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MLB Draft 1st Round Picks: Orioles Select A Catcher With #1 Overall Pick

The most anticipated day for young baseball athletes looking for an opportunity to play pro ball is upon us as Monday started the MLB Amateur Draft.

With the first pick to start the draft, the Baltimore Orioles pick catcher Adley Rutschman out of Oregon State.

Rutschman played three years at Oregon State, being selected in his Junior year to go pro.

Last season was his breakout year as he hit .408, with 102 hits in 250 at bats, 22 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 83 RBIs. Then this past spring his stroke translated to more power as he slugged 17 home runs in 182 at bats, while batting .418 and a .764 slugging percentage.

As for the rest of the draft, 10 pitchers were taken, followed closely by nine shortstops out of 32 first round picks.

 1st Round:

2. Kansas City Royals – Bobby Witt Jr., SS – Colleyville Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox – Andrew Vaughn, 1B – California

4. Miami Marlins – J.J. Bleday, OF – Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers – Riley Greene, OF – Hagerty HS

6. San Diego Padres – CJ Abrams, SS – Blessed Trinity HS

7. Cincinnati Reds – Nick Lodolo, P – TCU

8. Texas Rangers – Josh Jung, 3B – Texas Tech

9. Atlanta Braves – Shea Langeliers, C – Baylor

10. San Francisco Giants – Hunter Bishop, OF – Arizona State

11. Toronto Blue Jays – Alek Manoah, P – West Virginia

12. New York Mets – Brett Baty, 3B – Lake Travis HS

13. Minnesota Twins – Keoni Cavaco, SS – Eastlake HS

14. Philadelphia Phillies – Bryson Stott, SS – UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels – Will Wilson, SS – North Carolina State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks – Corbin Carroll, CF – Lakeside HS

17. Washington Nationals – Jackson Rutledge, P – San Jacinto College North

18. Pittsburgh Pirates – Quinn Priester, P – Cary Grove HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals – Zack Thompson, P – Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners – George Kirby, P – Elon University

21. Atlanta Braves – Braden Shewmake, SS – Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays – Greg Jones, SS – UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies – Michael Toglia, 1B – UCLA

24. Cleveland Indians – Daniel Espino, P – Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers – Kody Hoese, 3B – Tulane

26. Arizona Diamondbacks – Blake Walston, P – New Hanover HS

27. Chicago Cubs – Ryan Jensen, P – Fresno State University

28. Milwaukee Brewers – Ethan Small, P – Mississippi State

29. Oakland Athletics – Logan Davidson, SS – Clemson

30. New York Yankees – Anthony Volpe, SS – Delbarton School

31. Los Angeles Dodgers – Michael Bush, 2B – UNC

32. Houston Astros – Korey Lee, C – University of Cal Berkley


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