New York, NY (Sports Network) - Major League Baseball announced the results of
the first-ever Competitive Balance Lottery on Wednesday.
The lottery, which was agreed to as a part of the 2012-2016 Basic Agreement
between MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association, gives clubs
with the lowest revenues and in the smallest markets the opportunity to obtain
The Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore
Orioles, Cincinnati Reds and Miami Marlins will receive a draft pick following
the first round of the First-Year Player Draft.
The San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics,
Milwaukee Brewers and Detroit Tigers will receive a pick after the second
The 10 clubs with the smallest revenues and the 10 clubs in the smallest
markets were entered into a lottery to receive one of the six selections
following the first round of the First-Year Player Draft. Teams that did not
receive a pick were entered into a second lottery for one of six picks
following the second round.
The Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland
Indians, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee
Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego
Padres and the Tampa Bay rays were the 13 clubs eligible for the lottery. The
Detroit Tigers were added to the pool of teams eligible for round two.
A club's odds of winning the lottery were based on its prior season's winning
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