In the 2015 Draft, the second pick of the Competitive Balance B round came in as selection No. 72 overall. The Indians had the sixth pick in the Competitive Balance A Round this summer and used it to draft right-hander Triston McKenzie with the 42nd overall selection.
The Competitive Balance Lottery came to fruition as part of the 2012-16 Basic Agreement between MLB and the MLB Players Association, giving teams with the lowest revenues and in the smallest markets the opportunity to obtain extra Draft picks. A club's odds of winning the lottery were based on its winning percentage in the previous season compared to other eligible teams.
Next year's Competitive Balance rounds will shape up as follows:
(Six picks following first round)
(Six picks following second round)
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