MLB Draft order 2020: Full list of picks for all 5 rounds & competitive balance selections

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It's lonely at the top.

For fans of four teams drafting in the top five of the 2020 MLB Draft, it's bittersweet: they stink right now, but the value of high draft picks can alter the future of a franchise — if they pan out and develop.

The Royals, Orioles, Marlins and Tigers are all picking within the top five again in this year's MLB Draft, four of the same five from last year's first five picks. This will be the second time in three years that the Tigers hold the No. 1 overall pick after taking pitcher Casey Mize in the 2018 edition of the draft.

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MORE: Everything you need to know about the 2020 MLB Draft

With the coronavirus pandemic upsetting the sports norms, this year's MLB Draft is a bit different: there are just five rounds in this year's rendition, when there are usually 40. The shortening of the draft could cause a number of interesting byproducts, including high schoolers who previously decided to enter the draft to attend college instead and students staying in school for their senior years rather than sign as a few examples.

This year, there are also no compensatory picks following the initial 29, with none of the eight qualifying free agents playing for a revenue-sharing team this year.

That said, there are still your standard picks in the first round, with 29 teams — save the Astros, who had their first-round pick forfeited as part of punishment for their sign-stealing scandal — making selections on Wednesday, June 10.

Below is the complete MLB Draft order for 2020, including competitive balance and compensation picks.

MLB Draft order 2020

There are five rounds with a total of 160 picks in the 2020 MLB Draft. MLB officials decided to cut the draft from 40 rounds to five due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Note that the Astros forfeited their first-round pick as part of MLB's penalties for illegally stealing signs.

Round 1

Pick

Team

2019 record

1.

Detroit Tigers

47-114

2.

Baltimore Orioles

54-108

3.

Miami Marlins

57-105

4.

Kansas City Royals

59-103

5.

Toronto Blue Jays

67-95

6.

Seattle Mariners

68-94

7.

Pittsburgh Pirates

69-93

8.

San Diego Padres

70-92

9.

Colorado Rockies

71-91

10.

Los Angeles Angels

72-90

11.

Chicago White Sox

72-89

12.

Cincinnati Reds

75-87

13.

San Francisco Giants

77-85

14.

Texas Rangers

78-84

15.

Philadelphia Phillies

81-81

16.

Chicago Cubs

84-78

17.

Boston Red Sox

84-78

18.

Arizona Diamondbacks

85-77

19.

New York Mets

86-76

20.

Milwaukee Brewers

89-73

21.

St. Louis Cardinals

91-71

22.

Washington Nationals

93-69

23.

Cleveland Indians

93-69

24.

Tampa Bay Rays

96-66

25.

Atlanta Braves

97-65

Oakland A's

26.

Oakland A's

97-65

27.

Minnesota Twins

101-61

28.

New York Yankees

103-59

29.

Los Angeles Dodgers

106-56

Note: There are no Round 1 compensation picks in 2020.

Competitive Balance Round A

Pick

Team

30.

Baltimore Orioles

31.

Pittsburgh Pirates

32.

Kansas City Royals

33.

Arizona Diamondbacks

34.

San Diego Padres

35.

Colorado Rockies

36.

Cleveland Indians

37.

Tampa Bay Rays (via St. Louis)

Round 2

The Astros and Red Sox forfeited their second-round picks as part of their penalties for illegally stealing signs.

The Angels, Braves, Diamondbacks, Phillies and Yankees forfeited second-round picks for signing qualified free agents.

38. Detroit Tigers

39. Baltimore Orioles

40. Miami Marlins

41. Kansas City Royals

42. Toronto Blue Jays

43. Seattle Mariners

44. Pittsburgh Pirates

45. San Diego Padres

46. Colorado Rockies

47. Chicago White Sox

48. Cincinnati Reds

49. San Francisco Giants

50. Texas Rangers

51. Chicago Cubs

52. New York Mets

53. Milwaukee Brewers

54. St. Louis Cardinals

55. Washington Nationals

56. Cleveland Indians

57. Tampa Bay Rays

58. Oakland A's

59. Minnesota Twins

60. Los Angeles Dodgers

Competitive Balance Round B

61. Miami Marlins

62. Detroit Tigers

63. St. Louis Cardinals (via Rays)

64. Seattle Mariners (via Brewers)

65. Cincinnati Reds

66. Los Angeles Dodgers (via Twins)

Compensation picks

67. San Francisco Giants

68. San Francisco Giants

69. New York Mets

70. St. Louis Cardinals

71. Washington Nationals

72. Houston Astros

Rounds 3-5

25. Atlanta Braves 97-65

Here is the order for the remaining picks in Rounds 3-5. Note that these picks cannot be traded, so the order of selections following the second round remains the same.

Oakland A's

The Twins forfeited their third-round pick for signing Josh Donaldson and the Yankees forfeited their fifth-round pick for signing Gerrit Cole.

Detroit Tigers

Baltimore Orioles

Miami Marlins

Kansas City Royals

Toronto Blue Jays

Seattle Mariners

Pittsburgh Pirates

San Diego Padres

Colorado Rockies

Los Angeles Angels

Chicago White Sox

Cincinnati Reds

San Francisco Giants

Texas Rangers

Philadelphia Phillies

Chicago Cubs

Boston Red Sox

Arizona Diamondbacks

New York Mets

Milwaukee Brewers

St. Louis Cardinals

Washington Nationals

Cleveland Indians

Tampa Bay Rays

Atlanta Braves

25.

Atlanta Braves

97-65

Oakland A's

Minnesota Twins

New York Yankees

Los Angeles Dodgers

Houston Astros

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