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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Draft order set

By Adam Rubin

Major League Baseball has locked in the selection order for the June 4-6 draft.

Based on 2011 reverse order of finish, the Mets will select 12th.

They then pick up the 35th and 71st overall picks for losing Jose Reyes, before also drafting 75th overall (in the second round) with their own pick.

The Mets draft 107th overall (third round) and 140th overall (fourth round). And they will settle into the 12th pick in every round beyond that.

This year's draft has been reduced to 40 rounds, from the previous 50.