2019 MLB Draft: Round 1 picks, order, live updates and analysis

The 2019 MLB draft starts Monday (7 p.m. ET) with Rounds 1-2 and continues through June 5 (Rounds 3-10 on June 4 and Rounds 11-40 on June 5).

Adley Rutschman went first overall to the Baltimore Orioles, with the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox up next.

Check back for analysis of all the picks in the first round and more.

Full coverage of the 2019 MLB draft is available here and click here for complete the draft 2019 order from Rounds 1-40.

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1. Baltimore Orioles: Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

Who is Rutschman? The clear No. 1 prospect in this draft class and a sure-bet to stay at catcher, Rutschman hit .408 for Oregon State this year. According to Keith Law, the switch-hitting backstop has one of the safest floors of the draft because he will stay behind the plate and the ceiling of a perennial All-Star thanks to his power potential.

Why the Orioles took him here: It’s no secret the Orioles have holes to fill just about everywhere on the diamond and plugging the one behind the plate with a potential franchise cornerstone who has drawn comparisons to Buster Posey and Joe Mauer is a pretty good place to start. How good is Rutschman? Well, Cincinnati showed the ultimate sign of respect by electing to walk him with the bases loaded during an NCAA regional matchup last week. — Dan Mullen

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

Compensation Picks

No. 33: Arizona Diamondbacks:*
No. 34: Arizona Diamondbacks:**

*For losing Patrick Corbin
**For losing A.J. Pollock

Competitive Balance Round A

No. 35 Miami Marlins:
No. 36 Tampa Bay Rays:*
No. 37 Pittsburgh Pirates:
No. 38 New York Yankees:**
No. 39 Minnesota Twins:
No. 40 Tampa Bay Rays:***
No. 41 Texas Rangers:****

* For not signing Gunnar Hoglund
** From Reds via trade
*** From A’s via trade
**** From Brewers via trade

Second Round

No. 42 Baltimore Orioles:
No. 43 Boston Red Sox:*
No. 44 Kansas City Royals:
No. 45 Chicago White Sox:
No. 46 Miami Marlins:
No. 47 Detroit Tigers:
No. 48 San Diego Padres:
No. 49 Cincinnati Reds:
No. 50 Texas Rangers:
No. 51 San Francisco Giants:
No. 52 Toronto Blue Jays:
No. 53 New York Mets:
No. 54 Minnesota Twins:
No. 55 Los Angeles Angels:
No. 56 Arizona Diamondbacks:
No. 57 Pittsburgh Pirates:
No. 58 St. Louis Cardinals:
No. 59 Seattle Mariners:
No. 60 Atlanta Braves:
No. 61 Tampa Bay Rays:
No. 62 Colorado Rockies:
No. 63 Cleveland Indians:
No. 64 Chicago Cubs:
No. 65 Milwaukee Brewers:
No. 66 Oakland Athletics:
No. 68 Houston Astros:
No. 69 Boston Red Sox:*

* Boston’s top pick was dropped 10 spots (33 to 43) because the team was more than $40 million over the luxury tax.

Competitive Balance Round B

No. 70 Kansas City Royals:
No. 71 Baltimore Orioles:
No. 72 Pittsburgh Pirates:
No. 73 San Diego Padres:
No. 74 Arizona Diamondbacks:
No. 75 Arizona Diamondbacks:*
No. 76 Seattle Mariners:**
No. 77 Colorado Rockies:

* From Cardinals via trade
** From Indians via trade

Compensation Picks

No. 78 Los Angeles Dodgers:*

* For losing Yasmani Grandal

Here is the order for rounds 3-40.

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