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2013 MLB Draft Order: Houston Astros Own Top Overall Pick

Will the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies Take Advantage of This Year's Hot Prospects?

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COMMENTARY | The 2013 MLB draft order is out. The Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies top the first round for this year's Major League Baseball draft.

While the Astros have just come off a series sweep against the Los Angeles Angels, scout and franchise officials can't afford to let a hot prospect get away Thursday, June 6. All eyes are on Kohl Stewart.

MLB 2013 draft: First-round draft order

1. Houston Astros

2. Chicago Cubs

3. Colorado Rockies

4. Minnesota Twins

5. Cleveland Indians

6. Miami Marlins

7. Boston Red Sox

8. Kansas City Royals

9. Pittsburgh Pirates

10. Toronto Blue Jays

11. New York Mets

12. Seattle Mariners

13. San Diego Padres

14. Pittsburgh Pirates

15. Arizona Diamondbacks

16. Philadelphia Phillies

17. Chicago White Sox

18. Los Angeles Dodgers

19. St. Louis Cardinals

20. Detroit Tigers

21. Tampa Bay Rays

22. Baltimore Orioles

23. Texas Rangers

24. Oakland Athletics

25. San Francisco Giants

26. New York Yankees

27. Cincinnati Reds

MLB teams with compensatory picks (due to free-agent departures over the summer)

28. St. Louis Cardinals: Kyle Lohse signed with the Milwaukee Brewers

29. Tampa Bay Rays: B.J. Upton signed with the Atlanta Braves

30. Texas Rangers: Josh Hamilton signed with the Los Angeles Angels

31. Atlanta Braves: Michael Bourn signed with the Cleveland Indians

32. New York Yankees: Nick Swisher signed with the Cleveland Indians

33. New York Yankees: Rafael Soriano signed with the Washington Nationals

2013 MLB draft order: Competitive Balance Round A

34. Kansas City Royals

35. Miami Marlins (from the Pirates)

36. Arizona Diamondbacks

37. Baltimore Orioles

38. Cincinnati Reds

39. Detroit Tigers (from the Marlins)

Note: The first 73 MLB picks of the draft can be viewed on the MLB Network on Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. ET. Television coverage begins one hour early. A preview of draft rounds 3-10 takes place Friday, June 7 on MLB.com at 12:30 p.m. ET. Finally, rounds 11-40 will be streamed on MLB.com on Saturday, June 8. Start time is 1 p.m. ET.

Bradley is a professional writer, journalist, sportswriter, and avid fan of the NBA, Motorsports, NFL, PGA and all things tennis. He keeps a watchful eye on Miami Heat developments.

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