Reports: MLB Draft moving to Omaha days before College World Series
The Major League Baseball Draft is moving from Secaucus, New Jersey, to Omaha, Nebraska, the site of the College World Series, according to multiple reports. It previously took place at the MLB Network studio.
It will now be held June 10 through June 12, as the College World Series starts June 13-23/24.
For all intents and purposes, it’s a move for the better. Now, players who are in NCAA postseason play can actually attend the event, as before there was a conflict between the draft and postseason games. Now, the draft is sandwiched in between Super Regionals and the College World Series.
With it being held in Omaha, many college players who are in the CWS will now be able to attend, too.
ESPN reported that the idea behind moving the draft is to give top draft picks a better draft-day experience. The location of the draft has yet to be announced.
According to MLB.com, four of the top 10 2020 draft prospects play in the SEC: No. 1 Emerson Hancock (Georgia), No. 3 Austin Martin (Vanderbilt), No. 5 Asa Lacy (Texas A&M) and No. 9 Garrett Crochet (Tennessee).