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Order for June draft released

Posted on: April 14, 2011 12:32 pm
Edited on: April 14, 2011 12:37 pm

By Evan Brunell

MLB DraftBaseball has officially released the draft order for the upcoming 2011 first-year player draft in June. The Pirates hold the No. 1 overall pick, the first time since 2002 (when they disastrously chose Bryan Bullington over B.J. Upton, Zack Greinke, Prince Fielder and more). They're expected to choose between pitcher Gerritt Cole and third baseman Anthony Rendon, although other names could insert themselves into the conversation in the coming weeks.

The Tampa Bay Rays, meanwhile, will be gearing up to replenish a farm system that has seen most of its stars graduate. With a low major-league payroll, they'll invest dollars into the draft, where they have three first-round picks and 10 of the first 60 overall. Between this haul and the package received from the Cubs for pitcher Matt Garza, the Rays will be loaded soon enough.

Other teams with multiple first-round picks are the Diamondbacks (3rd and 7th), Nationals (6th and 23rd), Padres (10th and 25th), Brewers (12th and 15th) and Red Sox (19th and 26th). There is also a compensation round in between the first round for teams who lost players to free agency. The draft continues until the end of the 50th round or all teams conclude picking, whichever comes first.

MLB Network will be airing draft coverage alongside, providing live pick-by-pick results for the first round and compensation round on June 6th, starting at 7:00 p.m. The next day will have additional coverage on, while the final day will be to finish up the process.

Below is the full slate of picks:

          FIRST ROUND

  1. Pittsburgh Pirates
  2. Seattle Mariners
  3. Arizona Diamondbacks
  4. Baltimore Orioles
  5. Kansas City Royals
  6. Washington Nationals
  7. Arizona Diamondbacks (Loux, unsigned draft choice from 2010)
  8. Cleveland Indians
  9. Chicago Cubs
  10. San Diego Padres (Whitson, unsigned draft choice from 2010)
  11. Houston Astros
  12. Milwaukee Brewers
  13. New York Mets
  14. Florida Marlins
  15. Milwaukee Brewers (Covey, unsigned draft choice from 2010)
  16. Los Angeles Dodgers
  17. Los Angeles Angels
  18. Oakland Athletics
  19. Boston Red Sox (V. Martinez- DET)
  20. Colorado Rockies
  21. Toronto Blue Jays
  22. St. Louis Cardinals
  23. Washington Nationals (Dunn - CWS)
  24. Tampa Bay Rays (Crawford - BOS)
  25. San Diego Padres
  26. Boston Red Sox (Beltre - TEX)
  27. Cincinnati Reds
  28. Atlanta Braves
  29. San Francisco Giants
  30. Minnesota Twins
  31. Tampa Bay Rays (R. Soriano - NYY)
  32. Tampa Bay Rays
  33. Texas Rangers (Lee - PHI)


  34. Washington Nationals (Dunn - CWS)
  35. Toronto Blue Jays (Downs - LAA)
  36. Boston Red Sox (V. Martinez - DET)
  37. Texas Rangers (Lee - PHI)
  38. Tampa Bay Rays (R. Soriano - NYY)
  39. Philadelphia Phillies (Werth - WSH)
  40. Boston Red Sox (Beltre - TEX)
  41. Tampa Bay Rays (Crawford - BOS)
  42. Tampa Bay Rays (Balfour - OAK)
  43. Arizona Diamondbacks (LaRoche - WSH -- beginning of Type-B free agents)
  44. New York Mets (Feliciano - NYY)
  45. Colorado Rockies (Dotel - TOR)
  46. Toronto Blue Jays (Buck - FLA)
  47. Chicago White Sox (Putz - ARI)
  48. San Diego Padres (Garland - LA)
  49. San Francisco Giants (Uribe - LA)
  50. Minnesota Twins (Hudson - SD)
  51. New York Yankees (Vazquez - FLA)
  52. Tampa Bay Rays (Hawpe - SD)
  53. Toronto Blue Jays (Gregg - BAL)
  54. San Diego Padres (Torrealba - TEX)
  55. Minnesota Twins (Crain - CWS)
  56. Tampa Bay Rays (Benoit - DET)
  57. Toronto Blue Jays (Olivo - SEA)
  58. San Diego Padres (Correia - PIT)
  59. Tampa Bay Rays (Choate - FLA)
  60. Tampa Bay Rays (Qualls - SD)


