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The Daily Chop: MLB Draft Day is here

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Major League Baseball officially returns on Wednesday but not in the way that many want. The 2020 MLB Draft will get underway at 7 p.m. Wednesday night and is at this point the only guaranteed MLB event that will happen in 2020. The Draft will look quite different this year having been shortened from 40 to just five rounds. That will make for an unpredictable situation which will no doubt add some intrigue to this year’s event.

As always, we will be covering the draft extensively over the next two days so be sure to check back for updates.

MLB Draft

Our position-by-position preview of the best prospects in the 2020 Draft field wrapped up on Tuesday with a look at the top 100 right-handed pitchers which is headlined by UGA standout Emerson Hancock.

Speaking of Georgia prospects, Hancock and teammate Cole Wilcox are just two of a long list of in-state draft eligible prospects.

ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel looks at the best draft prospects in terms of their TrackMan data.

MLB News

The Players Association informed agent Scott Boras that his plan to pay his released minor-league clients would violate the union’s agent regulations per a report by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. Boras instead donated the money to VoteRiders, which is a non-profit that works to ensure all U.S. citizens can exercise their right to vote.

As if you needed another reason to dislike the Cardinals, chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said in a recent radio interview that the baseball industry isn’t terribly profitable. DeWitt Jr. purchased the team for $150 million, Forbes valued the franchise at $2.2 billion in April.