It's time for MLB teams to grab some cornerstones.
The Houston Astros are officially on the clock for the 2014 MLB draft. This year's installment marks the third year in a row that the AL West club will pick first, which sets a new record, per Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.
The draft gets underway on Thursday, June 5 and runs through Saturday, June 7. On Day 1, the first two rounds plus Competitive Balance Rounds A and B will take place.
The first day's action can be seen on MLB Network, and the entire draft will be streamed on MLB.com. The draft can also be followed on Twitter via @MLBDraft and @MLBDraftTracker. What follows is a rundown of when each team will be picking on Day 1 of this year's edition.
Where: MLB Network Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey
When: Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. ET
Watch: MLB Network
Live Stream: MLB.com
Day 1 Draft Order
|First Round Selections|
|3.||Chicago White Sox|
|9.||Toronto Blue Jays|
|10.||New York Mets|
|11.||Toronto Blue Jays|
|13.||San Diego Padres|
|14.||San Francisco Giants|
|15.||Los Angeles Angels|
|17.||Kansas City Royals|
|20.||Tampa Bay Rays|
|22.||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|26.||Boston Red Sox|
|27.||St. Louis Cardinals|
Comp. Round A Order
Teams receive picks in this round as compensation for departed free agents, as denoted in parentheses.
|Comp. Round A Selections|
|28.||Kansas City Royals (Ervin Santana)|
|29.||Cincinnati Reds (Shin-Soo Choo)|
|30.||Texas Rangers (Nelson Cruz)|
|31.||Cleveland Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez)|
|32.||Atlanta Braves (Brian McCann)|
|33.||Boston Red Sox (Jacoby Ellsbury)|
|34.||St. Louis Cardinals (Carlos Beltran)|
Competitive Balance Round A Order
According to MLB.com, the Competitive Balance Rounds provide "clubs with the lowest revenues and in the smallest markets the opportunity to obtain additional draft picks through a lottery." Teams that don't receive a pick in Round A are put in a lottery to receive a selection in Round B, which follows the second round.
|Competitive Balance Round A Selections|
|40.||Kansas City Royals|
|Second Round Selections|
|44.||Chicago White Sox|
|49.||Toronto Blue Jays|
|51.||San Diego Padres|
|52.||San Francisco Giants|
|53.||Los Angeles Angels|
|55.||New York Yankees|
|56.||Kansas City Royals|
|60.||Tampa Bay Rays|
|62.||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|67.||Boston Red Sox|
|68.||St. Louis Cardinals|
Competitive Balance Round B Order
|Competitive Balance Round B Selections|
|71.||St. Louis Cardinals|
|72.||Tampa Bay Rays|
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