2016 Major League Baseball draft

The 2016 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft began on June 9, 2016, to assign amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The draft order is the reverse order of the 2015 MLB season standings. In addition, compensation picks will be distributed for players who did not sign from the 2015 MLB Draft. The Philadelphia Phillies received the first overall selection. The Los Angeles Dodgers received the 36th pick as compensation for failing to sign Kyle Funkhouser, the 35th overall selection of the 2015 MLB Draft.[1]

2016 Major League Baseball draft
General information
Date(s)June 9–11, 2016
LocationSecaucus, New Jersey
Network(s)MLB Network
1,216 total selections
First selectionMickey Moniak
Philadelphia Phillies
First round selections41

Teams from the smallest markets and revenue pools are eligible for competitive balance draft picks. The first six picks, Round A, were determined by lottery between the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals, and St. Louis Cardinals. The six preceding teams that do not receive a pick in Round A were entered into a second lottery, with the Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins, and Seattle Mariners, to receive the six picks in Round B. The twelve competitive balance draft picks are the only picks allowed to be traded.[2] The Reds received the first pick in Round A, followed by the Athletics, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Marlins, and Pirates. The Padres received the first pick of Round B, followed by the Indians, Twins, Brewers, Orioles, and Rays.[3]

First round selections

* Player did not sign
* All Star Selection
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Mickey Moniak Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder La Costa Canyon High School (CA)
2 Nick Senzel Cincinnati Reds Third baseman Tennessee
3 Ian Anderson Atlanta Braves Pitcher Shenendehowa High School (NY)
4 Riley Pint Colorado Rockies Pitcher St. Thomas Aquinas High School (KS)
5 Corey Ray Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Louisville
6 A. J. Puk Oakland Athletics Pitcher Florida
7 Braxton Garrett Miami Marlins Pitcher Florence High School (AL)
8 Cal Quantrill San Diego Padres Pitcher Stanford
9 Matt Manning Detroit Tigers Pitcher Sheldon High School (CA)
10 Zack Collins Chicago White Sox Catcher Miami (FL)
11 Kyle Lewis Seattle Mariners Outfielder Mercer
12 Jason Groome Boston Red Sox Pitcher Barnegat High School (NJ)
13 Josh Lowe Tampa Bay Rays Third baseman Pope High School (GA)
14 Will Benson Cleveland Indians Outfielder The Westminster Schools (GA)
15 Alex Kirilloff Minnesota Twins Outfielder Plum High School (PA)
16 Matt Thaiss Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Catcher Virginia
17 Forrest Whitley Houston Astros Pitcher Alamo Heights High School (TX)
18 Blake Rutherford New York Yankees Outfielder Chaminade College Prep (CA)
19 Justin Dunn New York Mets Pitcher Boston College
20 Gavin Lux Los Angeles Dodgers Shortstop Indian Trail Academy (WI)
21 T. J. Zeuch Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Pittsburgh
22 Will Craig Pittsburgh Pirates Third baseman Wake Forest
23 Delvin Pérez St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop International Baseball Academy (PR)

Compensatory round

Pick Player Team Position School
24 Hudson Sanchez San Diego Padres[Compensation 1] Shortstop Carroll Senior High School (TX)
25 Eric Lauer San Diego Padres[Compensation 2] Pitcher Kent State
26 Zack Burdi Chicago White Sox[Compensation 3] Pitcher Louisville
27 Cody Sedlock Baltimore Orioles[Compensation 4] Pitcher Illinois
28 Carter Kieboom Washington Nationals[Compensation 5] Shortstop Walton High School (GA)
29 Dane Dunning Washington Nationals[Compensation 6] Pitcher Florida
30 Cole Ragans Texas Rangers[Compensation 7] Pitcher North Florida Christian High School (FL)
31 Anthony Kay New York Mets[Compensation 8] Pitcher Connecticut
32 Will Smith Los Angeles Dodgers[Compensation 9] Catcher Louisville
33 Dylan Carlson St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 10] Outfielder Elk Grove High School (CA)
34 Dakota Hudson St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 11] Pitcher Mississippi State

