What has the effect of the new MLB draft process been on college baseball.
I know the Red Sox can't steal "college locks" by taking them in the 50th and throwing huge money at them anymore.
It forces MLB clubs to go after players they feel almost certain will sign with their top 10 picks respectively. Once that restrictive limit was placed on bonuses it essentially eliminated the tickets teams would take on a player in rounds 10-30 and throw 7 figures towards them.
We're starting to see the draft slowly transitioning into whats best available at the time of the pick. You'll see highly touted kids drop because of sign-ability and less of them signing in later rounds.
It's a positive for college baseball.