I don't follow roster management too closely, so I'm hoping someone else has tracked this.
Has anyone seen how many seniors are coming back next year for their extra year? Between that, a reduced MLB draft (which affects both players leaving early and recruits signing with a pro team), and the handful of transfers we've signed, it seems like the dugout is going to be quite full next year.
It is just about impossible for any of us to know how the 11+ grants in aid are distributed among the players on the current roster. We also don't know what dollars have been promised to incoming freshmen and transfers, let alone which of the possible junior draftees and seniors with the extra year of eligibility will return. I don't think we'll know the answer until the 2020-21 roster is published.
Those that would have played in their fourth year or finished their five-year clock last season will have their scholarships exempt (up to what they got last year). Those players also won't count against the 35-man limit, so there's flexibility among that group of returning players. (Players transferring in won't be exempt, only returners.)
I know the baseball coaches association is trying to get some additional flexibility based on the shortened draft this season that they're hoping to get an answer on soon.
This article does a good job of breaking down all the waivers baseball got today.
especially with the MLB Wild West phase that will be following the draft and the questions regarding how much money football programs will earn this fall.
That was a a helpful article.