The University of Arkansas had 11 players selected, the most in the Draft, while Louisiana State University had nine and the University of San Diego had seven. Ten schools produced seven players apiece, including Arizona State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Mississippi State University, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Florida, the University of New Mexico and the University of California at Los Angeles.
Players were selected from 47 states, with Maine, North Dakota and Wyoming being the states to not produce a draft selection. The states that had the most players selected were California (216), Texas (135), Florida (126), Georgia (48), Arizona (40), Illinois (39), New York (37) and Washington (30). Forty foreign-born players were selected in the 40 rounds, including 19 players from Puerto Rico; 18 players from Canada; and one player each from the Bahamas, Curacao and Italy.
Eight players who were in attendance at Studio 42 on Thursday night were selected in the opening round, including outfielder Clint Frazier, who was drafted out of Loganville High School in Georgia by the Cleveland Indians with the fifth overall selection. The others included Junipero Serra H.S. (CA) first baseman Dominic Smith (11th overall, NYM); Lakewood H.S. (CA) shortstop J.P. Crawford (16th overall, PHI); East Central Community College shortstop Tim Anderson (17th overall, CWS); Lexington H.S. (SC) catcher Nicholas Ciuffo (21st overall, TB); Plano West H.S. (TX) outfielder Billy McKinney (24th overall, OAK); Fresno State University outfielder Aaron Judge (32nd overall, NYY); and James Madison H.S. (CA) left-handed pitcher Ian Clarkin (33rd overall, NYY).
The first round featured the selection of six African-American players, including Smith; Crawford; Anderson; Phillip Ervin (27th overall, CIN); Travis Demeritte (30th overall, TEX); and Judge. In addition, African-American players made up 14 of the 73 selections (19.2%) made on the first day of the Draft. Among the others were Josh Hart (37th overall, BAL); Clinton Hollon (47th overall, TOR); Austin Wilson (49th overall, SEA); Justin Williams (52nd overall, ARI); Devin Williams (54th overall, MIL); Akeem Bostick (62nd overall, TEX); Kevin Franklin (67th overall, CIN); and Jordan Paroubeck (69th overall, SD).
Among the alumni of Major League Baseball's Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California who were drafted were Smith; Crawford; Wilson; Gosuke Katoh (2nd round, NYY); Franklin; Conner Green (7th round, TOR); Chris Rivera (7th round, STL); Alex Newman (10th round, KC); Adam Plutko (11th round, CLE); Tyler Alamo (24th round, CHI); Ivory Thomas (34th round, MIN); and Juan Avena (37th round, NYM).
Eight alumni of the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Program were selected in the Draft, including three players from the Venice Boys and Girls Club RBI - Smith, Crawford and Franklin. Other RBI alumni included Tyler Mahle (Angels RBI, 7th round, CIN); Johnny Slater (Detroit Arsenal RBI, 31st round, ATL); Corey Ray (Chicago White Sox RBI, 33rd round, SEA); Ronell Coleman (Chicago White Sox RBI, 40th round, CWS); and Sal Mendez (Jersey City RBI, 40th round, TEX).
The Seattle Mariners selected University of New Mexico third baseman D.J. Peterson with the 12th overall pick, while his brother, Dustin, was chosen by the San Diego Padres in the second round out of Gilbert High School in Arizona. The Mariners also drafted a pair of brothers on Saturday - Taylor Snyder (34th round) out of Salem Hill High School in Utah and Justin Snyder (36th round) out of Salt Lake Community College.
The Colorado Rockies selected Brody Weiss, the son of their current manager, Walt Weiss, in the 22nd round. In addition, Luke Farrell, the son of Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, was selected in the sixth round by the Kansas City Royals. The Atlanta Braves drafted Kyle Wren, the son of their current general manager, Frank Wren, in the eighth round.
Other notable selections included Colin Moran (6th overall, MIA), brother of Mariners pitching prospect Brian Moran and nephew of former Major Leaguer B.J. Surhoff; Crawford, relative of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford; Hunter Harvey (22nd overall, BAL), son of former Major Leaguer Bryan Harvey and brother of Minor Leaguer Kris Harvey; Ryan Eades (2nd round, MIN), son of former Minor Leaguer Ned Eades; Riley Unroe (2nd round, TB), son of former Major Leaguer Tim Unroe; Jacob May (3rd round, CWS), grandson of former Major Leaguer Lee May and son of Mariners hitting coordinator Lee May, Jr.; Michael O'Neill (3rd round, NYY), nephew of former Major Leaguer Paul O'Neill; L.J. Mazzilli (4th round, NYM), son of former Major Leaguer Lee Mazzilli; Cody Bellinger (4th round, LAD), son of former Major Leaguer Clay Bellinger; Kean Wong (4th round, TB), brother of St. Louis Cardinals prospect Kolten Wong; Chad Wallach (5th round, MIA), son of former Major Leaguer and current Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach; Travis Seabrooke (5th round, BAL), son of former NHL player Glen Seabrooke; Joe Jackson (5th round, TEX), great-great nephew of former Major Leaguer Joe Jackson; Trey Williams (7th round, PHI), son of former Major Leaguer Ed Williams; Ian Stiffler (7th round), grandson of former Major Leaguer Tom Qualters; Ricky Knapp (8th round, NYM) son of Dodgers pitching coordinator Rich Knapp; Dylan Manwaring (9th round, ATL), son of former Major Leaguer Kirt Manwaring; Erich Weiss (11th round, PIT), son of former Major Leaguer Gary Weiss; Adam Law (12th round, LAD), son of former Major Leaguer Vance Law and grandson of former Major Leaguer Vern Law; Michael Benjamin (13th round, COL), son of former Major Leaguer Mike Benjamin; Jordan Sheffield (13th round, BOS), nephew of former Major Leaguer Gary Sheffield; Ben Verlander (14th round, DET), brother of Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander; Mike Yastrzemski (14th round, BAL), grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski; Edwin Diaz (15th round, OAK), son of former Major Leaguer Edwin Diaz; Gabe Speier (19th round, BOS), nephew of former Major Leaguer Chris Speier; Blake Hennessey (19th round, LAD), son of Dodgers scout Scott Hennessey; Mark Leiter, Jr. (22nd round, PHI), son of former Major Leaguer Mark Leiter and nephew of former Major Leaguer Al Leiter; Hunter Brothers (24th round, COL), brother of Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers; Carson Cross (24th round, PIT), son of former NBA player Jeff Cross; Cal Quantrill (26th round, NYY), son of former Major Leaguer Paul Quantrill; Cavan Biggio (29th round, PHI), son of former Major Leaguer Craig Biggio; Trey Nielsen (30th round, STL), son of former Major Leaguer Scott Nielsen; Taylor Terrasas (30th round, CIN), son of New York Mets pro scout Rudy Terrasas; Dalton Martinez (31st round, TB), son of Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez; Kacy Clemens (35th round, HOU), son of former Major Leaguer Roger Clemens; Ronnie Gideon (35th round, COL), son of Rockies field coordinator Ron Gideon; Lukas Schiraldi (35th round, WSH), son of former Major Leaguer Calvin Schiraldi; Torii Hunter, Jr. (36th round, DET), son of Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter; Cody Yount (37th round, CWS), son of former Major Leaguer Larry Yount and nephew of Hall of Famer Robin Yount; Josh Pettitte (37th round, NYY), son of New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte; Dillon Moyer (38th round, LAD), son of former Major Leaguer Jamie Moyer; Jacob Heyward (38th round, ATL), brother of Braves outfielder Jason Heyward; and Ryan Lidge (40th round, BOS), cousin of former Major Leaguer Brad Lidge.