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Yankees 2019 Draft Preview: An introduction

Everything you need to know to prepare for the Yankees 2019 MLB Draft!

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We’re over a quarter of the way through the baseball season, and it feels like it is flying by. In fact, the 2019 MLB Draft is exactly a week away, and we kick off our coverage today. The draft begins on Monday, June 3 and wraps up on Wednesday, June 5 this year. Rounds one and two will take place on the first day, along with the compensation and competitive balance picks. Rounds three through ten will take place on day two, and rounds 11-40 will be held on the final day. MLB Network and will exclusively air the first round, as well as Competitive Balance Rounds A and B. The remainder of the draft will be available streaming live on

Here is this year’s draft order:

  1. Baltimore Orioles
  2. Kansas City Royals
  3. Chicago White Sox
  4. Miami Marlins
  5. Detroit Tigers
  6. San Diego Padres
  7. Cincinnati Reds
  8. Texas Rangers
  9. Atlanta Braves
  10. San Francisco Giants
  11. Toronto Blue Jays
  12. New York Mets
  13. Minnesota Twins
  14. Philadelphia Phillies
  15. Los Angeles Angels
  16. Arizona Diamondbacks
  17. Washington Nationals
  18. Pittsburgh Pirates
  19. St. Louis Cardinals
  20. Seattle Mariners
  21. Atlanta Braves
  22. Tampa Bay Rays
  23. Colorado Rockies
  24. Cleveland Indians
  25. Los Angeles Dodgers
  26. Arizona Diamondbacks
  27. Chicago Cubs
  28. Milwaukee Brewers
  29. Oakland Athletics
  30. New York Yankees
  31. Los Angeles Dodgers
  32. Houston Astros

The Yankees finished the 2018 season with a 100-62 record, so they will have the 30th pick in the first round based on the reverse standings. Note that the Dodgers and Diamondbacks both get first-round compensation picks because their 2018 first-round picks did not sign. Interestingly, the Yankees received a Competitive Balance Round A pick from the Reds as part of the Sonny Gray trade, so they will also have the 38th overall pick. They will select 67th overall in round two, and will have the 105th overall pick in round three. The Yankees will have the 28th selection in rounds four through 40.

It’s impossible to predict whether any draft pick will find success in the big leagues, but there is one big name who was selected 30th overall over the past 20 years. Back in 2006, the Cardinals nabbed current Yankee Adam Ottavino with their first-round pick. I’m sure the Yankees would be pleased if their 30th pick finds similar success.

Here are a few resources to bookmark before the draft starts:

Check back here daily to find everything you need to get ready for the draft, including a breakdown of the Yankees’ organizational strengths and weaknesses, a preview of the projected first and second-round picks, and a final mock draft. Per usual, we will provide live draft coverage starting June 3.