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Should have seen this coming when it meant the Red Sox had a shot at a top 3 pick. Red Sox and Nats are clearly deserving of top-5 picks.

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28 minutes ago, Pat Kelly said:

Looks like it will be based on 2020 W-L records.  Next 6 games will make a difference in terms of having a Top 5/Top 10 pick.

Yikes, I'm really surprised it wasn't a hybrid between 2019 and 2020. Seems a bit unfair that a 60 game schedule with 7-inning no headers and severely uneven schedules should decide the draft order completely. 

I guess the only good news is this isn't official yet.

The article states, ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reports that teams’ 2020 records are “highly likely” to be used to determine the order of selection.

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This is awful. I appreciate Tony’s typo about “No Headers”

This is technically real baseball, but even for the most malleable fan, this cant possibly be taken by itself in any kind of determination. Realistically, the draft order should of course use last year’s results. Does the league leader in complete games get a laugh emoji next to this name? Is there a separate category for “double header CGs”? And so on.

Lots of fun stats this season, but they shouldn’t determine draft order by themselves.

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As an Orioles fan, I obviously want 2019 standings to have an impact as well to improve the pick, that said, I understand if it's just 2020.

Is it a shortened season? Yes. Is the abbreviated season not truly indicative for a marathon sport like baseball? Also, true.

That said, if we are using this 60-game season to ultimately determine a World Series champion, it makes sense to use it to determine the draft, too. I don't like it. I definitely see the argument on the other side, but at the same time if it's good enough to determine the playoffs, its good enough to determine the draft. My real beef with it is this should have been decided BEFORE games were played rather than afterwards where teams, executives, etc. can campaign for what is better for them calling into question the equity of the situation.

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