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Friday BP: 2021 MLB Draft to be capped at 20 rounds

More than 5, but less than 40.

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2020 Major League Baseball Draft Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Hello and happy Friday. And happy Opening Day! It’s crazy that we haven’t seen the San Francisco Giants play since last year, and I wish them all the best in their first game of the season tonight.

On Thursday, Baseball America’s JJ Cooper reported that MLB has informed organizations that the upcoming draft will be capped at 20 rounds.

This is a somewhat predictable middle ground. After having 40 rounds for quite some time, the league cut down to five rounds for the 2020 pandemic season. We knew that wouldn’t last, but after gutting the Minor League system, it seemed clear that MLB wasn’t intending to return to the full draft length.

So 20 rounds it is, which means the draft will be over before the Sergio Romos and Brian Wilsons of the world have been selected.

Old, random MCC article for you to read

Tyler Rogers submarined his way into Giants’ fans hearts this year (Nov. 21, 2019 — Doug Bruzzone)

Giants links

When do the Giants play today?

The Giants play tonight at 7:10 p.m. PT.

Have a swell Friday, folks.