2012 MLB Draft: Blue Jays Hold 5 of first 60 picks

The official 2012 MLB Draft order was revealed yesterday and the Blue Jays have five of the first 60 picks, which are as follows:

The 2012 MLB Draft Order was revealed yesterday.

No. 17 – Original first round pick

No. 22 – Compensation for failing to sign 2011 first round pick Tyler Beede

No. 50 – Compensation for Frank Francisco signing with the Mets

No. 58 – Compensation for Jon Rauch also signing with the Mets

No. 60 – Compensation for Jose Molina signing with the Rays

Thanks to some slick work from Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos, the club joins the Cardinals, Red Sox and Brewers — teams that, unlike the Jays, all lost a Type-A free agent — as one of the four teams that have two first round picks. The Jays also tie St. Louis for the most picks in the first 60 selections. As a result, the Jays have one of the largest pools of money to use in the 2012 Draft — a feature in the new collective bargaining agreement that will hopefully entice teams to draft more realistically and try to sign their picks to recommended slot-bonuses.

Also as a result of the new CBA, the draft will now only have 40 rounds, compared to 50 in years past. Scroll down below for the complete order. The 2012 Draft takes place June 4-6, with MLB.com providing live coverage of the first round and first supplemental round on Monday, June 4.

The 2012 MLB Draft page on our main title bar has also been updated.

First Round

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 (A. Pujols – LAA)

20. San Francisco Giants

21. Atlanta Braves

22. Toronto Blue Jays (T. Beede – unsigned)

23. St. Louis Cardinals

24. Boston Red Sox

25. Tampa Bay Rays

26. Arizona Diamondbacks

27. Milwaukee Brewers (P. Fielder – DET)

28. Milwaukee Brewers

29. Texas Rangers

30. New York Yankees

31. Boston Red Sox (J. Papelbon – PHI)

Supplemental First Round (Comp Round A)

32. Minnesota Twins (M. Cuddyer – COL)

33. San Diego Padres (H. Bell – MIA)

34. Oakland Athletics (J. Willingham – MIN)

35. New York Mets (J. Reyes – MIA)

36. St. Louis Cardinals (A. Pujols – LAA)

37. Boston Red Sox (J. Papelbon – PHI)

38. Milwaukee Brewers (P. Fielder – MIL)

39. Texas Rangers (C.J. Wilson – LAA)

40. Philadelphia Phillies (R. Madson – CIN)

41. Houston Astros (C. Barmes – PIT)

42. Minnesota Twins (J. Kubel – ARI)

43. Chicago Cubs (A. Ramirez – MIL)

44. San Diego Padres (A. Harang – LAD)

45. Pittsburgh Pirates (R. Doumit – MIN)

46. Colorado Rockies (M. Ellis – LAD)

47. Oakland Athletics (D. De Jesus – CHC)

48. Chicago White Sox (M. Buehrle – MIA)

49. Cincinnati Reds (R. Hernandez – COL)

50. Toronto Blue Jays (F. Francisco – NYM)

51. Los Angeles Dodgers (R. Barajas – PIT)

52. Texas Rangers (D. Oliver – TOR)

53. St. Louis Cardinals (O. Dotel – DET)

54. Philadelphia Phillies (R. Ibanez – NYY)

55. San Diego Padres (B. Austin – unsigned)

56. Chicago Cubs (C. Pena – TB)

57. Cincinnati Reds (F. Cordero – TOR)

58. Toronto Blue Jays (J. Rauch – NYM)

59. St. Louis Cardinals (E. Jackson – WAS)

60. Toronto Blue Jays (J. Molina – TB)

Second Round

61. Houston Astros

62. Oakland Athletics (J. Willingham – MIN)

63. Minnesota Twins

64. Seattle Mariners

65. Baltimore Orioles

66. Kansas City Royals

67. Chicago Cubs

68. San Diego Padres

69. Pittsburgh Pirates

70. San Diego Padres (H. Bell – MIA)

71. New York Mets (J. Reyes – MIA)

72. Minnesota Twins (M. Cuddyer – COL)

73. Colorado Rockies

74. Oakland Athletics

75. New York Mets

76. Chicago White Sox

77. Philadelphia Phillies (R. Madson – CIN)

78. Cincinnati Reds

79. Cleveland Indians

80. Washington Nationals

81. Toronto Blue Jays

82. Los Angeles Dodgers

83. Texas Rangers (C.J. Wilson – LAA)

84. San Francisco Giants

85. Atlanta Braves

86. St. Louis Cardinals

87. Boston Red Sox

88. Tampa Bay Rays

89. New York Yankees (S. Stafford – unsigned)

90. Arizona Diamondbacks

91. Detroit Tigers

92. Milwaukee Brewers

93. Texas Rangers

94. New York Yankees

95. Philadelphia Phillies

Third Round

96. Houston Astros

97. Minnesota Twins

98. Seattle Mariners

99. Baltimore Orioles

100. Kansas City Royals

101. Chicago Cubs

102. San Diego Padres

103. Pittsburgh Pirates

104. Miami Marlins

105. Colorado Rockies

106. Oakland Athletics

107. New York Mets

108. Chicago White Sox

109. Cincinnati Reds

110. Cleveland Indians

111. Washington Nationals

112. Toronto Blue Jays

113. Los Angeles Dodgers

114. Los Angeles Angels

115. San Francisco Giants

116. Atlanta Braves

117. St. Louis Cardinals

118. Boston Red Sox

119. Tampa Bay Rays

120. Arizona Diamondbacks

121. Detroit Tigers

122. Milwaukee Brewers

123. Texas Rangers

124. New York Yankees

125. Philadelphia Phillies

Supplemental Third Round (Comp Round B)

126. Mariners (for unsigned 2011 third rounder Kevin Cron)

127. Marlins (for unsigned 2011 third rounder Connor Barron)

128. Rockies (for unsigned 2011 third rounder Peter O’Brien)

Rounds 4-40

129. Houston Astros

130. Minnesota Twins

131. Seattle Mariners

132. Baltimore Orioles

133. Kansas City Royals

134. Chicago Cubs

135. San Diego Padres

136. Pittsburgh Pirates

137. Miami Marlins

138. Colorado Rockies

139. Oakland Athletics

140. New York Mets

141. Chicago White Sox

142. Cincinnati Reds

143. Cleveland Indians

144. Washington Nationals

145. Toronto Blue Jays

146. Los Angeles Dodgers

147. Los Angeles Angels

148. San Francisco Giants

149. Atlanta Braves

150. St. Louis Cardinals

151. Boston Red Sox

152. Tampa Bay Rays

153. Arizona Diamondbacks

154. Detroit Tigers

155. Milwaukee Brewers

156. Texas Rangers

157. New York Yankees

158. Philadelphia Phillies

-JM

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