2015 MLB Draft Order Set: Boston Red Sox Face Huge Gap Between Picks

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The 2015 Major League Baseball draft order is set now that James Shields reportedly has signed with the San Diego Padres.

Shields was one of 12 players who received and rejected a one-year qualifying offer at the beginning of the offseason. The right-hander was the final such player to agree to a new contract, meaning his reported deal with San Diego ends any changes that could occur to the draft order by virtue of compensation-attached free agents.

The Padres will relinquish their first-round pick (13th overall) by signing Shields. San Diego’s first-round pick was unprotected because the club did not have one of the 10 worst records in baseball in 2014.

The Boston Red Sox will select seventh overall for the second time in three years. They selected left-hander Trey Ball with the No. 7 pick in the 2013 draft after a disappointing 2012 season.

The Red Sox won’t pick again until No. 81 overall because they signed Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez — two players who rejected qualifying offers — in free agency this offseason and thus surrendered draft picks.

The Red Sox are projected to have a $6,480,889 total draft pool, according to Baseball America.

The order for the first three rounds of the 2015 MLB draft is below.

First Round
1. Diamondbacks
2. Astros (for failure to sign Brady Aiken)
3. Rockies
4. Rangers
5. Astros
6. Twins
7. Red Sox
8. White Sox
9. Cubs
10. Phillies
11. Reds
12. Marlins
13. Rays
14. Braves
15. Brewers
16. Yankees
17. Indians
18. Giants
19. Pirates
20. Athletics
21. Royals
22. Tigers
23. Cardinals
24. Dodgers
25. Orioles
26. Angels

Compensation Picks
27. Rockies (for losing free agent Michael Cuddyer)
28. Braves (Ervin Santana)
29. Blue Jays (Melky Cabrera)
30. Yankees (David Robertson)
31. Giants (Pablo Sandoval)
32. Pirates (Russell Martin)
33. Royals (James Shields)
34. Tigers (Max Scherzer)
35. Dodgers (Hanley Ramirez)
36. Orioles (Nelson Cruz)

Competitive Balance Round A
37. Astros (via Marlins)
38. Rockies
39. Cardinals
40. Brewers
41. Padres
42. Indians

Second Round
43. Diamondbacks
44. Rockies
45. Rangers
46. Astros
47. Cubs
48. Phillies
49. Reds
50. Marlins
51. Padres
52. Rays
53. Mets
54. Braves
55. Brewers
56. Blue Jays
57. Yankees
58. Nationals
59. Indians
60. Mariners
61. Giants
62. Pirates
63. Athletics
64. Royals
65. Tigers
66. Cardinals
67. Dodgers
68. Orioles
69. Nationals
70. Angels

Competitive Balance Round B
71. Reds
72. Mariners
73. Twins
74. Orioles
75. Diamondbacks

Third Round
76. Diamondbacks
77. Rockies
78. Rangers
79. Astros
80. Twins
81. Red Sox
82. Cubs
83. Phillies
84. Reds
85. Marlins
86. Padres
87. Rays
88. Mets
89. Braves
90. Brewers
91. Blue Jays
92. Yankees
93. Indians
94. Mariners
95. Giants
96. Pirates
97. Athletics
98. Royals
99. Tigers
100. Cardinals
101. Dodgers
102. Orioles
103. Nationals
104. Angels

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