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May 31, 2011 at 7:00 AM

Red Sox Draft Preview: Part 1 of 7

It’s that time of year again, as the MLB First-Year Player Draft gets underway in less than a week, on the evening of Monday, June 6. The first round will kick off at 7:00 pm ET from Studio 42 at MLB Network in Secaucus, N.J., broadcast live on the MLB Network and MLB.com. Day One will include the first round and the supplemental compensation round, with the time between picks set to five minutes for the first round and one minute for the supplemental round. Day Two will start at noon on June 7, covering rounds 2 through 30, and Day Three will kick off at noon on June 8, covering rounds 31 through 50. Days Two and Three will be exclusively covered on MLB.com.

From Boston’s perspective, this will be the second draft with Director of Amateur Scouting Amiel Sawdaye at the helm. By almost all accounts, Sawdaye came away with an outstanding draft haul in his first year in 2010, but for obvious reasons the final results have yet to play out. He'll have plenty of ammunition to go after more top talent this draft -- which is regarded as a very deep one -- as the Red Sox have five selections in the first 100 picks, plus the number 19 pick overall.

Here on SoxProspects.com, we'll bring you pre-draft coverage all week leading up to June 6, this being the first of a seven-installment draft preview. You can also follow Days One, Two, and Three of the draft here, as we’ll have live coverage of Boston’s selections on SoxProspects News, the Draft History page, and the SoxProspects Staff Twitter Feed. For now, here's some general information to whet your palette.

First Round Order

1. Pittsburgh
2. Seattle
3. Arizona
4. Baltimore
5. Kansas City
6. Washington
7. Arizona (for failure to sign 2010 draft pick Barret Loux)
8. Cleveland
9. Chicago (NL)
10. San Diego (for failure to sign 2010 draft pick Karsten Whitson)
11. Houston
12. Milwaukee
13. New York (NL)
14. Florida Marlins
15. Milwaukee (for failure to sign 2010 draft pick Dylan Covey)
16. Los Angeles (NL)
17. Los Angeles (AL)
18. Oakland
19. Boston (from Detroit for Victor Martinez)
20. Colorado
21. Toronto
22. St. Louis
23. Washington (from the Chicago White Sox for Adam Dunn)
24. Tampa Bay (from Boston for Carl Crawford)
25. San Diego
26. Boston (from Texas for Adrian Beltre)
27. Cincinnati
28. Atlanta
29. San Francisco
30. Minnesota
31. Tampa Bay (from the New York Yankees for Rafael Soriano)
32. Tampa Bay
33. Texas (from Philadelphia for Cliff Lee)

Red Sox Selections

Day One
19. First-round compensation pick for Victor Martinez, from Detroit
26. First-round compensation pick for Adrian Beltre, from Texas
36. Supplemental-round compensation pick for Victor Martinez
40. Supplemental-round compensation pick for Adrian Beltre

Day Two
81. Second-round pick
111. Third-round pick
142. Fourth-round pick
172. Fifth-round pick
21st selection in rounds 6-30

Day Three
21st selection in rounds 31-50

Lost Picks
24. Compensation sent from Boston to Tampa Bay for signing Carl Crawford

Most Recent Selections at #19 Overall
2010: Michael Foltynewicz (RHP, Astros)
2009. Shelby Miller (RHP, Cardinals)
2008. Andrew Cashner, (RHP, Cubs)
2007. Joe Savery (LHP, Phillies)
2006. Brett Sinkbeil (RHP, Marlins)
2005. John Mayberry (OF, Rangers)
2004. Chris Lambert (RHP, Cardinals)
2003. Conor Jackson (1B, Diamondbacks)
2002. James Loney (1B, Dodgers)
2001. Mike Fontenot (2B, Orioles)
2000. Sean Burnett (LHP, Pirates)

Most Recent Selections at #26 Overall
2010. Kyle Parker (OF, Rockies)
2009. Eric Arnett (RHP, Brewers)
2008. Daniel Schlereth (LHP, Diamondbacks)
2007. James Simmons (RHP, Athletics)
2006. Bryan Morris (RHP, Dodgers)
2005. Craig Hansen (RHP, Red Sox)
2004. Richie Robnett (OF, Athletics)
2003. Brian Snyder (3B, Athletics)
2002. John McCurdy (SS, Athletics)
2001. Jeremy Bonderman (RHP, Athletics)
2000. Corey Smith (SS, Indians)

Informational Links

Red Sox Draft Preview Schedule

May 31: Red Sox Draft Preview Introduction
June 1: Red Sox Recent History & Draft Strategy

June 2: Draft Preview Podcast

June 3: Players linked to the Red Sox

June 4: Signability Risks

June 5: First Round Mock Draft

June 6: Potential Day One Picks