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2018 Major League Baseball draft

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2018 Major League Baseball draft
2018 MLB draft logo.svg
General information
Date(s)June 4–6, 2018
LocationSecaucus, New Jersey
Network(s)MLB Network
1,214 total selections
First selectionCasey Mize
Detroit Tigers
First round selections43
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The 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft began on June 4, 2018. The draft assigned amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The draft order was determined based on the reverse order of the 2017 MLB season final standings. In addition, compensation picks were distributed for players who did not sign from the 2017 MLB Draft and for teams who lose qualifying free agents.[1] The first 43 picks, including the first round and compensatory picks, were broadcast by MLB Network on June 4. The remainder of the draft was streamed on on June 5 and 6.[2]

With a tie for the worst record in the 2017 MLB season at 64–98, the Detroit Tigers received the first overall pick ahead of the San Francisco Giants via a tiebreaker.[3] The Detroit Tigers selected Casey Mize with the first overall pick in the draft.[4] There were a total of 40 rounds in the draft, with 1,214 players selected.

On September 9, 2019, the Chicago Cubs promoted Nico Hoerner to the big leagues, making him the first player to reach the MLB in this draft.[5][6]

First round selections

* Player did not sign
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Casey Mize Detroit Tigers Pitcher Auburn
2 Joey Bart San Francisco Giants Catcher Georgia Tech
3 Alec Bohm Philadelphia Phillies Third baseman Wichita State
4 Nick Madrigal Chicago White Sox Shortstop Oregon State
5 Jonathan India Cincinnati Reds Third baseman Florida
6 Jarred Kelenic New York Mets Outfielder Waukesha West High School (WI)
7 Ryan Weathers San Diego Padres Pitcher Loretto High School (TN)
8 Carter Stewart* Atlanta Braves Pitcher Eau Gallie High School (FL)
9 Kyler Murray Oakland Athletics Outfielder Oklahoma
10 Travis Swaggerty Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder South Alabama
11 Grayson Rodriguez Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Central Heights High School (TX)
12 Jordan Groshans Toronto Blue Jays Shortstop Magnolia High School (TX)
13 Connor Scott Miami Marlins Outfielder Plant High School (FL)
14 Logan Gilbert Seattle Mariners Pitcher Stetson
15 Cole Winn Texas Rangers Pitcher Orange Lutheran High School (CA)
16 Matthew Liberatore Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Mountain Ridge High School (AZ)
17 Jordyn Adams Los Angeles Angels Outfielder Green Hope High School (NC)
18 Brady Singer Kansas City Royals Pitcher Florida
19 Nolan Gorman St. Louis Cardinals Third baseman Sandra Day O'Connor High School (AZ)
20 Trevor Larnach Minnesota Twins Outfielder Oregon State
21 Brice Turang Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Santiago High School (CA)
22 Ryan Rolison Colorado Rockies Pitcher Ole Miss
23 Anthony Seigler New York Yankees Catcher Cartersville High School (GA)
24 Nico Hoerner Chicago Cubs Shortstop Stanford
25 Matt McLain* Arizona Diamondbacks Shortstop Beckman High School (CA)
26 Triston Casas Boston Red Sox Infielder American Heritage School (FL)
27 Mason Denaburg Washington Nationals Pitcher Merritt Island High School (FL)
28 Seth Beer Houston Astros Outfielder Clemson
29 Noah Naylor Cleveland Indians Catcher St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School (ON)
30 J. T. Ginn* Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Brandon High School (MS)

Compensatory Round

Pick Player Team Position School
31 Shane McClanahan Tampa Bay Rays[Compensation 1] Pitcher South Florida
32 Nick Schnell Tampa Bay Rays[Compensation 2] Outfielder Roncalli High School (IN)
33 Jackson Kowar Kansas City Royals[Compensation 3] Pitcher Florida
34 Daniel Lynch Kansas City Royals[Compensation 4] Pitcher Virginia
35 Ethan Hankins Cleveland Indians[Compensation 5] Pitcher Forsyth Central High School (GA)

Competitive Balance Round A

Pick Player Team Position School
36 Gunnar Hoglund* Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Fivay High School (FL)
37 Cadyn Grenier Baltimore Orioles Shortstop Oregon State
38 Xavier Edwards San Diego Padres Shortstop North Broward Preparatory School (FL)
39 Jake McCarthy Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Virginia
40 Kris Bubic Kansas City Royals Pitcher Stanford
41 Lenny Torres Cleveland Indians Pitcher Beacon High School (NY)
42 Grant Lavigne Colorado Rockies First baseman Bedford High School (NH)
43 Griffin Roberts St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Wake Forest

