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College baseball talent level to go up with change to draft

7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago Wednesday, April 08 2020 Apr 8, 2020 April 08, 2020 9:02 AM April 08, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By ERIC OLSON
AP Sports Writer

College baseball stands to benefit from Major League Baseball's decision to shorten its 2020 draft to as few as five rounds and limit signing bonuses for undrafted free agents to $20,000. The college game also will have older and more experienced players because of the NCAA's decision to allow players whose season was shut down by the coronavirus pandemic to return to school in 2021 with the same eligibility standing as in 2020. Michigan coach Erik Bakich says the talent level in the college game could be the deepest ever.

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