2011 First-Year Player Draft Order Announced
MLB Network to Host Day One Festivities on Monday, June 6th Live From Studio 42 Pittsburgh Pirates Select First Overall; Tampa Bay Rays Hold 10 of Top 60 Picks
For the third consecutive year, Major League Baseball will hold day one festivities of the First-Year Player Draft from Studio 42 at MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey. The Draft will begin live on MLB Network and MLB.com on Monday, June 6th at 7:00 p.m. (ET). Prior to the start of the Draft, MLB Network will air a Draft preview show, also simulcast on MLB.com, at 6:00 p.m. (ET).
The selection order of the First-Year Player Draft is determined by the reverse order of finish at the close of the previous championship season. Compensation picks have been assigned to Clubs whose Type A or Type B free agents signed with other Clubs and/or to Clubs that did not sign a player who was chosen in the first three rounds of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. The Pittsburgh Pirates will have the first overall selection of the 2011 Draft, the third time in the Club's history it has the top choice and the first time since 2002. The Tampa Bay Rays have the most first round selections with three (24th, 31st and 32nd overall) and possess 10 of the first 60 overall picks. The Arizona Diamondbacks (3rd and 7th), Washington Nationals (6th and 23rd), San Diego Padres (10th and 25th), Milwaukee Brewers (12th and 15th) and Boston Red Sox (19th and 26th) also hold multiple first round choices.
Last year's first round choices included the Washington Nationals' top overall selection Bryce Harper, who batted .343 with a home run and seven RBI in nine Arizona Fall League contests in 2010, and Chicago White Sox left-handed reliever Chris Sale, the 13th overall pick, who became the first player from the 2010 Draft class to reach the Majors with his debut on August 6, 2010.
The Draft will have 50 rounds and will conclude after all 30 teams have passed on a selection or after the final selection of the 50th round, whichever comes first.
Like each of the previous two years, the 2011 Draft will span three days. For day one on June 6th, MLB Network and MLB.com will provide live pick-by-pick coverage during the first round as well as the first compensation round. The intervals between selections will last five minutes during the first round and one minute during the compensation round. The Draft will resume at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on both Tuesday, June 7th and Wednesday, June 8th via conference call from MLB headquarters in New York City.
Continuing coverage at the start of day two, MLB.com will deliver exclusive live programming of the Draft's final two days, including a live pick-by-pick stream, draft and scouting expert commentary and DraftCaster, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of every draft-eligible player supplemented by statistics, scouting reports and video highlights.
Once again, each of the 30 Major League Clubs will be represented at the Draft by one of its former players and/or a member of its front office. Last year's representatives included Hall of Famers Tommy Lasorda and Frank Robinson, as well as 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee Roberto Alomar. The Club representatives who will attend the 2011 Draft will be announced in the weeks ahead.
|FIRST ROUND||COMP ROUND A||SECOND ROUND||THIRD ROUND||ROUNDS 4-50|
|1 Pittsburgh Pirates||34 Washington Nationals (Dunn - CWS)||61 Pittsburgh Pirates||91 Pittsburgh Pirates||122 Pittsburgh Pirates|
|2 Seattle Mariners||35 Toronto Blue Jays (Downs - LAA)||62 Seattle Mariners||92 Seattle Mariners||123 Seattle Mariners|
