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MLB Moving Draft From Secaucus To Omaha

Dec 10, 2019 7:41 AM

Major League Baseball is moving its amateur draft to Omaha, Nebraska, in the days immediately before the College World Series, according to sources.

The first day of the draft will now be June 10.

The draft has taken place at MLB Network's headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey since 2009.


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MLB Hoping For International Draft By 2020 Or 2021

Jul 18, 2019 8:11 AM

Major League officials met on Tuesday with team personnel and informed them of their desire to install a 20-round international draft as soon as 2020, according to a report.

An agreement would first have to be reached with the players union, so 2021 would be a fallback.

Teams would be allowed to trade picks and each pick would have a hard slot value.

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Orioles Sign No. 1 Pick Adley Rutschman To Record Bonus

Jun 25, 2019 7:53 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have signed the first overall pick in this year's draft, Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman, to a record bonus.

The deal is worth $8.1 million, according to reports. Gerrit Cole received an $8 million bonus from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the top pick in 2011.

Rutschman, 21, hit .411 with 17 home runs as a junior this year.

The team plans to introduce Rutschman to the crowd at Camden Yards on Tuesday during a game against the San Diego Padres.


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Orioles May Not Play Top Pick Adley Rutschman At Catcher

Jun 10, 2019 8:24 AM

The Baltimore Orioles haven't yet signed top pick Adley Rutschman, but they are expected to before long.

Mike Elias has indicated the club could play Rutschman at positions other than catcher when he makes his professional debut later this summer.

"I'm going to have to sit down and talk to him and see how he wants to approach this summer," Elias said. "For us, from a developmental standpoint, the at-bats are going to be more important. His receiving is so polished that I don't see us doing a lot of work on that. By the end of the year, it became so apparent to us that this was a really special bat, a really special hitter. If he meets expectations offensively, it may be a discussion of how to pace him from a physical standpoint."

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Blue Jays Draft Roy Halladay's Son

Jun 6, 2019 7:36 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Braden Halladay, the son of Hall of Famer Roy Halladay, on Wednesday in the 32nd round.

The younger Halladay is a right-handed pitcher out of Calvary Christian High School in Clearwater, Florida.

Roy Halladay wore No. 32 in the 12 seasons he spent with the Blue Jays from 1998 to 2009.

Braden Halladay has committed to play college baseball at Penn State and said in a tweet Wednesday that the Blue Jays understand he intends to play college ball.


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No Pitchers Selected Among Top Six Picks For First Time

Jun 4, 2019 8:33 AM

Major League Baseball draft history was made on Monday night.

No pitchers were selected among the top six picks. TCU left-hander Nick Lodolo was taken seventh by the Cincinnati Reds.

In 2005, lefty Ricky Romero was the first pitcher taken when the Toronto Blue Jays used the No. 6 pick.

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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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Potential Top Pick Blaze Jordan Reclassifies To 2020 Draft

Jun 3, 2019 8:08 AM

DeSoto Central High School (MS) infielder Blaze Jordan will graduate early and reclassify to the 2020 draft class.

Jordan, a potential top pick, had originally been scheduled to be part of the 2021 class.

"I've been talking to my coach Tim Dulin with the Dulin (Dodgers) organization," Jordan told Baseball America. "He brought it to us, but we've been thinking about it and praying about it a lot. We just feel like it was the best decision for me and it was (in) the best interests with my coaches and my family also."

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Pitcher Skips MLB Draft, Signs $7M Deal In Japan

May 22, 2019 7:45 AM

Carter Stewart has agreed to a six-year, $7 million contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League, according to sources.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Stewart with the No. 8 pick in 2018 out of high school. He did not sign after the Braves reduced their signing-bonus offer due to an alleged injury. He was expected to be taken in the early second round in next month's draft.

Stewart is guaranteed significantly more money by signing in Japan. He could theoretically join the Major Leagues as a 25-year-old free agent.

He is represented by Scott Boras.

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First-Round Order For 2019 MLB Draft

Oct 2, 2018 8:14 AM

With the playoff bracket set, the full first-round draft order for 2019 has been confirmed as well.

The Baltimore Orioles will select first overall for the first time since they chose right-hander Ben McDonald in 1989.

