Competitive Balance Lottery Results

Baseball’s first Competitive Balance Lottery took place in New York City today. The lottery, which allocates additional draft picks to small-market and low-revenue teams, provides teams with draft choices they can choose to use or trade. The Diamondbacks, Orioles, Indians, Royals, Athletics, Pirates, Padres, Rays, Reds, Rockies, Marlins, Brewers and Cardinals were eligible to obtain draft picks. The Tigers were also eligible, though only for the group of selections that takes place after the second round. Here are the results, via MLB.com:

Selections Between First & Second Rounds (Round A)

  1. Royals
  2. Pirates
  3. Diamondbacks
  4. Orioles
  5. Reds
  6. Marlins

Selections After Second Round (Round B)

  1. Padres
  2. Indians
  3. Rockies
  4. Athletics
  5. Brewers
  6. Tigers

The Rays and Cardinals did not receive a pick in either of the Competitive Balance Lottery Rounds.


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64 Comments on "Competitive Balance Lottery Results"


mistgl
3 years 1 month ago

That’s pretty big for those teams ‘contending’ that got 1st rounders. They can use those picks to sweeten the pot in any trade.

Damn_Jays
3 years 1 month ago

AA is on the phone trying to get those extra picks.

Remember92
3 years 1 month ago

The Tigers with Miggy, Verlander, Fielder, V Mart, etc. etc. deserve a pick. Tough to compete with that patchwork roster….excuse me as I throw up in my mouth!!! And the Rays not so much. PATHETIC

3 years 1 month ago

i wonder how many team’s salaries in the lottery are lower than the combined salaries of cabrera, vmart, verlander, and prince

3 years 1 month ago

those salaries are about 65 a yr if anyone was wondering

johnsilver
3 years 1 month ago

Perfectly happy with the results..KC/Bucs up top that draw horrendous and always like to see the orioles get a break :-)

Would have been nice to see the A’s and Padres get a 1S pick however and Tigers left out altogether.

Karkat
3 years 1 month ago

And the Cardinals didn’t get anything, which is nice since, you know, World Series.

johnsilver
3 years 1 month ago

yeah.. U R right-O there :-(

rainyperez
3 years 1 month ago

I think there should be a revision to that rule.

“If a team wins World Series they should be exempt from the CBL the following season”

Karkat
3 years 1 month ago

That seems beyond fair to the point of obvious. It’s hardly “balancing” the competition if we’re giving a recent World Series winner extra picks 😛 (Especially one of the three teams since the strike to have won MULTIPLE titles.)

nathanalext
3 years 1 month ago

Four. There’s been four teams win more than one World Series since the strike: Marlins (who also got a pick), Cardinals, Yankees and Red Sox.

Karkat
3 years 1 month ago

Whoops, this is why I shouldn’t comment from work. I actually discounted the Red Sox (because in my mind they were “obvious”) xD

LazerTown
3 years 1 month ago

I would extend it to the playoffs. I really don’t like this rule because it artificially gives certain teams an advantage because they are lower markets.
There should also be a rule based on payroll, the tigers payroll is 132M, Cards are at 110M. And the reds gave votto 20M. Teams that have that sort of money should not be given extra picks. The rays are doing just fine, they really shouldn’t be given extra picks.

3 years 1 month ago

What exactly constitutes any of these teams as falling under the category of small market or low revenue?? The Tigers are in Detroit. Kind of a big city. The Cardinals don’t appear to be struggling having won their 11th title last year, and St. Louis isn’t exactly Kansas City… Same could be said about Cleveland… I do love the Pirates getting pick #2, they are low revenue and in first place and have the NL MVP! Diamondbacks play in Phoenix and have been buyers… Marlins just spent a boatload of money although they don’t draw anyone lol… Curious? What makes a team qualify for this?? And does it reflect current or past years?

CheckYourFacts79
3 years 1 month ago

The picks are divided into two groups — six picks at the end of the first round, six more at the end of the second. The first group of picks are given out among teams with the 10 smallest markets or 10 lowest revenues. That includes 13 teams: D-backs, Orioles, Indians, Royals, A’s, Pirates, Padres, Rays, Reds, Rockies, Marlins, Brewers and Cardinals.
Six of those 13 teams will end up with a pick. The other seven teams will enter the lottery for the second group of picks. By rule, teams who receive revenue sharing money and aren’t located among the top 15 markets are also added to that mix. Only one team qualifies this year under those rules — the Tigers. Detroit barely falls outside the top 15 markets, but it does, and the Tigers apparently received a little bit of revenue sharing money last year.
The Tigers will be one of eight teams vying for six picks, so their chances are pretty good. That said, teams’ chances are higher or lower based on their winning percentage last season. So the Tigers’ best shot is if teams like the Royals, Pirates, Padres and Orioles win picks in the first round, pitting Detroit against teams like Milwaukee, St. Louis and Tampa Bay in the second round.

Stuart Brown
3 years 1 month ago

Thank you for explaining this. I don’t think it was explained at all in the original article as to why the Tigers were included.

GoRav114
3 years 1 month ago

I am sure the O’s will use it on someone never to be heard of again.

Rabbitov
3 years 1 month ago

I’m sure ten years down the road I’ll hear his name in my nightmares.

