3. ⚾️ MLB draft: O's take Rutschman with No. 1 pick
Position players dominated the first round of the 2019 MLB draft, with 14 being taken in the first 17 picks. Last night's top five selections (full recap):
1. Baltimore Orioles: Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State
- The switch-hitting Rutschman is the favorite to win the Golden Spikes Award (best college player) and widely considered a once-in-a-generation prospect. He got the Barry Bonds treatment in the College World Series on Friday when he was intentionally walked with the bases loaded.
2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville Heritage HS (Texas)
- The Witts are officially the highest-drafted father-son duo ever. Bobby Sr. (No. 3, 1985) enjoyed a 16-year career as a starter, while Bobby Jr. is a power-hitting shortstop with five-tool potential.
3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal
- A right-handed hitting and throwing college first baseman has never been drafted in the top five ... until now. That's how good Vaughn is at the plate.
4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt
- Bleday has been the best player at a powerhouse program for two years, and this season, he led the nation with 26 home runs in 61 regular-season games.
5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Fla.)
- Viewed as the best pure bat in this year's high school class, Greene led Team USA's U-18 team to a gold medal in last year's Pan-American Championships.
What's next: The draft resumes today at 1pm ET with Rounds 3–10 and concludes on Wednesday with Rounds 11–40.
P.S. ... Speaking of high draft picks, Manny Machado (No. 3, 2010) hit a grand slam over Bryce Harper (No. 1, 2010) in their first showdown since signing $300+ million contracts this summer.