MLB draft pick success rate


About two-thirds of first-round draft picks have reached the majors in recent decades, but the success rate drops off steeply from there, falling below one-third by the fifth round and one-fifth by the 10th. MLB recently shortened the draft from 50 to 40 rounds, eliminating a few 4-percent longshots from the back end of the draft (most likely converting them to undrafted free agents). Note that this data includes all players drafted, regardless of whether or not they signed that same year.

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