|3 Arizona Diamondbacks||36 Boston Red Sox (V. Martinez - DET)||63 Arizona Diamondbacks||93 Arizona Diamondbacks||124 Arizona Diamondbacks|
|4 Baltimore Orioles||37 Texas Rangers (Lee - PHI)||64 Baltimore Orioles||94 Baltimore Orioles||125 Baltimore Orioles|
|5 Kansas City Royals||38 Tampa Bay Rays (R. Soriano - NYY)||65 Kansas City Royals||95 Kansas City Royals||126 Kansas City Royals|
|6 Washington Nationals||39 Philadelphia Phillies (Werth - WSH)||66 Philadelphia Phillies (Werth - WSH)||96 Washington Nationals||127 Washington Nationals|
|7 Arizona Diamondbacks (Loux)||40 Boston Red Sox (Beltre - TEX)||67 Cleveland Indians||97 Cleveland Indians||128 Cleveland Indians|
|8 Cleveland Indians||41 Tampa Bay Rays (Crawford - BOS)||68 Chicago Cubs||98 Chicago Cubs||129 Chicago Cubs|
|9 Chicago Cubs||42 Tampa Bay Rays (Balfour - OAK)||69 Houston Astros||99 Houston Astros||130 Houston Astros|
|10 San Diego Padres (Whitson)||43 Arizona Diamondbacks (LaRoche - WSH)||70 Milwaukee Brewers||100 Milwaukee Brewers||131 Milwaukee Brewers|
|11 Houston Astros||44 New York Mets (Feliciano - NYY)||71 New York Mets||101 New York Mets||132 New York Mets|
|12 Milwaukee Brewers||45 Colorado Rockies (Dotel - TOR)||72 Florida Marlins||102 Florida Marlins||133 Florida Marlins|
|13 New York Mets||46 Toronto Blue Jays (Buck - FLA)||73 Los Angeles Dodgers||103 Los Angeles Dodgers||134 Los Angeles Dodgers|
|14 Florida Marlins||47 Chicago White Sox (Putz - ARI)||74 Toronto Blue Jays (Downs - LAA)||104 Los Angeles Angels||135 Los Angeles Angels|
|15 Milwaukee Brewers (Covey)||48 San Diego Padres (Garland - LA)||75 Tampa Bay Rays (Balfour - OAK)||105 Oakland Athletics||136 Oakland Athletics|
|16 Los Angeles Dodgers||49 San Francisco Giants (Uribe - LA)||76 Detroit Tigers||106 Detroit Tigers||137 Detroit Tigers|
|17 Los Angeles Angels||50 Minnesota Twins (Hudson - SD)||77 Colorado Rockies||107 Colorado Rockies||138 Colorado Rockies|
|18 Oakland Athletics||51 New York Yankees (Vazquez - FLA)||78 Toronto Blue Jays||108 Toronto Blue Jays||139 Toronto Blue Jays|
|19 Boston Red Sox (V. Martinez- DET)||52 Tampa Bay Rays (Hawpe - SD)||79 St. Louis Cardinals||109 St. Louis Cardinals||140 St. Louis Cardinals|
|20 Colorado Rockies||53 Toronto Blue Jays (Gregg - BAL)||80 Chicago White Sox||110 Chicago White Sox||141 Chicago White Sox|
|21 Toronto Blue Jays||54 San Diego Padres (Torrealba - TEX)||81 Boston Red Sox||111 Boston Red Sox||142 Boston Red Sox|
|22 St. Louis Cardinals||55 Minnesota Twins (Crain - CWS)||82 San Diego Padres||112 San Diego Padres||143 San Diego Padres|
|23 Washington Nationals (Dunn - CWS)||56 Tampa Bay Rays (Benoit - DET)||83 Texas Rangers||113 Texas Rangers||144 Texas Rangers|
|24 Tampa Bay Rays (Crawford - BOS)||57 Toronto Blue Jays (Olivo - SEA)||84 Cincinnati Reds||114 Cincinnati Reds||145 Cincinnati Reds|
|25 San Diego Padres||58 San Diego Padres (Correia - PIT)||85 Atlanta Braves||115 Atlanta Braves||146 Atlanta Braves|
|26 Boston Red Sox (Beltre - TEX)||59 Tampa Bay Rays (Choate - FLA)||86 San Francisco Giants||116 San Francisco Giants||147 San Francisco Giants|
|27 Cincinnati Reds||60 Tampa Bay Rays (Qualls - SD)||87 Minnesota Twins||117 Minnesota Twins||148 Minnesota Twins|
|28 Atlanta Braves||88 New York Yankees||118 New York Yankees||149 New York Yankees|
|29 San Francisco Giants||89 Tampa Bay Rays||119 Tampa Bay Rays||150 Tampa Bay Rays|
|30 Minnesota Twins||90 Philadelphia Phillies||120 Philadelphia Phillies||151 Philadelphia Phillies|
|31 Tampa Bay Rays (R. Soriano - NYY)||COMPENSATION ROUND B|
|32 Tampa Bay Rays||121 Seattle Mariners (Stanek)|
|33 Texas Rangers (Lee - PHI)|
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