SEATTLE — The Mariners will an extra pick in the 2015 draft — the third pick after the second round — as a result of the competitive-balance lottery held Wednesday in New York.
The 13 clubs that either play in one of the 10 smallest markets or have one of the 10 lowest revenue pools were eligible for one of six picks after the first round (Competitive Balance Round A).
The seven clubs that didn’t win one of those picks went into a second lottery, along with the Mariners and Minnesota Twins, were eligible for one of six picks after the second round (Competitive Balance Round B).
The Mariners and Minnesota qualified for the second lottery as clubs that currently receive revenue-sharing funds.
One distinguishing characteristic about competitive-balance picks is they can be traded in advance of the draft. Clubs are prohibited from trading regular draft picks.
The Round A winners (in order): Miami, Colorado, St. Louis, Milwaukee, San Diego and Cleveland.
The Round B winners (in order): Cincinnati, Oakland, Mariners, Minnesota, Baltimore and Arizona.
Eligible clubs that failed to get a pick: Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay.