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Idle question re: next year draft

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So if there’s no baseball season this year, which appears increasingly likely, what would the draft order be like next season? An argument could be made for the same order as this year, but…

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No one knows cause no one has said, and they can do whatever they want. 

When hockey skipped a season they had a lottery, weighted in certain ways that I don’t recall (I think those with recent #1 picks actually got less chance in the lottery). But again, who knows. 

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30 minutes ago, makoman said:

No one knows cause no one has said, and they can do whatever they want. 

When hockey skipped a season they had a lottery, weighted in certain ways that I don’t recall (I think those with recent #1 picks actually got less chance in the lottery). But again, who knows. 

Yes, that occurred to me as well, but if we are attempting to establish a semblance of parity, I think a strong argument can be made that the order should be retained.

It is highly unlikely that the bad teams from last year are going to be meaningfully better this year, so they would probably be drafting and pretty much the same order anyway.

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The 2005 nhl draft was a lottery selection based on recent playoff appearances and #1 draft picks.  So if you didn’t make the playoffs because you were bad but weren’t so bad to get the #1 pick, you had a good chance at landing #1.  I only remember because I can’t stand Crosby or the Penguins and I still feel this system was setup to benefit them as a franchise.  (Likewise it wouldn’t surprise me if MLB tried to handicap it towards a team like the red Sox or Yankees).  I also believe it was a serpentine draft which means if you picked #1 you wouldn’t get another pick until the end of the second round.  For the record this format would almost certainly not work for MLB as #1 picks never immediately make an effect on the MLB team.  

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😎After a very confusing "process" and discussion.  The 2021 MLB draft will be cancelled and all available players will be awarded to the Yankees as compensation for them not being able to win their 28th title in 2020.  Demonstrating their desire to help the game, the Yankees immediately announce that they will allow all other MLB teams to select one player after the 781st round, so long as they "purchase" 10 days worth of tickets to full capacity games in Yankee Stadium for previously cancelled 2020 games.

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