It's MLB Draft day, and the Rangers will make two picks tonight as the first round and the supplemental sandwich round after Round 1 will be completed. Texas has the last pick in the first round, No. 33 overall, and the fourth sandwich round selection, No. 37 overall. Texas surrendered its own first rounder, No. 26, to the Red Sox as compensation for signing Adrian Beltre. After the first round, the Rangers will select in their normal spot in the MLB draft order at No. 23 each round.
The Pirates own the first pick in the draft, thanks to their 57-105 record in 2010. The Mariners will select second. The Diamondbacks have the third pick, as well as the No. 7 (6a) pick, which they received as compensation for failing to sign the sixth pick in the 2010 draft, Barrett Loux. Loux filed a grievance over that episode and was declared a free agent by the commissioner's office. He later signed with the Rangers and is now pitching for their Class-A Advanced club at Myrtle Beach.
The first and sandwich rounds can be seen live tonight at 6:00 CDT on the MLB Network. You can see the entire MLB draft order here.