2018 Major League Baseball draft

The 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft began on June 4, 2018. The draft assigned amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The draft order was determined based on the reverse order of the 2017 MLB season final standings. In addition, compensation picks were distributed for players who did not sign from the 2017 MLB Draft and for teams who lose qualifying free agents.[1] The first 43 picks, including the first round and compensatory picks, were broadcast by MLB Network on June 4. The remainder of the draft was streamed on MLB.com on June 5 and 6.[2]

2018 Major League Baseball draft
General information
Date(s)June 4–6, 2018
LocationSecaucus, New Jersey
Network(s)MLB Network
1,214 total selections
First selectionCasey Mize
Detroit Tigers
First round selections43

With a tie for the worst record in the 2017 MLB season at 64–98, the Detroit Tigers received the first overall pick ahead of the San Francisco Giants via a tiebreaker.[3] The Detroit Tigers selected Casey Mize with the first overall pick in the draft.[4] There were a total of 40 rounds in the draft, with 1,214 players selected.

On September 9, 2019, the Chicago Cubs promoted Nico Hoerner to the big leagues, making him the first player to reach the MLB in this draft.[5][6]

First round selections

* Player did not sign
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Casey Mize Detroit Tigers Pitcher Auburn
2 Joey Bart San Francisco Giants Catcher Georgia Tech
3 Alec Bohm Philadelphia Phillies Third baseman Wichita State
4 Nick Madrigal Chicago White Sox Shortstop Oregon State
5 Jonathan India Cincinnati Reds Third baseman Florida
6 Jarred Kelenic New York Mets Outfielder Waukesha West High School (WI)
7 Ryan Weathers San Diego Padres Pitcher Loretto High School (TN)
8 Carter Stewart* Atlanta Braves Pitcher Eau Gallie High School (FL)
9 Kyler Murray Oakland Athletics Outfielder Oklahoma
10 Travis Swaggerty Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder South Alabama
11 Grayson Rodriguez Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Central Heights High School (TX)
12 Jordan Groshans Toronto Blue Jays Shortstop Magnolia High School (TX)
13 Connor Scott Miami Marlins Outfielder Plant High School (FL)
14 Logan Gilbert Seattle Mariners Pitcher Stetson
15 Cole Winn Texas Rangers Pitcher Orange Lutheran High School (CA)
16 Matthew Liberatore Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Mountain Ridge High School (AZ)
17 Jordyn Adams Los Angeles Angels Outfielder Green Hope High School (NC)
18 Brady Singer Kansas City Royals Pitcher Florida
19 Nolan Gorman St. Louis Cardinals Third baseman Sandra Day O'Connor High School (AZ)
20 Trevor Larnach Minnesota Twins Outfielder Oregon State
21 Brice Turang Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Santiago High School (CA)
22 Ryan Rolison Colorado Rockies Pitcher Ole Miss
23 Anthony Seigler New York Yankees Catcher Cartersville High School (GA)
24 Nico Hoerner Chicago Cubs Shortstop Stanford
25 Matt McLain* Arizona Diamondbacks Shortstop Beckman High School (CA)
26 Triston Casas Boston Red Sox Infielder American Heritage School (FL)
27 Mason Denaburg Washington Nationals Pitcher Merritt Island High School (FL)
28 Seth Beer Houston Astros Outfielder Clemson
29 Bo Naylor Cleveland Indians Catcher St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School (ON)
30 J. T. Ginn* Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Brandon High School (MS)

Compensatory Round

Pick Player Team Position School
31 Shane McClanahan Tampa Bay Rays[Compensation 1] Pitcher South Florida
32 Nick Schnell Tampa Bay Rays[Compensation 2] Outfielder Roncalli High School (IN)
33 Jackson Kowar Kansas City Royals[Compensation 3] Pitcher Florida
34 Daniel Lynch Kansas City Royals[Compensation 4] Pitcher Virginia
35 Ethan Hankins Cleveland Indians[Compensation 5] Pitcher Forsyth Central High School (GA)

Competitive Balance Round A

Pick Player Team Position School
36 Gunnar Hoglund* Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Fivay High School (FL)
37 Cadyn Grenier Baltimore Orioles Shortstop Oregon State
38 Xavier Edwards San Diego Padres Shortstop North Broward Preparatory School (FL)
39 Jake McCarthy Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Virginia
40 Kris Bubic Kansas City Royals Pitcher Stanford
41 Lenny Torres Cleveland Indians Pitcher Beacon High School (NY)
42 Grant Lavigne Colorado Rockies First baseman Bedford High School (NH)
43 Griffin Roberts St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Wake Forest

