Originally Posted by EddieMilner
Whats the benefit for MLB not making amateurs declare for the 1st Years Player Draft? Would this limit the number of players and therefore not allowing the teams to fill out their minor league rosters? To me it seems that it really hurts the teams since players have leverage with staying in school or going to college. Since its the MLB's draft, I feel that it would be in their best interest to make players declare and lost their amateur status.
That only works to an extent. College basketball players can declare for the draft, not sign with an agent, be drafted,not sign and return to school. They are then a free agent the next year and can sign with anyone they want.