2019 Major League Baseball draft

The 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft was held from June 3 to 5, 2019. The draft assigned amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The draft order was set based on the reverse order of the 2018 MLB season standings. In addition, compensation picks were distributed for players who did not sign from the 2018 MLB Draft and for teams that lost qualifying free agents.[1] The first 41 picks, including the first round and compensatory picks, were broadcast by MLB Network on June 3, and the second round was streamed on MLB.com directly following the first round. The remainder of the draft was streamed online from June 4 to 5.[2]

2019 Major League Baseball draft
General information
Date(s)June 3–5, 2019
LocationSecaucus, New Jersey
Network(s)MLB Network
1,217 total selections
First selectionAdley Rutschman
Baltimore Orioles
First round selections41

The Baltimore Orioles, who had the worst record of the 2018 MLB season, selected Adley Rutschman with the first overall pick in the draft.[3][4] The Atlanta Braves received the ninth overall pick as compensation for failing to sign Carter Stewart.[5] The Arizona Diamondbacks received the 26th overall pick as compensation for failing to sign Matt McLain.[6] The Los Angeles Dodgers received the 31st overall pick as compensation for failing to sign J. T. Ginn.[7] The Pittsburgh Pirates received the 37th overall pick for failing to sign Gunnar Hoglund.[8] As a result of surpassing the luxury tax threshold by over $40 million, the Boston Red Sox' top pick dropped down 10 places in the draft.[9]

Andrew Vaughn of the Chicago White Sox made his debut on April 2, 2021, making him the first player from the 2019 draft to make his major league debut.

First round selections

* Player did not sign
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Adley Rutschman Baltimore Orioles Catcher Oregon State
2 Bobby Witt Jr. Kansas City Royals Shortstop Colleyville Heritage High School (TX)
3 Andrew Vaughn Chicago White Sox First baseman California
4 J. J. Bleday Miami Marlins Outfielder Vanderbilt
5 Riley Greene Detroit Tigers Outfielder Hagerty High School (FL)
6 C. J. Abrams San Diego Padres Shortstop Blessed Trinity Catholic High School (GA)
7 Nick Lodolo Cincinnati Reds Pitcher TCU
8 Josh Jung Texas Rangers Third baseman Texas Tech
9 Shea Langeliers Atlanta Braves[Compensation 1] Catcher Baylor
10 Hunter Bishop San Francisco Giants Outfielder Arizona State
11 Alek Manoah Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher West Virginia
12 Brett Baty New York Mets Third baseman Lake Travis High School (TX)
13 Keoni Cavaco Minnesota Twins Third baseman Eastlake High School (CA)
14 Bryson Stott Philadelphia Phillies Shortstop UNLV
15 Will Wilson Los Angeles Angels Shortstop NC State
16 Corbin Carroll Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Lakeside School (WA)
17 Jackson Rutledge Washington Nationals Pitcher San Jacinto College
18 Quinn Priester Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Cary-Grove High School (IL)
19 Zack Thompson St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Kentucky
20 George Kirby Seattle Mariners Pitcher Elon
21 Braden Shewmake Atlanta Braves Shortstop Texas A&M
22 Greg Jones Tampa Bay Rays Shortstop UNC Wilmington
23 Michael Toglia Colorado Rockies First baseman UCLA
24 Daniel Espino Cleveland Indians Pitcher Georgia Premier Academy (GA)
25 Kody Hoese Los Angeles Dodgers Third baseman Tulane
26 Blake Walston Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 2] Pitcher New Hanover High School (NC)
27 Ryan Jensen Chicago Cubs Pitcher Fresno State
28 Ethan Small Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Mississippi State
29 Logan Davidson Oakland Athletics Shortstop Clemson
30 Anthony Volpe New York Yankees Shortstop Delbarton School (NJ)
31 Michael Busch Los Angeles Dodgers[Compensation 3] Second baseman North Carolina
32 Korey Lee Houston Astros Catcher California

Compensatory Round

Pick Player Team Position School
33 Brennan Malone Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 4] Pitcher IMG Academy (FL)
34 Drey Jameson Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 5] Pitcher Ball State

Competitive Balance Round A

Pick Player Team Position School
35 Kameron Misner Miami Marlins Outfielder Missouri
36 J.J. Goss Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Cypress Ranch High School (TX)
37 Sammy Siani Pittsburgh Pirates[Compensation 6] Outfielder William Penn Charter School (PA)
38 T. J. Sikkema New York Yankees[Trades 1] Pitcher Missouri
39 Matt Wallner Minnesota Twins Outfielder Southern Mississippi
40 Seth Johnson Tampa Bay Rays[Trades 2] Pitcher Campbell
41 Davis Wendzel Texas Rangers[Trades 3] Third baseman Baylor

