MLB Draft Order 2012: Nationals Have The No. 16 Pick

The Major League Baseball Draft begins Monday night at 7 p.m. Though there is always a lot of uncertainty around the draft, the Washington Nationals have been one of the more consistent teams with their first round draft picks in the last few years. With players such as third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, pitchers Stephen Strasburg and Ross Detwiler and outfielder Bryce Harper were all drafted in the top five and are all in the Major League now.

The Nationals do not have as high a first round draft pick as they have had in previous years, but that doesn't diminish the importance of this event. Here is the first round order of the MLB Draft.

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

The Nationals have the No. 16 overall draft pick. They also have about $4.4 million available for signing their first 10 draft picks.

For more Nationals coverage and conversation, visit Federal Baseball, SB Nation's Nats blog. For news, updates and projections related to the next week's MLB Draft, stay tuned to this StoryStream here at SB Nation DC.

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