2012 MLB Draft Order: Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins Kick Off First Round

The St. Louis Cardinals hope to cash in tonight. The same can be said for the Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics and San Diego Padres. Several teams have multiple picks in the first round along with compensatory selections in the 2012 MLB Draft, and it’s the ideal time to restock farm systems that might be faltering. For the Kansas City Royals, they have one lone pick among the top 60, so the pressure is on to make it count. Luckily it’s a top five selection.

The Houston Astros kick off the 2012 MLB Draft tonight with the Minnesota Twins immediately following. Here’s the complete draft order for the first round and compensatory sandwich picks before round two.

1. Houston Astros
2. Minnesota Twins
3. Seattle Mariners
4. Baltimore Orioles
5. Kansas City Royals
6. Chicago Cubs
7. San Diego Padres
8. Pittsburgh Pirates
9. Miami Marlins
10. Colorado Rockies
11. Oakland Athletics
12. New York Mets
13. Chicago White Sox
14. Cincinnati Reds
15. Cleveland Indians
16. Washington Nationals
17. Toronto Blue Jays
18. Los Angeles Dodgers
19. St. Louis Cardinals (Compensation for Albert Pujols — Los Angeles Angels)
20. San Francisco Giants
21. Atlanta Braves
22. Toronto Blue Jays (unsigned pick Tyler Beede)
23. St. Louis Cardinals
24. Boston Red Sox
25. Tampa Bay Rays
26. Arizona Diamondbacks
27. Milwaukee Brewers (Prince Fielder — Detroit Tigers)
28. Milwaukee Brewers
29. Texas Rangers
30. New York Yankees
31. Boston Red Sox (Jonathan Papelbon — Philadelphia Phillies)
32. Minnesota Twins (Michael Cuddyer — Colorado Rockies)
33. San Diego Padres (Heath Bell — Miami Marlins)
34. Oakland Athletics (Josh Willingham — Minnesota Twins)
35. New York Mets (Jose Reyes — Miami Marlins)
36. St. Louis Cardinals (Albert Pujols — Los Angeles Angels)
37. Boston Red Sox (Jonathan Papelbon — Philadelphia Phillies)
38. Milwaukee Brewers (Prince Fielder — Milwaukee Brewers)
39. Texas Rangers (C.J. Wilson — Los Angeles Angels)
40. Philadelphia Phillies (Ryan Madson — Cincinnati Reds)
41. Houston Astros (Clint Barmes — Pittsburgh Pirates)
42. Minnesota Twins (Jason Kubel — Arizona Diamondbacks)
43. Chicago Cubs (Aramis Ramirez — Milwaukee Brewers)
44. San Diego Padres (Aaron Harang — Los Angeles Dodgers)
45. Pittsburgh Pirates (Ryan Doumit — Minnesota Twins)
46. Colorado Rockies (Mark Ellis — Los Angeles Dodgers)
47. Oakland Athletics (David De Jesus — Chicago Cubs)
48. Chicago White Sox (Mark Buehrle — Miami Marlins)
49. Cincinnati Reds (Ramon Hernandez — Colorado Rockies)
50. Toronto Blue Jays (Frank Francisco — New York Mets)
51. Los Angeles Dodgers (Rod Barajas — Pittsburgh Pirates)
52. Texas Rangers (Darren Oliver — Toronto Blue Jays)
53. St. Louis Cardinals (Octavio Dotel — Detroit Tigers)
54. Philadelphia Phillies (Raul Ibanez — New York Yankees)
55. San Diego Padres (unsigned pick Brett Austin)
56. Chicago Cubs (Carlos Pena — Tampa Bay Rays)
57. Cincinnati Reds (Francisco Cordero — Toronto Blue Jays)
58. Toronto Blue Jays (Jon Rauch — New York Mets)
59. St. Louis Cardinals (Edwin Jackson — Washington Nationals)
60. Toronto Blue Jays (Jose Molina — Tampa Bay Rays)

Check out Royals Review for more info on the upcoming draft as well as Minor League Ball.

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