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Tuesday, September 06, 2022

MLB Draft Lottery expected to take place during winter meetings

While nothing has been formally announced, sources tell Prospects Live that Major League Baseball is expected to announce the inaugural MLB Draft lottery will take place on December 6 during the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego, California.

The newly-minted draft lottery will be the first of it’s kind for Major League Baseball after being negotiated into the new collective bargaining agreement this past winter.

The lottery will involve only the first six picks in each year’s draft. Every single team that does not qualify for the postseason will be eligible for the lottery and will have a chance at the No. 1 overall pick, with weighted odds assigned based on winning percentage. The three-worst records will have the greatest chance at securing the first overall pick, each of whom will have a 16.5 percent chance of “winning” the lottery. While unlikely, this means the worst possible outcome for the team with worst record in baseball would be the No. 7 overall pick.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 06, 2022 at 10:41 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: September 06, 2022 at 03:59 PM (#6094799)
I'm sure Manfred is considering a 30-minute gabfest between the top and bottom of the 5th in game 1 of the WS. Maybe even pad it out to 45 minutes with a performance by Megan Thee Stallion and Garth Brooks.
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: September 06, 2022 at 05:09 PM (#6094817)
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