paran Christian School (GA)
36 Jordan Sheffield Los Angeles Dodgers[Compensation 12] Pitcher Vanderbilt
37 Daulton Jefferies Oakland Athletics Pitcher California
38 Robert Tyler Colorado Rockies Pitcher Georgia
39 Anfernee Grier Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Auburn
40 Joey Wentz Atlanta Braves[Trades 1] Pitcher Shawnee Mission East High School (KS)
41 Nick Lodolo* Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Damien High School (CA)

Other notable selections

Round Pick Player Team Position School
2 42 Kevin Gowdy Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Santa Barbara High School (CA)
2 43 Chris Okey Cincinnati Reds Catcher Clemson
2 44 Kyle Muller Atlanta Braves Pitcher Jesuit College Preparatory (TX)
2 45 Ben Bowden Colorado Rockies Pitcher Vanderbilt
2 47 Logan Shore Oakland Athletics Pitcher Florida
2 48 Buddy Reed San Diego Padres Outfielder Florida
2 49 Alec Hansen Chicago White Sox Pitcher Oklahoma
2 51 C. J. Chatham Boston Red Sox Shortstop Florida Atlantic
2 52 Andy Yerzy Arizona Diamondbacks Catcher York Mills Collegiate Institute (ON)
2 53 Ryan Boldt Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder Nebraska
2 54 Keegan Akin Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Western Michigan
2 55 Nolan Jones Cleveland Indians Third baseman Holy Ghost Preparatory School (PA)
2 57 J. B. Woodman Toronto Blue Jays[Compensation 13] Outfielder Ole Miss
2 58 Sheldon Neuse Washington Nationals Third baseman Oklahoma
2 59 Bryan Reynolds San Francisco Giants Outfielder Vanderbilt
2 60 Brandon Marsh Los Angeles Angels Outfielder Buford (GA)
2 61 Ronnie Dawson Houston Astros Outfielder Ohio State
2 62 Nick Solak New York Yankees Second baseman Louisville
2 64 Pete Alonso New York Mets First baseman Florida
2 65 Mitchell White Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Santa Clara
2 66 Bo Bichette Toronto Blue Jays Shortstop Lakewood High School (FL)
2 67 A. J. Puckett Kansas City Royals Pitcher Pepperdine
2 70 Connor Jones St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Virginia
2 72 Logan Ice Cleveland Indians Catcher Oregon State
2 76 Brett Cumberland Atlanta Braves Catcher California
2 77 Jake Fraley Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder LSU
3 81 Garrett Hampson Colorado Rockies Pitcher Cal State Long Beach
3 82 Braden Webb Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher South Carolina
3 83 Sean Murphy Oakland Athletics Catcher Wright State
3 88 Shaun Anderson Boston Red Sox Pitcher Florida
3 89 Jon Duplantier Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Rice
3 91 Austin Hays Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Jacksonville
3 92

Aaron Civale

Cleveland Indians Pitcher Northeastern
3 94 Jesus Luzardo Washington Nationals Pitcher Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (FL)
3 95 Heath Quinn San Francisco Giants Outfielder Samford
3 97 Jake Rogers Houston Astros Catcher Tulane
3 102 Zach Jackson Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Arkansas
3 104 Thomas Hatch Chicago Cubs Pitcher Oklahoma State
3 105 Stephen Alemais Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop Tulane
3 106 Zac Gallen St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher North Carolina
4 109 Bryse Wilson Atlanta Braves Pitcher Orange High School (NC)
4 114 Joey Lucchesi San Diego Padres Pitcher Southeast Missouri State
4 115 Kyle Funkhouser Detroit Tigers Pitcher Louisville
4 117 Thomas Burrows Seattle Mariners Pitcher Alabama
4 118 Bobby Dalbec Boston Red Sox Third baseman Arizona
4 122 Shane Bieber Cleveland Indians Pitcher UC Santa Barbara
4 124 Nick Banks Washington Nationals Outfielder Texas A&M
4 125 Matt Krook San Francisco Giants Pitcher Oregon
4 131 DJ Peters Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Western Nevada
4 132 Joshua Palacios Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Auburn
5 137 Cole Irvin Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Oregon
5 148 Mike Shawaryn Boston Red Sox Pitcher Maryland
5 152 Conner Capel Cleveland Indians Pitcher Seven Lakes (TX)
5 154 Daniel Johnson Washington Nationals Outfielder New Mexico State
5 158 Dom Thompson-Williams New York Yankees Outfielder South Carolina
5 161 Devin Smeltzer Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher San Jacinto
5 162 Cavan Biggio Toronto Blue Jays Second baseman Notre Dame
5 163 Nicky Lopez Kansas City Royals Shortstop Creighton
6 172 Brandon Bailey Oakland Athletics Pitcher Gonzaga
6 175 Bryan Garcia Detroit Tigers Pitcher Miami
6 189 Kyle Cody Texas Rangers Pitcher Kentucky
7 207 Matt Festa Seattle Mariners Pitcher East Stroudsburg
7 226 Andrew Knizner St. Louis Cardinals Catcher NC State
9 269 Tommy Eveld Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher South Florida
9 278 Tim Lynch New York Yankees First baseman Southern Mississippi
9 281 Tony Gonsolin Los Angeles Dodgers Right-handed pitcher St Mary's (CA)
10 302 Samad Taylor Cleveland Indians Shortstop Corona High School (CA)
12 362

