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June 4, 2018 at 10:05 PM

2018 MLB First Year Player Draft picks No. 1-30


The 2018 MLB First Year Player Draft is underway as the first round has now been completed. Casey Mize, a right-handed pitcher from Auburn who no-hit Northeastern earlier this year, had been in talks to be selected No. 1 overall and the Detroit Tigers made it happen as part of an all-college top five. Position players also dominated the top 10, with seven those players selected fielding a position, including three outfielders in prep player Jarred Kelenic as well as collegiate bats Kyler Murray from Oklahoma and Travis Swaggerty from South Alabama.

This is a contrast from last year, as eight of the first 14 selections were high-schoolers, including each of the top three.

Boston selected Triston Casas with the No. 26 pick as a third baseman from American Heritage High School in Florida. Casas is regarded as having exceptional power but could be limited to first base as a professional, though he will begin at first base. He was ranked as the No. 20 prospect in this year's draft by MLB.com, No. 25 by Baseball America, No. 31 by Perfect Game and No. 34 by ESPN.com's Keith Law.

The Red Sox were tabbed as picking Seth Beer and Brice Turang in mock drafts, but Turang was selected No. 21 by the Brewers and they passed over Beer in favor of another power bat, but from the prep ranks. Beer was selected at No. 28 by Houston.

Here is who each team selected in the first round.

1. Detroit Tigers - Casey Mize, RHP, Auburn
2. San Francisco Giants - Joey Bart, C, Georgia Tech
3. Philadelphia Phillies - Alex Bohm, 3B, Wichita State
4. Chicago White Sox - Nick Madrigal, SS, Oregon State
5. Cincinnati Reds - Jonathan India, 3B, Florida
6. New York Mets - Jarred Kelenic, OF, Waukesha West HS (WI)
7. San Diego Padres - Ryan Weathers, LHP, Loretto HS (TN)
8. Atlanta Braves - Carter Steward, RHP, Eau Gallie HS (FL)
9. Oakland Athletics - Kyler Murray, CF, Oklahoma
10. Pittsburgh Pirates - Travis Swaggerty, OF, South Alabama
11. Baltimore Orioles - Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, Central Heights HS (TX)
12. Toronto Blue Jays - Jordan Groshens, 3B, Magnolia HS (TX)
13. Miami Marlins - Connor Scott, OF, HB Plant HS (FL)
14. Seattle Mariners - Logan Gilbert, RHP, Stetson
15. Texas Rangers - Cole Winn, RHP, Orange Lutheran HS (CA)
16. Tampa Bay Rays - Matthew Liberatore, LHP, Mountain Ridge HS (AZ)
17. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Jordyn Adams, OF, Green Hope HS (NC)
18. Kansas City Royals - Brady Singer, RHP, Florida
19. St. Louis Cardinals - Nolan Gorman, 3B, Sanda Day O'Connor HS (AZ)
20. Minnesota Twins - Trevor Larnach, RF, Oregon State
21. Milwaukee Brewers - Brice Turang, SS, Santiago HS (CA)
22. Colorado Rockies - Ryan Rolison, LHP, Ole Miss
23. New York Yankees - Anthony Seigler, C, Cartersville HS (GA)
24. Chicago Cubs - Nico Hoerner, SS, Stanford
25. Arizona Diamondbacks - Matt McClain, 2B, Beckman HS (CA)
26. Boston Red Sox - Triston Casas, 3B, American Heritage School (FL)
27. Washington Nationals - Mason Denaburg, RHP, Merritt Island HS (FL)
28. Houston Astros - Seth Beer, OF, Clemson
29. Cleveland Indians - Noah Naylor, C, St. Joan of Arc Catholic SS (ON)
30. Los Angeles Dodgers - JT Ginn, RHP, Brandon HS (MS)

 
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