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. 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.
|2019 MLB Baseball draft|
|Date(s)||June 3–5, 2019|
|Location||Secaucus, New Jersey|
|1,217 total selections|
|First selection||Adley Rutschman|
|First round selections||41|
The Baltimore Orioles, who had the worst record of the 2018 MLB season, selected Adley Rutschman with the first overall pick in the draft. The Atlanta Braves received the ninth overall pick as compensation for failing to sign Carter Stewart. The Arizona Diamondbacks received the 26th overall pick as compensation for failing to sign Matt McLain. The Los Angeles Dodgers received the 31st overall pick as compensation for not signing J. T. Ginn. The Pittsburgh Pirates received the 37th overall pick for failing to sign Gunnar Hoglund. 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.
First round selectionsEdit
|*||Player did not sign|
|33||Brennan Malone||Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 4]||Pitcher||IMG Academy (FL)|
|34||Drey Jameson||Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 5]||Pitcher||Ball State|
Competitive Balance Round AEdit
Other notable selectionsEdit
|2||51||Logan Wyatt||San Francisco Giants||First baseman||Louisville|
|2||56||Ryne Nelson||Arizona Diamondbacks||Pitcher||Oregon|
|2||62||Aaron Schunk||Colorado Rockies||Third baseman||Georgia|
|2||64||Chase Strumpf||Chicago Cubs||Second baseman||UCLA|
|2||68||Grae Kessinger||Houston Astros||Shortstop||Ole Miss|
|2||74||Tommy Henry||Arizona Diamondbacks||Pitcher||Michigan|
|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|
|31||947||Boston Red Sox||Pitcher||Florida|
- Compensation picks
- Compensation pick for failing to sign Carter Stewart in the 2018 draft
- Compensation pick for failing to sign Matt McLain in the 2018 draft
- Compensation pick for failing to sign J. T. Ginn in the 2018 draft
- Compensation pick for the Washington Nationals signing Patrick Corbin
- Compensation pick for the Los Angeles Dodgers signing A. J. Pollock
- Compensation pick for failing to sign Gunnar Hoglund in the 2018 draft
- Yankees acquired Shed Long and the 38th pick from the Cincinnati Reds for Sonny Gray and Reiver Sanmartin.
- 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.
- Rangers acquired the 41st pick from the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade for Alex Claudio.
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