Hall Of Fame Commemorative: Thomas Pushed By Doubts, Slights
Editor’s Note: On his way to the Hall of Fame, Frank Thomas was Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year in 1989, and as this feature accompanying the award showed, […]
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.
Supplemental First Round
Supplemental Second Round