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Photo by Gretel Daugherty

Grand Junction’s Jeff Bohling watches the flight of his home run Thursday night in the Rockies’ loss to Idaho Falls at Suplizio Field. Bohling was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 17th round of the 2017 draft last week and has been in the lineup with the Rookie Rockies for the past two games. If the draft were to be moved any later, an idea that has been proposed, players like Bohling and teams like the GJ Rockies would be affected.

Draft dilemma

Baseball America writer’s idea of moving MLB draft to All-Star break would hurt short-season minor leagues

Draft day is a big deal for prospective pro athletes, and with most professional leagues, drafts are conducted during the offseason. They’ve become must-see television, with draft parties planned by fans and teams.
Major League Baseball, though, has its draft smack-dab in the middle of not only its season, but that of college baseball season as well. Every few years, it’s a topic of discussion, whether the draft needs to be moved, including during the winter meetings this year.


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