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MLB Standings Update: 2012 Draft Update

Five days later, the Houston Astros are still in line to get the top pick in the 2012 draft. Their expected wins crept up a bit, despite losing two of three to the Texas Rangers and is now at 63 wins. That's easily the worst total in the entire major leagues and gives them a bit of an edge on the rest of the pack.

The team in line for the second overall pick has fluctuated some recently and the Cubs and Twins are in a horse race right now to see who loses more. They're both picked to win 68 games, but the Twins have a slightly smaller number (67.5 to 67.9), which leaves Minnesota as the No. 2 pick and Chicago at No. 3.

How many years has Kansas City picked in the top five now? It's been a lot, and they're still on pace to finish there, despite getting contributions from top prospects Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas.

Two more teams dropped under the 70 win mark this week, as the Baltimore Orioles and Florida Marlins are now duking it out to round out the top five. Baltimore currently has the slightest of edges, but it's so close, you can call them dead even.

The rest of the top ten would go like this: 

6) Florida Marlins (69 wins)

7) Los Angeles Dodgers (73 wins)

8) Oakland Athletics (74 wins)

9) San Diego Padres (76 wins)

10) Seattle Mariners (77 wins)

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