Agreed, that is how the NHL has done the draft order for non-playoff teams recently. Plus the lottery is another hockey event that can be promoted by the league.
Agree with andyb as well on draft picks being tradeable assets and teams tanking for a high draft pick does not make as much sense in MLB as in other leagues due to the time frame even a #1 pick takes to get to the ML level.
The timing of this labor strife is so unfortunate. Baseball keeps stabbing itself in its own eye with many forks: they handled the pandemic poorly, all the silly "speed up the game" rules are ridiculous, they're about to implement the league wide DH which I detest, having playoff games late at night on multiple cable channels is stupid and engagement with new, young fans is nowhere. Now they are are going to proceed with another labor dispute to argue about money between millionaires and billionaires.
If I was not a diehard Phillies fans, I would have stopped watching MLB games completely years ago. I have the same approach with the NFL and NBA. Only the NHL has maintained some level of consistency, rationality and awareness of the fans, but I also love hockey as a sport more than football or basketball. Baseball is still my favorite even though they continue to make it very hard to stick with it.