The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) held its third board meeting on Wednesday at the Dogok-dong Baseball Hall in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, and decided to reinstate the secondary draft in 2023, which was held biennially from 2011 to 2019 and has since disappeared.
After the secondary draft was abolished, the Futures (second-tier) free agent (FA) system was established and implemented for two years, but it was pointed out that player movement was not as active as in the secondary draft. In response, the KBO decided to reintroduce the Secondary Draft with improvements.온라인카지노
The second draft, which will be held again after this season, will be held every other year as before and will consist of first- to third-round selections.
Compared to the past, the following areas have changed: who can be drafted, how many players can be drafted, and who can be drafted.
Firstly, the number of protected players per team has been reduced from 40 to 35 to encourage player movement and level the league. Players in their first, second, and third years of eligibility and in-coming free agents will be eligible for protection. If a player is moved to a compensatory free agent contract before the second round of the draft, he will be automatically excluded from the draft.
The KBO has also changed the way teams can still make a pick in the next round after not using their top-round pick.
Nominations will be made in the reverse order of the previous season’s results. After each team has made their picks in rounds one through three, the three lowest-ranked teams will be able to select two additional players.
The transfer fee that a team must pay to a player’s former club is 400 million won in the first round, 300 million won in the second round, and 200 million won in the third round. This is an increase of 100 million won from the last secondary draft in 2019. The transfer fee for players selected in the fourth round and below, which includes the bottom three teams, is set at 100 million won.
There is also a new mandatory registration rule for players selected in the second round. Clubs will be required to register these players on their first-team roster for a certain period of time in the following year to ensure that they have plenty of playing time.
First-round picks must be on the roster for at least 50 days and second-rounders for at least 30 days. However, third-rounders and below are not subject to the mandatory registration rule.
If a player fails to fulfil the mandatory registration requirement within two years of being drafted, he can return to his home club. If the original club does not wish to return, the player will be eligible for free agency.
The KBO Board of Directors also deliberated and voted on the amendments to the National Team Operations.
It was decided that players who engage in behaviour that compromises their dignity during a national team call-up will be disqualified from participating in the national team for at least one year and will not be awarded any national award points earned in that tournament.
Meanwhile, the KBO Board of Directors decided to compensate the players for the number of active player registrations as the Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, China, in September without interrupting the league.
As a result, players representing the Asian Games will be able to receive registration points for the period of their national team call-up.