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MLB draft 2017 live tracker: Pick-by-pick results for the 1st round

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The chance for every team to land its next star begins Monday with the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft. The best players from high school and college will hear their names called as farm systems across the league replenish in one fell swoop.

The draft, which includes 40 rounds, runs over the course of three days. It’s backloaded with just the first two rounds and compensatory picks on the first day. Tuesday will feature Rounds 3-10, while Wednesday will wrap up with Rounds 11-40.

The Minnesota Twins had the first pick in the draft. They were reportedly considering between Louisville’s Brendan McKay and high school shortstop Royce Lewis, although big names like Hunter Greene, Kyle Wright, and MacKenzie Gore were also potentially in the mix. They ended up taking Lewis when their turn came up.

The top five is rounded out by the Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, and Atlanta Braves.

Compensation picks hit at the backend of the first round. The Blue Jays will pick No. 28 as a result of Edwin Encarnacion’s signing with the Indians, followed by the Rangers at No. 29 thanks to Ian Desmond’s signing with the Rockies, and the Cubs at No. 30 thanks to Dexter Fowler’s signing with the Cardinals.

Last year, the Philadelphia Phillies used the No. 1 overall pick to select high school outfielder Mickey Moniak. Two of the teams picking in the top five this year (Cincinnati, Atlanta) had picks in the top five last year as well.

2017 MLB draft results

Selection Team Player
Selection Team Player
1 Minnesota Twins Royce Lewis
2 Cincinnati Reds Hunter Greene
3 San Diego Padres MacKenzie Gore
4 Tampa Bay Rays Brendan McKay
5 Atlanta Braves Kyle Wright
6 Oakland Athletics Austin Beck
7 Arizona Diamondbacks Pavin Smith
8 Philadelphia Phillies Adam Haseley
9 Milwaukee Brewers Keston Hiura
10 LA Angels of Anaheim Jordan Adell
11 Chicago White Sox Jake Burger
12 Pittsburgh Pirates Shane Baz
13 Miami Marlins Trevor Rogers
14 Kansas City Royals Nick Pratto
15 Houston Astros J.B. Bukauskas
16 New York Yankees Clarke Schmidt
17 Seattle Mariners Evan White
18 Detroit Tigers Alex Faedo
19 San Francisco Giants Heliot Ramos
20 New York Mets David Peterson
21 Baltimore Orioles D.L. Hall
22 Toronto Blue Jays Logan Warmoth
23 Los Angeles Dodgers Jeren Kendall
24 Boston Red Sox Tanner Houck
25 Washington Nationals Seth Romero
26 Texas Rangers Bubba Thompson
27 Chicago Cubs Brendon Little
28 Toronto Blue Jays Nate Pearson
29 Texas Rangers Christopher Seise
30 Chicago Cubs Alex Lange
31 Tampa Bay Rays Drew Rasmussen
32 Cincinnati Reds Jeter Downs
33 Oakland Athletics Kevin Merrell
34 Milwaukee Brewers Tristen Lutz
35 Minnesota Twins Brent Rooker
36 Miami Marlins Brian Miller