He has a firm fastball with plenty of oomph. The draft assigned amateur baseball players to Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. Dodgers: Clayton Beeter, P, Texas Tech, 67. The biggest knock on him is that he's only a right-handed first baseman, and those seldom make for satisfying early selections -- it's basically a sample of the ballad of Andrew Vaughn, the third pick in last year's draft. Mets: Eric Orze, P, University of New Orleans 151. Nick Yorke is a small, hit-over-power middle infielder with a commitment to Arizona. The availability heuristic might work against him on draft day: teams will ostensibly view him as a starter, but he opened in just 13 of his 36 appearances over three years with the Volunteers. Based on their past observations, Abel has a chance to be a high-quality big-league starter. Brewers: Zavier Warren, C, Central Michigan 93. Some consider that a deterrent, but not this guy. His precision gains have coincided with a velocity boost that enables him to touch into the mid-to-upper-90s. White Sox: Adisyn Coffey, P, Wabash Valley College84. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: mlb | pageType: stories | Howard's offensive value is tougher to peg. Very dark timeline stuff all over in 2020, including the post-bonanza, post-postponement note from MLB for teams to be miserly with any scholarships connected to the ultra cheap sweepstakes. Should he fail in the rotation, he'd probably make a mighty fine setup man. In 2019, he batted .309 (73-for-236) with 56 runs, 15 doubles, two triples, 9 home runs, 31 RBI, a Sun Belt Conference-leading 28 stolen bases and a .930 OPS in 59 games. Braves: Spencer Strider, P, Clemson 127. Rockies: Jack Blomgren, SS, Michigan 141. Angels: Werner Blakely, SS, Detroit Edison (HS)112. He's still a candidate to go high in the draft because of what teams saw in the past: a good, physical frame; a clean delivery; a hot fastball; and a curveball that looks good through the lens of Trackman. Red Sox: Jeremy Wu-Yelland, P, Hawaii 119. Don't be surprised when Torkelson ends up going higher than Vaughn, perhaps even first. He can handle himself at the plate, though, and proved as much by hitting .297/.380/.482 with 19 home runs and 10 more walks than strikeouts. He has a substandard arm, and he doesn't grade as a good receiver. MLB shortened the 2020 draft from 40 rounds to five rounds this year in a cost-cutting move amid the coronavirus pandemic. He reclassified earlier in the year from the 2021 draft, putting the onus on his performance this spring. (He struck out in nearly a quarter of his plate appearances this season in 17 games.) Dodgers: Landon Knack, P, East Tennessee State, 61. Cubs: Luke Little, P, San Jacinto College118. If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent so much time watching, listening, and reading about these guys, you know them better than you know thyself. At minimum, he has the highest upside and the best shot at realizing it among the pitchers in the class. The risk is, as suggested, with his defense. Padres: Cole Wilcox, P, Georgia81. He's about Sonny Gray-sized, yet he has well-above-average arm strength that lets him touch the upper-90s, and a wipeout slider that is one of the best secondary pitches in the draft. Kjerstad is a big left-hander with ample strength and a bad-ball appetite that keeps his walk rate lean. Red Sox: Shane Drohan, P, Florida State149. Tigers: Daniel Cabrera, OF, LSU63. What's not to like? 30. 97.1 The Ticket. He has four above-average pitches, with a fastball that sits between 92-95 mph. Obviously the long-term hope for Meyer is that he's a frontline starter. Crochet missed the onset of the season due to injury, meaning his first start of the year doubled as his last. There aren’t players with helium riding up boards because they’re dominating in conference play and there aren’t players sliding because Just so ironic to bang the drum about pace of play and fan interest for years only to say screw it all in 2020, but here we are. Blue Jays: Trent Palmer, P, Jacksonville 78. Athletics: Dane Acker, P, Oklahoma128. Cubs: Jordan Nwogu, OF, Michigan89. White Sox: Bailey Horn, P, Auburn 143. He followed up that start with a pair of dominating performances against Purdue and Florida State that brought his seasonal