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MLB Draft Combine Testing

Since 2021, Major League Baseball has held a pre-draft combine for high school and college baseball players (like the NFL and NHL), which involves a series of medical and performance assessments on potential baseball draft picks.

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Plans to conduct a draft combine started in 2015 after a complicated situation unfolded with the No. 1 pick in 2014, Brady Aiken. It is hoped that access to amateur players’ medical information will help avoid a repeat of the situation.

The inaugural Draft Combine in 2021 was held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, while San Diego’s Petco Park, home of the Padres, hosted the second event in June 2022. The 2023 event was held at Chase Field in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

There are five assessment categories at the combine: club interviews; medical assessments; vision testing; on-field assessment; and strength and conditioning physical tests.

There are no complete description of the testing procedure, so we have taken information from various sources about what is conducted. The lists of test is probably incomplete, but it gives an idea of what is done.

Medical Assessments

These are some of the medical assessments done.

Strength and conditioning physical tests

Other Tests

Combine Results

Only the results of a few tests have been found online

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