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MLB Draft 2018: Day 1 draft order, how to watch, and what to expect for the Padres

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Everything you need to know to follow along on the first day of the 2018 Draft.

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It's time for the 2018 MLB Draft, an exciting event for baseball fans everywhere. For us fans of the Padres, we get another chance to see AJ Preller and his team in their element, adding onto what is dubbed by many as the top (or close to the top) farm system in baseball.

As has become the standard, MLB Network and MLB.com will kick off coverage of the draft with a preview show at 3 p.m. PT. This will follow with live pick-by-pick coverage, consisting of Round 1 and Competitive Balance Round A picks. Round 2 and Competetive Balance Round B will only be streamed in MLB.com. You can find the full broadcast/streaming schedule of the draft below.

The Padres are picking 7th in the draft this year. Today they have a pick in the first round and one pick in each of the Competitive Balance Rounds, but no pick in Round 2 (a result of the Eric Hosmer signing). This is the third year in a row the Padres get a top-10 pick in the draft. They previously used their top-10 picks on exciting pitchers, Cal Quantrill in 2016 and Mackenzie Gore in 2017 - both currently ranked in the top 40 prospects in all of baseball. Other notable picks from recent years include 2016's Eric Lauer and Joey Lucchesi, who have both landed in the Padres starting rotation this season, and 2015's Phil Maton, who has become an important bullpen asset for the big league club.

While it seems like the Padres system is loaded with arms, don't expect Preller and his team to shy away from even more pitchers this year, particularly if there are strong lefties on the board when the Padres' picks come up. Other than that, they will probably be looking for some power-hitting outfielders who can add some depth to that area.

2018 MLB Draft Day 1 Coverage

Date: Monday, June 4

Time: Preview show 3 p.m. / Draft Coverage 4 p.m.

TV: MLB Network (first 43 picks)

Streaming: MLB.com (all 78 picks)

Day 1 Draft Order

First Round

1. Detroit Tigers

2. San Francisco Giants

3. Philadelphia Phillies

4. Chicago White Sox

5. Cincinnati Reds

6. New York Mets

7. San Diego Padres

8. Atlanta Braves

9. Oakland Athletics

10. Pittsburgh Pirates

11. Baltimore Orioles

12. Toronto Blue Jays

13. Miami Marlins

14. Seattle Mariners

15. Texas Rangers

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

Compensation Picks

31. Tampa Bay Rays (compensation for Alex Cobb - signed with Orioles)

32. Tampa Bay Rays (compensation for not signing Drew Rasmussen)

33. Kansas City Royals (compensation for Lorenzo Cain - signed with Brewers)

34. Kansas City Royals (compensation for Eric Hosmer - signed with Padres)

35. Cleveland Indians (compensation for Carlos Santana - signed with Phillies)

Competitive Balance Round A

36. Pirates

37. Orioles

38. Padres

39. Diamondbacks

40. Royals

41. Indians

42. Rockies

43. Cardinals

Second Round

44. Tigers

45. Giants

46. White Sox

47. Reds

48. Mets

49. Braves

50. Athletics

51. Pirates

52. Blue Jays

53. Marlins

54. Mariners

55. Rangers

56. Rays

57. Angels

58. Royals

59. Twins

60. Brewers

61. Yankees

62. Cubs

63. Diamondbacks

64. Red Sox

65. Nationals

66. Astros

67. Indians

68. Dodgers

69. Marlins

70. Athletics

71. Rays

72. Reds

73. Brewers

74. Padres

Compensation Picks

75. Cardinals (compensation for Lance Lynn - signed with Twins)

76. Rockies (compensation for Greg Holland - signed with Cardinals)

77. Cubs (compensation for Wade Davis - signed with Rockies)

78. Cubs (compensation for Jake Arrieta - signed with Phillies)