2019 Major League Baseball draft

The 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft was held June 3–5, 2019. The draft assigned amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The draft order was set based on the reverse order of the 2018 MLB season standings. In addition, compensation picks were distributed for players who did not sign from the 2018 MLB Draft and for teams that lost qualifying free agents.[1] The first 41 picks, including the first round and compensatory picks, were broadcast by MLB Network on June 3, and the second round was streamed on MLB.com directly following the first round. The remainder of the draft was streamed online on June 4–5.

The Baltimore Orioles, who had the worst record of the 2018 MLB season, selected Adley Rutschman with the first overall pick in the draft.[2][3] The Atlanta Braves received the ninth overall pick as compensation for failing to sign Carter Stewart.[4] The Arizona Diamondbacks received the 26th overall pick as compensation for failing to sign Matt McLain.[5] The Los Angeles Dodgers received the 31st overall pick as compensation for not signing J. T. Ginn.[6] The Pittsburgh Pirates received the 37th overall pick for failing to sign Gunnar Hoglund.[7] As a result of surpassing the luxury tax threshold by over $40 million, the Boston Red Sox' top pick dropped down 10 places in the draft.[8]

2019 Major League Baseball draft
2019 MLB draft logo
General information
Date(s)June 3–5, 2019
LocationSecaucus, New Jersey
Network(s)MLB Network
1,217 total selections
First selectionAdley Rutschman
Baltimore Orioles
First round selections41

First round selections

* Player did not sign
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Adley Rutschman Baltimore Orioles Catcher Oregon State
2 Bobby Witt Jr. Kansas City Royals Shortstop Colleyville Heritage High School (TX)
3 Andrew Vaughn Chicago White Sox First baseman California
4 J. J. Bleday Miami Marlins Outfielder Vanderbilt
5 Riley Greene Detroit Tigers Outfielder Hagerty High School (FL)
6 C. J. Abrams San Diego Padres Shortstop Blessed Trinity Catholic High School (GA)
7 Nick Lodolo Cincinnati Reds Pitcher TCU
8 Josh Jung Texas Rangers Third baseman Texas Tech
9 Shea Langeliers Atlanta Braves[Compensation 1] Catcher Baylor
10 Hunter Bishop San Francisco Giants Outfielder Arizona State
11 Alek Manoah Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher West Virginia
12 Brett Baty New York Mets Third baseman Lake Travis High School (TX)
13 Keoni Cavaco Minnesota Twins Third baseman Eastlake High School (CA)
14 Bryson Stott Philadelphia Phillies Shortstop UNLV
15 Will Wilson Los Angeles Angels Shortstop NC State
16 Corbin Carroll Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Lakeside School (WA)
17 Jackson Rutledge Washington Nationals Pitcher San Jacinto College
18 Quinn Priester Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Cary-Grove High School (IL)
19 Zack Thompson St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Kentucky
20 George Kirby Seattle Mariners Pitcher Elon
21 Braden Shewmake Atlanta Braves Shortstop Texas A&M
22 Greg Jones Tampa Bay Rays Shortstop UNC Wilmington
23 Michael Toglia Colorado Rockies First baseman UCLA
24 Daniel Espino Cleveland Indians Pitcher Georgia Premier Academy (GA)
25 Kody Hoese Los Angeles Dodgers Third baseman Tulane
26 Blake Walston Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 2] Pitcher New Hanover High School (NC)
27 Ryan Jensen Chicago Cubs Pitcher Fresno State
28 Ethan Small Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Mississippi State
29 Logan Davidson Oakland Athletics Shortstop Clemson
30 Anthony Volpe New York Yankees Shortstop Delbarton School (NJ)
31 Michael Busch Los Angeles Dodgers[Compensation 3] Second baseman North Carolina
32 Korey Lee Houston Astros Catcher California

Compensatory Round

Pick Player Team Position School
33 Brennan Malone Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 4] Pitcher IMG Academy (FL)
34 Drey Jameson Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 5] Pitcher Ball State

