The 2012 MLB Draft comes to a conclusion on Wednesday afternoon with the final rounds of the three-day even happening in quick order. On Tuesday, the draft sped up after Round 10 as things moved to conference-call only, and that is how Rounds 16-40 will go on Wednesday. The picks will be fast and furious and many of the players will be complete unknowns even to those who follow the draft deeply.
Due to the new collective bargaining agreement, the draft has been shortened from 50 rounds to 40, which means we'll likely see more undrafted free agent signings this summer.
MLB.com will once again have live audio of the event and a draft tracker, allowing us to follow the Colorado Rockies. They will select 10th in each of the remaining rounds unless they elect to pass and end their draft selections earlier than Round 40.
June 6, 10:00 a.m. MT
Rounds 16-40, First-Year Player Draft
Live on MLB.com
And here is the draft order:
|1||Houston Astros||16||Washington Nationals|
|2||Minnesota Twins||17||Toronto Blue Jays|
|3||Seattle Mariners||18||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|4||Baltimore Orioles||19||Los Angeles Angels|
|5||Kansas City Royals||20||San Francisco Giants|
|6||Chicago Cubs||21||Atlanta Braves|
|7||San Diego Padres||22||St. Louis Cardinals|
|8||Pittsburgh Pirates||23||Boston Red Sox|
|9||Miami Marlins||24||Tampa Bay Rays|
|10||Colorado Rockies||25||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|11||Oakland Athletics||26||Detroit Tigers|
|12||New York Mets||27||Milwaukee Brewers|
|13||Chicago White Sox||28||Texas Rangers|
|14||Cincinnati Reds||29||New York Yankees|
|15||Cleveland Indians||30||Philadelphia Phillies|
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