Zach Plesac

Cleveland Indians Pitcher Ball State
12 368 Taylor Widener New York Yankees Pitcher South Carolina
13 390 Nathaniel Lowe Tampa Bay Rays First baseman Mississippi State
14 414 Jared Poché* San Diego Padres Pitcher LSU
14 431 Dean Kremer Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher UNLV
15 445 John Schreiber Detroit Tigers Right-handed pitcher University of Northwestern Ohio
18 538 Trevor Stephan* Boston Red Sox Pitcher Hill
20 563 Eric Gutierrez Miami Marlins First baseman Texas Tech
22 664 Sterling Sharp Washington Nationals Pitcher Drury
24 717 Trey Griffey* Seattle Mariners N/A Arizona
25 751 Will Toffey Baltimore Orioles Third baseman Vanderbilt
26 783 Greg Deichmann* Minnesota Twins Third baseman LSU
27 818 Phil Diehl New York Yankees Left-handed pitcher Louisiana Tech
34 1027 Stijn van der Meer Houston Astros Shortstop Lamar
38 1138 Austin Bergner* Boston Red Sox Pitcher Windermere Preparatory School (FL)
39 1182 Chavez Young Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Faith Baptist Christian Academy (GA)
40 1191 Kyle Serrano* Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Tennessee
40 1197 Adley Rutschman* Seattle Mariners Catcher Sherwood High School (OR)


Compensation picks
  1. ^ Compensation pick for the Kansas City Royals signing Ian Kennedy
  2. ^ Compensation pick for the Detroit Tigers signing Justin Upton
  3. ^ Compensation pick for the San Francisco Giants signing Jeff Samardzija
  4. ^ Compensation pick for the Miami Marlins signing Wei-Yin Chen
  5. ^ Compensation pick for the Detroit Tigers signing Jordan Zimmermann
  6. ^ Compensation pick for the Texas Rangers signing Ian Desmond
  7. ^ Compensation pick for the Baltimore Orioles signing Yovani Gallardo
  8. ^ Compensation pick for the Washington Nationals signing Daniel Murphy
  9. ^ Compensation pick for the Arizona Diamondbacks signing Zack Greinke
  10. ^ Compensation pick for the Chicago Cubs signing John Lackey
  11. ^ Compensation pick for the Chicago Cubs signing Jason Heyward
  12. ^ Compensation pick for failing to sign Kyle Funkhouser in the 2015 draft
  13. ^ Compensation pick for failing to sign Brady Singer in the 2015 draft
  1. ^ The Braves acquired the 40th pick from the Miami Marlins in a three-team trade. The Braves also traded Bronson Arroyo, Luis Avilán, Jim Johnson, José Peraza, and Alex Wood to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Héctor Olivera, Paco Rodriguez, and Zach Bird. The Marlins traded Mat Latos and Michael Morse to the Dodgers for Victor Araujo, Jeff Brigham, and Kevin Guzman.[4]


  1. ^ "Dodgers sign their top draft pick Walker Buehler, who is reportedly injured". dailynews.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "Competitive Balance Draft Lottery 2015". Major League Baseball. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "Reds Win Competitive Balance Lottery". BaseballAmerica.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  4. ^ Hager, Will (July 30, 2015). "REPORT: Braves acquire Olivera in 13-player trade with Marlins, Dodgers". Atlanta Sun Times. Archived from the original on January 26, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
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