2012 Draft Order

I will update this page as teams gain and lose draft picks this winter via free agent compensation. Updates are made after the team announces the contract with a press release. Compensation picks gained for losing free agents, as well as those for unsigned 2011 draft picks are protected and can not be lost for signing any kind of free agent. A more in-depth breakdown of all draft rules can be found here.

If you have any questions, you can email me at mike (at) riveraveblues (dot) com. The first 15 picks (not counting compensation picks for unsigned 2010 draft picks) are protected from free agent compensation and are in bold. Ditto the Yankees’ picks.

First Round

  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 for Type-A Albert Pujols)
  20. Giants
  21. Braves
  22. Blue Jays (for unsigned 2011 first rounder Tyler Beede)
  23. Cardinals
  24. Red Sox
  25. Rays
  26. Diamondbacks
  27. Brewers (from Tigers for Type-A Prince Fielder)
  28. Brewers
  29. Rangers
  30. Yankees
  31. Red Sox (from Phillies for Type-A Jonathan Papelbon)
  32. Supplemental First Round

  33. Twins (for modified Type-A Michael Cuddyer)
  34. Padres (for modified Type-A Heath Bell)
  35. Athletics (for modified Type-A Josh Willingham)
  36. Mets (for Type-A Jose Reyes)
  37. Cardinals (for Type-A Albert Pujols)
  38. Red Sox (for Type-A Jonathan Papelbon)
  39. Brewers (for Type-A Prince Fielder)
  40. Rangers (for Type-A C.J. Wilson)
  41. Phillies (for modified Type-A Ryan Madson)
  42. Astros (for Type-B Clint Barmes)
  43. Twins (for Type-B Jason Kubel)
  44. Cubs (for Type-B Aramis Ramirez)
  45. Padres (for Type-B Aaron Harang)
  46. Pirates (for Type-B Ryan Doumit)
  47. Rockies (for Type-B Mark Ellis)
  48. Athletics (for Type-B David DeJesus)
  49. White Sox (for Type-B Mark Buehrle)
  50. Reds (for Type-B Ramon Hernandez)
  51. Blue Jays (for Type-B Jose Molina)
  52. Dodgers (for Type-B Rod Barajas)
  53. Cardinals (for Type-B Octavio Dotel)
  54. Rangers (for Type-B Darren Oliver)
  55. Phillies (for Type-B Raul Ibanez)
  56. Padres (for unsigned 2011 sandwich rounder Brett Austin)
  57. Cubs (for Type-B Carlos Pena)
  58. Reds (for Type-B Francisco Cordero)
  59. Blue Jays (for Type-B Jon Rauch)
  60. Cardinals (for Type-B Edwin Jackson)
  61. Blue Jays (for Type-B Frank Francisco)
  62. Second Round

  63. Astros
  64. Athletics (for modified Type-A Josh Willingham)
  65. Twins
  66. Mariners
  67. Orioles
  68. Royals
  69. Cubs
  70. Padres
  71. Pirates
  72. Padres (for modified Type-A Heath Bell)
  73. Mets (from Marlins for Type-A Jose Reyes, confirmed by Ken Davidoff)
  74. Twins (for modified Type-A Michael Cuddyer)
  75. Rockies
  76. Athletics
  77. Mets
  78. White Sox
  79. Phillies (for modified Type-A Ryan Madson)
  80. Reds
  81. Indians
  82. Nationals
  83. Blue Jays
  84. Dodgers
  85. Rangers (from Angels for Type-A C.J. Wilson)
  86. Giants
  87. Braves
  88. Cardinals
  89. Red Sox
  90. Rays
  91. Yankees (for unsigned 2011 second rounder Sam Stafford)
  92. Diamondbacks
  93. Tigers
  94. Brewers
  95. Rangers
  96. Yankees
  97. Phillies
  98. Third Round

  99. Astros
  100. Twins
  101. Mariners
  102. Orioles
  103. Royals
  104. Cubs
  105. Padres
  106. Pirates
  107. Marlins
  108. Rockies
  109. Athletics
  110. Mets
  111. White Sox
  112. Reds
  113. Indians
  114. Nationals
  115. Blue Jays
  116. Dodgers
  117. Angels
  118. Giants
  119. Braves
  120. Cardinals
  121. Red Sox
  122. Rays
  123. Diamondbacks
  124. Tigers
  125. Brewers
  126. Rangers
  127. Yankees
  128. Phillies
  129. Supplemental Third Round

