2014 Draft Order Is Almost Set

We’ll have to wait for the outcome of Monday’s Rangers-Rays game to finalize the complete order, but other than that, the order for the 2014 draft order is set. And when the draft begins, the Houston Astros will make history as the first team to have the No. 1 pick in the draft for three consecutive seasons.

Houston picked shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft and selected righthander Mark Appel No. 1 last year. We are still months from next June’s draft, but N.C. State lefthander Carlos Rodon is the heavy favorite to be the top talent in next year’s draft.

Before 2007, no team could have the No. 1 pick in back-to-back years as the pick alternated between the worst record in the National and American Leagues. Since then, three times a team has had back-to-back No. 1 picks. The Rays (2007′s David Price and 2008′s Tim Beckham), the Nationals (2009 Stephen Strasburg and 2010 Bryce Harper) and the Astros in 2012 and 2013.

In the case of a tie record, draft order is determined by last year’s record. The team with the worse 2012 record picks first. In the case of the Braves and Athletics, they also finished with identical records in 2012, so the second tiebreaker is worse record in 2011, which is why the A’s slot in before the Braves.

The Blue Jays get a compensatory pick with the No. 11 overall slot for their failure to sign 2013 first-rounder Phil Bickford. The Marlins receive compensatory selections in the supplemental first round (failure to sign 2013 supplemental first-rounder Matt Krook, the No. 35 overall pick) and in the third round (for failure to sign 80th overall selection Ben DeLuzio).

The following draft order is subject to change as picks will change hands due to compensatory picks for free agent signings.

Preliminary First-Round Order
Pick Team W L PCT
1 Houston 51 111 .315
2 Miami 62 100 .383
3 Chicago (AL) 63 99 .389
4 Chicago (NL) 66 96 .407
5 Minnesota 66 96 .407
6 Seattle 71 91 .438
7 Philadelphia 73 89 .451
8 Colorado 74 88 .457
9 Toronto 74 88 .457
10 New York (NL) 74 88 .457
11 Toronto Compensation for failing to sign 2013 first-rounder Phil Bickford
12 Milwaukee 74 88 .457
13 San Diego 76 86 .469
14 San Francisco 76 86 .469
15 Los Angeles (AL) 78 84 .481
16 Arizona 81 81 .500
17 Baltimore 85 77 .525
18 New York (AL) 85 77 .525
19 Kansas City 86 76 .531
20 Washington 86 76 .531
21 Cincinnati 90 72 .556
22* Tampa Bay 91 71 .562
22* Texas 91 71 .562
24 Cleveland 92 70 .568
25 Los Angeles (NL) 92 70 .568
26 Detroit 93 69 .574
27 Pittsburgh 94 68 .580
28 Oakland 96 66 .593
29 Atlanta 96 66 .593
30 Boston 97 65 .599
31 St. Louis 97 65 .599
* To be determined by Monday’s game
Competitive Balance Picks After First Round
32 Colorado
33 &Houston
34 Cleveland
35 Miami
#36 Miami
37 Kansas City
38 Milwaukee
& Pick acquired from Baltimore in trade
# Compensatory pick for failure to sign 2013 supplemental first-rounder Matt Krook
Competitive Balance Picks After Second Round
San Diego
Arizona
St. Louis
Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh
Seattle

And here is the raw draft order for the remaining rounds.

Round-By-Round Draft Order
Pick Team W L PCT
1 Houston 51 111 .315
2 Miami 62 100 .383
3 Chicago (AL) 63 99 .389
4 Chicago (NL) 66 96 .407
5 Minnesota 66 96 .407
6 Seattle 71 91 .438
7 Philadelphia 73 89 .451
8 Colorado 74 88 .457
9 Toronto 74 88 .457
10 New York (NL) 74 88 .457
11 Milwaukee 74 88 .457
12 San Diego 76 86 .469
13 San Francisco 76 86 .469
14 Los Angeles (AL) 78 84 .481
15 Arizona 81 81 .500
16 Baltimore 85 77 .525
17 New York (AL) 85 77 .525
18 Kansas City 86 76 .531
19 Washington 86 76 .531
20 Cincinnati 90 72 .556
21* Tampa Bay 91 71 .562
21* Texas 91 71 .562
23 Cleveland 92 70 .568
24 Los Angeles (NL) 92 70 .568
25 Detroit 93 69 .574
26 Pittsburgh 94 68 .580
27 Oakland 96 66 .593
28 Atlanta 96 66 .593
29 Boston 97 65 .599
30 St. Louis 97 65 .599
*Order to be determined by results of Monday’s game

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