The MLB's push to turn its draft into an NFL-style spectacle will make its biggest move yet, as the 2023 draft will take place during All-Star weekend in Seattle.
Joe Doyle of Prospects Live reported MLB is set to host its draft from July 9 to July 11 next year, coinciding with the Midsummer Classic.
The MLB draft was traditionally held in June until the last two. years, when MLB shifted it to July but did not associate it with the All-Star Game. Once held with little-to-no fanfare, MLB has been broadcasting the first two rounds in recent years.
Viewership for MLB draft broadcast has been middling. The 2022 draft averaged just 780,000 viewers across MLB Network and ESPN, which was down 31 percent from a year prior.