2008 Draft Order




Below is the order of selection for the 2008 draft, which begins June 5. Teams pick in reverse order of their 2007 winning percentage. Ties are broken by using the winning percentage from 2006 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.

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 third through 50th rounds is identical, though there are four supplemental third-round choices.

First Supp. First Second Third Supp. Third Fourth-End
1. TB 31. MIN* 47. TB 78. TB 109. PHI* TB
2. PIT 32. MIL* 48. PIT 79. PIT 110. HOU* PIT
3. KC 33. NYM* 49. KC 80. KC 111. SD* KC
4. BAL 34. PHI* 50. BAL 81. BAL 112. LAA* BAL
5. SF 35. MIL* 51. PHI* 82. SF   SF
6. FLA 36. KC* 52. FLA 83. FLA   FLA
7. CIN 37. SF* 53. MIL* 84. CIN   CIN
8. CWS 38. HOU* 54. MIL* 85. BOS*   CWS
9. WAS 39. STL* 55. WAS 86. CWS   WAS
10. HOU 40. ATL* 56. HOU 87. WAS   HOU
11. TEX 41. CHC* 57. TEX 88. HOU   TEX
12. OAK 42. SD* 58. OAK 89. TEX   OAK
13. STL 43. ARI* 59. STL 90. OAK   STL
14. MIN 44. NYY* 60. MIN 91. STL   MIN
15. LAD 45. BOS* 61. LAD 92. MIN   LAD
16. MIL 46. SD* 62. MIL 93. LAD   MIL
17. TOR   63. TOR 94. MIL   TOR
18. NYM*   64. ATL 95. TOR   ATL
19. CHC   65. CHC 96. ATL   CHC
20. SEA   66. SEA 97. CHC   SEA
21. DET   67. DET 98. SEA   DET
22. NYM   68. NYM 99. DET   NYM
23. SD   69. SD 100. NYM   SD
24. PHI   70. ATL* 101. SD   PHI
25. COL   71. PHI 102. PHI   COL
26. ARI   72. COL 103. COL   ARI
27. MIN*   73. ARI 104. ARI   LAA
28. NYY   74. LAA 105. LAA   NYY
29. CLE   75. NYY 106. NYY   CLE
30. BOS   76. CLE 107. CLE   BOS

  77. BOS 108. BOS



First-Round Changes
18. Mets (Tom Glavine, Type A, to Atl)
27. Twins (Torii Hunter, Type A, to LAA)
Supplemental First-Round Picks
31. Twins (Hunter)
32. Brewers (Franciso Cordero, Type A, to Cin)
33. Mets (Glavine)
34. Phillies (Aaron Rowand, Type A to SF)
35. Brewers (Scott Linebrink, Type A, to CWS)
36. Royals (David Riske, Type B, to KC)
37. Giants (Pedro Feliz, Type B, to Phi)
38. Astros (Trever Miller, Type B, to TB)
39. Cardinals (Troy Percival, Type B, to TB)
40. Braves (Ron Mahay, Type B, to KC)
41. Cubs (Jason Kendall, Type B, to Mil)
42. Padres (Doug Brocail, Type B, to Hou)
43. Diamondbacks (Livan Hernandez, Type B, to Min)
44. Yankees (Luis Vizcaino, Type B, to Col)
45. Red Sox (Eric Gagne, Type B, to Mil)
46. Padres (Mike Cameron, Type B, to Mil)
Second-Round Changes
51. Phillies (Rowand to SF)
53. Brewers (Cordero to Cin)
54. Brewers (Linebrink to CWS)
70. Braves (for failure to sign 2007 second-rounder Joshua Fields)
Third-Round Changes
85. Red Sox (for failure to sign 2007 second-rounder Hunter Morris)
Supplemental Third-Round Picks
109. Phillies (for failure to sign 2007 third-rounder Brandon Workman)
110. Astros (for failure to sign 2007 third-rounder Derek Dietrich)
111. Padres (for failure to sign 2007 third-rounder Tommy Toledo)
112. Angels (for failure to sign 2007 third-rounder Matt Harvey)