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2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results

Jun 4, 2019 8:29 AM

The first two rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft were held on Monday night.

Rounds 3 to 10 will be held on Tuesday, with Rounds 11 to 40 on Wednesday.


Round 1

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Florida)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Georgia)

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: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Will Wilson, SS, NC State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Seattle)

17. Washington Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove (Illinois) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS/3B, Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B/OF, 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 (North Carolina) HS

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 HS (Morristown, New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, North Carolina

32. Houston Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal


Compensation Picks

33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy

34. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State


Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

36. Tampa Bay Rays: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter School (Philadelphia)

38. New York Yankees: T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss

40. Tampa Bay Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

41. Texas Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor


Round 2

42. Baltimore Orioles: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Selma, Alabama)

43. Boston Red Sox: Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona

44. Kansas City Royals: Brady McConnell, SS, Florida

45. Chicago White Sox: Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

46. Miami Marlins: Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Suwanee, Georgia)

47. Detroit Tigers: Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

48. San Diego Padres: Joshua Mears, OF, Federal Way (Washington) HS

49. Cincinnati Reds: Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy

50. Texas Rangers: Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA

51. San Francisco Giants: Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

52. Toronto Blue Jays: Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy

53. New York Mets: Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Bellaire, Texas)

54. Minnesota Twins: Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice

55. Los Angeles Angels: Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (Oakley, California)

56. Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon

57. Pittsburgh Pirates: Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

58. St. Louis Cardinals: Trejyn Fletcher, OF, Deering HS (Portland, Maine)

59. Seattle Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU

60. Atlanta Braves: Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State

61. Tampa Bay Rays: John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M

62. Colorado Rockies: Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia

63. Cleveland Indians: Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Hollywood, Florida)

64. Chicago Cubs: Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA

65. Milwaukee Brewers: Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College

66. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina

67. New York Yankees: Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

68. Houston Astros: Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss

69. Boston Red Sox: Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy


Competitive Balance Round B

70. Kansas City Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

71. Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford

72. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Triolo, 3B, Houston

73. San Diego Padres: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason

74. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

75. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas

76. Seattle Mariners: Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

77. Colorado Rockies: Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan


Compensation Picks

78. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis (Texas) HS




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Marlins On Pace To Set Mark For MLB Futility

May 17, 2019 8:54 AM

The Miami Marlins are 10-30 this season and have been shut out in 20 percent of their games.

They are on pace to finish the season with a record of 41-121.

The 121 losses would be the most in modern Major League history.

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Derek Jeter Unhappy With Miami's Play, Attendance Issues

May 4, 2019 8:18 AM

Derek Jeter says the Miami Marlins' performance, attendance and business operations have been a problem.

Jeter spoke to the media on Friday for the first time since the season began.

The CEO said he's unhappy with the team's awful start and confirmed a recent shake-up on the organization's business side.

The Marlins began a weekend series against Atlanta with the worst record in the majors at 9-21, and they're a distant last in attendance with a home average of less than 10,000 per game.

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Marlins Fire Hitting Coach Mike Pagliarulo

Apr 20, 2019 12:09 AM

Mike Pagliarulo has been fired as hitting coach for the Miami Marlins, who rank last in the majors in runs.

Pagliarulo had been with the team since 2017. Assistant hitting coach Jeff Livesey was promoted to interim head hitting coach, and Eric Duncan was made the assistant hitting coach.

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O's, Dan Strally Agree To One-Year Deal

Apr 5, 2019 8:00 PM

Seeking to boost a thin starting rotation, the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a $575,000, one-year contact with Dan Straily.

The 30-year-old right-hander's deal was announced Friday. He would get a $250,000 assignment bonus if traded.

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MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney

Mar 28, 2019 12:31 PM

MLB is seeking to gain control of local broadcasting agreements with teams and has placed a bid to purchase regional sports networks from Disney.

Disney acquired 22 RSNs as part of its $71 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox's entertainment business.

“There’s tremendous revenue disparity in our game, and I think that if we had more of a national model closer to where the NFL is it would solve a lot of those competitive issues for us, kind of level the playing field,” baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday.

“I think that all of the difficult issues for baseball, if you took that revenue disparity out of the picture, would be easier.”

The New York Yankees have a right of first refusal to buy back control of their YES Network and have arranged partners for their own deal. MLB wants to purchase the remaining networks.

“Strategically, it would be a very interesting move for us,” Manfred said during a breakfast at The Paley Center for Media.

“Our game has always had sort of a national broadcast component that’s come out of New York. But the bulk of our business has been local. And the idea of a central baseball having more control over local rights is one that’s really intriguing to us. If we do the transaction, we’ll do it on the theory that we will try to accumulate more.”

Leagues and teams are worried how the cord-cutting trend will impact this business.

“You’re buying an ongoing RSN business, which generates really significant profits right now,” Manfred said. “I think everybody knows that it’s probably going to degrade over time as the cable model erodes.

