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D-backs fall 1 spot in inaugural MLB Draft Lottery, get No. 12 overall pick in 2023

Dec 6, 2022, 7:05 PM | Updated: 7:42 pm
Manager Torey Lovullo #17 of the Arizona Diamondbacks blows a bubble as he walks back to the dugout...
Manager Torey Lovullo #17 of the Arizona Diamondbacks blows a bubble as he walks back to the dugout after taking out Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third inning of their game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on July 12, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The inaugural MLB Draft Lottery on Tuesday night did not favor the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The D-backs, who had the 11th-worst record in the league last season at 74-88, dropped one spot and received the No. 12 overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft.

Arizona had a 1.4% shot at moving up to No. 1 and a 12.5% chance at sneaking into a top-six pick, while retaining the No. 11 pick was a 54.9% probability.

Unfortunately, luck didn’t seem to be on the Diamondbacks’ side in San Diego.

In fact, the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates made the biggest jumps from their starting positions.

The Twins went from No. 13 to No. 5, the Rangers went from No. 7 to No. 4, the Tigers went from No. 6 to No. 3 and the Pirates went from No. 3 to No. 1.

On the same side of the misfortune coin along with the D-backs are the Oakland A’s and Washington Nationals.

The A’s dropped from No. 2 to No. 6 and the Nats dropped from No. 1 to No. 2.

Pittsburgh, Washington and Oakland all had a 16.5% chance of winning the lottery — the highest of the 18 teams.

2023 MLB Draft order:

1. Pirates
2. Nationals
3. Tigers
4. Rangers
5. Twins
6. A’s
7. Reds
8. Royals
9. Rockies
10. Marlins
11. Angels
12. D-backs
13. Cubs
14. Red Sox
15. White Sox
16. Giants
17. Orioles
18. Brewers

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