Reverse Standings: The search for Draft-Pick Protection

The teams with the 10 worst records have protected first round picks in the following year’s draft.

With five games left to play, given tie breakers, the Mets have the ninth-worst record, but are tied with five teams in the loss column.

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According to MLB Trade Rumors, if two teams have the same record, the higher draft pick goes to the team that finished with a lower winning percentage in the previous season.