One of the biggest pieces of news to come out of Friday afternoon will likely be the drastic alterations to the MLB draft. Per Jeff Passan of ESPN, the draft is changing over to a five-round format. The Dodgers could potentially benefit from this, seeing as how any undrafted players are free to sign with teams for a maximum of just $20,000.
The 2020 Major League Baseball draft will be five rounds, sources tell @kileymcd and me. All players who go undrafted would be eligible to sign for a maximum of $20,000. While there was a proposal to the union for a 10-round draft, the sides didn’t come to an agreement.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 8, 2020
Passan reports that the original ten-round proposal was turned down, though it was rumored to be two separate five-round drafts. This represents a significant blow for underrated or unnoticed talent that would normally be picked up late in the draft.
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