Other notable selections

Round Pick Player Team Position School
2 42 Gunnar Henderson Baltimore Orioles Shortstop John T. Morgan Academy (AL)
2 45 Matthew Thompson Chicago White Sox Pitcher Cypress Ranch High School (TX)
2 46 Nasim Nunez Miami Marlins Shortstop Collins Hill High School (GA)
2 47 Nick Quintana Detroit Tigers Third baseman Arizona
2 48 Joshua Mears San Diego Padres Outfielder Federal Way High School (WA)
2 49 Rece Hinds Cincinnati Reds Shortstop IMG Academy (FL)
2 50 Ryan Garcia Texas Rangers Pitcher UCLA
2 51 Logan Wyatt San Francisco Giants First baseman Louisville
2 52 Kendall Williams Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher IMG Academy (FL)
2 53 Josh Wolf New York Mets Pitcher St. Thomas High School (TX)
2 54 Matt Canterino Minnesota Twins Pitcher Rice
2 55 Kyren Paris Los Angeles Angels Shortstop Freedom High School (CA)
2 56 Ryne Nelson Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Oregon
2 59 Brandon Williamson Seattle Mariners Pitcher Texas Christian
2 61 John Doxakis Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Texas A&M
2 62 Aaron Schunk Colorado Rockies Third baseman Georgia
2 64 Chase Strumpf Chicago Cubs Second baseman UCLA
2 65 Antoine Kelly Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Wabash Valley
2 66 Tyler Baum Oakland Athletics Pitcher North Carolina
2 67 Josh Smith New York Yankees Shortstop LSU
2 68 Grae Kessinger Houston Astros Shortstop Ole Miss
2 69 Matthew Lugo Boston Red Sox Shortstop Carlos Beltrán Baseball Academy (PR)
B 70 Alec Marsh Kansas City Royals Pitcher Arizona State
B 71 Kyle Stowers Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Stanford
B 72 Jared Triolo Pittsburgh Pirates Third baseman Houston
B 74 Tommy Henry Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Michigan
B 75 Dominic Fletcher Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Arkansas
B 76 Isaiah Campbell Seattle Mariners Pitcher Arkansas
3 79 Zach Watson Baltimore Orioles Outfielder LSU
3 81 Andrew Dalquist Chicago White Sox Pitcher Redondo Union High School (CA)
3 82 Peyton Burdick Miami Marlins Outfielder Wright State
3 83 Andre Lipcius Detroit Tigers Third baseman Tennessee
3 84 Hudson Head San Diego Padres Outfielder Winston Churchill High School (TX)
3 85 Tyler Callihan Cincinnati Reds Second baseman Providence School (FL)
3 89 Matthew Allan New York Mets Pitcher Seminole High School (FL)
3 90 Spencer Steer Minnesota Twins Shortstop Oregon
3 94 Drew Mendoza Washington Nationals Third baseman Florida State
3 95 Matt Fraizer Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder Arizona
3 96 Tony Locey St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Georgia
3 97 Levi Stoudt Seattle Mariners Pitcher Lehigh
3 98 Michael Harris Atlanta Braves Outfielder Stockbridge High School (GA)
3 102 Ryan Pepiot Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Butler
3 104 Marcus Smith Oakland Athletics Outfielder The Pembroke Hill School (MO)
3 106 Jordan Brewer Houston Astros Outfielder Michigan
4 108 Joseph Ortiz Baltimore Orioles Shortstop New Mexico State
4 109 Michael Massey Kansas City Royals Second baseman Illinois
4 112 Ryan Kreidler Detroit Tigers Third baseman UCLA
4 113 Matt Brash San Diego Padres Pitcher Niagara
4 118 Jake Mangum New York Mets Outfielder Mississippi State
4 120 Erik Miller Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Stanford
4 123 Matt Cronin Washington Nationals Pitcher Arkansas
4 125 Andre Pallante St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher UC Irvine
4 128 Graeme Stinson Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Duke
4 129 Brenton Doyle Colorado Rockies Outfielder Shepherd
4 131 Brandon Lewis Los Angeles Dodgers Third baseman UC Irvine
4 136 Colin Barber Houston Astros Outfielder Pleasant Valley High School (CA)
4 137 Noah Song Boston Red Sox Pitcher Navy
5 142 Bryant Packard Detroit Tigers Outfielder East Carolina
5 149 Will Holland Minnesota Twins Shortstop Auburn
5 153 Tyler Dyson Washington Nationals Pitcher Florida
5 155 Connor Thomas St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Georgia Tech
5 156 Austin Shenton Seattle Mariners Third baseman Florida International
5 163 Thomas Dillard Milwaukee Brewers Catcher Ole Miss
5 165 Ken Waldichuk New York Yankees Pitcher Saint Mary's
5 166 Hunter Brown Houston Astros Pitcher Wayne State
6 173 Drake Fellows San Diego Padres Pitcher Vanderbilt
6 174 Graham Ashcraft Cincinnati Reds Pitcher UAB
6 175 Cody Bradford Texas Rangers Pitcher Baylor
6 181 Zach Peek Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Winthrop
6 188 Colby White Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Mississippi State
6 195 Hayden Wesneski New York Yankees Pitcher Sam Houston State
6 196 Matthew Barefoot Houston Astros Outfielder Campbell
6 197 Chris Murphy Boston Red Sox Pitcher San Diego
7 201 Bryan Hoeing Miami Marlins Pitcher Louisville
