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The 2011 MLB Draft Is Upon Us: Who Will The Tribe Pick At No. 8?


In the midst of a rather depressing stretch of baseball from our Cleveland Indians, the 2011 MLB draft has arrived.

The draft takes place over three days, from June 6-8, in Secaucus, New Jersey, with the Indians having the 8th pick in the first round, which will be held on Monday.

The draft  order for Day One is as follows:

  1. Pittsburgh Pirates
  2. Seattle Mariners
  3. Arizona Diamondbacks
  4. Baltimore Orioles
  5. Kansas City Royals
  6. Washington Nationals
  7. Arizona Diamondbacks
  8. Cleveland Indians
  9. Chicago Cubs
  10. San Diego Padres
  11. Houston Astros
  12. Milwaukee Brewers
  13. New York Mets
  14. Florida Marlins
  15. Milwaukee Brewers
  16. Los Angeles Dodgers
  17. Los Angeles Angels
  18. Oakland Athletics
  19. Boston Red Sox
  20. Colorado Rockies
  21. Toronto Blue Jays
  22. St.Louis Cardinals
  23. Washington Nationals
  24. Tampa Bay Rays
  25. San Diego Padres
  26. Boston Red Sox
  27. Cincinnati Reds
  28. Atlanta Braves
  29. San Francisco Giants
  30. Minnesota Twins
  31. Tampa Bay Rays
  32. Tampa Bay Rays
  33. Texas Rangers

It will be noted that a) Many teams have more than one pick in the first round; and b) Some teams have no picks. The reason being that picks were "added" to compensate teams for having lost players. For example, the Nationals have one extra pick for Adam Dunn, and the Red Sox having acquired Carl Crawford give Tampa Bay an extra pick.

There will also be a compensatory addendum to the first round, with an additional 27 picks, but the Tribe misses out on that, and will -- after their eighth pick on Monday -- have to wait until the 67th pick for their second addition, barring any deals.

Who might Cleveland take in the first round? The mock drafts are all over the place as of now. Left-handed pitcher Jed Bradley from Georgia has been mentioned, as has RHP Matt Barnes from Connecticut and RHP Sonny Gray from Vanderbilt.

Look back here tomorrow for a more detailed look at the first round, when we will be able to put names with teams, including the Tribe's top pick.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.