I'm curious on what are the MLB draft rules for players in the Independent Pro Baseball League.
1. Say a player is drafted by Pittsburgh, but doesn't want to join their system. Can the player go play in the independent league then become a free agent? My guess is Pittsburgh has rights to the player for X years. If so how many years?
2. Say a player doesn't expose themselves to MLB draft, instead plays in the independent league. Can the player become a free agent to play MLB?
[Edited by nyy15 on May 18th, 2000 at 01:14 PM]