2018 MLB Draft

August 1, 2021 0 By jasonbaud

The 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft began on June 4, 2018. The draft assigned amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The first 43 picks, including the first round and compensatory picks, were broadcast by MLB Network on June 4. The remainder of the draft was streamed on MLB.com on June 5 and 6. This page will serve as a reference for the top players taken in the 2018 MLB Draft.

On September 9, 2019, the Chicago Cubs promoted Nico Hoerner to the big leagues, making him the first player to reach the MLB in this draft.


First Round
Pick Player Team Position School
1 Casey Mize Detroit Tigers Pitcher Auburn
2 Joey Bart San Francisco Giants Catcher Georgia Tech
3 Alec Bohm Philadelphia Phillies Third baseman Wichita State
4 Nick Madrigal Chicago White Sox Shortstop Oregon State
5 Jonathan India Cincinnati Reds Third baseman Florida
6 Jarred Kelenic New York Mets Outfielder Waukesha West High School (WI)
7 Ryan Weathers San Diego Padres Pitcher Loretto High School (TN)
8 Carter Stewart* Atlanta Braves Pitcher Eau Gallie High School (FL)
9 Kyler Murray Oakland Athletics Outfielder Oklahoma
10 Travis Swaggerty Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder South Alabama
11 Grayson Rodriguez Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Central Heights High School (TX)
12 Jordan Groshans Toronto Blue Jays Shortstop Magnolia High School (TX)
13 Connor Scott Miami Marlins Outfielder Plant High School (FL)
14 Logan Gilbert Seattle Mariners Pitcher Stetson
15 Cole Winn Texas Rangers Pitcher Orange Lutheran High School (CA)
16 Matthew Liberatore Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Mountain Ridge High School (AZ)
17 Jordyn Adams Los Angeles Angels Outfielder Green Hope High School (NC)
18 Brady Singer Kansas City Royals Pitcher Florida
19 Nolan Gorman St. Louis Cardinals Third baseman Sandra Day O’Connor High School (AZ)
20 Trevor Larnach Minnesota Twins Outfielder Oregon State
21 Brice Turang Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Santiago High School (CA)
22 Ryan Rolison Colorado Rockies Pitcher Ole Miss
23 Anthony Seigler New York Yankees Catcher Cartersville High School (GA)
24 Nico Hoerner Chicago Cubs Shortstop Stanford
25 Matt McLain* Arizona Diamondbacks Shortstop Beckman High School (CA)
26 Triston Casas Boston Red Sox Infielder American Heritage School (FL)
27 Mason Denaburg Washington Nationals Pitcher Merritt Island High School (FL)
28 Seth Beer Houston Astros Outfielder Clemson
29 Noah Naylor Cleveland Indians Catcher St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School (ON)
30 J. T. Ginn* Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Brandon High School (MS)
Compensatory Round
Pick Player Team Position School
31 Shane McClanahan Tampa Bay Rays[Compensation 1] Pitcher South Florida
32 Nick Schnell Tampa Bay Rays[Compensation 2] Outfielder Roncalli High School (IN)
33 Jackson Kowar Kansas City Royals[Compensation 3] Pitcher Florida
34 Daniel Lynch Kansas City Royals[Compensation 4] Pitcher Virginia
35 Ethan Hankins Cleveland Indians[Compensation 5] Pitcher Forsyth Central High School (GA)
Competitive Balance Round A
Pick Player Team Position School
36 Gunnar Hoglund* Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Fivay High School (FL)
37 Cadyn Grenier Baltimore Orioles Shortstop Oregon State
38 Xavier Edwards San Diego Padres Shortstop North Broward Preparatory School (FL)
39 Jake McCarthy Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Virginia
40 Kris Bubic Kansas City Royals Pitcher Stanford
41 Lenny Torres Cleveland Indians Pitcher Beacon High School (NY)
42 Grant Lavigne Colorado Rockies First baseman Bedford High School (NH)
43 Griffin Roberts St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Wake Forest


Other notable selections

Round Pick Player Team Position School
2 44 Parker Meadows Detroit Tigers Outfielder Grayson High School (GA)
2 45 Sean Hjelle San Francisco Giants Pitcher Kentucky
2 46 Steele Walker Chicago White Sox Outfielder Oklahoma
2 48 Simeon Woods Richardson New York Mets Pitcher Kempner High School (TX)
2 52 Griffin Conine Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Duke
2 56 Tyler Frank Tampa Bay Rays Second baseman FAU
2 59 Ryan Jeffers Minnesota Twins Catcher UNC Wilmington
2 62 Brennen Davis Chicago Cubs Outfielder Basha High School (AZ)
2 63 Alek Thomas Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Mount Carmel High School (IL)
2 65 Tim Cate Washington Nationals Pitcher Connecticut
2 67 Nick Sandlin Cleveland Indians Pitcher Southern Miss
B 70 Jeremy Eierman Oakland Athletics Shortstop Missouri State
B 71 Tanner Dodson Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder California
B 72 Josiah Gray Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Le Moyne College
2C 75 Luken Baker St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 6] First baseman Texas Christian
3 79 Kody Clemens Detroit Tigers Second baseman Texas
3 81 Konnor Pilkington Chicago White Sox Pitcher Mississippi State
3 82 Bren Spillane Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Illinois
3 84 Owen Miller San Diego Padres Shortstop Ilinois State
3 87 Blaine Knight Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Arkansas
3 88 Adam Kloffenstein Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Magnolia High School (TX)
3 89 Tristan Pompey Miami Marlins Outfielder Kentucky
3 94 Kyle Isbel Kansas City Royals Center fielder UNLV
3 100 Durbin Feltman Boston Red Sox Pitcher TCU
4 107 Colton Eastman Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Cal State Fullerton
4 112 Tristan Beck Atlanta Braves Pitcher Stanford
4 123 Steven Gingery St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Texas Tech
4 125 Aaron Ashby Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Crowder College
4 132 Alex McKenna Houston Astros Outfielder Cal Poly
5 138 Jonathan Stiever Chicago White Sox Pitcher Indiana
6 168 Codi Heuer Chicago White Sox Pitcher Wichita State
6 185 Drew Rasmussen Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Oregon State
8 233 J. J. Schwarz Oakland Athletics Catcher Florida
8 238 Joey Gerber Seattle Mariners Pitcher Illinois
9 255 Tarik Skubal Detroit Tigers Pitcher Seattle
12 370 Chase Shugart Boston Red Sox Pitcher Texas
32 950 Jake Mangum* New York Mets Outfielder Mississippi State
32 969 Austin Bergner* Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher North Carolina
37 1121 Cole Wilcox* Washington Nationals Pitcher Heritage High School (GA)
38 1146 Kumar Rocker* Colorado Rockies Pitcher North Oconee High School (GA)
39 1169 Shea Patterson Texas Rangers Third baseman Michigan
40 1210 Zach Watson* Boston Red Sox Outfielder LSU