Didn’t see anything posted already, so I decided to start a new thread on tomorrow’s draft.
For those keeping track at home, the 2020 draft was shortened to five rounds. There are two Competitive Balance Rounds (A & B, following the First and Second Rounds, respectively), and then Compensation Picks after CBR B.
The Astros have a whopping total four picks in this year’s draft (no need to rehash the asinine reasons why):
- #72 (from the Yankees for signing Gerrit Cole)
They also have the smallest bonus pool at $2,202,600 of any team in the draft, including a slot bonus of $870,700 for their first selection.
Teams may sign an unlimited number of undrafted players for a bonus not to exceed $20,000.