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Morning Mound Visit: Cutting the draft is shortsighted and greedy

A five-round draft is an insult; Ah-seop Son is a walking machine; Jesse Chávez is the most traded player in MLB

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Daniel Epstein | Baseball Prospectus $: The upcoming amateur draft has been cut down to just five rounds, and it’s nearly impossible to list all the reasons that’s terrible. Beyond the Box Score alum and new co-chair of the IBWAA, Daniel Epstein, has broken down how gutting the draft hurts the sport and amateur players alike.

Ben Clemens | FanGraphs: While MLB is still trying to figure out when, how, and if the 2020 season will take place, the KBO League season is deep enough to start writing small sample deep dives. Ben Clemens noticed that Ah-Seop Son has been an on-base machine in the early going.

Alex Hall | Athletics Nation: Jesse Chávez holds the record among active players for most times traded with eight. Alex Hall looked back at every trade involving the most coveted/dispensable player in MLB. With his contract expiring at the end of this year, he could add to his lead. (If there’s a season and if there are midseason trades that is.)