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Karl Hess

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Re: Less freezing cold February and March games in front of 100 people???


Agree completely about the weather! We're at the very edge of being able to play home games in February. And the weather we do play in at home is absurd sometimes during that timeframe.

MLB was already looking to move the draft back in the summer. At one point in the fall, there was talk of it going all the way back into August but I believe that was dropped.

To add, the 2020 draft was originally going to be in Omaha right before the CWS started. MLB and the NCAA worked together to stage it that way. So my assumption is that the coaches believe that MLB would adjust the draft start date to match the later CWS.

Here's the draft section from their FAQ at the end. Apologies for the all caps but that's how it's formatted in the document.

: THE EARLY JUNE DATE OF THE FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT HAS LONG BEEN A POINT OF CONTENTION, SHIFTING CELEBRATORY MOMENTS INTO PERCEIVED
DISTRACTIONS AS COLLEGE BASEBALL TEAMS ADVANCE INTO THE POST SEASON. MLB, IN AN EFFORT TO DECREASE EXPENSES, IS MOVING TO ELIMINATE THEIR SHORT-SEASON CLASS
A AFFILIATE LEAGUES, WHICH OFTEN SERVE AS A LANDING SPOT FOR MANY RECENTLY DRAFTED COLLEGE PLAYERS IN JUNE. CONSEQUENTLY, THE NEED FOR AN EARLY JUNE DRAFT
WILL NO LONGER EXIST (THE 2020 MLB DRAFT IS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 10-12, WHICH WOULD HAVE ONLY IMPACTED THE 8 TEAMS WHO ADVANCED TO THE COLLEGE WORLD
SERIES.) UNDER THE NEW MODEL, A DRAFT PRIOR TO THE CWS WOULD ALIGN WITH MLB’S DESIRE FOR A LATER DRAFT IN THE SUMMER. THE DRAFT IS ALSO CONDENSING AS A
RESULT (5 ROUNDS IN 2020) AND LIKELY 20 ROUNDS IN 2021. OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS, THAT DRAFT HAS CONTINUALLY REDUCED ITSELF FROM UNLIMITED ROUNDS IN THE 1990’S
TO 50 ROUNDS IN THE 2000’S TO 40 ROUNDS IN THE LAST DECADE. AS THE DRAFT CONTINUES TO BECOME MORE EXCLUSIVE, COLLEGE BASEBALL HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GROW.
[Post edited by Karl Hess at 05/22/2020 3:58PM]

(In response to this post by UVApride7)

Posted: 05/22/2020 at 3:50PM



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