After picking No. 1 overall in the past summer's MLB Draft, the Philadelphia Phillies will hold the No. 8 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft.
The Phillies are slotted eighth in the draft because they finished with the eighth worst record in the league.
The Minnesota Twins, who finished with a 59-103 record, will own the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. The Atlanta Braves will have the No. 5 overall pick, the highest of any team in the National League East, after winning just 68 games in 2016.
In recent seasons, the Phillies have had tremendous success with the first round picks. J.P. Crawford, who was No. 16 overall pick in 2013, has developed into one of the top prospects in all of baseball. Aaron Nola, though injuries caused him to have a disappointing season in 2016, has flashed front of the rotation type potential after being selected with the No. 7 overall pick in 2014. Cornelius Randolph was selected with the 10th overall pick in 2015, is already ranked as the organization's fifth best prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. And Mickey Moniak, who was the No. 1 overall pick this summer, is ranked as the organization's No. 2 overall prospect by MLB Pipeline, behind the aforementioned Crawford.
The MLB Draft's exact date for 2017 isn't set, though the event normally takes place in June.