Other notable selections

Round Pick Player Team Position School
2 44 Parker Meadows Detroit Tigers Outfielder Grayson High School (GA)
2 45 Sean Hjelle San Francisco Giants Pitcher Kentucky
2 46 Steele Walker Chicago White Sox Outfielder Oklahoma
2 52 Griffin Conine Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Duke
2 56 Tyler Frank Tampa Bay Rays Second baseman FAU
2 65 Tim Cate Washington Nationals Pitcher Connecticut
2 67 Nick Sandlin Cleveland Indians Pitcher Southern Miss
B 70 Jeremy Eierman Oakland Athletics Shortstop Missouri State
B 71 Tanner Dodson Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder California
2C 76 Luken Baker St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 6] First baseman Texas Christian
3 79 Kody Clemens Detroit Tigers Second baseman Texas
3 81 Konnor Pilkington Chicago White Sox Pitcher Mississippi State
3 82 Bren Spillane Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Illinois
3 87 Blaine Knight Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Arkansas
3 88 Adam Kloffenstein Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Magnolia High School (TX)
3 89 Tristan Pompey Miami Marlins Outfielder Kentucky
3 100 Durbin Feltman Boston Red Sox Pitcher TCU
4 107 Colton Eastman Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Cal State Fullerton
4 112 Tristan Beck Atlanta Braves Pitcher Stanford
4 123 Steven Gingery St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Texas Tech
4 125 Aaron Ashby Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Crowder College
4 132 Alex McKenna Houston Astros Outfielder Cal Poly
6 185 Drew Rasmussen Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Oregon State
7 204 Brett Kinneman Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder NC State
8 233 J. J. Schwarz Oakland Athletics Catcher Florida
12 370 Chase Shugart Boston Red Sox Pitcher Texas
15 450 Nick Sprengel Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher San Diego
32 950 Jake Mangum* New York Mets Outfielder Mississippi State
32 969 Austin Bergner* Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher North Carolina
38 1146 Kumar Rocker* Colorado Rockies Pitcher North Oconee High School (GA)
39 1169 Shea Patterson Texas Rangers Third baseman Michigan
40 1210 Zach Watson* Boston Red Sox Outfielder LSU


Compensation picks
  1. ^ Compensation pick for the Baltimore Orioles signing Alex Cobb[7]
  2. ^ Compensation pick for failing to sign Drew Rasmussen in the 2017 draft[8]
  3. ^ Compensation pick for the Milwaukee Brewers signing Lorenzo Cain[9]
  4. ^ Compensation pick for the San Diego Padres signing Eric Hosmer[9]
  5. ^ Compensation pick for the Philadelphia Phillies signing Carlos Santana[10]
  6. ^ Compensation pick for the Minnesota Twins signing Lance Lynn[11]


  1. ^ Tayler, Jon (November 7, 2017). "MLB's New Free Agent Compensation Rules Are Incredibly Complicated, So Let's Break Them Down". Sports Illustrated.
  2. ^ Kelly, Matt (June 4, 2018). "How to watch the 2018 MLB Draft on June 4-6". Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  3. ^ Beck, Jason (October 1, 2017). "Tigers will pick first in 2018 Draft". Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  4. ^ "Tigers draft Auburn right-hander Casey Mize with No. 1 pick". Associated Press. June 5, 2018. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  5. ^ Dykstra, Sam (September 9, 2019). "Cubs bringing up Hoerner from Smokies". Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  6. ^ Bastian, Jordan; O'Neill, Shaun (September 10, 2019). "Cubs prospect Nico Hoerner called up". Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  7. ^ Russell, Daniel (March 20, 2018). "Alex Cobb signs with Orioles, Rays gain first round draft pick as compensation". DRaysBay. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  8. ^ jtmorgan (June 4, 2018). "The Rays have the second largest draft pool in 2018". DRaysBay. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Flanagan, Jeffrey (May 24, 2018). "Royals to receive Draft picks for Hosmer, Cain". Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  10. ^ Schlichting, Matt (December 15, 2017). "Carlos Santana signs three-year deal with Phillies - Let's Go Tribe". Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  11. ^ Press release. "Cardinals take high school 3B in 1st round of MLB draft | KTLO LLC". Retrieved July 8, 2018.

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