2013 Draft: Competitive Balance Lottery ResultsBy
The new Collective Bargaining Agreement has changed the amateur draft drastically, and starting next year there will be two new rounds — six picks each, one after the first round and one after the second — added with extra selections for teams deemed small-market and/or low-revenue. Getting Blanked explains the entire system, so check that out. I highly recommend it.
The actually lottery was held today and as you’d expect, the Yankees were not eligible for an extra pick(s). MLBTR has the full results. These 12 picks and the associated draft pool money can be traded but not during the offseason, only between now and the end of the season and between Opening Day next year and I guess draft day. Doesn’t make sense to me either, but this is a thing now.