Major League Baseball officially announced the draft order for the 2018 MLB Draft, which is being held in June, and for the Los Angeles Dodgers, their only pick on the first day is the last selection in the first round, No. 30 overall.
They also hold the 68th overall pick at the end of the second round and the 104th pick at the end of the third round. The reason the Dodgers pick is so low is because they had the best record in all of baseball in 2017 at 104-58.
They of course wound up advancing the World Series for the first time since 1988, although they were defeated by the Houston Astros in seven games.
The Dodgers have gone with position players in the first round in each of the last two drafts, which broke a span of three straight years selecting a right-handed pitcher prior to that.
Los Angeles held the 23rd pick in 2017, when they drafted Vanderbilt outfielder Jeren Kendall. They selected shortstop Gavin Lux with the 20th pick in 2016 out of Indian Trail High School and Academy in Wisconsin.
Prior to that, they took Walker Buehler, Chris Anderson and Grant Holmes in three consecutive years. Of that trio, Buehler is the only pitcher still with the organization.
The slot pick value for the 30th pick this year is $2,275,800, while the 68th pick is $917,000 and No. 104 is $538,800.
After having the worst record in baseball in 2017, the Detroit Tigers hold the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 Draft. They are followed by the San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds.