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Milwaukee Brewers receive fourth pick in Competitive Balance Round B for 2020 MLB Draft

Pittsburgh and St. Louis received picks in round A while Cincinnati received a pick just after the Brewers in round B

2019 Major League Baseball Draft Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB via Getty Images

Competitive Balance Rounds have been set, and the Milwaukee Brewers received the fourth pick in Competitive Balance Round B. That pick will take place between the second and third rounds of the draft while round A is between the first and second rounds.

According to, Major League Baseball uses a formula that combines revenue, winning percentage, and market score to award draft picks to the teams that fall into the bottom 10 in revenue or market size. MLB began using that formula in 2017, and in that first year, six teams received Round A picks and eight teams received Round B picks. Each subsequent year, the number of picks alternates between six and eight each year.

Teams that pick in Round A in order:

  1. Baltimore Orioles
  2. Pittsburgh Pirates
  3. Kansas City Royals
  4. Arizona Diamondbacks
  5. San Diego Padres
  6. St. Louis Cardinals

Teams that receive picks in Round B in order:

  1. Miami Marlins
  2. Detroit Tigers
  3. Tampa Bay Rays
  4. Milwaukee Brewers
  5. Cincinnati Reds
  6. Minnesota Twins

While the draft order has been announced, changes will occur to the order once we know what happens with all the qualifying-offer free agent signings. Eight free agents declined qualifying offers this offseason. Once they sign with another team, draft order will be affected based on three tiers of draft pick forfeiture. Obviously if the free agent signs back with the team that made the qualifying offer, then his signing does not impact draft order.