The second-annual MLB Draft Lottery took place on Tuesday afternoon, where Brad Paisley announced every team’s draft pick inside the Top 18. As a reminder, all non-playoff teams were eligible but the New York Yankees, New York Mets and San Diego Padres were ineligible because all three went over the second level of the luxury tax. Each had their picks dropped 10 spots, making the Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers and Tampa Bay Rays eligible for the lottery in their places.
Before the lottery, the Rockies were slated to select third-overall and were tied for the best odds of receiving the top pick with the Oakland A’s and the Kansas City Royals. Both the Royals (6th) and A’s (4th) dropped in their original standings, but the Rockies stayed. The Cleveland Guardians won the lottery for the first time ever.
The 2024 MLB Draft order is set.— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) December 5, 2023
The Guardians land the No. 1 pick pic.twitter.com/Yp4PG63eGf
The Rockies have never picked first, but have drafted inside the top five four times. They drafted RHP Greg Reynolds second-overall in 2006; RHP Jon Gray and 2B Brendan Rodgers third-overall in 2013 and 2015, respectively; and RHP Riley Pint fourth-overall in 2016.
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