MLB releases 2012 draft order
The Astros will have the first pick in the 2012 draft and four other teams (the Blue Jays, Cardinals, Brewers and Red Sox) will have two first-round picks.
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:
13. White Sox
17. Blue Jays
19. Cardinals (from Angels)
22. Blue Jays (compensation)
24. Red Sox
27. Brewers (from Detroit)
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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