When is the 2016 MLB Draft?

A common question that arises with baseball fans is when the 2016 MLB Draft will occur? The 2016 MLB draft will kick off on June 9th, 2016 for the selection of amateur baseball players by all of the MLB teams. The draft order starts out with the reverse of the 2015 MLB standings, and then trades and compensatory picks are taken into account, and the draft will take place over three days concluding on June 11th, 2016. The Philadelphia Phillies have the first overall pick for the 2016 draft, and the LA Dodgers received the 36th overall pick for compensation for failing to sign the 35th selection of the 2016 MLB Draft (Kyle Funkhouser). Teams that are from the smaller markets and revenue pools are also eligible for competitive balance draft picks with the first six picks in Round A being determined by lottery. The teams not selected for Round A, then go into a lotter to receive one of six picks during Round B. In the event you would like to check out the complete MLB baseball schedule for this season, we have them all posted here. We also have the 2016 MLB Playoff schedule posted for those who would like to check out the action for their favorite teams.

2016 MLB Draft

What is the 2016 MLB Draft Order?

The 2016 MLB Draft order is determined by the reverse order of the 2015 MLB standings. The draft order for the first round of the MLB Draft is listed below to include the compensatory and competitive balance rounds. The Phillies will have the first overall pick in the draft, and the Reds will have the second overall pick along with the first pick in the competitive balance, Round A of the draft. The following is the 2016 MLB Draft order.

MLB Draft First Round
Pick Team
1 Philadelphia Phillies
2 Cincinnati Reds
3 Atlanta Braves
4 Colorado Rockies
5 Milwaukee Brewers
6 Oakland Athletics
7 Miami Marlins
8 San Diego Padres
9 Detroit Tigers
10 Chicago White Sox
11 Seattle Mariners
12 Boston Red Sox
13 Tampa Bay Rays
14 Cleveland Indians
15 Minnesota Twins
16 Los Angeles Angels
17 Houston Astros
18 New York Yankees
19 New York Mets
20 Los Angeles Dodgers
21 Toronto Blue Jays
22 Pittsburgh Pirates
23 St. Louis Cardinals
Compensatory round
Pick Team
24 San Diego Padres
25 San Diego Padres
26 Chicago White Sox
27 Baltimore Orioles
28 Washington Nationals
29 Washington Nationals
30 Texas Rangers
31 New York Mets
32 Los Angeles Dodgers
33 St. Louis Cardinals
34 St. Louis Cardinals
Competitive Balance Round A
Pick Team
35 Cincinnati Reds
36 Los Angeles Dodgers
37 Oakland Athletics
38 Colorado Rockies
39 Arizona Diamondbacks
40 Atlanta Braves
41 Pittsburgh Pirates

When Does the 2016 MLB Draft Take Place?

The 2016 MLB Draft takes place between June 9-11th, 2016 and will be held in Secaucus, New Jersey. The draft will be shown on the MLB Network.

Who is Expected to be Selected with the First Pick in the MLB Draft?

Similar to the 2015 MLB Draft, there is not a consensus number one prospect for the 2016 draft. Some of the leading candidates for the top pick include Barnegat (N.J.) High left-hand pitcher Jason Groome, Oklahoma right-hand pitcher Alec Hansen, and Florida’s left hand pitcher A.J. Puk. One of the top-rated position players is Chaminade Prep’s (Los Angeles) outfielder, Blake Rutherford.