2013 MLB Draft Order: Full List of 1st-Round and Compensatory Picks

Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistJune 3, 2013

Photo via minorleagueball.com
Photo via minorleagueball.com

2013 has brought us to the first week in June, which is quite the important week on the Major League Baseball calendar.

The first round of the MLB draft will take place on Thursday, June 6, with the Houston Astros selecting first.

Below is some basic viewing information if you choose to watch the draft itself.

When: June 6-8

Where: MLB Network's Studio 42; Secaucus, N.J.

Where to Watch: MLB Network

Here is the complete order of how the teams will pick in the first round on Thursday.

Pick Team
1 Houston Astros
2 Chicago Cubs
3 Colorado Rockies
4 Minnesota Twins
5 Cleveland Indians
6 Miami Marlins
7 Boston Red Sox
8 Kansas City Royals
9 Pittsburgh Pirates
10 Toronto Blue Jays
11 New York Mets
12 Seattle Mariners
13 San Diego Padres
14 Pittsburgh Pirates
15 Arizona Diamondbacks
16 Philadelphia Phillies
17 Chicago White Sox
18 Los Angeles Dodgers
19 St. Louis Cardinals
20 Detroit Tigers
21 Tampa Bay Rays
22 Baltimore Orioles
23 Texas Rangers
24 Oakland Athletics
25 San Francisco Giants
26 New York Yankees
27 Cincinnati Reds


The teams picking with the picks from No. 28 to 33 received compensatory picks because of free-agent signings this offseason.

Pick Team Reason 
28 St. Louis Cardinals Departure of Kyle Lohse to Brewers
29 Tampa Bay Rays Departure of B.J. Upton to Braves
30 Texas Rangers Departure of Josh Hamilton to Angels
31 Atlanta Braves Departure of Michael Bourn to Indians
32 New York Yankees Departure of Nick Swisher to Indians
33 New York Yankees Departure of Rafael Soriano to Nationals


All five teams that acquired these six free agents were forced to forfeit a draft pick. The Brewers, Braves, Angels and Nationals all lost their first-round picks.

The Indians conceded their picks in the Competitive Balance Round B and in the second round proper.

There will also be six picks made in the Competitive Balance Round A before the second round begins.

Pick Team
34 Kansas City Royals
35 Miami Marlins (from Pittsburgh)
36 Arizona Diamondbacks
37 Baltimore Orioles
38 Cincinnati Reds
39 Detroit Tigers (from Miami)


Here is a link to the drafting order for Rounds 2 through 40 (via MLB.com).