Competitive Balance Round A

Pick Player Team Position School
35 Taylor Trammell Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Mount Paran Christian School (GA)
36 Jordan Sheffield Los Angeles Dodgers[Compensation 12] Pitcher Vanderbilt
37 Daulton Jefferies Oakland Athletics Pitcher California
38 Robert Tyler Colorado Rockies Pitcher Georgia
39 Anfernee Grier Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Auburn
40 Joey Wentz Atlanta Braves[Trades 1] Pitcher Shawnee Mission East High School (KS)
41 Nick Lodolo* Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Damien High School (CA)

Other notable selections

Round Pick Player Team Position School
2 42 Kevin Gowdy Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Santa Barbara High School (CA)
2 43 Chris Okey Cincinnati Reds Catcher Clemson
2 44 Kyle Muller Atlanta Braves Pitcher Jesuit College Preparatory (TX)
2 45 Ben Bowden Colorado Rockies Pitcher Vanderbilt
2 46 Lucas Erceg Milwaukee Brewers Third baseman Menlo College
2 47 Logan Shore Oakland Athletics Pitcher Florida
2 48 Buddy Reed San Diego Padres Outfielder Florida
2 49 Alec Hansen Chicago White Sox Pitcher Oklahoma
2 50 Joe Rizzo Seattle Mariners Third baseman Oakton High School (VA)
2 51 C. J. Chatham Boston Red Sox Shortstop Florida Atlantic
2 52 Andy Yerzy Arizona Diamondbacks Catcher York Mills Collegiate Institute (ON)
2 53 Ryan Boldt Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder Nebraska
2 54 Keegan Akin Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Western Michigan
2 55 Nolan Jones Cleveland Indians Third baseman Holy Ghost Preparatory School (PA)
2 56 Ben Rortvedt Minnesota Twins Catcher Verona Area High School (WI)
2 58 Sheldon Neuse Washington Nationals Third baseman Oklahoma
2 59 Bryan Reynolds San Francisco Giants Outfielder Vanderbilt
2 60 Brandon Marsh Los Angeles Angels Outfielder Buford High School (GA)
2 61 Ronnie Dawson Houston Astros Outfielder Ohio State
2 62 Nick Solak New York Yankees Second baseman Louisville
2 64 Pete Alonso New York Mets First baseman Florida
2 65 Mitch White Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Santa Clara
2 66 Bo Bichette Toronto Blue Jays Shortstop Lakewood High School (FL)
2 67 A. J. Puckett Kansas City Royals Pitcher Pepperdine
2 68 Travis MacGregor Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher East Lake High School (FL)
2 70 Connor Jones St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Virginia
2 71 Reggie Lawson San Diego Padres Pitcher Victor Valley High School (CA)
2 72 Logan Ice Cleveland Indians Catcher Oregon State
2 73 José Miranda Minnesota Twins Second baseman Leadership Christian Academy (PR)
2 74 Akil Baddoo Minnesota Twins Outfielder Salem High School
2 75 Mario Feliciano Milwaukee Brewers Catcher Carlos Beltran Academy (PR)
2 76 Brett Cumberland Atlanta Braves Catcher California
2 77 Jake Fraley Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder LSU
3 81 Garrett Hampson Colorado Rockies Infielder Long Beach State
3 82 Braden Webb Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher South Carolina
3 83 Sean Murphy Oakland Athletics Catcher Wright State
3 85 Mason Thompson San Diego Padres Pitcher Round Rock High School (TX)
3 86 Alex Call Chicago White Sox Outfielder Ball State
3 87 Bryson Brigman Seattle Mariners Shortstop San Diego
3 88 Shaun Anderson Boston Red Sox Pitcher Florida
3 89 Jon Duplantier Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Rice
3 91 Austin Hays Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Jacksonville
3 92 Aaron Civale Cleveland Indians Pitcher Northeastern
3 93 Griffin Jax Minnesota Twins Pitcher Air Force
3 94 Jesús Luzardo Washington Nationals Pitcher Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (FL)
3 97 Jake Rogers Houston Astros Catcher Tulane
3 101 Dustin May Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Northwest High School (TX)
3 103 Khalil Lee Kansas City Royals Outfielder Flint Hill School (VA)
3 104 Thomas Hatch Chicago Cubs Pitcher Oklahoma State
3 105 Stephen Alemais Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop Tulane
3 106 Zac Gallen St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher North Carolina
4 107 JoJo Romero Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Yavapai College
4 108 Scott Moss Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Florida
4 109 Bryse Wilson Atlanta Braves Pitcher Orange High School (NC)
4 110 Colton Welker Colorado Rockies Outfielder Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (FL)
4 111 Corbin Burnes Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Saint Mary's
4 114 Joey Lucchesi San Diego Padres Pitcher Southeast Missouri State
4 115 Kyle Funkhouser Detroit Tigers Pitcher Louisville
4 117 Thomas Burrows Seattle Mariners Pitcher Alabama
4 118 Bobby Dalbec Boston Red Sox Third baseman Arizona
4 122 Shane Bieber Cleveland Indians Pitcher UC Santa Barbara
4 125 Matt Krook San Francisco Giants Pitcher Oregon
4 126 Chris Rodriguez Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Monsignor Edward Pace High School (FL)
