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2024 MLB Draft: Dates, top prospects, format & history

Who will go No. 1 overall in the 2024 MLB Draft?

Continue reading for all you need to know about the MLB Draft, including 2024 dates, location, top prospects and history of the event. 

2024 MLB Draft date

What2024 MLB Draft
WhenJuly 11-14, 2024
How to watchESPN, MLB Network

2024 MLB Draft location

The location of the 2024 MLB Draft is yet to be decided. The 2023 draft took place at the site of the All-Star Game, so if the 2024 edition follows that pattern, it will be held in Arlington, Texas, as the Rangers will host the 2024 All-Star Game and Home Run Derby

How to watch the 2024 MLB Draft

Every Round 1 pick can be viewed on ESPN and MLB Network. 

Round 2 and 3 can both be streamed for free on and the MLB App.

2024 MLB Draft top prospects

Vance HoneycuttOFNorth Carolina
Nick Kurtz1BWake Forest
Jac Caglianone1B/LHPFlorida
PJ MorlandoOFSummerville HS
Konnor GriffinSS/OFJackson Prep
JJ WeatherholtSSWest Virginia
Travis Bazzana2BOregon State
Chase BurnsRHPWake Forest
Brody BrechtRHPIowa
Cam CaminitiLHP/OFSaguaro HS

Who has the #1 pick in 2024?

It is yet to be decided which team will pick first in the 2024 MLB Draft. The 2024 MLB Draft will be the second that uses a draft lottery to determine the draft order. The lottery for the 2024 draft takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, during the MLB Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee.

How many rounds are in the MLB Draft?

There are 20 rounds in the 2024 MLB Draft. 

Day 1 will consist of Rounds 1-2, Day 2 will feature Rounds 3-10 and Day 3 will cover Rounds 11-20.

How does the MLB Draft work?

The MLB Draft uses a lottery to determine the order for the first six picks, a format that was used for the first time in 2023. The draft lottery takes place during the Winter Meetings.

The remaining lottery teams will set in reverse order of the teams winning percentage in the 2023 regular season.

Finally, the teams who were not in the lottery will draft in the order that reflects their playoff finish, their revenue sharing status and reverse order of winning percentage.

The Draft order in rounds 2-20 will be based off of reverse winning percentage and playoff finish.

In addition to that, teams who selected players in the 2022 draft that did not sign will receive compensation picks throughout the Draft.

Click here to read more about the MLB Winter Meetings.

Notable MLB Draft #1 overall picks

2019Adley Rutschman
2015Dansby Swanson
2012Carlos Correa
2011Gerrit Cole
2010Bryce Harper
2009Stephen Strasburg
2007David Price
2005Justin Upton
2001Joe Mauer
2000Adrian Gonzalez
1999Josh Hamilton
1993Alex Rodriguez
1990Chipper Jones
1987Ken Griffey Jr.
1980Daryl Strawberry
1978Bob Horner

Athletes from other sports selected in MLB Draft

Archie Manning - 1967
Ray Guy - 1969
Joe Theismann - 1971
Danny Ainge - 1977 
Dan Marino - 1979 
John Elway - 1981 
Jack Del Rio - 1981 
D.J. Dozier -1983 
Dell Curry - 1985
Bo Jackson - 1986 
Deion Sanders - 1988
Steve McNair - 1991
Marshall Faulk - 1993
Hines Ward - 1994 
Charlie Ward - 1994
Ricky Williams - 1995 
Tom Brady - 1995 
Daunte Culpepper - 1995 
Antwaan Randle El - 1997
Drew Henson -1998 
Michael Vick - 2000 
Cedric Benson - 2001
Brandon Weeden - 2002
Golden Tate - 2007
Jake Locker - 2009 
Colin Kaepernick - 2009 
Eric Decker - 2009 
Russell Wilson - 2010 
Golden Tate - 2010 
Jameis Winston - 2012
Shaq Thompson - 2012
Johnny Manziel - 2014
Patrick Mahomes - 2014
Pat Connaughton - 2014
Kyler Murray - 2018

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