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MLB announces 2022 draft will be held in July during All-Star Game festivities, combine to take place in June

MLB announces 2022 draft will be held in July during All-Star Game festivities, combine to take place in June

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Major League Baseball announced scheduling details for the 2022 amateur draft and the draft combine on Thursday.

The draft will begin on Sunday, July 17 and stretch until Tuesday, July 19 to coincide with the All-Star Game festivities for a second consecutive season. The first night of the draft will burn through the initial two rounds; day two will features rounds three through 10; and then the last 10 rounds (remember, the draft is only 20 rounds now, as opposed to the old 40-round format) will take place on the third and final day. 

It’s worth noting that front-office types were not pleased with MLB’s decision to schedule the draft in July because of the impact it…

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