4 128 Nick Nelson New York Yankees Pitcher Gulf Coast State College
4 129 Charles Leblanc Miami Marlins Infielder Pittsburgh
4 131 DJ Peters Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Western Nevada
4 132 Josh Palacios Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Auburn
4 134 Tyson Miller Chicago Cubs Pitcher California Baptist
4 135 Braeden Ogle Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Jensen Beach High School (FL)
5 137 Cole Irvin Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Oregon
5 138 Ryan Hendrix Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Texas A&M
5 144 Lake Bachar San Diego Padres Pitcher Wisconsin–Whitewater
5 146 Jimmy Lambert Chicago White Sox Pitcher Fresno State
5 147 Donovan Walton Seattle Mariners Second baseman Oklahoma State
5 148 Mike Shawaryn Boston Red Sox Pitcher Maryland
5 152 Conner Capel Cleveland Indians Outfielder Seven Lakes High School (TX)
5 153 Jordan Balazovic Minnesota Twins Pitcher St. Martin Secondary School (ON)
5 154 Daniel Johnson Washington Nationals Outfielder New Mexico State
5 157 Abraham Toro Houston Astros Third baseman Seminole State College
5 158 Dom Thompson-Williams New York Yankees Outfielder South Carolina
5 161 Devin Smeltzer Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher San Jacinto
5 162 Cavan Biggio Toronto Blue Jays Second baseman Notre Dame
5 163 Nicky Lopez Kansas City Royals Shortstop Creighton
5 165 Blake Cederlind Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Merced College
6 171 Payton Henry Milwaukee Brewers Catcher Pleasant Grove High School (UT)
6 172 Brandon Bailey Oakland Athletics Pitcher Gonzaga
6 175 Bryan Garcia Detroit Tigers Pitcher Miami
6 178 Stephen Nogosek Boston Red Sox Pitcher Oregon
6 181 Tobias Myers Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Winter Haven High School (FL)
6 184 Tres Barrera Washington Nationals Catcher Texas
6 188 Brooks Kriske New York Yankees Pitcher USC
6 189 Kyle Cody Texas Rangers Pitcher Kentucky
6 195 Cam Vieaux Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Michigan State
6 196 Tommy Edman St. Louis Cardinals Third baseman Stanford
7 206 Bernardo Flores Chicago White Sox Pitcher USC
7 207 Matt Festa Seattle Mariners Pitcher East Stroudsburg
7 219 Sam Huff Texas Rangers Catcher Arcadia High School (AZ)
7 221 Luke Raley Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Lake Erie College
7 226 Andrew Knizner St. Louis Cardinals Catcher NC State
8 235 Jacob Robson Detroit Tigers Outfielder Mississippi State
8 251 Andre Scrubb Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher High Point
9 269 Tommy Eveld Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher South Florida
9 275 Caleb Baragar San Francisco Giants Pitcher Indiana
9 278 Tim Lynch New York Yankees First baseman Southern Mississippi
9 280 Colin Holderman New York Mets Pitcher Heartland Community College
9 281 Tony Gonsolin Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Saint Mary's
10 293 Dylan Lee Miami Marlins Pitcher Fresno State
10 296 Zach Remillard Chicago White Sox Third baseman Coastal Carolina
10 298 Santiago Espinal Boston Red Sox Third baseman Miami Dade College
10 300 Spencer Jones Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Washington
10 302 Samad Taylor Cleveland Indians Second baseman Corona High School (CA)
10 313 Richard Lovelady Kansas City Royals Pitcher Kennesaw State
11 318 Joel Kuhnel Cincinnati Reds Pitcher UT Arlington
11 323 Chad Smith Miami Marlins Pitcher Ole Miss
11 325 Zac Houston Detroit Tigers Pitcher Mississippi State
11 326 Ian Hamilton Chicago White Sox Pitcher Washington State
11 328 Nick Quintana* Boston Red Sox Third baseman Arbor View High School (NV)
11 330 Zack Thompson* Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Wapahani High School (IN)
11 339 Joe Barlow Texas Rangers Pitcher Salt Lake Community College
11 341 AJ Alexy Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Twin Valley High School (PA)
11 344 Michael Rucker Chicago Cubs Pitcher BYU
11 345 Max Kranick Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Valley View High School (PA)
12 362 Zach Plesac Cleveland Indians Pitcher Ball State
12 368 Taylor Widener New York Yankees Pitcher South Carolina
12 371 Graham Ashcraft* Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Huntsville High School (AL)
13 390 Nate Lowe Tampa Bay Rays First baseman Mississippi State
13 392 Gavin Collins Cleveland Indians Catcher Mississippi State
14 412 Nolan Blackwood Oakland Athletics Pitcher Memphis
14 414 Jared Poché* San Diego Padres Pitcher LSU
14 419 Colin Poche Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Dallas Baptist
14 425 Conner Menez San Francisco Giants Pitcher The Master's College
14 431 Dean Kremer Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher UNLV
14 434 Parker Dunshee* Chicago Cubs Pitcher Wake Forest
15 444 Jack Suwinski San Diego Padres Outfielder Taft High School (IL)
15 445 John Schreiber Detroit Tigers Pitcher Northwestern Ohio
15 453 Tyler Wells Minnesota Twins Pitcher Cal State San Bernardino
