Major League Baseball has determined the orders of Competitive Balance Rounds A and B for the 2021 amateur draft, Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com reports. Comp Round A takes place after the first round of the draft, while Comp Round B goes down at the conclusion of the second round. The selections are comprised of picks awarded to teams that are considered in the bottom 10 in terms of winning percentage, market size and/or revenue.
Here’s the 2021 order as of now:
These draft choices can be traded, which means the order listed above isn’t necessarily set. However, these picks can only change hands during the regular season, and they can do so just once. Furthermore, qualifying offer decisions from this offseason will shake up the draft order to some extent. The Reds (Trevor Bauer), Phillies (J.T. Realmuto), Astros (George Springer) and Yankees (DJ LeMahieu) each handed out a QO at the beginning of the offseason, but they were rejected. The Reds and Phillies stand to earn the highest compensatory picks if their players walk away, Rosenbaum notes.