3 years 1 month ago

I’d expect the Orioles to trade their pick for a SP who can help them right now but is under team control beyond this season

Karkat
3 years 1 month ago

Does this mean the Pirates fans will finally stop whining about Appel? This is at least three picks before the second round now.

JaysGLawrie
3 years 1 month ago

I think 12 added picks is way too much. 6 at most.

Karkat
3 years 1 month ago

Reminder that there will be a lot fewer picks in the first round/supplemental round now because of limitations on free agent pick compensation

Devern Hansack
3 years 1 month ago

This is ludicrous.

Karkat
3 years 1 month ago

I guess this is the tradeoff for limiting the ability to get draft pick compensation for free agents? Except my team can never get one, so…

Randy Wiseman
3 years 1 month ago

wow reds attendance went up 10% and we still made the a column

TophersReds
3 years 1 month ago

Reds got in for market size.

rainyperez
3 years 1 month ago

I’ll just say this…

Tigers!?

JaysGLawrie
3 years 1 month ago

I didn’t even notice them. what the heck?!

jb226
3 years 1 month ago

It’s because they received some revenue sharing money and aren’t one of the top 15 markets, but of course that does not answer the question of why the heck a team with a payroll that exceeded $100,000,000 last year would have received a dime of revenue sharing money.

Deep&Gone
3 years 1 month ago

Because the 80 mill some of these teams get in profit sharing money isn’t good enough. All this will do is cause the same teams to grow these prospects and flip them when their rookie contracts expire and start all over again. Implement a hard cap and base (160 mill-80mill) and you will see more talent spread across the league.

RKMartin
3 years 1 month ago

Man, I soooo agree with Cort and his cap ideas. Also, this extra pick stuff is for the birds. So unfair for so many reasons.

Red_Line_9
3 years 1 month ago

Would a team with talented young players that make near the minimum due to service time be required to spend money on unnecessary veterans to avoid penalty for not meeting the minimum pay scale?
There definitely needs to be a requirement that a certain percentage of revenue sharing be used to improve the onfield product.

SheaGoodbye
3 years 1 month ago

This is the better idea, and the only one that has the potential of happening.

SheaGoodbye
3 years 1 month ago

Maybe a good idea, but it’ll never be agreed to by certain teams (you know who I’m talking about). I think cory’s suggestion is the more plausible of the two, and I don’t see why anyone would be against it.

stl_cards16
3 years 1 month ago

Yeah I know who, the large markets. Because if there is ever going to be a salary floor, there will be MUCH more revenue sharing.

Jonathan Sisk
3 years 1 month ago

rays get no pick… marlins and tigers get picks… this is not having the desired effect i feel

3 years 1 month ago

Rays were in the lottery, but their ping pong ball didn’t come out

rainyperez
3 years 1 month ago

Maybe the rays thought you had to put in a folded piece of paper 😀

Ben Cerutti
3 years 1 month ago

So the Tigers weren’t eligible, but got one?

PeanutTheKidnapper
3 years 1 month ago

They were only eligible for selections after the Second Round (Round B).

haymaker9
3 years 1 month ago

The Royals finally won something!! Now let’s see what they can turn it into…

rainyperez
3 years 1 month ago

Royals are fine position player wise when but the real question is developing top tier pitching before any one of those position players hit free agency.

Van Sullins
3 years 1 month ago

How would you figure the Pirates or the Reds and leave out the Cardinals? They are both ahead of us. Just trying to understand this better.

Brv Rocks
3 years 1 month ago

This “competitive balance” lottery is a joke. Teams with 100M payrolls should NOT be in the lottery. The lottery should be reserved for low revenue/low payroll teams alone.

IHateJoeBuck
3 years 1 month ago

I agree with the low revenue aspect, but owners should not be rewarded for yielding low payroll teams and reaping higher profits.

3 years 1 month ago

As a Cardinal fan– The extra pick would have been nice- but when your already rocking a top 5 farm system, it doesn’t really matter, IMO.

JoeCroninAndRonSanto
3 years 1 month ago

Damn the “Competitive Balance Lottery”, I’m a cubs fan and you guys know the history. I’m not looking for sympathy or lottery picks but I do believe the Rays, Padres, Royals, Padres, A’s should get picks. Maybe Brewers, Mariners, and Pirates (they are also on the low end of market and don’t have BIG TV money).

snapcase8p
3 years 1 month ago

To all of the people complaining about the Tigers getting a pick, need to get a better own. MI is a great owner that has actually lost money in a cpl of years because of our payroll. However, he is older and a billionaire and has probably recovered money in other years but he is willing to spend the money because he wants to bring a WS win to Detroit. Once MI passes on the business don’t be shocked to see the Tigers return to mid level payroll and farm development.

JayTeam
3 years 1 month ago

And where do people get a better owner… eBay?

snapcase8p
3 years 1 month ago

Find a kid in need and have him put in a request to the Make A Wish foundation.

LazerTown
3 years 1 month ago

Detroit Metro is the 11th largest in the nation. IT IS NOT a small market by any standards. They have 3X as many people as Milwaukie does. The city is pretty poor, but many of the suburbs are very wealthy. Is no different than many other cities.

snapcase8p
3 years 1 month ago

And the Tigers have a good fan base. It didn’t say we were the worst, they just barely qualified. But teams like the Orioles and Pirates do too if they’d put together some successful teams.