2011 MLB Draft Order

We've updated our reverse standings to sort out teams that had the same record in 2010.  The team with the worse record in '09 gets the better pick in '11 in those cases.  So, click here to see the 2011 draft order for the first round.  Because of compensation picks for the Diamondbacks, Padres, and Brewers within the top 15, the Tigers have the first unprotected pick at #19.


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  1. Funny how one loss can change the future of an organization. If the Angels or Dodgers finish at .500, they don’t get a protected pick. They sign a big free agent, lose their pick, and that player could become the greatest player ever. All because the team won one more game than they should have.

    • Talk to the Mariner fans, about how Yuninsky whatever cost gave them one more win, costing them Strasburg.

    • Hermie13 5 years ago

      Even if you have a protected pick….you still lose a draft pick for signing a Type A free agent. It’s just a 2nd round pick versus a 1st round pick (see the Orioles last year with Gonzalez).

    • Hermie13 5 years ago

      Even if you have a protected pick….you still lose a draft pick for signing a Type A free agent. It’s just a 2nd round pick versus a 1st round pick (see the Orioles last year with Gonzalez).

  2. zonis 5 years ago

    The A’s managed to get that last protected pick, thanks to the Tigers.

  3. Sampsonite168 5 years ago

    Really sucks for the Tigers who will definitely be signing some Type A free agents with all the cash they got coming off the books.

    • I wouldn’t bet on that. Dombrowski is still the GM, and he’s signed exactly one free agent (Valverde) to a multi year contract since Ordonez in February, 2005. He has already announced they’re standing pat at 2b, 3b, SS, and Catcher, not going after Lee or any decent starting pitching, and might sign a reliever or two. Pure negligence!

      • Make that no position players have been signed to multi year contracts as a free agent since Magglio. DD signed Rogers and Todd Jones to two year deals before the 2006 season.

      • vtadave 5 years ago

        So it’s negligence because he’s playing his cards close to the vest in early OCTOBER? Besides, if he’s truly not going to be a player in the free agent market, it’s because he’s been directed to take that approach by management. Let’s face it, Dombrowski’s job (as well as Leyland’s) is on the line, so if he’s given the money, why would he not spend it?

        • If the Tigers are truly not going to try to upgrade the rotation with a top to mid level starting pitcher, then it’s negligence. Illitch has never held back on spending, but DD has always refrained from going after free agents, except on one year deals.

          Nine years of DD, top payroll in the division, not one division title. Failure.

      • roberty 5 years ago

        But over those years the Tigers were carrying a bunch of bad contract. This year they have Maagglio, Bonderman, Robertson, Dontrelle, Damon and Inge coming off the books. They owe raises to Verlander, Miner, Galarraga and Zumaya but that still leaves them at less than half of last years budget. Dombrowski is operating under different circumstances than he has in years past. Even if ownership cuts the Tigers budget by $30 million DD could spend a considerable amount of money. Not really the year to throw money around, as there aren’t many great players on the market.

        • IHateJoeBuck 5 years ago

          Dombrowski was the reason for all of those bad contracts on the books. Don’t give him a pass saying he’s never operated with this much flexibility.

        • If DD’s solution to having the 12th ranked team ERA in a 14 team league is to move Coke to the rotation and pretend he’s a No. 4 starter, and if his first option at Shortstop and Third Base, and Catcher, where the Tigers have had a trio of zero, is to stand pat, and if he thinks it’s okay to add “An RBI bat” but let Ordonez and Damon walk without replacements, then he’s not spending. He’s slashing payroll by attrition. He’s downgrading a .500 club. I sure hope we’re being seriously low balled here. We need a starting pitcher for the middle of the rotation, and it ain’t Phil Coke.
          We need to replace Magglio who was on pace for a .300/ .378 OBP/ 20 HR/ 100 RBI season.
          We need to replace Damon, who at least had a .355 OBP and scored 80+ runs
          We need late inning help in the pen, and not another Jose Mesa, Joey Eischen, Matt Mantei, Francisco Cruceta, Kyle Bloom, arrrrrrgh!
          We need DD to change his methods, in a BIG way!

        • If DD’s solution to having the 12th ranked team ERA in a 14 team league is to move Coke to the rotation and pretend he’s a No. 4 starter, and if his first option at Shortstop and Third Base, and Catcher, where the Tigers have had a trio of zero, is to stand pat, and if he thinks it’s okay to add “An RBI bat” but let Ordonez and Damon walk without replacements, then he’s not spending. He’s slashing payroll by attrition. He’s downgrading a .500 club. I sure hope we’re being seriously low balled here. We need a starting pitcher for the middle of the rotation, and it ain’t Phil Coke.
          We need to replace Magglio who was on pace for a .300/ .378 OBP/ 20 HR/ 100 RBI season.
          We need to replace Damon, who at least had a .355 OBP and scored 80+ runs
          We need late inning help in the pen, and not another Jose Mesa, Joey Eischen, Matt Mantei, Francisco Cruceta, Kyle Bloom, arrrrrrgh!
          We need DD to change his methods, in a BIG way!

  4. Man, Damon Oppenheimer’s drafts have been really bad the last couple of years…

  5. iains 5 years ago

    Silly Orioles. Hiring Buck Showalter screwed themselves out of the number 1 pick.

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