If you have been reading here you know the significance of that. The Indians has secured the 15th selection in the first round of the 2012 baseball draft meaning that if they sign a Type A free agent this winter they will sacrifice their second round pick which would conceivably as low as the 75th pick next year.
This is HUGE for a small market team. If they win tonight they move ahead of Washington and to the 16th slot in the draft, losing their first round pick if they sign a Type A Free Agent.
But they pulled it out. For those of you who are interested here is the 2012 first round draft order:
NOTE: Ties in records are broken by looking back over the previous season's records. The team with the lowest record last year gets the higher draft pick. If two teams had the same record last year, you would look two years ago and so on.
|13.Chi White Sox||79||83||0.488|
|18. LA Dodgers||81||79||0.506|
|23.Toronto (For failing to sign Tyler Beede)||XXX||XXX||XXXXX|
Congratulations Indians on not screwing up your 2012 draft with a meaningless win on the last day, unlike last year where you let Washington, and, as a result, Arizona, creep by you in the draft.
So, Indians, knock yourselves out. Break the bank to bring some bats in here if it is an impact guy. No more Delluccis or Oldbertos, though.