7 211 Davis Daniel Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Auburn
7 213 Todd Peterson Washington Nationals Pitcher LSU
7 214 Blake Sabol Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher USC
7 220 Xzavion Curry Cleveland Indians Pitcher Georgia Tech
7 221 Nick Robertson Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher James Madison
7 224 Drew Millas Oakland Athletics Catcher Missouri State
8 229 Drew Parrish Kansas City Royals Pitcher Florida State
8 236 Caleb Kilian San Francisco Giants Pitcher Texas Tech
8 241 Kyle Brnovich Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Elon
8 242 Dominic Canzone Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Ohio State
8 251 Ryan Ward Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Bryant
8 252 DJ Herz Chicago Cubs Pitcher Terry Sanford High School (NC)
8 253 David Hamilton Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Texas
9 259 Clay Dungan Kansas City Royals Second baseman Indiana State
9 262 Austin Bergner Detroit Tigers Pitcher North Carolina
9 265 Zak Kent Texas Rangers Pitcher VMI
9 284 Colin Peluse Oakland Athletics Pitcher Wake Forest
9 286 Peyton Battenfield Cleveland Indians Pitcher Oklahoma State
10 305 Jake Sommers St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Milwaukee
11 319 Vinnie Pasquantino Kansas City Royals First baseman Old Dominion
11 335 Connor Lunn St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher USC
11 336 Carter Bins Seattle Mariners Catcher Fresno State
11 337 Vaughn Grissom Atlanta Braves Shortstop Paul J. Hagerty High School (FL)
11 340 Nick Mikolajchak Cleveland Indians Pitcher Sam Houston State
11 344 Dustin Harris Oakland Athletics Third baseman St. Petersburg
16 471 Andrew Nardi Miami Marlins Pitcher Arizona
16 487 Joey Estes Atlanta Braves Pitcher Paraclete High School (CA)
18 541 Ryan Smith Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Princeton
18 550 Matt Waldron Cleveland Indians Pitcher Nebraska
19 562 Kerry Carpenter Detroit Tigers Outfielder Virginia Tech
19 565 Blaine Crim Texas Rangers First baseman Mississippi College
20 606 Cade Marlowe Seattle Mariners Outfielder West Georgia
20 610 Nic Enright Cleveland Indians Pitcher Virginia Tech
20 615 Jack Leiter* New York Yankees Pitcher Delbarton School (NJ)
22 674 Jack Cushing Oakland Athletics Pitcher Georgetown
23 698 Jayden Murray Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Dixie State
24 717 Spencer Horwitz Toronto Blue Jays First baseman Radford
24 718 Hunter Barco* New York Mets Pitcher The Bolles School (FL)
24 724 Trey McGough Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Mount St. Mary's
24 727 Bryce Ball Atlanta Braves First baseman Dallas Baptist
25 761 Jonny DeLuca Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Oregon
27 802 Beau Brieske Detroit Tigers Pitcher CSU–Pueblo
27 822 Cayne Ueckert Chicago Cubs Pitcher McNeese State
31 931 Spencer Jones* Los Angeles Angels Outfielder La Costa Canyon High School (CA)
31 947 Feleipe Franks Boston Red Sox Pitcher Florida
32 957 Braden Halladay* Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Calvary Christian High School (FL)
32 962 Luke Waddell* Arizona Diamondbacks Shortstop Georgia Tech
34 1029 Tanner Allen* Colorado Rockies Outfielder Mississippi State
35 1046 Brooks Lee* San Francisco Giants Shortstop San Luis Obispo High School (CA)
35 1049 Drew Gilbert* Minnesota Twins Outfielder Stillwater Area High School (MN)
37 1099 Reggie Crawford* Kansas City Royals Pitcher North Schuylkill High School (PA)
37 1119 Hayden Dunhurst* Colorado Rockies Catcher Pearl River Central High School (MS)
37 1125 Bryce Jarvis* New York Yankees Pitcher Duke
37 1127 Connor Prielipp* Boston Red Sox Pitcher Tomah High School (WI)
40 1204 Elijah Dunham* Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder Indiana


Compensation picks
  1. Compensation pick for failing to sign Carter Stewart in the 2018 draft
  2. Compensation pick for failing to sign Matt McLain in the 2018 draft
  3. Compensation pick for failing to sign J. T. Ginn in the 2018 draft
  4. Compensation pick for the Washington Nationals signing Patrick Corbin
  5. Compensation pick for the Los Angeles Dodgers signing A. J. Pollock
  6. Compensation pick for failing to sign Gunnar Hoglund in the 2018 draft
  1. Yankees acquired Shed Long and the 38th pick from the Cincinnati Reds for Sonny Gray and Reiver Sanmartin.[10]
  2. Rays acquired the 40th pick from the Oakland Athletics as part of a three-team trade, in which the Rays also acquired Rollie Lacy, the Athletics acquired Jurickson Profar, and the Texas Rangers acquired Brock Burke, Kyle Bird, Yoel Espinal, Eli White, and $750,000 of international bonus pool space.[11]
  3. Rangers acquired the 41st pick from the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade for Alex Claudio.[12]


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