Results of the lottery, which was agreed upon as part of the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement, were announced Wednesday afternoon. The lottery was designed to give small-market and small-revenue teams additional Draft picks.
The 10 teams with the lowest revenues and the 10 teams in the smallest markets were eligible for the lottery, with odds of victory based on last season's winning percentage.
The Royals won the first pick in competitive balance Round A, which immediately follows the first round. Selecting after Kansas City in Round A will be the Pirates, D-backs, Orioles, Reds and Marlins. The Padres, Indians, Rockies, A's, Brewers and Tigers will select in competitive balance Round B, which immediately follows the second round.