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2024 MLB Draft: Who has the first pick?




This week, the baseball world descends upon the reigning champions’ stronghold. The Texas Rangers’ turf will play host to an array of festivities: the All-Star Futures Game, the Futures Skills Showcase, the All-Star Celebrity Softball Game, the MLB Draft, the Home Run Derby, and the grand finale, the All-Star Game. This is the fourth consecutive year that the draft aligns with the MLB All-Star Game venue, taking place at Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.

Of these, the MLB Draft stands as the crown jewel, a three-day, 20-round affair where all 30 teams seek their future legends. This year, college talent dominates the top rankings, a shift from the usual high school-heavy lists.

The Cleveland Guardians clinched the top pick, a stroke of luck from the MLB Draft Lottery last December. Now leading the AL Central with a 56-33 record, they secured the top spot despite just a 2.0% chance of winning.

First-Round Order:

  1. Cleveland Guardians
  2. Cincinnati Reds
  3. Colorado Rockies
  4. Oakland Athletics
  5. Chicago White Sox
  6. Kansas City Royals
  7. St. Louis Cardinals
  8. Los Angeles Angels
  9. Pittsburgh Pirates
  10. Washington Nationals
  11. Detroit Tigers
  12. Boston Red Sox
  13. San Francisco Giants
  14. Chicago Cubs
  15. Seattle Mariners
  16. Miami Marlins
  17. Milwaukee Brewers
  18. Tampa Bay Rays
  19. New York Mets
  20. Toronto Blue Jays
  21. Minnesota Twins
  22. Baltimore Orioles
  23. Los Angeles Dodgers
  24. Atlanta Braves
  25. San Diego Padres
  26. New York Yankees
  27. Philadelphia Phillies
  28. Houston Astros
  29. Arizona Diamondbacks
  30. Texas Rangers

Top 15 Prospects:

  1. Travis Bazzanna, 2B, Oregon State
  2. Charlie Condon, OF/3B, Georgia
  3. Jac Caglianone, 1B/LHP, Florida
  4. JJ Wetherholt, SS/2B, West Virginia
  5. Hagen Smith, LHP, Arkansas
  6. Chase Burns, RHP, Wake Forest
  7. Nick Kurtz, 1B, Wake Forest
  8. Braden Montgomery, OF, Texas A&M
  9. Konnor Griffin, SS/OF, Jackson Prep (Miss.)
  10. Bryce Rainer, SS, Harvard-Westlake (Calif.)
  11. Trey Yesavage, RHP, East Carolina
  12. James Tibbs, OF, Florida State
  13. Christian Moore, 2B, Tennessee
  14. Cam Smith, 3B, Florida State
  15. Cam Caminiti, LHP, Saguaro (Ariz.)

This week, Fort Worth transforms into the epicenter of baseball’s future, as the sport’s next generation of stars takes their first steps toward the majors.

When is the 2024 MLB Draft?

The draft unfolds from Sunday, July 14, to Tuesday, July 16.

Full Schedule:

  • July 14: 7 p.m. ET - Round 1, Competitive Balance Round A, Round 2, Competitive Balance Round B
  • July 15: 2 p.m. ET - Rounds 3-10
  • July 16: 2 p.m. ET - Rounds 11-20

How to Watch the 2024 MLB Draft

Day one airs live on MLB Network and ESPN, with streaming available on ESPN+. The subsequent days won’t have live TV coverage, but will stream them online.