2019 draft results post

By | September 3, 2019

Record low number of draftees released for 2nd straight year … It still might be a little bit early to declare a trend here, but there has been a major decline in recent years in the number players selected at the draft being released prior to their rookie seasons. In fact, as of this weekend’s roster deadline, by our unofficial count, the number of players selected at the 2019 draft who were released prior to the start of the season was the smallest since the league went to a 7-round draft back in 1994. Indeed, just 24 players selected at the 2019 draft were released by their respective team prior to Saturday’s roster deadline, down two from the previous in 2018 and well below figures in the mid-part of the decade. Read more