  61. Pittsburgh Pirates
  62. Seattle Mariners
  63. Arizona Diamondbacks
  64. Baltimore Orioles
  65. Kansas City Royals
  66. Philadelphia Phillies (Werth - WSH)
  67. Cleveland Indians
  68. Chicago Cubs
  69. Houston Astros
  70. Milwaukee Brewers
  71. New York Mets
  72. Florida Marlins
  73. Los Angeles Dodgers
  74. Toronto Blue Jays (Downs - LAA)
  75. Tampa Bay Rays (Balfour - OAK)
  76. Detroit Tigers
  77. Colorado Rockies
  78. Toronto Blue Jays
  79. St. Louis Cardinals
  80. Chicago White Sox
  81. Boston Red Sox
  82. San Diego Padres
  83. Texas Rangers
  84. Cincinnati Reds
  85. Atlanta Braves
  86. San Francisco Giants
  87. Minnesota Twins
  88. New York Yankees
  89. Tampa Bay Rays
  90. Philadelphia Phillies


  91. Pittsburgh Pirates
  92. Seattle Mariners
  93. Arizona Diamondbacks
  94. Baltimore Orioles
  95. Kansas City Royals
  96. Washington Nationals
  97. Cleveland Indians
  98. Chicago Cubs
  99. Houston Astros
  100. Milwaukee Brewers
  101. New York Mets
  102. Florida Marlins
  103. Los Angeles Dodgers
  104. Los Angeles Angels
  105. Oakland Athletics
  106. Detroit Tigers
  107. Colorado Rockies
  108. Toronto Blue Jays
  109. St. Louis Cardinals
  110. Chicago White Sox
  111. Boston Red Sox
  112. San Diego Padres
  113. Texas Rangers
  114. Cincinnati Reds
  115. Atlanta Braves
  116. San Francisco Giants
  117. Minnesota Twins
  118. New York Yankees
  119. Tampa Bay Rays
  120. Philadelphia Phillies

  121. Seattle Mariners (Stanek, unsigned draft choice from 2010)

  122. Pittsburgh Pirates
  123. Seattle Mariners
  124. Arizona Diamondbacks
  125. Baltimore Orioles
  126. Kansas City Royals
  127. Washington Nationals
  128. Cleveland Indians
  129. Chicago Cubs
  130. Houston Astros
  131. Milwaukee Brewers
  132. New York Mets
  133. Florida Marlins
  134. Los Angeles Dodgers
  135. Los Angeles Angels
  136. Oakland Athletics
  137. Detroit Tigers
  138. Colorado Rockies
  139. Toronto Blue Jays
  140. St. Louis Cardinals
  141. Chicago White Sox
  142. Boston Red Sox
  143. San Diego Padres
  144. Texas Rangers
  145. Cincinnati Reds
  146. Atlanta Braves
  147. San Francisco Giants
  148. Minnesota Twins
  149. New York Yankees
  150. Tampa Bay Rays
  151. Philadelphia Phillies
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Tags: MLB Draft

Since: Jul 15, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2011 3:42 pm

Order for June draft released

you always kick the s**t out of the Phillies in pittsburgh..

Since: Jul 15, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2011 3:41 pm

Order for June draft released

not much to show for it though.

Since: Apr 1, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 3:06 pm

Order for June draft released

Kansas City has the best minor league system in place.

Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:41 am

Order for June draft released

I appreciate the math behind your point.  And I agree that it's obviously much easier to win with a huge payroll and a big market rather than a low payroll in a small market.   The point I am trying to make is that there is no reason to have a losing record for 18 consecutive years.  If Minnesota can fairly consistently find their way into a pennant chase, then anyone can.  You reference Cleveland, Florida and Tampa Bay as teams that get it done and then dismantle...Why not in Pittsburgh then?  The Marlins have just as many empty seats as Pittsburgh while retooling, yet they seem to find a way to get back into the mix every 4 or 5 years. I would take the Marlins formula in a heartbeat.  Win a world series and then dismantle...start over and do it again.   Don't use small market as an excuse for losing. Winning is not based upon how much you spend.  It may help, but it still takes sound management and some heart from the players.  If you have ever played any sport, you would understand that as a competitor it doesn't matter who is better on paper.  That's why they play the game.  The bottom line is 18 years of losing is unnacceptable and it's time for a stand by management. A commitment to putting a product on the field that can compete and win.  No excuses!

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: April 15, 2011 12:19 pm

Order for June draft released

And don't give me the small market argument with respect to payroll.  The Yankees have won 1 title in 10 years and they buy up everyone.
That is a fact.  Here are a couple more:  Yankees have won 3 WS in the last 12 years (25%).  The Yankees have made the plaayoffs 15 out of 16 years (93%), where you then have a 1 in 8 chance of winning the WS.  Divide the teams into 3 categories: 1.  Large market.  2. Medium market.  3. Small market.    Then take the % of teams in the playoffs that fall into each category over the past 12-15 seasons.   You will find that more tha 60% of playoff teams are the 8-9 teams that are large market teams.  Minnesota is about the only small market team with any level of success in getting to the playoffs, other than Cleveland 15 yrs. ago.  Maybe you consider Miami a small market. I really don't.  Cincinnati is having some success now, but once they win, they will have to dismantle their team, just like Cleveland, Minnesota, Florida, and Tampa Bay did.  St. Louis (medium market) has been successful in a large part because of Pujohls. They will be irrelevant next year when he signs with Boston or one of the New York teams.  Are you starting to get my point here?

Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: April 14, 2011 8:49 pm

Order for June draft released

They were loosing with them... so what's the difference?  Lose with old vet's or get young talent in there to building around, and only lose for the time being..

Seriously??  That's your response...we were losing with them so what's the difference?? The difference is that those players were spread out over several years...the Pirates refuse to sign someone to a contract to keep the talent and build upon it.  You can't expect to win with one or two quality players.  You are taking the same approach as Pirate management.   Oh well, what can we do about it... Come on man.

Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: April 14, 2011 8:38 pm

Order for June draft released

Well aware, Smurph.  None of you clowns understand sarcasm with respect to the "ask advice" comment.  It's been 18 years of the same old song and dance from the Pirates.  I don't care that it's only been 5 years under new management.  I'm tired of the losing.  And don't give me the small market argument with respect to payroll.  The Yankees have won 1 title in 10 years and they buy up everyone.  The Rangers didn't have any trouble dispatching the Yanks last year. I'm not even talking about winning a world series yet...but for God's sake, have a winning record at least.   

Since: Apr 10, 2011
Posted on: April 14, 2011 5:32 pm

Order for June draft released

Wrong! Kansas City has the best minor league system in all of baseball. KC will finally become one of the best teams in the AL in the next few years once their top prospects finally crack the big leagues. Kansas City has been patiently waiting over the last decade practically, but their patience will soon pay off.

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: April 14, 2011 5:19 pm

Order for June draft released

Gave it to the Boston Red Sox when they signed Beltre.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: April 14, 2011 5:07 pm

Order for June draft released

I'm glad the Buc's have the first pick, IMO they have to pick up Gerrit Cole, they would have a good 1-2 with him and Taillon in a few years.

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