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Pirates receive 2016 draft pick in Competitive Balance Lottery

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Here are the results of this afternoon's Competitive Balance Lottery, which took place at MLB's offices. The Pirates will receive a pick at the end of Round A, following the first round.

Round A
1. Reds
2. Athletics
3. Rockies
4. Diamondbacks
5. Marlins
6. Pirates

Round B (following second round)
1. Padres
2. Indians
3. Twins
4. Brewers
5. Orioles
6. Rays

No thanks to MLB's bizarre system of determining who gets draft picks, but this year's results make a lot more sense than last year's, in which the Cardinals got one of the Round A picks and the Mariners got one in Round B while the Pirates, Royals and Rays were all left out in the cold.

Anyway, it's too early to tell where exactly the Pirates' extra pick will fall, but last year, the sixth Round A pick was the No. 42 overall selection, and it added $1,468,400 to Cleveland's pool. That should help the Pirates make some noise in next year's draft, when they presumably won't get their first pick until the second half of the first round and won't have a massive pool to work with.

The Pirates have had several competitive balance picks in recent years. In 2014, they got Connor Joe in Round A (a pick they acquired from the Marlins) and Trey Supak in Round B. They also were awarded a pick for the 2013 draft, but they traded it to the Marlins when they acquired Gaby Sanchez.