Monday, June 4, 2012

The New MLB Draft

We are mere moments into the MLB Amateur draft and the Houston Astros with the first overall pick have already made headlines with their surprise first pick in Puerto Rico Baseball Academy's SS Carlos Corea. Is due to the new CBA?  Most reporters had pegged the Astros choice coming down to Byron Buxton and Mark Appel.   This is an interesting draft as it will be the first time that the draft pool bonus cap is utilized.  WEEI's Alex Speier wrote a great primer on the new draft rules. Let's take a look at those rules below the fold.