2016 MLB Draft Order: Phillies Pick No. 1; Red Sox Making Two Picks Thursday

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There are only a handful of games on the Major League Baseball slate for Thursday, but it’s an important day for all of baseball’s 30 clubs.

Thursday is the first day of the 2016 MLB Draft, with a total of 77 picks being made between the first and second rounds and two lottery rounds known as the Competitive Balance Lottery.

The first round technically has 32 selections, with teams getting compensation picks for losing free agents. Because of that, the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals both have three first-round picks. The Competitive Balance Lottery picks are made after the first and second rounds. Those picks are for small-market, small-revenue teams and can be traded, as was the case last August when the Miami Marlins sent their lottery pick to the Atlanta Braves as part of a wild three-team trade that also included the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The full draft order for Thursday night’s picks can be found below.

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FIRST ROUND

1. Phillies
2. Reds
3. Braves
4. Rockies
5. Brewers
6. Athletics
7. Marlins
8. Padres
9. Tigers
10. White Sox
11. Mariners
12. Red Sox
13. Rays
14. Indians
15. Twins
16. Angels
17. Astros
18. Yankees
19. Mets
20. Dodgers
21. Blue Jays
22. Pirates
23. Cardinals
24. Padres (compensation for Justin Upton)
25. Padres (compensation for Ian Kennedy)
26. White Sox (compensation for Jeff Samardzija)
27. Orioles (compensation for Wei-Yin Chen)
28. Nationals (compensation for Jordan Zimmermann)
29. Nationals (compensation for Ian Desmond)
30. Rangers (compensation for Yovani Gallardo)
31. Mets (compensation for Daniel Murphy)
32. Dodgers (compensation for Zack Greinke)
33. Cardinals (compensation for John Lackey)
34. Cardinals (compensation for Jason Heyward)

COMPETITIVE BALANCE ROUND A

35. Reds
36. Dodgers
37. Athletics
38. Rockies
39. Diamondbacks
40. Braves (from Marlins)
41. Pirates

SECOND ROUND

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

COMPETITIVE BALANCE ROUND B

71. Padres
72. Indians
73. Twins
74. Twins
75. Brewers
76. Braves (from Orioles)
77. Rays

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