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Guardians win 2024 MLB Draft lottery despite 2% odds

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The Cleveland Guardians will make history at the 2024 MLB Draft.

Cleveland will have the top pick for the first time in franchise history. The team won the draft lottery Tuesday despite 2% odds.

Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Reds jumped up to get the No. 2 pick after entering the lottery with less than a 1% chance to get the top selection.

The Washington Nationals actually won the first selection, according to J.J. Cooper of Baseball America. However, the collective bargaining agreement doesn't permit a revenue-sharing payee to possess lottery picks in back-to-back years, and the Nats drafted Dylan Crews with the No. 2 pick in 2023.

Here's the rest of the draft order:

Pick Team
1 Guardians
2 Reds
3 Rockies
4 Athletics
5 White Sox
6 Royals
7 Cardinals
8 Angels
9 Pirates
10 Nationals
11 Tigers
12 Red Sox
13 Giants
14 Cubs
15 Mariners
16 Marlins
17 Brewers
18 Rays
19 Mets
20 Blue Jays
21 Twins
22 Orioles
23 Dodgers
24 Braves
25 Padres
26 Yankees
27 Phillies
28 Astros
29 D-Backs
30 Rangers

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