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Giants Land 20th Pick in MLB Draft, A's 11th

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Giants Land 20th Pick in MLB Draft, A's 11th

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The order has been set for Major League Baseball's 2012 First-Year Player Draft, which will take place in Secaucus, New Jersey on June 4, 2012 at 4 p.m. PT.

And the Giants will chose 20th overall in that draft, with the A's picking 11th overall.

Oakland also received a pair of compensatory picks for losing Josh Willingham and David DeJesus, receiving the No. 34 overall and No. 47 overall picks.

You can view the full 2012 MLB Draft Order here, via CSNBayArea.com and with the wonderful power of Google Docs.

The Giants receive no compensatory picks and as a result, their second pick in the draft will be the No. 84 overall pick.

In recent years, the Giants have been, frankly, outstanding in the draft. Since 2002, they've used first-round picks to acquire Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner, Zach Wheeler (dealt for Carlos Beltran in 2011), Buster Posey and Gary Brown.

It is worth noting, however, that only Cain (25th) and Brown (24th) out of that group were not top-10 picks. But just because players were chosen in the top 10 doesn't take away from the impressive roll the Giants have been on in recent drafts.

And there's talent at No. 20 too: a quick run-through of recent 20th overall picks at Baseball-Reference.com shows that talents like CC Sabathia, Torii Hunter and Mike Mussina were plucked with the 20th overall pick in the last 20 years.

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