In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, MLB and the player's association recently agreed to some changes for the 2020 and 2021 MLB draft. Here are some details from Kendall Rogers: The date is still up in the air, but it could happen as late as July MLB has the right to trim the length of the draft down to as few as five rounds, if it wants Draft bonuses will be deferred over two years - draftees will get 100K this year, then 50 percent in 2021 and 50 percent in 2022 Similar rules will apply to the 2022 draft, though MLB will only have the right to trim it to 20 rounds. The bonus for undrafted players is capped at $20,000 Setting aside for a second the fact that I think this is just rank nonsense that utterly screws over amateur players, it's going to have a huge impact on college baseball, especially if it's combined with eligibility relief for current players. The logical outcome of this would seem to be many more players going to college instead of signing with an MLB team, and college rosters are going to be absolutely stuffed to the brim. Rogers goes into that a bit in his piece - there would almost have to be a temporary expansion of scholarship limits to accommodate everyone.