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2012 MLB Draft Order: Cleveland Picking No. 15

The Cleveland Indians have been a little bit better than many have expected them in recent years. As it stands, they're sitting at No. 2 in the AL Central division with a win percentage just over .500 at .528, with a record of 28-25. They've slowed considerably since the start of the season but are still a team to watch out for, obviously.

They're a team with the odd issue here and there and, as such, really could use a good draft. There's already been some speculation that the Indians could be looking for some starting pitching. Obviously, it's not a smart idea to seek out specific positions in something like the MLB draft, given the unpredictable nature of the prospects and whether or not they'll actually pan out.

Still, it's definitely a huge need for the Indians, who don't have premium pitching prospects anymore due to some recent trades. It's definitely possible they seek out the position. As it stands, the Indians pick at No. 15 in the first round, which is not the best, but still a good place to be picking given their standing. Below, the first-round draft order:

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

That's the full first round not including the supplemental portion. Cleveland doesn't hold a pick in the supplemental portion, but you can find a link to that order here, regardless.

For more on the Cleveland Indians, check out Let's Go Tribe. You can also head over to SB Nation's main MLB hub at Baseball Nation.

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