Rule 4 Competitive Balance Draft Picks

Six "Competitive Balance" Rule 4 Draft slots between the 1st and 2nd rounds and six more between the 2nd and 3rd rounds are awarded each year by lottery. 

The Competitive Balance Lottery (CBL) is held during the week following the Rule 4 Draft signing deadline in July. Only MLB clubs that receive revenue sharing and clubs from the ten smallest markets are eligible to participate in the lottery for the CBL draft slots.

Once awarded, a CBL draft slot can be traded, but only during the MLB regular season. The slot cannot be traded for cash unless it is a financial adjustment made to offset the salary of one or more of the players involved in the trade. Also, a CBL draft slot can be traded only once (only by the club that was awarded the pick). Once traded, the slot cannot be "flipped" to a third club.

If a player selected with a CBL draft pick does not sign, the club receives a compensation selection in the next Rule 4 Draft, one slot lower than where the club selected the previous season. There is no further compensation if a player selected with a Competitive Balance compensation draft pick does not sign.

 

 

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  • Rob Richardson 4 hours 47 min ago view
  • Can't teach height and thinness

    jacos 6 hours 42 min ago view
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    jacos 16 hours 12 min ago view
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    crunch 16 hours 20 min ago view
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    billybucks 16 hours 36 min ago view
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    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 16 hours 38 min ago view
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    billybucks 17 hours 24 min ago view
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    crunch 18 hours 3 min ago view
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 19 hours 6 min ago view
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    Transmission 19 hours 10 min ago view
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    crunch 19 hours 24 min ago view
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 19 hours 41 min ago view
  • ~fart~

    jacos 19 hours 41 min ago view
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    jacos 19 hours 42 min ago view
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    jacos 19 hours 43 min ago view
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    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
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    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
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    crunch 20 hours 2 sec ago view