Other notable selections

Round Pick Player Team Position School
2 44 Parker Meadows Detroit Tigers Outfielder Grayson High School (GA)
2 45 Sean Hjelle San Francisco Giants Pitcher Kentucky
2 46 Steele Walker Chicago White Sox Outfielder Oklahoma
2 47 Lyon Richardson Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Jensen Beach High School (FL)
2 48 Simeon Woods Richardson New York Mets Pitcher Kempner High School (TX)
2 49 Greyson Jenista Atlanta Braves Outfielder Wichita State
2 50 Jameson Hannah Oakland Athletics Outfielder Dallas Baptist
2 52 Griffin Conine Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Duke
2 54 Josh Stowers Seattle Mariners Outfielder Louisville
2 55 Owen White Texas Rangers Pitcher Jesse C. Carson High School (NC)
2 56 Tyler Frank Tampa Bay Rays Second baseman FAU
2 57 Jeremiah Jackson Los Angeles Angels Shortstop St. Luke's Episcopal School (AL)
2 58 Jonathan Bowlan Kansas City Royals Pitcher Memphis
2 59 Ryan Jeffers Minnesota Twins Catcher UNC Wilmington
2 60 Joe Gray Jr. Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Hattiesburg High School (MS)
2 61 Josh Breaux New York Yankees Catcher McLennan CC
2 62 Brennen Davis Chicago Cubs Outfielder· Basha High School (AZ)
2 63 Alek Thomas Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Mount Carmel High School (IL)
2 65 Tim Cate Washington Nationals Pitcher Connecticut
2 67 Nick Sandlin Cleveland Indians Pitcher Southern Miss
2 68 Michael Grove Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher West Virginia
B 70 Jeremy Eierman Oakland Athletics Shortstop Missouri State
B 71 Tanner Dodson Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder California
B 72 Josiah Gray Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Le Moyne College
2C 75 Luken Baker St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 6] First baseman Texas Christian
2C 77 Cole Roederer Chicago Cubs Outfielder William S. Hart High School (CA)
C 78 Paul Richan Chicago Cubs Pitcher San Diego
3 79 Kody Clemens Detroit Tigers Second baseman Texas
3 80 Jake Wong San Francisco Giants Pitcher Grand Canyon
3 81 Konnor Pilkington Chicago White Sox Pitcher Mississippi State
3 82 Bren Spillane Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Illinois
3 83 Carlos Cortes New York Mets Second baseman South Carolina
3 84 Owen Miller San Diego Padres Shortstop Illinois State
3 85 Hogan Harris Oakland Athletics Pitcher Louisiana
3 87 Blaine Knight Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Arkansas
3 88 Adam Kloffenstein Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Magnolia High School (TX)
3 89 Tristan Pompey Miami Marlins Outfielder Kentucky
3 90 Cal Raleigh Seattle Mariners Catcher Florida State
3 92 Ford Proctor Tampa Bay Rays Catcher Rice
3 94 Kyle Isbel Kansas City Royals Center fielder UNLV
3 95 Mateo Gil St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop Timber Creek High School (TX)
3 96 Terrin Vavra Colorado Rockies Second baseman Minnesota
3 100 Durbin Feltman Boston Red Sox Pitcher TCU
3 101 Reid Schaller Washington Nationals Pitcher Vanderbilt
3 102 Jeremy Peña Houston Astros Shortstop Maine
3 103 Richie Palacios Cleveland Indians Second baseman Towson
4 107 Colton Eastman Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Cal State Fullerton
4 110 Adam Hill New York Mets Pitcher South Carolina
4 111 Dylan Coleman San Diego Padres Pitcher Missouri State
4 112 Tristan Beck Atlanta Braves Pitcher Stanford
4 113 Alfonso Rivas Oakland Athletics First baseman Arizona
4 115 Drew Rom Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Highlands High School (KY)
4 117 Nick Fortes Miami Marlins Catcher Ole Miss
4 118 Michael Plassmeyer Seattle Mariners Pitcher Missouri
4 120 Grant Witherspoon Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder Tulane
4 121 Kyle Bradish Los Angeles Angels Pitcher New Mexico State
4 123 Steven Gingery St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Texas Tech
4 125 Aaron Ashby Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Crowder College
4 126 Ryan Feltner Colorado Rockies Pitcher Ohio State
4 128 Ethan Roberts Chicago Cubs Pitcher Tennessee Tech
4 129 Ryan Weiss Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Wright State
4 130 Kole Cottam Boston Red Sox Catcher Kentucky
4 132 Alex McKenna Houston Astros Outfielder Cal Poly
5 137 Matt Vierling Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder Notre Dame
5 138 Jonathan Stiever Chicago White Sox Pitcher Indiana
5 140 Ryley Gilliam New York Mets Pitcher Clemson
5 145 Robert Neustrom Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Iowa
5 147 Chris Vallimont Miami Marlins Pitcher Mercyhurst College
5 150 Taj Bradley Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Redan High School (GA)
5 152 Austin Cox Kansas City Royals Pitcher Mercer
5 154 Cole Sands Minnesota Twins Pitcher Florida State
5 156 Jake Bird Colorado Rockies Pitcher UCLA
5 157 Brandon Lockridge New York Yankees Outfielder Troy
5 160 Thad Ward Boston Red Sox Pitcher UCF
5 161 Gage Canning Washington Nationals Outfielder Arizona State
5 163 Steven Kwan Cleveland Indians Outfielder Oregon State
5 164 Devin Mann Los Angeles Dodgers Second baseman Louisville
6 168 Codi Heuer Chicago White Sox Pitcher Wichita State
6 170 Nick Meyer New York Mets Catcher Cal Poly
6 176 Addison Barger Tampa Bay Rays Shortstop C. Leon King High School (FL)
6 181 Austin Warren Los Angeles Angels Pitcher UNC Wilmington
6 185 Drew Rasmussen Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Oregon State
6 186 Niko Decolati Colorado Rockies Outfielder Loyola Marymount
6 188 Kohl Franklin Chicago Cubs Pitcher Broken Arrow High School (OK)
7 200 Kevin Smith New York Mets Pitcher Georgia
7 202 Brooks Wilson Atlanta Braves Pitcher Stetson
7 210 Joe Ryan Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Stanislaus State
7 211 Andrew Wantz Los Angeles Angels Pitcher UNC Wilmington
7 213 Brendan Donovan St. Louis Cardinals Second baseman South Alabama
