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Fitt: MLB Reduces Job Opportunities At Its Own Peril

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At least the waiting game is over. Two months after the college baseball season was abruptly cut short, at least we finally have an answer to the draft question.

Unfortunately, it’s the wrong answer.

Friday’s news about the 2020 MLB draft made official what many players, scouts, coaches and agents feared was likely to happen: the commissioner’s office has slashed the draft from 40 rounds down to just five. And even worse, any player not drafted in those five rounds can’t receive more than $20,000 as a nondrafted free agent.

Any player fortunate enough to get drafted this year[…]

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