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MLB Draft competitive balance rounds set 2022

MLB Draft competitive balance rounds set 2022

The 2022 MLB Draft is set for All-Star Week in Los Angeles, with the Orioles kicking things off on Sunday, July 17, with the No. 1 overall pick. 

MLB announced the details of the Draft and Draft Combine on Thursday. The 2022 Draft will take place from July 17-19 in L.A., while the Draft Combine — a showcase for the top 300 Draft-eligible players, with the opportunity to interact with MLB general managers and scouting directors — is scheduled for June 14-20 at Petco Park in San Diego. 

This year’s Draft will be 20 rounds over the three days. The opening night of the Draft will feature the first two rounds: the compensatory pick rounds and the Competitive Balance rounds. Rounds 3-10 will be on Day 2 of the Draft, and Rounds 11-20 will be on Day 3. 

The Orioles will be drafting No. 1 overall for the second time in the last four years — they took Adley Rutschman first in 2019 — and third time as a franchise. They’ll be followed by the D-backs, Rangers, Pirates and Nationals to…

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