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Friday, November 17, 2017

2018 MLB Draft: Raw Draft Order

Patrick Ebert         Brian Sakowski        
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Updated Nov. 18, 2017

2018 MLB Draft: Top 150 Prospects


For only the second time in the history of the Major League Baseball Draft (which began in 1965) the Detroit Tigers will have the No. 1 overall pick after suffering a brutal month of September to finish 64-98. They finished tied with the Giants, but since the Giants finished with the better overall record during the 2016 season the Tigers win the tie-breaker and are awarded the earlier pick.

The first time the Tigers owned the first pick in the draft they used it to select righthanded pitcher Matt Anderson out of Rice who finished with a career 15-7 mark with a 5.19 ERA over seven seasons with the Tigers. Anderson made his Major League debut just over a year after the 1997 draft.

Starting with the 2017-18 offseason new changes to draft pick compensation process will be implemented with the most recent update to the Collective Bargaining Agreement. In short, draft pick compensation will have a much more direct correlation tied to the team's payroll and how much a player ultimately signs for. Stay tuned to Perfect Game for updates to the draft order as those changes are determined.

The 2018 MLB Draft will take place Monday-Wednesday, June 4-6.

Tie-break
ers for teams that finished with the exact same record/winning percentage are awarded to the team that finished with the worse record the previous season. 
Changes to the draft order due to free agent signings will be reflected once teams start signing players in the offseason.


Pk. Team Record Win % 1st Pick 2017 (pick) 1st Pick 2016 (pick) 1st Pick 2015 (pick)
1 Detroit Tigers 64-98 .395 Alex Faedo (18) Matt Manning (9)
Beau Burrows (22)
2 San Francisco Giants 64-98 .395 Heliot Ramos (19) Bryan Reynolds (59)
Phil Bickford (18)
3 Philadelphia Phillies 66-96 .407 Adam Haseley (8) Mickey Moniak (1)
Cornelius Randolph (10)
4 Chicago White Sox 67-95 .414 Jake Burger (11) Zack Collins (10)
Carson Fulmer (8)
5 Cincinnati Reds 68-94 .420 Hunter Greene (2) Nick Senzel (2)
Tyler Stephenson (11)
6 New York Mets 70-92 .432 David Peterson (20)
Justin Dunn (19)
Desmond Lindsay (53)
7 San Diego Padres 71-91 .438 MacKenzie Gore (3) Cal Quantrill (8)
Austin Smith (51)
8 Atlanta Braves 72-90 .444 Kyle Wright (5) Ian Anderson (3)
Kolby Allard (14)
9 Oakland Athletics 75-87 .463 Austin Beck (6) A.J. Puk (6)
Richie Martin (20)
10 Pittsburgh Pirates 75-87 .463 Shane Baz (12) Will Craig (22)
Kevin Newman (19)
11 Baltimore Orioles 75-87 .463 D.L. Hall (21) Cody Sedlock (27)
D.J. Stewart (25)
12 Toronto Blue Jays 76-86 .469 Logan Warmoth (22)
T.J. Zeuch (21)
Jonathan Harris (29)
13 Miami Marlins 77-85 .475 Trevor Rogers (13) Braxton Garrett (7)
Josh Naylor (12)
14 Seattle Mariners 78-84 .481 Evan White (17) Kyle Lewis (11) Nick Neidert (60)
15 Texas Rangers 78-84 .481 Bubba Thompson (26) Cole Ragans (30)
Dillon Tate (4)
16 Tampa Bays Rays 80-82 .494 Brendan McKay (4) Josh Lowe (13)
Garrett Whitley (13)
17 Los Angeles Angels 80-82 .494 Jordon Adell (10) Matt Thaiss (16)
Taylor Ward (26)
18 Kansas City Royals 80-82 .494 Nick Pratto (14) A.J. Puckett (67)
Ashe Russell (21)
19 St. Louis Cardinals 83-79 .512 Scott Hurst (94) Delvin Perez (23)
Nick Plummer (23)
20 Minnesota Twins 85-77 .525 Royce Lewis (1) Alex Kirilloff (15)
Tyler Jay (6)
21 Milwaukee Brewers 86-76 .531 Keston Hiura (9) Corey Ray (5)
Trent Clark (15)
22 Colorado Rockies 87-75 .537 Ryan Vilade (48) Riley Pint (4)
Brendan Rodgers (3)
23 New York Yankees 91-71 .562 Clarke Schmidt (16) Blake Rutherford (18)
James Kapriellian (16)
24 Chicago Cubs 92-70 .568 Brendon Little (27) Thomas Hatch (104)
Ian Happ (9)
25 Arizona Diamondbacks 93-69 .574 Pavin Smith (7) Anfernee Grier (39)
Dansby Swanson (1)
26 Boston Red Sox 93-69 .574 Tanner Houck (24) Jason Groome (12)
Andrew Benintendi (7)
27 Washington Nationals 97-65 .599 Seth Romero (25) Carter Kieboom (28)
Andrew Stevenson (58)
28 Houston Astros 101-61 .623 J.B. Bukauskas (15) Forrest Whitley (17)
Alex Bregman (2)
29 Cleveland Indians 102-60 .630 Quentin Holmes (64) Will Benson (14)
Brady Aiken (17)
30 Los Angeles Dodgers 104-58 .642 Jeren Kendall (23) Gavin Lux (20)
Walker Buehler (24)


There was only one unsigned players from the 2017 draft that will affect next year's order:

  • Drew Rasmussen, 31st overall selection (supplemental first round) - the Rays will be awarded the 42nd overall pick in the 2017 draft.

Qualifying Offers

Here is the list of players who accepted a qualifying offer and therefore are eligible for compensation if they sign with another team during the 2017-18 offseason. Due to changes in the most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement the order in which these players will be compensated will be determined at a later point in time since there are several factors that will determine the compensatory pick, including the luxury tax threshold, revenue sharing and the size of the contract each player signs.

Cardinals – Lance Lynn
Cubs – Jake Arrieta
Cubs – Wade Davis
Indians – Carlos Santana
Rays – Alex Cobb
Rockies – Greg Holland
Royals – Eric Hosmer
Royals – Mike Moustakas
Royals – Lorenzo Cain


Competitive Balance Lottery Round A

1 (31). Pirates
2 (32). Rays*
3 (33). Orioles
4 (34). Padres
5 (35). Diamondbacks
6 (36). Royals
7 (37). Indians
8 (38). Rockies
9 (39). Cardinals

* Pick for Rasmussen


Competitive Balance Lottery Round B (after Round 2)

1. Marlins
2. Athletics
3. Rays
4. Reds
5. Brewers
6. Twins



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