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2018 MLB Draft: Day One summary and day two open thread

Recapping the events of Day One.

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Yesterday was the first day of the MLB Draft. Here are the results, and use this thread to discuss anything from Day One or into Day Two.

First Round Results

1. Detroit Tigers: RHP Casey Mize, Auburn University

2. San Francisco Giants: C Joey Bart, Georgia Tech

3. Philadelphia Phillies: 3B Alec Bohm, Wichita State University

4. Chicago White Sox: 2B Nick Madrigal, Oregon State University

5. Cincinnati Reds: 3B Jonathan India, University of Florida

6. New York Mets: OF Jarred Kelenic, Waukesha West (Wis.) HS

7. San Diego Padres: LHP Ryan Weathers, Loretto (Tenn.) HS

8. Atlanta Braves: RHP Carter Stewart, Eau Gallie (Fla.) HS

9. Oakland Athletics: OF Kyler Murray, University of Oklahoma

10. Pittsburgh Pirates: OF Travis Swaggerty, University of South Alabama

11. Baltimore Orioles: RHP Grayson Rodriguez, Central Heights (Texas) HS

12. Toronto Blue Jays: SS Jordan Groshans, Magnolia (Texas) HS

13. Miami Marlins: OF Connor Scott, Plant (Fla.) HS

14. Seattle Mariners: RHP Logan Gilbert, Stetson University

15. Texas Rangers: RHP Cole Winn, Orange Lutheran (Calif.) HS

16. Tampa Bay Rays: LHP Matthew Liberatore, Mountain Ridge (Ariz.) HS

17. Los Angeles Angels: OF Jordyn Adams, Green Hope (N.C.) HS

18. Kansas City Royals: RHP Brady Singer, University of Florida

19. St. Louis Cardinals: 3B Nolan Gorman, O’Connor (Ariz.) HS

20. Minnesota Twins: OF Trevor Larnach, Oregon State University

21. Milwaukee Brewers: SS Brice Turang, Santiago (Calif.) HS

22. Colorado Rockies: LHP Ryan Rolison, University of Mississippi

23. New York Yankees: C Anthony Seigler, Cartersville (Ga.) HS

24. Chicago Cubs: SS Nico Hoerner, Stanford University

25. Arizona Diamondbacks: SS Matt McLain, Beckman (Calif.) HS

26. Boston Red Sox: 1B/3B Triston Casas, American Heritage (Fla.) HS

27. Washington Nationals: RHP Mason Denaburg, Merritt Island (Fla.) HS

28. Houston Astros: 1B Seth Beer, Clemson University

29. Cleveland Indians: C Noah Naylor, St. Joan of Arc (Ont.) HS

30. Los Angeles Dodgers: RHP J.T. Ginn, Brandon (Miss.) HS

—For the compensatory rounds and Round 2 results, head here.


The story of the day was college bats up top, a lack of college arms, and swinging for the fences on over-slot selections. The biggest surprise of Day One were the Athletics shooting for football star Kyler Murray, hoping to steal him from the NFL. Brady Singer was a notable drop as he fell to pick 18, and Seth Beer was a notable rise to pick 28, although not too surprising considering the approach.

The winner of the day was likely the Rays, who were able to nab Matthew Liberatore at 16th and Shane McClanahan as 31st overall. They had a lot of pool money to begin with, and they’re using it to their benefit getting arguably two top-ten talents without a top-ten pick. This is why the draft is more about pool money than pick number today, and the Rays gamed that incredibly well.

Use this page as an open thread and discussion for Day Two as we head into round three.