Cleveland receives No. 1 pick, full draft order set

The Cleveland Guardians will select first overall for the first time in franchise history after winning the 2024 MLB Draft Lottery.

The Guardians, who have drafted second overall five times, had the ninth-best odds to win the No. 1 overall pick at 2% in the second-ever draft lottery. The Cincinnati Reds made the biggest jump after having a 0.9% chance of selecting first overall. They had the 13th-best odds and ended up receiving the second overall pick.

Here is the first-round order for the 2024 MLB draft:

  1. Guardians
  2. Reds
  3. Rockies
  4. Athletics
  5. White Sox
  6. Royals
  7. Cardinals
  8. Angels
  9. Pirates
  10. Nationals
  11. Tigers
  12. Red Sox
  13. Giants
  14. Cubs
  15. Mariners
  16. Marlins
  17. Brewers
  18. Rays
  19. Mets
  20. Blue Jays
  21. Twins
  22. Orioles
  23. Dodgers
  24. Braves
  25. Padres
  26. Yankees
  27. Phillies
  28. Astros
  29. Diamondbacks
  30. Rangers
  31. Diamondbacks (Pick for Corbin Carroll winning Rookie of the Year)
  32. Orioles (Pick for Gunnar Henderson winning Rookie of the Year)
  33. Twins (Compensation pick for losing Sonny Gray in free agency)

Read more in-depth stories on top 2024 MLB draft prospects at Baseball Prospect Journal.

Dan Zielinski III has covered the MLB draft for nine years. He has interviewed 518 of the top draft prospects in that period, including four No. 1 overall picks. Multiple publications, including Baseball America, USA Today,, The Arizona Republic and The Dallas Morning News, have quoted his work, while he has appeared on radio stations as a “MLB draft expert.” Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski III is the creator of the Baseball Prospect Journal and has covered the MLB draft since 2015. His draft work originally appeared on, a sports website he started in December 2011. He also covered the Milwaukee Brewers as a member of the credentialed media for four years. Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

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