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2003 Draft Order

The order of selection for the 2003 first-year player draft (Rule 4), scheduled for June 3-4, includes at least seven compensation picks between the first and second rounds. More information about the compensation picks follows the draft order.

Pick

Club

Pick From

For (Type)

FIRST ROUND

1.

Devil Rays

   

2.

Brewers

   

3.

Tigers

   

4.

Padres

   

5.

Royals

   

6.

Cubs

   

7.

Orioles

   

8.

Pirates

   

9.

Rangers

   

10.

Rockies

   

11.

Indians

   

12.

Mets

   

13.

Blue Jays

   

14.

Reds

   

15.

White Sox

   

16.

Marlins

   

17.

Red Sox

   

18.

Indians

Phillies

Jim Thome (A)

19.

Diamondbacks

Mariners

Greg Colbrunn (B)

20.

Expos

   

21.

Twins

   

22.

Giants

Astros

Jeff Kent (A)

23.

Angels

   

24.

Dodgers

   

25.

Athletics

   

26.

Athletics

Giants

Ray Durham (A)

27.

Yankees

   

28.

Cardinals

   

29.

Diamondbacks

   

30.

Royals

Braves

Paul Byrd (B)

SUPPLEMENTAL FIRST ROUND

31.

Indians--for loss of Jim Thome (A)

32.

Red Sox--for loss of Cliff Floyd (A)

33.

Athletics--for loss of Ray Durham (A)

34.

Giants--for loss of Jeff Kent (A)

35.

Braves--for loss of Tom Glavine (A)

36.

Braves--for loss of Mike Remlinger (A)

37.

Mariners--for failure to sign first-round pick John Mayberry

SECOND ROUND

38.

Devil Rays

   

39.

Brewers

   

40.

Tigers

   

41.

Padres

   

42.

Royals

   

43.

Braves

Cubs

Mike Remlinger (A)

44.

Orioles

   

45.

Pirates

   

46.

Rangers

   

47.

Rockies

   

48.

Indians

   

49.

Red Sox

Mets

Cliff Floyd (A)

50.

Blue Jays

   

51.

Reds

   

52.

White Sox

   

53.

Marlins

   

54.

Red Sox

   

55.

Giants

Phillies

David Bell (B)

56.

Mariners

   

57.

Expos

   

58.

Twins

   

59.

Astros

   

60.

Angels

   

61.

Dodgers

   

62.

Athletics

   

63.

Giants

   

64.

Yankees

   

65.

Cardinals

   

66.

Diamondbacks

   

67.

Braves

   

THIRD ROUND

68.

Devil Rays

   

69.

Brewers

   

70.

Tigers

   

71.

Padres

   

72.

Royals

   

73.

Cubs

   

74.

Orioles

   

75.

Pirates

   

76.

Rangers

   

77.

Rockies

   

78.

Indians

   

79.

Braves

Mets

Tom Glavine (A)

80.

Blue Jays

   

81.

Reds

   

82.

White Sox

   

83.

Marlins

   

84.

Red Sox

   

85.

Phillies

   

86.

Mariners

   

87.

Expos

   

88.

Twins

   

89.

Astros

   

90.

Angels

   

91.

Dodgers

   

92.

Athletics

   

93.

Giants

   

94.

Yankees

   

95.

Cardinals

   

96.

Diamondbacks

   

97.

Braves

   

Compensation Picks Explanation

Six compensation picks are Type A free agents lost after the 2002 season and a seventh is for Seattle's inability to sign John Mayberry, its first-round pick in 2002.

Teams receive compensation in the form of draft picks based on the type of free agent they lose, according to the free-agent rating system established by Elias Sports Bureau. The three types of free agents: a Type A free agent ranked among the top 30 percent of major leaguers at his position, a Type B free agent ranked among the top half (but not the top 30 percent) of major leaguers at his position, and a Type C free agent ranked among the next 10 percent of major leaguers at his position.

A team that loses a Type A free agent gets the first-round pick of the team that signs the free agent and a supplemental pick after the first round. A team that loses a Type B free agent receives only the signing team's top pick. In both cases, a team selecting in the first half of the draft rotation cannot lose its first-round pick. Such a team would instead lose its second-round pick.

Teams that sign multiple Type A or B free agents continue to lose picks based on the number of players they sign. The pecking order for compensation is based on where the free agents ranked in the Elias ratings.

The Phillies provide a good example of the process this year, having signed one Type A and one Type B free agent in the offseason. Because they are at No. 18 in the draft rotation, the Phillies will lose their first-round pick to the Indians for Type A free agent Jim Thome. Cleveland will also get a supplemental pick between the first and second rounds.

Philadelphia also will forfeit its second-round pick (tentatively 56th overall) because it signed Type B free agent David Bell. The Giants will pick in that spot, but they receive no further compensation.

The Braves will be the biggest beneficiaries of draft-pick compensation with four extra picks: two each for the loss of Type A free agents Tom Glavine (Mets) and Mike Remlinger (Cubs). The Braves lost their own first-round pick when they signed Type B free agent Paul Byrd from the Royals.

One free agent who would require compensation is lefthander Chuck Finley, a Type B free agent who had not signed. The Cardinals would receive the signing team's first- or second-round selection, depending where in the rotation the team fell.

Following is the order of selection for the first round and supplemental rounds, along with adjustments in the second and third rounds.

 
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