MLB Draft Lottery: Guardians, Reds big winners

The Cleveland Guardians were the winner of the MLB Draft Lottery, which took place Tuesday at the Winter Meetings in Nashville. The Giardians landed the No. 1 overall pick after entering the process with a 2.01% chance to come out on top.

The Cincinnati Reds landed at No. 2 and the Colorado Rockies will have the No. 3 overall pick.

Since they did not land a selection in the Top 6, the New York Mets, San Diego Padres, and New York Yankees will have their picks dropped several spots because each club exceeded the second level of the competitive balance tax.

Full Draft Lottery analysis from Joe Doyle right here.

Only the 18 clubs that did not qualify for the postseason are eligible for the draft lottery.

The top prospects in the class incude Oregon State 2B/SS Travis Bazzana, OF Vance Honeycutt of North Carolina, and West Virginia infielder JJ Wetherholt. Wake Forest 1B Nick Kurtz and Iowa RHP Brody Brecht are also among the firm first-round talents at this stage of the process.

The high school class isn’t as deep, but Konnor Griffin, a high-upside power bat with athleticism from Jackson Prep in Mississippi.

DOYLE: Mock Draft | Top 200 College | Top 200 High School

Here is the full first-round draft order, including PPI selections:

1Cleveland Guardians76-86
2Cincinnati Reds82-80
3Colorado Rockies59-103
4Oakland Athletics50-112
5Chicago White Sox61-101
6Kansas City Royals56-106
7St. Louis Cardinals71-91
8Los Angeles Angels73-89
9Pittsburgh Pirates76-86
10Washington Nationals71-91
11Detroit Tigers78-84
12Boston Red Sox78-84
13San Francisco Giants82-80
14Chicago Cubs83-79
15Seattle Mariners88-74
16Mimai Marlins84-78
17Milwaukee Brewers92-70
18Tampa Bay Rays99-63
19New York Mets75-87
20Toronto Blue Jays89-73
21Minnesota Twins87-75
22Baltimore Orioles101-61
23Los Angeles Dodgers100-62
24San Diego Padres82-80
25New York Yankees82-80
26Atlanta Braves104-58
27Philadelphia Phillies90-72
28Houston Astros90-72
29Arizona Diamondbacks84-78
30Texas Rangers90-72
31PArizona Diamondbacks84-78
32PBaltimore Orioles101-61
33 (Gray)Minnesota Twins87-75
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