Major League Baseball has determined that the final order of the 2021 draft will be determined by reverse order of the 2020 final standings.
It's been believed for quite some time that MLB would stick with the traditional way of ordering draft selections.
The March agreement between MLB and the players association gave Rob Manfred has the right to modify the draft order rather than let the 60-game 2020 regular season determine the selections.
The confirmation means the Pittsburgh Pirates will have the No. 1 overall pick.