MLB Draft order 2014: Astros pick first for 3rd year in a row

Scott Halleran

The Astros, Marlins, White Sox, Cubs and Twins will draft first this year. Here's a look at the full draft order for the first round and beyond.

The future of every franchise in Major League Baseball could be drastically altered on Thursday night as the 2014 MLB Draft officially begins.

The first two rounds (and 74 picks overall) take place on Thursday. Rounds 3-10 will come on Friday. Saturday will be a long and busy day as rounds 11-40 are completed, wrapping up the draft.

The Houston Astros will have the No. 1 overall pick for the third year in a row. Last year, the club selected Stanford Cardinal ace Mark Appel. Following the Astros will be the Marlins, who already have some nice young pieces on the field in Miami. The Chicago White Sox have the No. 3 pick. The Cubs and Twins round out the top five.

Here is the complete draft order for the first round, including the compensation picks for free agents.

1. Houston Astros
2. Miami Marlins
3. Chicago White Sox
4. Chicago Cubs
5. Minnesota Twins
6. Seattle Mariners
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Colorado Rockies
9. Toronto Blue Jays
10. New York Mets
11. Toronto Blue Jays (P. Bickford - unsigned)
12. Milwaukee Brewers
13. San Diego Padres
14. San Francisco Giants
15. Los Angeles Angels
16. Arizona Diamondbacks
17. Kansas City Royals
18. Washington Nationals
19. Cincinnati Reds
20. Tampa Bay Rays
21. Cleveland Indians
22. Los Angeles Dodgers
23. Detroit Tigers
24. Pittsburgh Pirates
25. Oakland Athletics
26. Boston Red Sox
27. St. Louis Cardinals

Compensation Round A:

28. Kansas City Royals (for Ervin Santana)
29. Cincinnati Reds (for Shin-Soo Choo)
30. Texas Rangers (for Nelson Cruz)
31. Cleveland Indians (for Ubaldo Jimenez)
32. Atlanta Braves (for Brian McCann)
33. Boston Red Sox (for Jacoby Ellsbury)
34. St. Louis Cardinals (for Carlos Beltran)

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