2019 MLB Draft Results, First Round

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The 2019 MLB Draft will begin tonight at 7 PM ET on MLB Network. As a reward for being baseball’s worst team in 2018, the Orioles have the privilege of picking first in the 2019 Draft. The top-five will be rounded out with the Royals, White Sox, Marlins, and Tigers.

Many are expecting the Orioles to take Adley Rutschman (pictured), a catcher from Oregon State University, first overall. Bobby Witt, Jr., a shortstop from Colleyville Heritage High School, would then go to the Royals second overall. The two prospects are considered to be the obvious Nos. 1 and 2 in the draft. We won’t know for sure, of course, until the picks are locked in.

We’ll update you here as each team makes a pick.

1. Baltimore Orioles

C Adley Rutschman, Oregon State University

2. Kansas City Royals

SS Bobby Witt, Jr., Colleyville Heritage HS (Texas)

3. Chicago White Sox

1B Andrew Vaughn, University of California, Berkeley

4. Miami Marlins

OF J.J. Bleday, Vanderbilt University (Tennessee)

5. Detroit Tigers

OF Riley Greene, Hagerty HS (Florida)

6. San Diego Padres

SS C.J. Abrams, Blessed Trinity HS (Georgia)

7. Cincinnati Reds

LHP Nick Lodolo, Texas Christian University

8. Texas Rangers

3B Josh Jung, Texas Tech University

9. Atlanta Braves (Compensation for unsigned 2018 first-rounder Carter Stewart)

C Shea Langeliers, Baylor University (Texas)

10. San Francisco Giants

OF Hunter Bishop, Arizona State University

11. Toronto Blue Jays

RHP Alek Manoah, West Virginia University

12. New York Mets

3B Brett Baty, Lake Travis HS (Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins

3B Keoni Cavaco, Eastlake HS (California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies

SS Bryson Stott, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

15. Los Angeles Angels

SS Will Wilson, North Carolina State University

16. Arizona Diamondbacks

OF Corbin Carroll, Lakeside HS (Washington)

17. Washington Nationals

RHP Jackson Rutledge, San Jacinto College North (Texas)

18. Pittsburgh Pirates

RHP Quinn Priester, Cary-Grove HS (Illinois)

19. St. Louis Cardinals

LHP Zack Thompson, University of Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners

RHP George Kirby, Elon University (North Carolina)

21. Atlanta Braves

SS Braden Shewmake, Texas A&M University

22. Tampa Bay Rays

SS Greg Jones, University of North Carolina Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies

1B Michael Toglia, University of California, Los Angeles

24. Cleveland Indians

RHP Daniel Espina, Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers

3B Kody Hoese, Tulane University (Louisiana)

26. Arizona Diamondbacks (Compensation for unsigned 2018 first-rounder Matt McLain)

LHP Blake Walston, New Hanover HS (North Carolina)

27. Chicago Cubs

RHP Ryan Jensen, Fresno State (California)

28. Milwaukee Brewers

LHP Ethan Small, Mississippi State University

29. Oakland Athletics

SS Logan Davidson, Clemson University (South Carolina)

30. New York Yankees

2B Anthony Volpe, Delbarton School (New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers (Compensation for unsigned 2018 first-rounder J.T. Ginn)

1B Michael Busch, University of North Carolina

32. Houston Astros

C Korey Lee, University of California, Berkeley

MLB homer leader Pete Alonso to IL with bone bruise, sprain in wrist

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PITTSBURGH — The New York Mets will have to dig out of an early-season hole without star first baseman Pete Alonso.

The leading home run hitter in the majors will miss three-to-four weeks with a bone bruise and a sprain in his left wrist.

The Mets placed Alonso on the 10-day injured list Friday, retroactive to June 8. Alonso was hit in the wrist by a 96 mph fastball from Charlie Morton in the first inning of a 7-5 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday.

Alonso traveled to New York for testing on Thursday. X-rays revealed no broken bones, but the Mets will be missing one of the premier power hitters in the game as they try to work their way back into contention in the NL East.

“We got better news than it could have been,” New York manager Buck Showalter said. “So we take that as a positive. It could have been worse.”

New York had lost six straight heading into a three-game series at Pittsburgh that began Friday. Mark Canha started at first for the Mets in the opener. Mark Vientos could also be an option, though Showalter said the coaching staff may have to use its “imagination” in thinking of ways to get by without Alonso.

“I’m not going to say someone has to step up and all that stuff,” Showalter said. “You’ve just got to be who you are.”

Even with Alonso in the lineup, the Mets have struggled to score consistently. New York is 16th in the majors in runs scored.

The team also said Friday that reliever Edwin Uceta had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Uceta initially went on the IL in April with what the team called a sprained left ankle. He is expected to be out for at least an additional eight weeks.

New York recalled infielder Luis Guillorme and left-handed reliever Zach Muckenhirn from Triple-A Syracuse. The Mets sent catcher Tomás Nido to Triple-A and designated reliever Stephen Nogosek for assignment.

Nogosek is 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA in 13 games this season.