7 214 Josh Winder Minnesota Twins Pitcher Virginia Military Institute
7 220 Jarren Duran Boston Red Sox Outfielder Long Beach State
7 223 Cody Morris Cleveland Indians Pitcher South Carolina
7 224 James Outman Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Sacramento State
8 230 Tylor Megill New York Mets Pitcher Arizona
8 231 Steven Wilson San Diego Padres Pitcher Santa Clara
8 233 J. J. Schwarz Oakland Athletics Catcher Florida
8 236 Joey Murray Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Kent State
8 238 Joey Gerber Seattle Mariners Pitcher Illinois
8 243 Lars Nootbaar St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder USC
8 249 Levi Kelly Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher IMG Academy (FL)
9 255 Tarik Skubal Detroit Tigers Pitcher Seattle
9 255 Willie MacIver Colorado Rockies Catcher Washington
10 288 Bennett Sousa Chicago White Sox Pitcher Virginia
11 334 Michael Helman Minnesota Twins Second baseman Texas A&M
11 335 Davis Daniel* Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Auburn
11 342 Brett Conine Houston Astros Pitcher Cal State Fullerton
12 352 Nolan Kingham Atlanta Braves Pitcher Texas
12 365 Korry Howell Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Kirkwood CC
12 368 Cam Sanders Chicago Cubs Pitcher LSU
12 370 Chase Shugart Boston Red Sox Pitcher Texas
13 378 Jason Bilous Chicago White Sox Pitcher Coastal Carolina
13 381 Antoine Kelly* San Diego Padres Pitcher Maine East High School (IL)
13 392 Jon Heasley Kansas City Royals Pitcher Oklahoma State
13 395 Reese Olson Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher North Hall High School (GA)
13 402 Shawn Dubin Houston Astros Pitcher Georgetown College
13 404 Dillon Paulson Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher USC
13 408 Davis Martin Chicago White Sox Pitcher Texas Tech
14 409 Michael Byrne Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Florida
14 429 Josh Green Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Southeastern Louisiana
14 431 Aaron Fletcher Washington Nationals Pitcher Houston
14 432 J.P. France Houston Astros Pitcher Mississippi State
15 436 Matt Frisbee San Francisco Giants Pitcher UNC Greensboro
15 461 Evan Lee Washington Nationals Pitcher Arkansas
15 463 Bryan Lavastida Cleveland Indians Catcher Hillsborough CC
16 483 Evan Sisk St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher College of Charleston
16 493 Ruben Cardenas Cleveland Indians Outfielder Cal State Fullerton Titans
17 507 Alex Vesia Miami Marlins Pitcher Cal State East Bay
17 505 Clayton Andrews Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Long Beach State
18 525 Ethan DeCaster Detroit Tigers Pitcher Duke
18 538 Noah Zavolas Seattle Mariners Pitcher Harvard
18 542 R.J. Dabovich* Kansas City Royals Pitcher Central Arizona College
20 591 Reiss Knehr San Diego Padres Pitcher Fordham
20 593 Max Schuemann Oakland Athletics Second baseman Eastern Michigan
20 595 Caleb Kilian* Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Texas Tech
20 601 Kyle Tyler Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Oklahoma
21 621 Mason Fox San Diego Padres Pitcher Gardner–Webb
21 632 Nate Eaton Kansas City Royals Third baseman Virginia Military Institute
22 667 Keegan Curtis New York Yankees Pitcher Louisiana–Monroe
23 677 Logan O'Hoppe Philadelphia Phillies Catcher St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School (NY)
23 682 William Woods Atlanta Braves Pitcher Dyersburg State CC
23 683 Jonah Bride Oakland Athletics First baseman South Carolina
23 692 Josh Dye Kansas City Royals Pitcher Florida Gulf Coast
24 721 Isaiah Campbell* Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Arkanass
26 789 Ethan Small* Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Mississippi State
26 792 David Hensley Houston Astros Infielder San Diego State
29 883 Tim Herrin Cleveland Indians Pitcher Indiana
30 910 Ryan Bliss* Boston Red Sox Shortstop Troup County High School (GA)
32 950 Jake Mangum* New York Mets Outfielder Mississippi State
32 952 Trey Harris Atlanta Braves Outfielder Missouri
32 969 Austin Bergner* Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher North Carolina
33 988 Penn Murfee Seattle Mariners Pitcher Santa Clara
34 1022 Ty Madden* Kansas City Royals Pitcher Cypress Ranch High School (TX)
34 1033 Spencer Schwellenbach* Cleveland Indians Pitcher Heritage High School (MY)
35 1052 Kody Hoese* Kansas City Royals Third baseman Tulane
35 1057 Austin Wells* New York Yankees Catcher Bishop Gorman High School (NV)
36 1061 Alex Binelas* Washington Nationals Third baseman Oak Creek High School (WI)
36 1068 Adrian Del Castillo* Chicago White Sox Catcher Gulliver Preparatory School (FL)
36 1085 Brandon Williamson* Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher North Iowa Area CC
37 1107 Robby Martin* Miami Marlins Outfielder Thomas Jefferson High School (FL)
37 1117 Landon Marceaux* New York Yankees Pitcher Destrehan High School (LA)
37 1120 Davis Wendzel* Boston Red Sox Third baseman Baylor
37 1121 Cole Wilcox* Washington Nationals Pitcher Heritage High School (GA)
37 1125 Cole Henry* Detroit Tigers Pitcher Florence High School (AL)
38 1135 Slade Cecconi* Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Trinity Preparatory School (FL)
38 1143 Jaden Hill* St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Ashdown High School (AR)
38 1146 Kumar Rocker* Colorado Rockies Pitcher North Oconee High School (GA)
38 1153 Zack Gelof* Cleveland Indians Shortstop Cape Henlopen High School (DE)
39 1157 Matheu Nelson* Philadelphia Phillies Catcher Calvary Christian High School (FL)
39 1163 Hudson Haskin* Oakland Athletics Outfielder Avon Old Farms (CT)
39 1169 Shea Patterson Texas Rangers Third baseman Michigan
40 1189 Ryan Cusick* Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Avon Old Farms (CT)
40 1199 Cole Uvila Texas Rangers Pitcher Georgia Gwinnett College
40 1202 Ky Bush* Kansas City Royals Pitcher Fremont High School (UT)
40 1210 Zach Watson* Boston Red Sox Outfielder LSU


