Open Thread: Draft Day #1 (Picks 1-74)

Otto Greule Jr

Let's use this thread to live comment on the first day of the first year player draft. The 3pm preview has begun on the MLB Network, and picks begin at 4pm here on

The Angels pick at #15 and #53. Who will it be?

Live updates to follow here.


  • 1. Houston Astros: Brady Aiken
  • 2. Miami Marlins: Tyler Kolek
  • 3. Chicago White Sox: Carlos Rodon
  • 4. Chicago Cubs: Kyle Schwarber
  • 5. Minnesota Twins: Nick Gordon
  • 6. Seattle Mariners: Alex Jackson
  • 7. Philadelphia Phillies: Aaron Nola
  • 8. Colorado Rockies: Kyle Freeland
  • 9. Toronto Blue Jays: Jeff Hoffman
  • 10. New York Mets: Michael Conforto
  • 11. Toronto Blue Jays: Max Pentecost
  • 12. Milwaukee Brewers: Kodi Medeiros
  • 13. San Diego Padres: Trea Turner
  • 14. San Francisco Giants: Tyler Beede
  • 15. Los Angeles Angels: Sean Newcomb !!!
  • 16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Touki Toussaint
  • 17. Kansas City Royals: Brandon Finnegan
  • 18. Washington Nationals: Erick Fedde
  • 19. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Howard
  • 20. Tampa Bay Rays: Casey Gillaspie
  • 21. Cleveland Indians: Bradley Zimmer
  • 22. Los Angeles Dodgers: Grant Holmes
  • 23. Detroit Tigers: Derek Hill
  • 24. Pittsburgh Pirates: Cole Tucker
  • 25. Oakland Athletics: Matt Chapman
  • 26. Boston Red Sox: Michael Chavis
  • 27. St. Louis Cardinals: Luke Weaver

Compensation Round

  • 28. Kansas City Royals: Foster Griffin
  • 29. Cincinnati Reds: Alex Blandino
  • 30. Texas Rangers: Luis Ortiz
  • 31. Cleveland Indians: Justus Sheffield
  • 32. Atlanta Braves: Braxton Davidson
  • 33. Boston Red Sox: Michael Kopech
  • 34. St. Louis Cardinals: Jack Flaherty

Competitive Balance Round A

  • 35. Colorado Rockies: Forrest Wall
  • 36. Miami Marlins: Blake Anderson
  • 37. Houston Astros: Derek Fisher
  • 38. Cleveland Indians: Mike Papi
  • 39. Pittsburgh Pirates: Connor Joe
  • 40. Kansas City Royals: Chase Vallot
  • 41. Milwaukee Brewers: Jacob Gatewood


  • 42. Houston Astros: A.J. Reed
  • 43. Miami Marlins: Justin Twine
  • 44. Chicago White Sox: Spencer Adams
  • 45. Chicago Cubs: Jake Stinnett
  • 46. Minnesota Twins: Nick Burdi
  • 47. Philadelphia Phillies: Matt Imhof
  • 48. Colorado Rockies: Ryan Castellani
  • 49. Toronto Blue Jays: Sean Reid-Foley
  • 50. Milwaukee Brewers: Monte Harrison
  • 51. San Diego Padres: Michael Gettys
  • 52. San Francisco Giants: Aramis Garcia
  • 53. Los Angeles Angels: Joe Gatto !!!
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