totals to 27 innings, 11 hits, two walks, two earned runs, and 40 strikeouts. The First-Year Player Draft, also known as the Rule 4 Draft, is Major League Baseball's (MLB) … Braves: Jesse Franklin, OF, Michigan98. (He was the toughest batter to strike out in the power conferences.) christopher jonot Send an email June 10, 2020. Red Sox: Blaze Jordan, 3B, DeSoto Central (HS)90. Twins: Kala'i Rosario, OF, Waiakea (HS) 159. Orioles: Anthony Servideo, SS, Mississippi75. Mitchell has the kind of athleticism and angular frame that scouts dream about, and he puts on a better BP than his in-game power numbers indicate (his .151 career ISO is propped up by 15 triples, as compared to six home runs). White Sox: Kade Mechals, P, Grand Canyon 113. Rays: Ian Seymour, P, Virginia Tech58. It has been shortened from 40 rounds to five rounds to save the owners money because of the coronavirus. Astros: Zach Daniels, OF, Tennessee, 132. The draft order is determined based on the previous season's standings, with the team possessing the worst record receiving the first pick. Minneapolis/St. Phillies: Baron Radcliff, OF, Georgia Tech 147. He also has more than enough bat speed and discretion at the plate to project as a potential middle-of-the-order hitter. Focusing exclusively on pitching this year paid off, as he showed improved control by walking five batters in 23 innings; he'd previously walked five per nine in 90-plus innings between Oklahoma and the Cape Cod League. Rays: Tanner Murray, SS, UC Davis 126. The draft will assign amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The draft order will be set based on the reverse order of the 2020 MLB season standings. If he signals to teams he's turning pro, he should be the top prep corner infielder off the board. Indians: Petey Halpin, OF, Mira Costa (HS) 96. No pitcher ranked this highly on this list has less on file than Bitsko does. 11 position in the first round. Bailey's boosters believe he'll have four average or better tools, and that'll be enough for him to go in the top half of round one, even if others think he'll fall on the spectrum between second-division starter and backup. @Prospects365 Read the first edition of my 2021 FYPD list---including extensive player reports---by clicking here. Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF, Harvard-Westlake (HS). In some ways, that’s true; in some ways, it’s not. 4, 2017). He missed this spring with a right knee injury, but in his sophomore season a year ago he batted .296 (59-for-199) with 43 runs, 12 doubles, six home runs, 46 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 50 games. Brewers: Joey Wiemer, OF, Cincinnati 122. Crew Completes 2020 Draft Class with Five College Position Players, Brewers complete 2020 First-Year Player Draft. A collegiate catcher has been selected either first (Adley Rutschman in 2019) or second overall (Joey Bart, 2018) in the last two drafts. Marlins: Kyle Hurt, P, USC 135. He has a tall, lean frame that ought to support muscle gain over the coming years; he's a good athlete who can repeat his delivery, boding well for his command and control; and his arsenal includes three flowering pitches: a lively fastball that can bump the upper-90s and a slider and a changeup. Miller has a big, strong frame. Cavalli has a fastball he can run into the mid-to-upper-90s as well as a quality slider. Padres: Levi Thomas, P, Troy110. 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft: Complete results tracker; Detroit Tigers on the clock with No. With due respect to the fine people at the University of Florida, there's little chance Veen will be crossing paths with the Tom Petty tree anytime soon. Archive for 2020 MLB Draft. Cardinals: Masyn Winn, SS, Kingwood (HS)55. He's a high-quality pitcher who ought to hold down a big-league rotation spot for years to come, beginning sooner than later.Hancock does not have Lacy's top-end potential because he does not have Lacy's two top-end pitches. Cubs: Koen Moreno, P, Panther Creek (HSS)148. Team-by-team draft grades can be found here. Whatever team gets him should be thrilled. 