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2012 MLB Draft Order: Pirates Pick No. 8 Overall

The 2012 MLB Draft is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. Monday. The Pirates pick at No. 8 overall, and they have two picks on the first day, which features the first round and a compensation round -- the Pirates' other Day 1, at No. 45, is a compensation pick for losing Ryan Doumit. Stanford pitcher Mark Appel is expected to go the the Astros with the first pick, but it's mostly unclear what the Pirates' options will be seven picks later. Here's the full order for the first day:

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 (for Albert Pujols)
20. San Francisco Giants
21. Atlanta Braves
22. Toronto Blue Jays (for Tyler Beede, unsigned draft pick)
23. St. Louis Cardinals
24. Boston Red Sox
25. Tampa Bay Rays
26. Arizona Diamondbacks
27. Milwaukee Brewers (for Prince Fielder)
28. Milwaukee Brewers
29. Texas Rangers
30. New York Yankees
31. Boston Red Sox (for Jonathan Papelbon)

Compensation Round A
32. Minnesota Twins (Michael Cuddyer)
33. San Diego Padres (Heath Bell)
34. Oakland Athletics (Josh Willingham)
35. New York Mets (Jose Reyes)
36. St. Louis Cardinals (Albert Pujols)
37. Boston Red Sox (Jonathan Papelbon)
38. Milwaukee Brewers (Prince Fielder)
39. Texas Rangers (C.J. Wilson)
40. Philadelphia Phillies (Ryan Madson)
41. Houston Astros (Clint Barmes)
42. Minnesota Twins (Jason Kubel)
43. Chicago Cubs (Aramis Ramirez)
44. San Diego Padres (Aaron Harang)
45. Pittsburgh Pirates (Ryan Doumit)
46. Colorado Rockies (Mark Ellis)
47. Oakland Athletics (David DeJesus)
48. Chicago White Sox (Mark Buehrle)
49. Cincinnati Reds (Ramon Hernandez)
50. Toronto Blue Jays (Frank Francisco)
51. Los Angeles Dodgers (Rod Barajas)
52. St. Louis Cardinals (Octavio Dotel)
53. Texas Rangers (Darren Oliver)
54. Philadelphia Phillies (Raul Ibanez)
55. San Diego Padres (Brett Austin, unsigned draft pick)
56. Chicago Cubs (Carlos Pena)
57. Cincinnati Reds (Francisco Cordero)
58. Toronto Blue Jays (Jon Rauch)
59. St. Louis Cardinals (Edwin Jackson)
60. Toronto Blue Jays (Jose Molina)

The entire draft order can be found here. Note that the Pirates also have the eighth selection on the second day of the draft, at No. 69 overall.

For more on the 2012 MLB Draft, check out SB Nation Pittsburgh's MLB Draft Primer.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.