The 2018 MLB Draft will take place tonight from Secaucus, New Jersey. While the baseball draft doesn't get half of the hype of the NFL, it still draws quite a bit of attention for die-hard fans who are hoping their team selects the next superstar in the making!

It wasn’t long ago when current stars like Bryce Harper, Aaron Judge, and Carlos Correa were just hitting the diamond for the first time as pros. Now they are household names. Which players will follow in their footsteps this season? We are soon about to find out.

Tigers select first

The Detroit Tigers, who finished 2017 with a record of 64-98, will make the first selection in this year's draft.

While Tigers GM Al Avila isn’t tipping his hand on who the franchise will select at No. 1 this evening, most MLB experts believe that Detroit will take Auburn pitcher Casey Mize.

According to a CBS Sports report, Detroit has narrowed their choices down to three prospects with Mize leading the way. Behind Mize is Florida Gators ace Brady Singer, and Georgia Tech catcher Joey Bart. If anyone could beat out Mize, who reportedly is even more polished than Justin Verlander was at his age, it could be Bart. The 6’3” 225 lb righty is being hailed as one of the best catchers to enter the draft in years.

With all of the pitching prospects Detroit has stockpiled in their farm system, Bart could be the one player who sneaks up and is selected as the No.1 overall pick this evening.

Schedule, round 1 draft order

Like all professional sports drafts, the MLB Draft will run over a course of three days. Day 1 begins this evening at 7 PM ET and will feature the first two rounds of the draft.

Tuesday’s session will be much longer as rounds 3 through 10 are scheduled to take place. All of the action will begin at 1 PM ET.

The MLB Draft will conclude on Wednesday, June 6 with rounds 11 through 40 on tap. Start time is scheduled for Noon ET.

With the Tigers selecting first overall in the 2018 MLB Draft, their pick could very well determine how the top 10 selections pan out. The San Francisco Giants have the second overall pick, followed by Philadelphia at No.3, the White Sox at four and the Cincinnati Reds at No.5.

The bottom end of the top 10 will see the New York Mets will select sixth overall, followed by San Diego, Atlanta, Oakland, and Pittsburgh. Baltimore has the No. 11 pick, followed by the Toronto Blue Jays, Miami Marlins, Seattle Mariners and rounding out the top 15 will be the Texas Rangers. Below is a list of the selections 16 through 30.

  • 16. Tampa Bay Rays
  • 17. Los Angeles Angels
  • 18. Kansas City Royals
  • 19. St. Louis Cardinals
  • 20. Minnesota Twins
  • 21. Milwaukee Brewers
  • 22. Colorado Rockies
  • 23. New York Yankees
  • 24. Chicago Cubs
  • 25. Arizona Diamondbacks
  • 26. Boston Red Sox
  • 27. Washington Nationals
  • 28. Houston Astros
  • 29. Cleveland Indians
  • 30. Los Angeles Dodgers

How to watch live

MLB fans have several ways to watch the 2018 MLB Draft live.

On the television side of things, each day the draft will air live on the MLB Network. If you are on the go, you can catch all of the draft action through your tablet, cell phone or any other handheld device by heading to