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2012 MLB Draft Order: Twins With Plenty Of Options At No. 2

The Minnesota Twins have quite a few holes to fill, sitting at No. 5 in the basement of the AL Central standings. They're got a win percentage of .377 on the season with a 20-33 record and really could use some fresh, young talent to get back in the swing of things. Fortunately for them, they're sitting in a very good position in the upcoming 2012 MLB Draft.

Though the Houston Astros have the No. 1 pick, Minnesota has No. 2, and this is considered one of the more talented drafts in recent history. Unfortunately, this draft is "the" draft to have the first overall pick, with Stanford Cardinal pitcher Mark Appel being available. Many teams would love the shot to get Appel, including the Twins, but it stands to reason that the Astros will be the team picking him.

Our own Jesse Lund recently took a look at some of the possibilities for Minnesota at No. 2, providing that Appel go to Houston with the first pick. So check that out, and below we'll list the full draft order for the first round.

  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 order for the first round excluding the supplemental portion. Minnesota will also pick at the very top of the supplemental first round, and you can find the full order for that right here.

For more on the Minnesota Twins, check out Twinkie Town. You can also head over to SB Nation's main MLB hub at Baseball Nation.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.