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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. 

When is the 2024 MLB Draft?

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

Where is the 2024 MLB Draft?

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 should the 2024 edition follow that pattern, it will be held in Arlington, Texas, as the Rangers will host the 2024 All-Star Game and Home Run Derby

How can I 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.

Who are the top prospects for the 2024 MLB Draft?

A year out from the draft, some of the top prospects for 2024 are:

Vance Honeycutt, OF, North Carolina

Jac Caglianone, 1B/LHP, Florida

Brody Brecht, RHP, Iowa

Konnor Griffin, SS/OF, Jackson Prep

Travis Bazzana, 2B, Oregon State

JJ Wetherholt, 2B/3B, West Virginia

Chase Burns, RHP, Tennessee

Derek Curiel, OF, Orange Lutheran

Tommy White, 1B, LSU

Who has the #1 pick in 2024?

It is yet to be decided which team will pick first in the 2024 MLB Draft.

How many rounds are in the MLB Draft?

There are 20 rounds in the 2023 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 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.

Notable MLB Draft #1 overall picks

Here is a rundown of some of the more notable first overall picks in the MLB Draft over the years.

Adley Rutschman - 2019 
Dansby Swanson - 2015 
Carlos Correa - 2012 
Gerrit Cole - 2011 
Bryce Harper - 2010 
Stephen Strasburg - 2009 
Alex Rodriguez - 1993 
Chipper Jones - 1990 
Ken Griffey Jr. - 1987 
Darryl Strawberry - 1980 
Bob Horner - 1978

Which athletes from other sports have been taken in the MLB Draft?

It is not uncommon for athletes to play multiple sports in High School or even College. 

That has led to several players getting drafted in the MLB Draft over the years, before ultimately deciding to stick with the sport they were best at. 

Here is a list of athletes who were also drafted into the MLB.

Danny Ainge - 1977 
Dan Marino - 1979 
John Elway - 1981 
Jack Del Rio - 1981 
D.J. Dozier -1983 
Bo Jackson - 1986 
Deion Sanders - 1988 
Charlie Ward - 1994 
Ricky Williams - 1995 
Tom Brady - 1995 
Daunte Culpepper - 1995 
Drew Henson -1998 
Michael Vick - 2000 
Cedric Benson - 2001 
Jack Locker - 2009 
Colin Kaepernick - 2009 
Eric Decker - 2009 
Russell Wilson - 2010 
Golden Tate - 2010 
Jameis Winston - 2012 
Johnny Manziel - 2014

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