Competitive Balance Round A

Pick Player Team Position School
35 Kameron Misner Miami Marlins Outfielder Missouri
36 J.J. Goss Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Cypress Ranch High School (TX)
37 Sammy Siani Pittsburgh Pirates[Compensation 6] Outfielder William Penn Charter School (PA)
38 TJ Sikkema New York Yankees[Trades 1] Pitcher Missouri
39 Matt Wallner Minnesota Twins Outfielder Southern Mississippi
40 Seth Johnson Tampa Bay Rays[Trades 2] Pitcher Campbell
41 Davis Wendzel Texas Rangers[Trades 3] Third baseman Baylor

Other notable selections

Round Pick Player Team Position School
2 51 Logan Wyatt San Francisco Giants First baseman Louisville
2 56 Ryne Nelson Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Oregon
2 64 Chase Strumpf Chicago Cubs Second baseman UCLA
2 68 Grae Kessinger Houston Astros Shortstop Ole Miss
3 79 Zach Watson Baltimore Orioles Outfielder LSU
3 89 Matthew Allan New York Mets Pitcher Seminole High School (FL)
3 94 Drew Mendoza Washington Nationals Third baseman Florida State
4 118 Jake Mangum New York Mets Outfielder Mississippi State
4 128 Graeme Stinson Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Duke
5 149 Will Holland Minnesota Twins Shortstop Auburn
5 153 Tyler Dyson Washington Nationals Pitcher Florida
9 262 Austin Bergner Detroit Tigers Pitcher North Carolina
21 633

Kevin Strohschein

Washington Nationals Outfielder Tennessee Tech
31 947

Feleipe Franks

Boston Red Sox Pitcher Florida


Compensation picks
  1. ^ Compensation pick for failing to sign Carter Stewart in the 2018 draft
  2. ^ Compensation pick for failing to sign Matt McLain in the 2018 draft
  3. ^ Compensation pick for failing to sign J. T. Ginn in the 2018 draft
  4. ^ Compensation pick for the Washington Nationals signing Patrick Corbin
  5. ^ Compensation pick for the Los Angeles Dodgers signing A. J. Pollock
  6. ^ Compensation pick for failing to sign Gunnar Hoglund in the 2018 draft
  1. ^ Yankees acquired Shed Long and the 38th pick from the Cincinnati Reds for Sonny Gray and Reiver Sanmartin.[9]
  2. ^ Rays acquired the 40th pick from the Oakland Athletics as part of a three-team trade, in which the Rays also acquired Rollie Lacy, the Athletics acquired Jurickson Profar, and the Texas Rangers acquired Brock Burke, Kyle Bird, Yoel Espinal, Eli White, and $750,000 of international bonus pool space.[10]
  3. ^ Rangers acquired the 41st pick from the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade for Alex Claudio.[11]


  1. ^ "MLB's New Free Agent Compensation Rules Are Incredibly Complicated, So Let's Break Them Down". Sports Illustrated. November 7, 2017.
  2. ^ Callis, Jim (September 30, 2018). "2019 Draft order set: O's, KC, White Sox go 1-2-3 | MLB.com". mlb.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.si.com/mlb/2019/06/03/adley-rutschman-baltimore-orioles-mlb-draft-oregon-state-catcher
  4. ^ "MLB Draft 2018: Braves first-round pick Carter Stewart goes unsigned after medical issue | MLB". Sporting News. June 27, 2018. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "Arizona Diamondbacks will not sign top draft pick Matt McLain". Azcentral.com. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  6. ^ McCullough, Andy. "Dodgers first-round pick J.T. Ginn says he won't sign, will attend Mississippi State". Latimes.com. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  7. ^ Brink, Bill (July 6, 2018). "Competitive balance pick Gunnar Hoglund does not sign with Pirates, will attend Mississippi". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "Top spenders Red Sox owe nearly $12 million in luxury tax". Associated Press. ESPN. Associated Press. December 15, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/MLBRosterMoves/status/1087472272716283906
  10. ^ Weinrib, Ben (December 21, 2018). "A's to acquire ex-top prospect Jurickson Profar in three-team trade with Rays, Rangers". Yahoo!. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  11. ^ Wilson, Jeff (December 13, 2018). "Rangers won't know return for Claudio until June, but trade should produce elite prospect". The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
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