Results of MLB competitive balance draft lottery announced
We now know who will be receiving competitive balance supplemental draft picks next year and in what order they'll be making those picks.
On Wednesday, MLB announced the results of its competitive balance draft pick lottery.
First: What the heck is the competitive balance lottery? Long story short, the smallest-market and or lowest-revenue teams get a chance to win an extra draft pick each year. A team's odds of winning the lottery is based on its record in the previous year.
Those who wound up in Round A of the lottery will pick after the first round in the June 2015 draft. Those who fell into Round B will pick after the second round. And for the results.
First, Round A ...
And now Round B ...
Worth noting is that, unlike other MLB draft picks, competitive balance selections are eligible to be traded among teams.
The two teams are going about things in very different ways
The Marlins are indeed in teardown mode under new ownership
The Marlins still have more attractive pieces
The A's need outfield help, and the Cardinals have a glut
Minnesota has designs on the best starting pitcher available on the free agent market
The Cardinals have long coveted the Miami outfielder