  130. Mariners (for unsigned 2011 third rounder Kevin Cron)
  131. Marlins (for unsigned 2011 third rounder Connor Barron)
  132. Rockies (for unsigned 2011 third rounder Peter O’Brien)
  133. Fourth Round (and each round thereafter)

  134. Astros
  135. Twins
  136. Mariners
  137. Orioles
  138. Royals
  139. Cubs
  140. Padres
  141. Pirates
  142. Marlins
  143. Rockies
  144. Athletics
  145. Mets
  146. White Sox
  147. Reds
  148. Indians
  149. Nationals
  150. Blue Jays
  151. Dodgers
  152. Angels
  153. Giants
  154. Braves
  155. Cardinals
  156. Red Sox
  157. Rays
  158. Diamondbacks
  159. Tigers
  160. Brewers
  161. Rangers
  162. Yankees
  163. Phillies

******************************************************

Courtesy of MLBTR, here are all the Type-A and B free agents with their official Elias rankings.

Type-A Free Agents

  1. CC Sabathia, 95.930 (Yankees and Sabathia agreed to a contract extension)
  2. Albert Pujols, 95.500
  3. Brandon Phillips, 91.518 (Reds exercised club option)
  4. Prince Fielder, 91.200
  5. C.J. Wilson, 90.988
  6. David Ortiz, 86.000 (Ortiz accepted arbitration)
  7. Rafael Soriano, 82.217 (Soriano didn’t opt out of his contract)
  8. Jonathan Papelbon, 80.292
  9. Jose Reyes, 77.249
  10. Jimmy Rollins, 76.720 (Rollins re-signed with Phillies)
  11. Kyle Farnsworth, 76.586 (Rays exercised club option)

Modified Type-A Free Agents (per new CBA)

  1. Ryan Madson, 82.948
  2. Heath Bell, 81.437
  3. Michael Cuddyer, 77.671
  4. Josh Willingham, 77.534
  5. Francisco Rodriguez, 75.671 (K-Rod accepted arbitration)
  6. Kelly Johnson, 74.725 (Johnson accepted arbitration)

Type-B Free Agents

  1. Ramon Hernandez, 78.947 (per new CBA)
  2. Matt Capps, 73.788 (per new CBA, Capps re-signed with the Twins)
  3. Darren Oliver, 72.880 (per new CBA)
  4. Aramis Ramirez, 71.978
  5. Mark Ellis, 71.429
  6. Octavio Dotel, 70.922 (per new CBA)
  7. Rod Barajas, 70.489
  8. Mark Buehrle, 68.508
  9. Francisco Cordero, 68.486 (per new CBA)
  10. Jason Kubel, 68.219
  11. Frank Francisco, 68.211
  12. Raul Ibanez, 68.022
  13. Ryan Doumit, 67.857
  14. Bruce Chen, 67.248 (Chen re-signed with the Royals)
  15. David DeJesus, 64.384
  16. Derrek Lee, 64.000
  17. Edwin Jackson, 63.154
  18. Aaron Hill, 62.500 (Hill re-signed with the Diamondbacks)
  19. Freddy Garcia, 61.240 (Garcia re-signed with the Yankees)
  20. Jon Rauch, 61.083
  21. Jason Frasor, 60.976 (White Sox exercised club option)
  22. Dan Wheeler, 60.905 (Wheeler signed a minor league deal with the Indians)
  23. Aaron Harang, 60.294
  24. Jose Molina, 59.586
  25. Carlos Pena, 59.200
  26. Clint Barmes, 55.556

The following players were not offered arbitration and will no longer bring any kind of draft pick compensation (all Type-B’s unless otherwise noted): Carlos Beltran (Type-A), Yuniesky Betancourt, Pat Burrell, Shawn Camp, Rafael Furcal, Alex Gonzalez, Vlad Guerrero, Hiroki Kuroda, Brad Lidge, Ryan Ludwick, Roy Oswalt (Type-A), Juan Pierre, Arthur Rhodes, Wilson Betemit, Magglio Ordonez, Cody Ross, Takashi Saito (Type-A), Chris Snyder, Jason Varitek, and Kerry Wood.

Last Updated: 2-21-12