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2005 Draft Order

Teams will pick in descending order of 2004 record this year, without regard to league for the first time in draft history. In the past, selections alternated from one league to the other with the National League drafting first in even-numbered years. By virtue of their .315 winning percentage, the Diamondbacks will pick first--marking the second year in a row that a National League team has the first pick.

The order in the second half of the first round (picks 16-30) was set when all Type A and B free agents who were offered salary arbitration signed with new clubs. Compensation is offered to teams losing ranked free agents in the form of draft picks. A team losing a Type A free agent gets the first-round pick of the team that signs the player, as well as a supplemental pick. A team losing a Type B free agent receives only the signing team's top pick. In both cases, a team selecting in the top half of the draft rotation cannot lose its first-round pick. The loss of a Type C free agent provides a team a pick between the second and third rounds.

Following is the order of selection for the first round and supplemental rounds of this year's draft, which is scheduled for June 7-8. Adjustments in the second and third rounds and compensation for free agents lost is also noted. Every round features 30 picks and teams pick in their normal slots unless noted.

First Round
1. Diamondbacks
2. Royals
3. Mariners
4. Nationals
5. Brewers
6. Blue Jays
7. Rockies
8. Devil Rays
9. Mets
10. Tigers
11. Pirates
12. Reds
13. Orioles
14. Indians
15. White Sox
16. Marlins
17. Yankees (from Phillies for Type B Jon Lieber)
18. Padres
19. Rangers
20. Cubs
21. Athletics
22. Marlins (from Giants for Type A Armando Benitez)
23. Red Sox (from Angels for Type A Orlando Cabrera)
24. Astros
25. Twins
26. Red Sox (from Dodgers for Type A Derek Lowe)
27. Braves
28. Cardinals (from Red Sox for Type A Edgar Renteria)
29. Marlins (from Yankees for Type A Carl Pavano)
30. Cardinals

Supplemental First Round
31. Diamondbacks (for Type A Richie Sexson)
32. Rockies (for Type A Vinny Castilla)
33. Indians (for Type A Omar Vizquel)
34. Marlins (for Benitez)
35. Padres (for Type A David Wells)
36. Athletics (for Type A Damian Miller)
37. Angels (for Type A Troy Percival)
38. Astros (for Type A Carlos Beltran)
39. Twins (for Type A Corey Koskie)
40. Dodgers (for Type A Adrian Beltre)
41. Braves (for Type A Jaret Wright)
42. Red Sox (for Type A Pedro Martinez)
43. Cardinals (for Renteria)
44. Marlins (for Pavano)
45. Red Sox (for Cabrera)
46. Cardinals (for Type A Mike Matheny)
47. Red Sox (for Lowe)
48. Orioles (for failure to sign Wade Townsend)

Second Round
51. Dodgers (from Mariners for Beltre)
52. Rockies (from Nationals for Castilla)
53. Athletics (from Brewers for Miller)
54. Twins (from Blue Jays for Koskie)
57. Red Sox (from Mets for Martinez)
58. Angels (from Tigers for Percival)
63. Yankees (from White Sox for Type B Orlando Hernandez)
70. Cardinals (from Giants for Matheny)
76. Padres (from Red Sox for Wells)
77. Braves (from Yankees for Wright)

Supplemental Second Round
79. Marlins (for Type C Mike Redmond, signed with Twins)
80. Twins (for Type C Henry Blanco, signed with Cubs)

Third Round
83. Diamondbacks (from Mariners for Sexson)
84. Twins (from Nationals for Type B Cristian Guzman)
89. Astros (from Mets for Beltran)
102. Indians (from Giants for Vizquel)
108. Cubs (from Red Sox for Type B Matt Clement)

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