1 overall pick, which was expected. He finished his career at Louisville with a four-start stretch that saw him post a 1.23 ERA and strike out 19.6 batters per nine innings. Mets: Matthew Dyer, C, Arizona121. After drafting infielder Aaron Sabato with the 27th overall pick last night, the Twins today selected outfielder Alerick Soularie , right-handed pitcher Marco Raya, and outfielder Kala’i Rosario. The 21-year-old outfielder started all 15 games in center field for the Bruins in his junior season this spring, batting .355 (22-for-62) with 18 runs, six doubles and nine RBI. Though he homered just 14 times, his exit velocities suggest there's plus power potential under the surface, something he could achieve thanks to his offensive aptitude and a swing that already features loft. October 14, 2020 8:37 AM View Comments The order for the 2021 First-Year Player Draft was unveiled Monday with the Nationals selecting at the No. He has a pair of average or better secondaries. Preparation for the 2020 MLB Draft seemed to take a lifetime, but as soon as draft day actually arrived, it was over in a flash. Following the 2019 MLB Draft in early June, I gathered sixteen prospect writers from across the industry for a six-round first year player draft. The most notable baseball alum from West Allegheny High School is Scott Patterson, who played Luke on Gilmore Girls. Twins: Marco Raya, P, United South (HS) 129. Rockies: Drew Romo, C, Woodlands (HS) 36. Generally, having an undefined position is a negative. Reports: Phils sign reliever Bradley to one-year deal, Theo Epstein joins MLB commissioner's office, Rumors: Mets make another move; 4 teams after Semien, Voit says Yankees 'need' to re-sign DJ LeMahieu. Orioles: Coby Mayo, 3B, Stoneman Douglas (HS) 104. Veen's odds of remaining in the middle of the outfield are considerably more remote, but his strong arm should make him a fit in right field. As with Torkelson, it's hard to justify taking a right-handed first baseman early on. Padres: Justin Lange, P, Llano (HS) 35. A team who believes he can play third and hit in the middle of the order could pop him in the first round. MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers tonight made four selections to complete the 2020 First-Year Player Draft, finishing this year’s class with five college position players – the first time the organization has selected position players with its first five picks since 2003. Rays: Alika Williams, SS, Arizona State, 38. 1 pick Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft has arrived. The 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft will be held on Wednesday, aired at 7 PM ET on MLB Network and ESPN/ESPN2, and live streamed on MLB.com. Pirates: Jared Jones, P, La Mirada (HS)45. section: | slug: 2020-mlb-draft-full-results-tracker-list-of-all-160-picks-from-five-round-process | sport: baseball | route: article_single.us | Teams will likely give him the benefit of the doubt in that regard, given his hard work and marked improvement in other areas, with someone eyeing him as a mid-rotation starter. The announcements were made by Vice President – Domestic Scouting Tod Johnson. Despite incinerating the Western Athletic Conference (.448/.610/1.155 slash line with 12 home runs and 11 more walks than strikeouts in 16 games) and last summer's Cape Cod League (.351/.451/.630), there are nagging concerns about his upside. Reds: Joe Boyle, P, Notre Dame144. Brewers: Freddy Zamora, SS, Miami54. In 2019, Warren earned First-Team All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) honors after leading the conference in on-base percentage (.502), runs (73), hits (90), doubles (23) and walks (59) and ranking second in RBI (70) across 60 games played. Diamondbacks: Brandon Pfaadt, P, Bellarmine 150. 2020 Draft Recap: Round 2 ... Continue Reading Top 20 First-Year Player Draft Rankings ... A handful of MLB superstars drafted in the first round last year fell short of expectations. Despite walking nearly five batters per nine in 2019, he's walked just nine batters over his last 11 appearances, dating back to the Cape Cod League. Mariners: Connor Phillips, P, McLennan CC65. