Free agent compensation
This has come up in talks about free agents: the Mariners, if they sign Burnett or Millwood, would lose a second-round draft pick. They can’t lose a first because the’re in the first half of the draft order on account of being really bad last year. And let’s be frank, second round picks aren’t nearly the bee’s knees that a first round pick is.
For a complete listing of who’s classified as what, Jim Callis at Baseball America wrote it up for you.