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2018 Summer Draft Ineligible Player Discussion
« on: 7 May 2018 10:46:10 PM »
I know it's hard to believe, but the summer draft will be upon us in one month.

The EC is asking for GMs to submit the names of any International Players we should deem ineligible for the summer draft due to their contract signing status.

Please note the pertinent Summer Draft bylaws below:
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Though a Player may normally meet the eligibility requirements for the Draft of Unaffiliated Players, the Executive Committee reserves the right to declare any Player ineligible and designate him for entry into the Player pool as a Free Agent during the following off-season:

The Executive Committee will designate such Players as ineligible no less than 10 business days prior to the Draft of Unaffiliated Players.

Such Executive Committee action will be primarily limited to Players entering MLB from other professional leagues or from advanced amateur national programs. (Note: Nippon Professional Baseball and Cuba are, respectively, examples of professional and advanced amateur national programs.)

We have also used an unofficial guideline in recent years:

If a player signing counts against the international bonus cap, he's eligible for our draft.  If he doesn't, he is a Free Agent next year.  This is in no way an official rule, but it is a good starting point.

Please post players you'd like to submit as ineligible in this thread before the end of the day Friday, May 18th.  The EC will then double check those players listed and provide answers by Monday, May 21 to give everyone 10 business days advance notice.  Any players signed beginning Monday, May 21 will NOT be eligible for the 2018 DMBO Summer Draft.
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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Ineligible Player Discussion
« Reply #1 on: 16 May 2018 9:58:47 PM »
Bumping this as a reminder!
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