15 457 Alex De Goti Houston Astros Shortstop Barry
15 462 Josh Winckowski Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Estero High School (FL)
16 493 Nick Heath Kansas City Royals Outfielder Northwestern State
17 510 Wyatt Mills* Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Gonzaga
17 517 Brian Howard* Houston Astros Pitcher TCU
17 524 Zack Short Chicago Cubs Shortstop Sacred Heart
18 531 Cooper Hummel Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Portland
18 537 Robert Dugger Seattle Mariners Pitcher Texas Tech
18 538 Trevor Stephan* Boston Red Sox Pitcher Hill College
18 539 Bowden Francis* Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Chipola College
18 545 Jacob Heyward San Francisco Giants Outfielder Miami
18 548 Greg Weissert New York Yankees Pitcher Fordham
19 559 Tucker Davidson Atlanta Braves Pitcher Midland College
19 568 Kyle Hart Boston Red Sox Pitcher Indiana
19 573 Sean Poppen Minnesota Twins Pitcher Harvard
19 584 Matt Swarmer Chicago Cubs Pitcher Kutztown
19 586 Daniel Castano St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Baylor
20 593 Eric Gutierrez Miami Marlins First baseman Texas Tech
20 596 Matt Foster Chicago White Sox Pitcher Alabama
20 597 Eric Filia Seattle Mariners Outfielder UCLA
20 606 Jack Kruger Los Angeles Angels Catcher Mississippi State
20 610 Carlos Cortes* New York Mets Second baseman Lake Howell High School (FL)
20 613 Anthony Bender Kansas City Royals Pitcher Santa Rosa Junior College
20 615 Adam Oller Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Northwestern State
21 624 Taylor Kohlwey San Diego Padres Outfielder University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
21 632 Wil Crowe* Cleveland Indians Pitcher South Carolina
22 659 Kevin Ginkel Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Arizona
22 664 Sterling Sharp Washington Nationals Pitcher Drury
23 687 Jack Anderson* Seattle Mariners Pitcher Penn State
23 693 Caleb Hamilton Minnesota Twins Catcher Oregon State
24 710 J. D. Hammer Colorado Rockies Pitcher Marshall
24 714 Hunter Bishop* San Diego Padres Outfielder Junípero Serra High School (CA)
24 717 Trey Griffey* Seattle Mariners N/A Arizona
24 719 Riley Smith Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher LSU
25 751 Will Toffey Baltimore Orioles Third baseman Vanderbilt
25 764 Trent Giambrone Chicago Cubs Second baseman Delta State
25 765 Hunter Owen Pittsburgh Pirates Third baseman Indiana State
26 774 Grae Kessinger* San Diego Padres Shortstop Oxford High School (MS)
26 783 Greg Deichmann* Minnesota Twins Third baseman LSU
27 799 Corbin Clouse Atlanta Braves Pitcher Davenport
27 818 Phil Diehl New York Yankees Pitcher Louisiana Tech
28 846 David Hamilton* Los Angeles Angels Shortstop San Marcos High School (TX)
29 872 Spencer Steer* Cleveland Indians Second baseman Millikan High School (CA)
29 885 Geoff Hartlieb Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Lindenwood
30 898 Tyler Fitzgerald* Boston Red Sox Shortstop Rochester High School (IL)
31 927 Lincoln Henzman* Seattle Mariners Pitcher Louisville
31 931 Spencer Jones Houston Astros First baseman Gonzaga
32 962 Kramer Robertson* Cleveland Indians Second baseman LSU
32 963 Matt Wallner* Minnesota Twins Outfielder Forest Lake Area High School (MN)
32 970 George Kirby* New York Mets Pitcher Rye High School (NY)
33 985 Keegan Thompson* Detroit Tigers Pitcher Auburn
33 990 Hayden Wesneski* Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Cy-Fair High School (TX)
33 1001 Zach McKinstry Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Central Michigan
33 1003 Kameron Misner* Kansas City Royals Outfielder Poplar Bluff High School (MO)
34 1022 Austin Shenton* Cleveland Indians Third baseman Bellingham High School (WA)
34 1027 Stijn van der Meer Houston Astros Shortstop Lamar
34 1032 Shea Langeliers* Toronto Blue Jays Catcher Keller High School (TX)
34 1034 Davis Daniel* Chicago Cubs Pitcher Saint James School (AL)
35 1037 Carter Bins* Philadelphia Phillies Catcher Angelo Rodriguez High School (CA)
35 1040 Michael Toglia* Colorado Rockies First baseman Gig Harbor High School (WA)
35 1044 David Bednar San Diego Padres Pitcher Lafayette
35 1064 Ryan Kreidler* Chicago Cubs Third baseman Davis High School (CA)
36 1075 Drew Mendoza* Detroit Tigers Third baseman Lake Minneola High School (FL)
37 1104 Ryan Rolison* San Diego Padres Pitcher University School of Jackson (TN)
37 1126 Andy Young St. Louis Cardinals Third baseman Indiana State
38 1132 Matt Fraizer* Oakland Athletics Outfielder Clovis North High School (CA)
38 1135 Josh Smith* Detroit Tigers Second baseman Catholic High School (LA)
38 1138 Austin Bergner* Boston Red Sox Pitcher Windermere Preparatory School (FL)
38 1143 Brent Rooker* Minnesota Twins Outfielder Mississippi State
39 1165 J.J. Bleday* San Diego Padres Outfielder A. Crawford Mosley High School (FL)
40 1197 Adley Rutschman* Seattle Mariners Catcher Sherwood High School (OR)
40 1215 Bret Boswell* Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder Texas


