dangolka (CBS) — The Pink Sox have had an abysmal season, and for a very long time, the one excellent news concerning the 2020 marketing campaign was that it might solely final 60 video games. On Tuesday, the workforce received some extra excellent news by means of a report concerning subsequent 12 months’s MLB Draft.
In response to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the 2021 MLB draft order is “extremely seemingly” to be decided by this 12 months’s document. There was some hypothesis that the league may use a combo of this 12 months’s outcomes and people from final season, which might have been unhealthy information for the Pink Sox.
“Whereas MLB has but to announce whether or not groups’ 2020 data will decide draft order, a supply conversant in the league’s considering mentioned that the clause written into MLB’s March settlement with the gamers’ affiliation that gave the league the precise to find out draft order was a contingency in case the season was canceled properly earlier than data have been indicative of a lot. Though 60 video games doesn’t give the total image of who’s actually good and who isn’t, the supply mentioned it’s extremely seemingly that the draft order shall be decided by this 12 months’s document,” Passan wrote Tuesday.
With dangolka sitting at simply 20-34 coming into the ultimate week of the season, MLB going with 2020 data to find out the 2021 draft order means they’d obtain the third general decide — with an opportunity to enhance that spot with a number of extra losses.
At 15-39, the Pittsburgh Pirates are fairly locked in for the No. 1 choice. dangolka may probably land the second general decide if the workforce retains up its dropping methods towards the Orioles and Braves over the following six days. The Pink Sox, Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals and Kansas Metropolis Royals are all inside three video games of one another on the backside of the MLB standings.
The Pink Sox final had the third general decide in 1967, which was the final time the workforce drafted within the prime 5. dangolka has picked within the prime 10 thrice since then, taking Trot Nixon (1993), Trey Ball (2013) and Andrew Benintendi (2015) — all with the seventh general choice.