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June 3, 2019 at 10:17 PM

2019 MLB First Year Player Draft picks No. 1-30


The first round of the 2019 MLB First Year Player Draft has been completed as part of the first of three days and 40 rounds of festivities. College hitters dominated the first few picks, as six of the first 10 and 13 of the first 30 teams went that way. This continues a trend from last year, where the top of the draft skewed away from the prep ranks. Catcher Adley Rutschman of Oregon State went No. 1 overall to Baltimore, while the first pitcher was not taken until No. 7, when Cincinnati selected TCU left-hander Nick Lodolo. 

Only nine high schoolers went in the first 30 picks, the first of which was Bobby Witt Jr. of Coleyville Heritage High School in Texas. He went No. 2 overall to Kansas City.

The Red Sox did not have a first-round selection this year, and will not make their first pick until No. 43, as they were shifted 10 spots back because they exceeded the Competitive Balance Tax.

Here is who each team selected in the first round.

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State
2. Kansas City Royals - Bobby Witt, Jr., SS, Coleyville Heritage HS (TX)
3. Chicago White Sox - Andrew Vaughn, 1B, California
4. Miami Marlins - J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt
5. Detroit Tigers - Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (FL)
6. San Diego Padres - CJ Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (GA)
7. Cincinnati Reds - Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU
8. Texas Rangers - Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech
9. Atlanta Braves - Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor
10. San Francisco Giants - Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State
11. Toronto Blue Jays - Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia
12. New York Mets - Luke Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (TX)
13. Minnesota Twins - Keoni Covaco, SS, Eastlake HS (CA)
14. Philadelphia Phillies - Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV
15. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Will Wilson, SS, NC State
16. Arizona Diamondbacks - Corbin Carroll, CF, Lakeside HS (WA)
17. Washington Nationals - Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College North (TX)
18. Pittsburgh Pirates - Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove HS (IL)
19. St. Louis Cardinals - Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky
20. Seattle Mariners - George Kirby, RHP, Elon
21. Atlanta Braves - Braden Shewmake, SS, Texas A&M
22. Tampa Bay Rays - Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington
23. Colorado Rockies - Michael Toglia, 1B, UCLA
24. Cleveland Indians - Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy
25. Los Angeles Dodgers - Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane
26. Arizona Diamondbacks - Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover HS (NC)
27. Chicago Cubs - Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State
28. Milwaukee Brewers - Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State
29. Oakland Athletics - Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson
30. New York Yankees - Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton School (NJ)

 
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