Although there has been no announcement of when exactly the 2013 MLB Draft will take place, we do know that the newest members of the AL West, Houston Astros, are on the clock.
We also know that because of the new qualifying offer rules applied to this year’s draft, the teams that could afford to offer 13.3 million dollar one year deals to their top free agents will receive an additional pick at the end of the first round. The Yankees look like the biggest winners as they will have three first round picks, two additional picks coming from losing Nick Swisher and Rafael Soriano to free agency.
We also know that the Pirates will receive and additional pick for failing to sign their 2012 1st Round pick, Mark Appel.
Below is the complete draft order for 2013:
1) Houston Astros
2) Chicago Cubs
3) Colorado Rockies
4) Minnesota Twins
5) Cleveland Indians