Pirates Get A First Round Compensation Pick In the 2013 Draft

Major League Baseball held their first Competitive Balance Lottery today, awarding compensation picks to small market and low revenue teams. The Pittsburgh Pirates received the second pick in the first compensation round. The Pirates had a 10.5% chance of getting the top pick in the draft, and were tied for the fourth most combinations in the lottery, based on their 2011 standings. Their pick currently would be 33rd overall in the...

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Details On Tomorrow’s Competitive Balance Lottery

Tomorrow at 1:30 PM EST, MLB will hold their first Competitive Balance Lottery, awarding draft picks to small market and low revenue teams. Jonathan Mayo has the details of the event. Here is a breakdown of what will take place. **The draft will be held at 1:30 PM, although the results won’t be known until 2:45 PM on MLB Network. **The teams involved will include the ten smallest-market teams, and the ten lowest-revenue teams....

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