How to watch the MLB Draft: schedule, projections and draft order

There’s pitching talent galore at the top of the MLB Draft first round, but the Orioles will have to hope the 10 teams in front of them don’t pick them first.

Some mock drafts have Baltimore choosing 6-foot-2 left-handed pitcher Ryan Weathers of Loretto, Tenn., the Gatorade National High School Player of the Year and son of former major league pitcher David Weathers. But that’s only if Weathers, also linked to the San Diego Padres at No. 7, doesn’t get selected earlier.


Right-hander Grayson Rodriguez of Texas, also linked to the Pittsburgh at No. 10, has developed more quickly than anticipated. His fastball can hit 98 miles per hour and has an arsenal of other pitches. California high school RHP Cole Winn, who recorded a 0.23 ERA this season with 101 strikeouts, is also a possibility for the Orioles at No. 11.

Given that the O’s rank 29th this season on overall batting, they may be considering a position player in the first round.

Arizona high school third-baseman Nolan Gorman has also been linked to the Orioles. Gorman won the Under Armour High School All-American Game and MLB All-Star Game High School home run derbies this year. Some scouting reports expect Gorman could make a smooth transition to first base at a higher level.

The Orioles have their highest first-round pick in six years, but will also concentrate on building for the future of a club that faces an overhaul.

Unfortunately for the Birds, Gorman has also been on the Atlanta Braves’ radar, who pick eighth.

The Orioles selected left-handed high school pitcher D.L. Hall with their No. 1 last year.

Here’s what you need to know about this week’s MLB Draft:

Schedule: Monday, Rounds 1-2, 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Rounds 3-10, 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Rounds 11-40, 12 p.m.

Pre-draft coverage: Monday, MLB Network and MLB.com 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Draft coverage: Monday, MLB Network and MLB.com, 7 p.m.; Tuesday, MLB.com, 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday, MLB.com, 12 p.m.

First round:

1. Detroit Tigers

2. San Francisco Giants

3. Philadelphia Phillies

4. Chicago White Sox


5. Cincinnati Reds

6. New York Mets

7. San Diego Padres

8. Atlanta Braves

9. Oakland Athletics

10. Pittsburgh Pirates

11. Baltimore Orioles

12. Toronto Blue Jays

In last year's draft, the Orioles used traditional scouting and some modern analytics to land one of the best pitchers from that draft class so far in crafty lefty Zac Lowther.

13. Miami Marlins

14. Seattle Marlins

15. Texas Rangers

16. Tampa Bay Rays

17. Los Angeles Angels

18. Kansas City Royals

19. St. Louis Cardinals

20. Minnesota Twins

21. Milwaukee Brewers

22. Colorado Rockies

23. New York Yankees

24. Chicago Cubs

25. Arizona Diamondbacks

26. Boston Red Sox

27. Washington Nationals

28. Houston Astros

29. Cleveland Indians

30. Los Angeles Dodgers

"Obviously, we haven't had the kind of season that we were hoping for, and it's time for us to look at our competitive position and see where we can help our ballclub internally and for the future," Duquette said.

Compensatory picks:

If a team that loses a qualifying free-agent shares in his revenue, then the team is given a compensatory pick between the first round and Competitive Balance Round A, provided the free-agent signs for at least $50 million. If he signs for less, the team’s compensation pick will come after Competitive Balance Round B.

31. Tampa Bay Rays (Compensation for Alex Cobb, who signed with Baltimore — the Orioles lose their second-round pick.)

32. Tampa Bay Rays (Compensation for not signing Drew Rasmussen (OSU).)

33. Kansas City Royals (Compensation for Lorenzo Cain for signing with Milwaukee — the Brewers lose their third-round pick.)

34. Kansas City Royals (Compensation for Eric Hosmer, who signed with San Diego — the Padres lose their second-round pick.)

35. Cleveland Indians (Compensation for Carlos Santana, who signed with Philadelphia — Phillies lose their second-round pick.)

Competitive balance round A:

All teams with either the 10 smallest markets or 10 smallest revenue pools are given an additional pick at the end of the first or second round. Last year, six picks were assigned to the end of the first round based on an MLB winning percentage/revenue equation. The remaining eight teams were assigned an extra selection after the second round. This year, the reverse will occur — eight picks in Round A and six picks in Round B.

36. Pittsburgh Pirates

37. Baltimore Orioles

38. San Diego Padres

39. Arizona Diamondbacks

40. Kansas City Royals

41. Cleveland Indians

42. Colorado Rockies

43. St. Louis Cardinals

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