“I think for us, we’d be prepared to live with that, run out of profitability and at the end of that runout, assuming it comes to some sort of a hard end, we would be in control of the content, which we fundamentally believe in, and we think that holding it as a lead better positions us to figure out exactly what that next distribution model is going to look like for the benefit of the league, as opposed to having some kind of private equity firm owning the RSNs.”

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Marlins Name Jose Urena Opening Day Starter

Feb 15, 2019 7:58 AM

Jose Urena will start on Opening Day for the Miami Marlins once again.

"I know we put this off every year, because we didn't really know," Don Mattingly said. "But I think this year, right now the plan, if everything would go according to that, it would be Jose Urena, which I don't think is a big surprise for anyone. I was willing to give that up right away."

Urena allowed a home run to the Chicago Cubs' Ian Happ on the first pitch of the 2018 season before taking the loss in an 8-4 defeat.

The 27-year-old would go on to finish the season 9-12 with a 3.98 ERA and 1.18 WHIP.


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Marlins To Hire Jorge Posada As Special Adviser

Feb 13, 2019 8:16 AM

The Miami Marlins are expected to hire Jorge Posada as a special adviser to the club's baseball operations department.

Posada's exact responsibilities aren't yet known.

The former New York Yankees catcher has a strong relationship with Miami CEO Derek Jeter.

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Marlins President Wants Fans To Give Team A Chance

Feb 10, 2019 1:51 AM

Wearing new uniforms with the rebranded team logo, in a stadium that has gotten spruced up since last season ended, some of the 2019 Miami Marlins gathered for the first time to greet fans and start hyping the new season. Pitchers and catchers report to the team's spring-training home in Jupiter, Florida, on Wednesday.

"I would tell our fans to just give us a chance," Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said.

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Phillies Acquire J.T. Realmuto From Marlins

Feb 7, 2019 6:15 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins.

The Marlins will receive Jorge Alfaro, pitching prospects Sixto Sanchez and Will Stewart, and an international bonus slot.

Realmuto was a popular trade target this offseason.

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Marlins Demanding Prospect From Phillies In J.T. Realmuto Trade
If the Phillies are going to acquire J.T. Realmuto from the Marlins, they are going to have to include Sixto Sanchez in the deal.

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Curtis Granderson Signs Minor League Deal With Marlins
If he's added to the 40-man roster, Curtis Granderson would earn $1.75 million on his one-year deal.


Indians Acquire Nick Wittgren From Marlins
Cleveland sent right-hander Jordan Milbrath to Miami in the deal.

Associated Press

Marlins, Neil Walker Agree Upon One-Year, $2M Deal
Neil Walker is expected to give the Marlins flexibility in the infield and a plus-bat.


Marlins Hire Juan Pierre As Minor League Outfield Coordinator
It will be the first coaching job for Juan Pierre, who retired after the 2013 season.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Dodgers, Marlins Still Discussing J.T. Realmuto Swap
The Marlins remain in discussions with the Dodgers regarding J.T. Realmuto, according to multiple sources.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Braves Out On Trading For J.T. Realmuto
The Braves feel there isn't any further reason to discuss trading for catcher J.T. Realmuto.

Mets Making Push To Acquire J.T. Realmuto
The Marlins consider the Mets the front-runner to acquire the catcher, according to one source.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Marlins Hire Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. As Pitching Coach
Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. was the pitching coach for the Mariners from 2016-18.

Associated Press

Yankees Could Move Gary Sanchez In Trade For J.T. Realmuto
The Yankees have discussed the possibility of trading for J.T. Realmuto with the Marlins.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Marlins Unveil New Logo, Color Scheme
The Marlins are rebranding under Derek Jeter and have unveiled a new logo and color scheme.

Associated Press

J.T. Realmuto Wants Marlins To Trade Him
J.T. Realmuto has no desire to remain with the Marlins and will "definitely be wearing a different uniform by the start of spring training," according to his agent.


Marlins Sign Cuban Prospects Victor Victor Mesa And Victor Mesa Jr.
The Marlins have signed top international outfielders Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr. from Cuba.

Marlins To Introduce Cuban Brothers
The Marlins will confirm the sighings of Cuban prospects Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr. on Monday.

Nationals Acquire Kyle Barraclough From Marlins
The Nationals have acquired Kyle Barraclough from the Marlins for an unknown amount of international bonus money.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Marlins Will Make Several Coaching Changes
The Marlins won't retain pitching coach Juan Nieves, first base coach Perry Hill, assistant hitting coach Frank Menechino or strength and conditioning coach Ty Hill for next season.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Marlins To Discuss Extension With J.T. Realmuto
The Marlins control J.T. Realmuto for two more seasons.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Don Mattingly Expected To Return To Marlins In 2019
The Marlins will finish last in the NL East this season and Don Mattingly has a three-year record of 215-259.

Associated Press

Mattingly: MLB Should Consider Limiting September Rosters
Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Sunday "the game you play for five months is not the game you play in September."

Ronald Acuna Damages Wall At Marlins Park With Home Run
Ronald Acuna hit a 432-foot home run in Thursday night's game between the Braves and Marlins.

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