2019 MLB Draft: Round One

This year, there are 32 true first-round picks, followed by a pair of compensation picks and seven competitive balance selections. I will give the results to you the viewers and put in bold and italics of the picks I like the most.

First Round

1. Baltimore Orioles – Adley Rutschman – C – Oregon State

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Photo courtesy of USA TODAY High School Sports

2. Kansas City Royals – Bobby Witt Jr. – SS – Colleyville Heritage HS (TX)

3. Chicago White Sox – Andrew Vaughn – 1B – California

4. Miami Marlins – JJ Bleday – OF – Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers – Riley Greene – OF – Hagerty HS (FL)

6. San Diego Padres – C.J. Abrams – SS – Blessed Trinity Catholic HS (GA)

7. Cincinnati Reds – Nick Lodolo – LHP – TCU

8. Texas Rangers – Josh Jung – 3B – Texas Tech

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Photo credit: David Cohen/Baylor Athletics

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 (TX)

13. Minnesota Twins – Keoni Cavaco – 3B – Eastlake HS (CA)

14. Philadelphia Phillies – Bryson Scott – SS – UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels – Will Wilson – SS – North Carolina State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks – Corbin Carroll – OF – Lakeside HS (WA)

17. Washington Nationals – Jackson Rutledge – RHP – San Jacinto JC (TX)

18. Pittsburgh Pirates – Quinn Priester – RHP – Cary-Grove HS (IL)

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Photo courtesy of UK Athletics

19. St. Louis Cardinals – Zach 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 (HS)

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

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Photo courtesy of Baseball America

29. Oakland Athletics – Logan Davidson – SS – Clemson

30. New York Yankees – Anthony Volpe – SS – Delbarton School (NJ)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers – Michael Busch – 1B – North Carolina

32. Houston Astros – Korey Lee – C – California

First Round Compensation

33. Arizona Diamondbacks – Brennan Malone – RHP – IMG Academy (FL)

34. Arizona Diamondbacks – Drey Jameson – RHP – Ball State

Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins – Kameron Misner – OF – Missouri

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Photo courtesy of The Runner Sports

36. Tampa Bay Rays – JJ Goss – RHP – Cypress Ranch HS (TX)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates – Sammy Siani – OF – William Penn Charter School (PA)

38. New York Yankees – TJ Sikkema – LHP – Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins – Matt Wallner – OF – Southern Mississippi

40. Tampa Bay Rays – Seth Johnson – RHP – Campbell

41. Texas Rangers – Davis Wendzel – 3B – Baylor

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