Compensation picks
  1. Compensation pick for the Baltimore Orioles signing Alex Cobb[7]
  2. Compensation pick for failing to sign Drew Rasmussen in the 2017 draft[8]
  3. Compensation pick for the Milwaukee Brewers signing Lorenzo Cain[9]
  4. Compensation pick for the San Diego Padres signing Eric Hosmer[9]
  5. Compensation pick for the Philadelphia Phillies signing Carlos Santana[10]
  6. Compensation pick for the Minnesota Twins signing Lance Lynn[11]


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  5. Dykstra, Sam (September 9, 2019). "Cubs bringing up Hoerner from Smokies". MiLB.com. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  6. Bastian, Jordan; O'Neill, Shaun (September 10, 2019). "Cubs prospect Nico Hoerner called up". MLB.com. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  7. Russell, Daniel (March 20, 2018). "Alex Cobb signs with Orioles, Rays gain first round draft pick as compensation". DRaysBay. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  8. jtmorgan (June 4, 2018). "The Rays have the second largest draft pool in 2018". DRaysBay. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  9. Flanagan, Jeffrey (May 24, 2018). "Royals to receive Draft picks for Hosmer, Cain". MLB.com. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  10. Schlichting, Matt (December 15, 2017). "Carlos Santana signs three-year deal with Phillies - Let's Go Tribe". Letsgotribe.com. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  11. Press release. "Cardinals take high school 3B in 1st round of MLB draft | KTLO LLC". Ktlo.com. Retrieved July 8, 2018.

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