I’m hearing that the draft is possibly going to be cut down to ten rounds and everyone after that could sign as a free agent with a max of $10K signing bonus.
If this is true, it will greatly impact college baseball over the next couple of years.
MLB is telling baseball players something in that there is only slot money for the first ten rounds. 84% of American MLBers come from the first ten rounds. Another 10% come from 11-20. After round 20 it’s a long shot. I’ll bet most MLBers from after round 20 are late bloomer pitchers. Scouting analytics and metrics are so good now there aren’t many surprises.