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


3. SD

35. ARI* 52. SD

83. SD


4. PIT

36. LAD* 53. PIT

84. PIT


5. BAL

37. TOR* 54. BAL

85. BAL


6. SF

38. CWS*

55. SF

86. SF


7. ATL

39. MIL* 56. LAD* 87. ATL


8. CIN

40. LAA* 57. CIN

88. CIN

9. DET

41. ARI* 58. DET

89. DET


10. WAS*

42. LAA* 59. COL

90. COL


11. COL

43. CIN* 60. ARI*

91. KC


12. KC

44. TEX* 61. CWS*

92. OAK

13. OAK

45. ARI* 62. TEX

93. TEX


14. TEX

46. MIN* 63. CLE

94. CLE


15. CLE

47. MIL* 64. ARI

95. ARI


16. ARI

48. LAA* 65. LAD

96. LAD   LAD

17. ARI*

49. PIT*

66. FLA

97. FLA


18. FLA

  67. STL

98. STL


19. STL

  68. TOR

99. TOR


20. TOR

  69. HOU

100. HOU


21. HOU

  70. MIN

101. MIN


22. MIN

  71. CWS

102. CWS


23. CWS

  72. NYM

103. NYM   NYM

24. LAA*

  73. MIL*

104. TOR*


25. LAA*

  74. MIL

105. MIL


26. MIL

  75. PHI

106. PHI


27. SEA*   76. NYY*

107. BOS


28. BOS

  77. BOS

108. TB


29. NYY*

  78. TB

109. CHC

30. TB

  79. CHC

110. 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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