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MLB releases 2012 draft order

By C. Trent Rosecrans | Blogger
Bud Selig

Major League Baseball officially announced the order for the 2012 draft -- as well as the four teams that will have two first-round picks. The Blue Jays, Cardinals, Red Sox and Brewers will have two picks in the first round, the Blue Jays because they were unable to sign last year's first-round pick Tyler Beede, the other three because they lost superstars -- Albert Pujols, Jonathan Papelbon and Prince Fielder, respectively.

Here's the complete list of the 31(because of the one extra pick for the Blue Jays) first-round picks:

1. Astros
2. Twins
3. Mariners
4. Orioles
5. Royals
6. Cubs
7. Padres
8. Pirates
9. Marlins
10. Rockies
11. Athletics
12. Mets
13. White Sox
14. Reds
15. Indians
16. Nationals
17. Blue Jays
18. Dodgers
19. Cardinals (from Angels)
20. Giants
21. Braves
22. Blue Jays (compensation)
23. Cardinals
24. Red Sox
25. Rays
26. Diamondbacks
27. Brewers (from Detroit)
28. Brewers
29. Rangers
30. Yankees
31. Red Sox (from Phillies)

The first round of the draft will be held on Monday, June 4, along with the first compensation round. Rounds two through 15 will take place on June 5, while rounds 16 through 40 will take place on June 6.

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