Compensation picks
  1. Compensation pick for the Kansas City Royals signing Ian Kennedy
  2. Compensation pick for the Detroit Tigers signing Justin Upton
  3. Compensation pick for the San Francisco Giants signing Jeff Samardzija
  4. Compensation pick for the Miami Marlins signing Wei-Yin Chen
  5. Compensation pick for the Detroit Tigers signing Jordan Zimmermann
  6. Compensation pick for the Texas Rangers signing Ian Desmond
  7. Compensation pick for the Baltimore Orioles signing Yovani Gallardo
  8. Compensation pick for the Washington Nationals signing Daniel Murphy
  9. Compensation pick for the Arizona Diamondbacks signing Zack Greinke
  10. Compensation pick for the Chicago Cubs signing John Lackey
  11. Compensation pick for the Chicago Cubs signing Jason Heyward
  12. Compensation pick for failing to sign Kyle Funkhouser in the 2015 draft
  1. The Braves acquired the 40th pick from the Miami Marlins in a three-team trade. The Braves also traded Bronson Arroyo, Luis Avilán, Jim Johnson, José Peraza, and Alex Wood to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Héctor Olivera, Paco Rodriguez, and Zach Bird. The Marlins traded Mat Latos and Michael Morse to the Dodgers for Victor Araujo, Jeff Brigham, and Kevin Guzman.[4]


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  3. "Reds Win Competitive Balance Lottery". BaseballAmerica.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  4. Hager, Will (July 30, 2015). "REPORT: Braves acquire Olivera in 13-player trade with Marlins, Dodgers". Atlanta Sun Times. Archived from the original on January 26, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
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