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Barring a strange set of events over the next three days, the Colorado Rockies will earn the rights to the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.
While the Houston Astros have already wrapped up rights to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs are still battling it out down the stretch for the No. 2 overall spot.
With 60 wins currently and three games left to play, the Cubs would appear to have an inside track on the second choice in next summer's draft, even though the 62-win Rockies are not quite eliminated from that race. Due to the fact that any tiebreaker would be based on the two team's records from the 2011 season, Chicago would earn the No. 2 choice even if both finished with identical records.
This means that because of the Rockies' 73-win campaign a year ago versus 71 wins for the Cubs, Colorado would need to lose all three games and have the Cubs win out in order to gain the No. 2 spot. As unlikely as this sequence of events may be, it still appears entirely plausible given how inconsistent both teams have looked all season long. Even though it may be a minor annoyance to fans that the Rockies are no longer owners of the No. 2 spot, the 2013 draft pool looks to feature more than enough talent for the organization to choose from atop the draft.