Re: MLB completely overhauls both June Draft & Rule V Draft in new CBA
Originally Posted by Red Leader
Why wouldn't all teams do this? Why wouldn't you punt your 1st round pick this year and get 2 next year. Even if you do it in the 2nd round this year. Draft one solid player and one total reach pick with the other first rounder. Worst case, you've got two picks every year. Best case you've got two studs to add to your farm system and only 1 pick the next year...
It might be difficult to punt a 1st rounder if you found a good one. However, it would certainly make sense if you drafted in the lower half of the first round. You could simply make an extremely lowball offer and pocket the draft pick if he turned it down.
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