No, it ain’t exactly a shocker. And yes obviously it’s incomplete given that we are not yet far enough removed given that some players are still in the early/middle parts of their careers (Bregman, Correa, McCullers, Tucker) and other more recent draft picks haven’t even reached the big leagues yet.
BA used WAR of the drafted players in determining these rankings.
July 25 deadline looming with the sides far apart. A 20 round draft is acceptable to both sides but that’s where the agreement ends. MLB wants $181MM in spending for the 600 draft picks but the union says $260MM. Undrafted players would get a max $20K per MLB but the union wants $40K. Other areas are being fought over as well.
Lefty posted a link to an ESPN article the other day but here’s also an article yesterday in the NYT…