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2002 Draft Order

The order of selection for the 2002 draft includes 11 compensation picks between the first and second rounds: nine for free agents lost after the 2001 season and two for first-round draft picks in 2001 who were not signed.

Teams receive compensation in the form of draft picks based on the free agent they lose, according to the free-agent rating system established by Elias Sports Bureau: 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 bottom half 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.

Also, 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 Rangers provide an excellent example of the process this year, having signed four Type A or B free agents in the offseason. Because they are at No. 10 in the draft rotation, the Rangers will not lose their first-round pick.

Instead, they will give their second-round pick to the Dodgers, who lost righthander Chan Ho Park. The Dodgers get the pick because Park is the highest-rated free agent Texas signed. The Rangers will lose their third-round pick to the Indians (for Juan Gonzalez), their fourth-round pick to the Cubs (for Todd Van Poppel) and their fifth-round pick to the Rockies (for Jay Powell).

In other words, Texas will pick 10th overall and not again until pick No. 172.

Only once in draft history has a team lost four premium picks. That occurred in 1981, when the Angels selected shortstop Dick Schofield in the first round and outfielder Devon White with their next pick--in the sixth round.

The Athletics will be the biggest beneficiaries of draft-pick compensation this year. They'll have seven of the first 39 picks--two each for Johnny Damon (Red Sox), Jason Giambi (Yankees) and Jason Isringhausen (Cardinals), in addition to their own first-round pick.

A team that loses a Type C free agent receives a supplemental pick between the second and third rounds. Only one such player, outfielder Marty Cordova, was signed this offseason, giving the Indians the 72nd overall pick.

The only other compensation picks come for teams that do not sign first-round picks. Last year, the Reds did not sign lefthander Jeremy Sowers and the Indians did not sign righthander Alan Horne, so they will have extra picks this year.

Following is the order of selection (with adjustments) for the first five rounds and supplemental rounds.

FIRST ROUND

Club

Pick From

For (Type)

1. Pirates

   

2. Devil Rays

   

3. Reds

   

4. Orioles

   

5. Expos

   

6. Royals

   

7. Brewers

   

8. Tigers

   

9. Rockies

   

10. Rangers

   

11. Marlins

   

12. Angels

   

13. Padres

   

14. Blue Jays

   

15. Mets

   

16. Athletics

Red Sox

Johnny Damon (A)

17. Phillies

   

18. White Sox

   

19. Dodgers

   

20. Twins

   

21. Cubs

   

22. Indians

   

23. Braves

   

24. Athletics

Yankees

Jason Giambi (A)

25. Giants

   

26. Athletics

   

27. Diamondbacks

   

28. Mariners

   

29. Astros

   

30. Athletics

Cardinals

Jason Isringhausen (A)

SUPPLEMENTAL FIRST ROUND

31. Dodgers

 

Chan Ho Park (A)

32. Cubs

 

David Weathers (A)

33. Indians

 

Juan Gonzalez (A)

34. Braves

 

Steve Karsay (A)

35. Athletics

 

Jason Giambi (A)

36. Cubs

 

Rondell White (A)

37. Athletics

 

Jason Isringhausen (A)

38. Cubs

 

Todd Van Poppel (A)

39. Athletics

 

Johnny Damon (A)

40. Reds

 

Jeremy Sowers

41. Indians

 

Alan Horne

SECOND ROUND

Club

Pick From

For (Type)

42. Pirates

   

43. Devil Rays

   

44. Reds

   

45. Orioles

   

46. Expos

   

47. Royals

   

48. Brewers

   

49. Tigers

   

50. Rockies

   

51. Dodgers

Rangers

Chan Ho Park (A)

52. Marlins

   

53. Angels

   

54. Padres

   

55. Blue Jays

   

56. Cubs

Mets

David Weathers (A)

57. Red Sox

   

58. Phillies

   

59. White Sox

   

60. Dodgers

   

61. Twins

   

62. Cubs

   

63. Indians

   

64. Braves

   

65. Braves

Yankees

Steve Karsay (A)

66. Giants

   

67. Athletics

   

68. Diamondbacks

   

69. Mariners

   

70. Astros

   

71. Yankees

Cardinals

Tino Martinez (B)

SUPPLEMENTAL SECOND ROUND

72. Indians

 

Marty Cordova (C)

THIRD ROUND

Club

Pick From

For (Type)

73. Pirates

   

74. Devil Rays

   

75. Reds

   

76. Orioles

   

77. Expos

   

78. Royals

   

79. Brewers

   

80. Tigers

   

81. Rockies

   

82. Indians

Rangers

Juan Gonzalez (A)

83. Marlins

   

84. Angels

   

85. Padres

   

86. Blue Jays

   

87. Tigers

Mets

Roger Cedeno (B)

88. Red Sox

   

89. Phillies

   

90. White Sox

   

91. Dodgers

   

92. Twins

   

93. Cubs

   

94. Indians

   

95. Braves

   

96. Cubs

Yankees

Rondell White (A)

97. Giants

   

98. Athletics

   

99. Diamondbacks

   

100. Mariners

   

101. Astros

   

102. Cardinals

   

FOURTH ROUND

Club

Pick From

For (Type)

103. Pirates

   

104. Devil Rays

   

105. Reds

   

106. Orioles

   

107. Expos

   

108. Royals

   

109. Brewers

   

110. Tigers

   

111. Rockies

   

112. Cubs

Rangers

Todd Van Poppel (A)

113. Marlins

   

114. Angels

   

115. Padres

   

116. Blue Jays

   

117. Mets

   

118. Red Sox

   

119. Phillies

   

120. White Sox

   

121. Dodgers

   

122. Twins

   

123. Cubs

   

124. Indians

   

125. Braves

   

126. Yankees

   

127. Giants

   

128. Athletics

   

129. Diamondbacks

   

130. Mariners

   

131. Astros

   

132. Cardinals

   

FIFTH ROUND

Club

Pick From

For (Type)

133. Pirates

   

134. Devil Rays

   

135. Reds

   

136. Orioles

   

137. Expos

   

138. Royals

   

139. Brewers

   

140. Tigers

   

141. Rockies

   

142. Rockies

Rangers

Jay Powell (B)

143. Marlins

   

144. Angels

   

145. Padres

   

146. Blue Jays

   

147. Mets

   

148. Red Sox

   

149. Phillies

   

150. White Sox

   

151. Dodgers

   

152. Twins

   

153. Cubs

   

154. Indians

   

155. Braves

   

156. Yankees

   

157. Giants

   

158. Athletics

   

159. Diamondbacks

   

160. Mariners

   

161. Astros

   

162. Cardinals

   

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