2009 Draft Order

Below is the order of selection for the 2009 draft, which begins June 9. Teams pick in reverse order of their 2008 winning percentage. Ties
are broken by using the winning percentage from the previous season.

Rated free agents who are offered arbitration by their former clubs
yield compensation draft picks when they sign major league contracts
with new teams. A club losing a Type A free agent (rated in the top 20
percent at his position, as determined by a statistical rating compiled
by the Elias Sports Bureau) gets the signing team’s first-round pick as
well as a supplemental first-rounder. Choices in the top half of the
first round are protected, so if the signing club picks that early, it
loses its second-rounder instead. A team losing a Type B free agent
(rated in the 21-40 percent bracket at his position) receives a
supplemental first-round pick.

Three potential compensation free agents remain on the market, but they’ll only bring draft picks to their former clubs if they sign a major league contract with another team before the draft. Ben Sheets (Brewers, Type A) had elbow surgery on Feb. 10 and is
expected to be out until after the all-star break, while Paul Byrd (Red
Sox, Type B) has shown no interest in pitching a full season. Mark
Grudzielanek (Royals, Type B) also is looking for work.

Additionally, teams that fail to sign players selected in the first
three rounds of the draft get a compensation choice in the following
draft. Unsigned players in the first two rounds yield a pick after the
equivalent choice. Unsigned third-rounders result in a supplemental
third-round pick.

Compensation picks are noted below with asterisks, with a full
explanation of those choices listed below the chart. The order from the fourth through 50th rounds is identical.

First Supp. First Second Third Supp. Third Fourth-50th
1. WAS

33. SEA* 50. WAS

81. WAS

111. HOU* WAS

2. SEA

34. COL* 51. SEA 82. SEA

SEA

3. SD

35. ARI* 52. SD

83. SD

SD

4. PIT

36. LAD* 53. PIT

84. PIT

PIT

5. BAL

37. TOR* 54. BAL

85. BAL

  BAL

6. SF

38. CWS*

55. SF

86. SF

  SF

7. ATL

39. MIL* 56. LAD* 87. ATL

  ATL

8. CIN

40. LAA* 57. CIN

88. CIN

  CIN
9. DET

41. ARI* 58. DET

89. DET

  DET

10. WAS*

42. LAA* 59. COL

90. COL

  COL

11. COL

43. CIN* 60. ARI*

91. KC

  KC

12. KC

44. TEX* 61. CWS*

92. OAK

  OAK
13. OAK

45. ARI* 62. TEX

93. TEX

  TEX

14. TEX

46. MIN* 63. CLE

94. CLE

  CLE

15. CLE

47. MIL* 64. ARI

95. ARI

  ARI

16. ARI

48. LAA* 65. LAD

96. LAD   LAD

17. ARI*

49. PIT*

66. FLA

97. FLA

  FLA

18. FLA

  67. STL

98. STL

  STL

19. STL

  68. TOR

99. TOR

  TOR

20. TOR

  69. HOU

100. HOU

  HOU

21. HOU

  70. MIN

101. MIN

  MIN

22. MIN

  71. CWS

102. CWS

  CWS

23. CWS

  72. NYM

103. NYM   NYM

24. LAA*

  73. MIL*

104. TOR*

  NYY

25. LAA*

  74. MIL

105. MIL

  MIL

26. MIL

  75. PHI

106. PHI

  PHI

27. SEA*   76. NYY*

107. BOS

  BOS

28. BOS

  77. BOS

108. TB

  TB

29. NYY*

  78. TB

109. CHC

  CHC
30. TB

  79. CHC

110. LAA

  LAA

31. CHC

  80. LAA

32. COL*

First-Round Changes

10. Nationals (for failure to sign 2008 first-rounder Aaron Crow)

17. Diamondbacks (from Dodgers for Orlando Hudson, A)

24. Angels (from Mets for Francisco Rodriguez, A)

25. Angels (from Yankees for Mark Teixeira, A)

27. Mariners (from Phillies for Raul Ibanez, A)

29. Yankees (for failure to sign 2008 first-rounder Gerrit Cole)

32. Rockies (from Angels for Brian Fuentes, A)

Supplemental First-Round Picks

33. Mariners (Ibanez)

34. Rockies (Fuentes)

35. Diamondbacks (Hudson)

36. Dodgers (Derek Lowe, A, to Braves)

37. Blue Jays (A.J. Burnett, A, to Yankees)

38. White Sox (Orlando Cabrera, A, to Athletics)

39. Brewers (C.C. Sabathia, A, to Yankees)

40. Angels (Teixeira)

41. Diamondbacks (Juan Cruz, A, to Royals)

42. Angels (Rodriguez)

43. Reds (Jeremy Affeldt, B, to Giants)

44. Rangers (Milton Bradley, B, to Cubs)

45. Diamondbacks (Brandon Lyon, B, to Tigers)

46. Twins (Dennys Reyes, B, to Cardinals)

47. Brewers (Brian Shouse, B, to Rays)

48. Angels (Jon Garland, B, to Diamondbacks)

49. Pirates (for failure to sign 2008 second-rounder Tanner Scheppers)

Second-Round Changes

56. Dodgers (from Braves for Lowe)

60. Diamondbacks (from Royals for Cruz)

61. White Sox (from Athletics for Cabrera)

73. Brewers (from Yankees for Sabathia)

76. Yankees (for failure to sign 2008 second-rounder Scott Bittle)

Third-Round Changes

104. Blue Jays (from Yankees for Burnett)

Supplemental Third-Round Picks

111. Astros (for failure to sign 2008 third-rounder Chase Davidson)

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