HarthorneWingo wrote:Man, that sucks for the team picking no. 12. Interesting how baseball has integrated this rule and basketball hasn't. Do you have any insight into why this is so in baseball in particular?
This happens in baseball every couple of years. Something comes up in a physical and a team has 2nd thoughts. It happened with Brady Aiken in 2014 and 2 draftees in 2018. Only first & 2nd round picks get compensated, 1 draft pick later in the following draft and only if the player doesn't take a physical before he's drafted, otherwise the team has to make an offer but there's a fair bit of flexibility in size.
Draft picks in baseball have a certain amount of value, but rarely an immediate impact. Basketball is a little different, the player can have an immediate impact, or might be a bust. I think basketball doesn't want to open that can of worms in negotiating with draft picks or letting teams not sign their guy and slip to the following year. The fixed contract system seems to be working and picks either work out or they don't.
Imagine if you had the #1 overall pick in a week draft class, and you wanted to flip that pick into the #2 pick in a strong draft class. a year later. In baseball, that type of action costs draft money, and classes are hard to assess a year ahead of time. In basketball in theory, a team could screw over a player to get a pick a year later.
Both systems work. In basketball, teams draft the best player they can. In baseball, there's more negotiation and money can be spread out differently, also a longer wait time from draft to helping the team and I would argue, bugger unknowns. Football is like basketball too, where there's no compensation for not signing a player.
Mets will do fine with the #11 pick next year. They blew this year's draft but they'll have more money to spend next year. The only thing it really hurts is if they lose a pick by signing another team's QO player, then they lose their 2nd overall pick which right now might be around 15-18, depending on where they end up. That's a big penalty, so I'm guessing they won't sign another team's QO player next year.
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