April 26, 2022
via MLB Pro League Office
The 2022 MLB Draft will begin on Monday, May 9.
[For the sake of comparison, last year it began on May 5.]
As always, please ensure that you are able to sign in to Stats+ here and that you are able to access the draft list and order.
A reminder that Stats+ will create draft notifications in Slack at the #draftupdates channel, please make sure you are a member of this channel, if you are not, PM me in Slack and I will add you.
The real MLB draft is set to take place on July 17. With our draft being cut to 20 rounds, we should finish up in a much quick manner than years past. July 17 will be an absolute worst case scenario for us.
I have the draft clock currently set to 12 hours for rounds 1-5 (to run 6 AM – 7 PM PT, 7 days a week). Following the conclusion of round 5, I have it set to drop to 10 hours (still 6 AM – 7 PM PT clock running). This is in line with what we used last year. Depending on how things are going, we will evaluate things as we are are drafting and making any changes as need be.
Within Stats+, the Pool/My List page allows for a team to use either/both of “List Pick” or “Auto Pick.”
-If list/auto are not selected, a team will have the full timer to make their selection.
-If ONLY list is selected and no players are on the list, the team has the entire timer allowed.
-If ONLY list is selected and players are on list, when the team comes up, the list is used immediately.
-If list AND auto are selected the pick is made immediately, first using the list, and then using BPA.
If there are any questions about Stats+ or the draft, please reach out to me via PM.
DRAFT FAQ AND REMINDERS
- Following the amateur draft, recently selected players cannot be traded until the first off-season following the draft.
- This was an off-season rule change.
- Why were picks added to the end of rounds 2 and 3?
- These are the competitive balance picks that have been added over the past few seasons.