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2011 MLB Draft Order: Tampa Bay Rays Draft Picks

The first round of the MLB Draft is set to kick off tonight at 7 PM (coverage on MLB Network starts at 6 PM), and the Tampa Bay Rays are in for one busy night. While MLB is only running the first round of the draft tonight, the Rays still have 10 picks as a result of all their free-agent losses this past off-season.

it’s going to be a little hectic keeping track of all the action tonight, so here’s a rundown on which picks the Rays have and why they have each pick:

First Round Picks:

Pick #24 – Carl Crawford
Pick #31 – Rafael Soriano
Pick #32 – Regular pick

First Round, Compensation Picks:

Pick #38 – Rafael Soriano
Pick #41 – Carl Crawford
Pick #42 – Grant Balfour
Pick #52 – Brad Hawpe
Pick #56 – Joaquin Benoit
Pick #59 – Randy Choate
Pick #60 – Chad Qualls

You can find the full MLB Draft order here at Baseball Nation.

And for live coverage of the Rays 10 first round picks, follow SB Nation Tampa Bay on Twitter or Facebook.

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