2024 Amateur Draft

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The 2024 First Year Player Draft will be the 60th Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. It will be held in July, 2024, in or near Arlington, TX as part of the 2024 All-Star Game festivities.

As had been the case in 2023, the first overall pick was determined through a lottery held at the winter meetings on December 5, 2023; while the three teams with the worst record the previous season - the Oakland Athletics, Colorado Rockies and Kansas City Royals, had the best odds of securing the top pick, it was an outsider who snuck through: the Cleveland Guardians won the pick in spite of having only 2% odds. It can be argued that the Cincinnati Reds, who barely missed out on the 2023 Postseason, did even better, turning odds of 0.9% into the second overall pick. The lottery only affected the top nine picks, and teams who were not eligible made up the rest of the first round in reverse order of finish. The Washington Nationals were ineligible for the lottery for being a high-revenue club that had benefited from the lottery the previous year, dropping them to 10th in spite of having the fifth worst record, and the New York Yankees, New York Mets and San Diego Padres all dropped ten spots for exceeding luxury tax thresholds. Reverse order of finish was then strictly applied for rounds 2 to 20.

For the Guardians, it was a first time picking first in franchise hstory; they had previously picked second on five separate occasions.

Draft Order[edit]

First Round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
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

Prospect Promotion Incentive Picks[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
31 Arizona Diamondbacks Received for Corbin Carroll winning Rookie of the Year
32 Baltimore Orioles Received for Gunnar Henderson winning Rookie of the Year.

Compensation Picks[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
33 Minnesota Twins Compensation for Sonny Gray leaving as a free agent

Competitive Balance Round A[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
34 Milwaukee Brewers Obtained from Baltimore in trade for Corbin Burnes
35 Arizona Diamondbacks
36 Cleveland Guardians
37 Pittsburgh Pirates
38 Colorado Rockies
39 Kansas City Royals

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Jonathan Mayo: "Guardians win Draft Lottery, securing next year's top pick", mlb.com, December 5, 2023. [1]

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