1.) Orioles (47-115)
2.) Royals (58-104)
3.) White Sox (62-100)
4.) Marlins (63-98)
5.) Tigers (64-98)
6.) Padres (66-96)
7.) Reds (67-95)
8.) Rangers (67-95)
9.) Braves (compensatory pick for not signing first-rounder Carter Stewart in 2018)
10.) Giants (73-89)
11.) Blue Jays (73-89)
12.) Mets (77-85)
13.) Twins (78-84)
14.) Phillies (80-82)
15.) Angels (80-82)
16.) Diamondbacks (82-80)
17.) Nationals (82-80)
18.) Pirates (82-79)
19.) Cardinals (88-74)
20.) Mariners (89-73)
21.) Braves (90-72)
22.) Rays (90-72)
23.) Rockies (91-72)
24.) Indians (91-71)
25.) Dodgers (92-71)
26.) Diamondbacks (compensatory pick for not signing first-rounder Matt McLain in 2018)
27.) Cubs (95-68)
28.) Brewers (96-67)
29.) Athletics (97-65)
30.) Yankees (100-62)
31.) Dodgers (compensatory pick for not signing first-rounder J.T. Ginn in 2018)
32.) Astros (103-59)
33.) Red Sox (108-54)

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Dodgers' First-Round Pick Won't Sign
The Dodgers will not sign J.T. Ginn, their first-round pick, the right-hander announced on Instagram.

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Tigers Sign No. 1 Pick Casey Mize To Record $7.5M Bonus
The $7.5 million signing bonus is the second largest in draft history and the record under the current bonus pool system, which was implemented in 2012.

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Giants Sign No. 2 Overall Pick Joey Bart To Record Deal
The Giants signed catcher Joey Bart to a record $7.03M, the highest up-front bonus in MLB draft history.


Giants Close To Signing No. 2 Pick Joey Bart
The Georgia Tech catcher only needs to pass a physical to complete the deal.

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Phillies To Sign Third Overall Pick Alec Bohm
Alec Bohm will receive a bonus in the range of $6 million.

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Cardinals Agree To Terms With First-Rounder Nolan Gorman
The 19th overall pick will receive a full-slot bonus of $3,231,700.

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Rangers Nearing Agreement With First-Rounder Cole Winn
A pitcher out of Orange Lutheran High School (CA), Cole Winn was the 15th overall pick earlier this month.

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A's, Kyler Murray Agree To $5M Deal That Will Let Him Play Football
Kyler Murray has agreed to a contract with the Athletics that will guarantee him $5 million and allow him to play football for the Oklahoma Sooners this fall, according to a report.


Athletics Take Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray With 9th Pick
Murray could sign with Oakland and still play at least this season for the Sooners.

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Tigers Select Casey Mize With No. 1 Pick
The Tigers used the first overall pick on Auburn right-hander Casey Mize.

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Padres Essentially Pay $7M For 74th Pick In Draft
The Twins traded Phil Hughes to the Padres last weekend.

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Tigers Considering Three Players At No. 1
The Tigers, who have the No. 1 pick, have narrowed down the candidates to be selected to three.

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Royals Have Largest Draft Bonus Pool
The Tigers have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 Draft, but the Royals have the biggest allotment at $12,781,900.

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Phillies DFA Former No. 1 Pick Mark Appel
Philadelphia now has seven days to trade Mark Appel or place him on irrevocable waivers.


Draft: First-Round Order For 2018
The Tigers will first pick in next year's draft.

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Draft: Current 2018 MLB Draft Order
We could still see some significant shuffling at the top of the draft order over the final week of the regular season.

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Draft: Current 2018 MLB Draft Order
The Giants would have the first overall pick if the season ended on Monday.

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Draft: Current 2018 MLB Draft Order
With a few weeks left in the Major League season, there is a close race for the first overall pick in the 2018 baseball amateur draft. Here's how the draft order would play out if the regular season

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Draft: Current 2018 MLB Draft Order
If the season ended Tuesday, the Phillies, Giants, White Sox, Athletics and Tigers would hold the first five picks in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft.

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Twins Sign First Overall Draft Pick
The Twins have signed shortstop Royce Lewis, and given the drafts' top pick a $6.725M bonus.