MLB releases 2012 draft order

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 Toronto Blue Jays , St. Louis Cardinals , Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee 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. Houston Astros
2. Minnesota Twins
3. Seattle Mariners
4. Baltimore Orioles
5. Kansas City Royals
6. Chicago Cubs
7. San Diego Padres
8. Pittsburgh Pirates
9. Miami Marlins
10. Colorado Rockies
11. Oakland Athletics
12. New York Mets
13. Chicago White Sox
14. Cincinnati Reds
15. Cleveland Indians
16. Washington Nationals
17. Blue Jays
18. Los Angeles Dodgers
19. Cardinals (from Los Angeles Angels )
20. San Francisco Giants
21. Atlanta Braves
22. Blue Jays (compensation)
23. Cardinals
24. Red Sox
25. Tampa Bay Rays
26. Arizona Diamondbacks
27. Brewers (from Detroit Tigers )
28. Brewers
29. Texas Rangers
30. New York Yankees
31. Red Sox (from Philadelphia 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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