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- MLB’s first-year player draft will be held Wednesday and Thursday. The Brewers began Thursday’s portion of the 2020 First-Year Player Draft with the selection of shortstop Freddy Zamora out of the University of Miami in the second round (53rd overall). The Detroit Tigers picked Arizona State … Blue Jays: Zach Britton, OF, Louisville 137. Should he prove successful, he ought to be a quick-to-rise mid-rotation starter. Rockies: Sam Weatherly, P, Clemson 82. The first pitcher taken in the 2020 MLB draft, Max Meyer is one of the few first-round pitchers that doesn’t toe the rubber at 6’3 or above. Rockies: Case Williams, P, Douglas County (HS) 111. Louisville has produced a pair of top-five picks in recent years, in outfielder Corey Ray (No. Major League Baseball’s annual amateur draft has arrived. Royals: Christian Chamberlain, P, Oregon State106. Given his athleticism and pair of top-end pitches, he has a better chance than most at defying the stigma against short righties. Tigers: Trei Cruz, SS, Rice74. Tigers: Dillon Dingler, C, Ohio State39. Reds: Christian Roa, P, Texas A&M49. 6-keys: media/spln/mlb/reg/free/stories_live-blog, at Nationals: Holden Powell, P, UCLA95. Mets: Anthony Walters, SS, San Diego State92. Nationals: Cole Henry, P, LSU56. He might have the higher floor, however, thanks to a well-rounded arsenal and a better feel for throwing strikes. Cubs: Burl Carraway, P, Dallas Baptist52. Crow-Armstrong may be a Vanderbilt commit, but he seems unlikely to ever caw on campus. Carson Tucker is the younger brother of Cole, an infielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lacy, who struck out 46 batters in 24 innings this season, seems primed to join that group in the coming years. The Reds selected OF Mac Wainwright (6-11, 211, BR-TR), out of Lakewood (OH) St. Edward High School, with the team's fifth pick (4th Round, 113th overall) of the 2020 first-year player draft. Mariners: Taylor Dollardm, P, Cal Poly 138. I’ll post a mock draft here midday Wednesday, after which I’ll continue these rankings. Pirates: Logan Hofmann, P, Northwestern State139. Padres: Jagger Haynes, P, West Columbus (HS) 140. Giants: Casey Schmitt, 3B, San Diego State50. Examining every pick from every round of the 2020 MLB Draft for all 30 teams. 1 minute read. Not every team has the stomach for his swing-and-miss tendencies, and it's easy to envision him becoming a left-handed Clint Frazier, but that isn't the worst outcome by any means. Tigers: Colt Keith, 3B, Biloxi (HS) 133. If Harvard-Westlake's name sounds familiar, that's because it's the same school that has produced Jack Flaherty, Lucas Giolito, and Max Fried. The hope is that he can add power as he fills out his lanky 6-foot-2 frame, but there's a chance his bat plays light. Vukovich, 3B, East Troy (HS) 120. Abel went 15th despite the pandemic wiping out his season, and preventing teams from taking additional looks. Jarvis has improved his velocity, now pitching in the mid-90s, and he has one of the draft's best changeups. Rangers: Tekoah Roby, P, Pine Forest (HS) 87. Cardinals: Ian Bedell, P, Missouri 123. Hancock does not have Lacy's top-end potential because he does not have Lacy's two top-end pitches. Walker, armed with a Duke commitment, is viewed as a tougher sign than his peers. But there were plenty of surprises in the early going. Orioles: Carter Baumler, P, Dowling Catholic134. May 27, 2020. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. His explosive swing lends itself to an approach that sees him trade contact for power. Phillies: Carson Ragsdale, P, South Florida 117. Rays: Jeff Hakanson, P, Central Florida 156. Wells has a pretty swing from the left side, and he has a chance to further tap into his power. Giants: Kyle Harrison, P, De La Salle (HS)86. He might have the higher floor, however, thanks to a well-rounded arsenal and a better feel for throwing strikes. Giants: Nick Swiney, P, NC State68. © 2004-2021 CBS Interactive. This esteemed group includes writers from Baseball Farm, Baseball HQ, Baseball Prospectus, Fantrax, MLB Pipeline, Prospects 365, Prospects 1500, Prospects Live, Rotographs, Rotowire, Rotoworld, and, of course, The Dynasty Guru. Zamora earned Freshman All-American honors by Collegiate Baseball and was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) All-Freshman team in 2018. With the organization’s final pick in the 2020 First-Year Player Draft, shortstop Hayden Cantrelle was selected 151st overall in the fifth round out of the University of Louisiana. Cavalli is a former two-way player who looks good in the uniform and who hit .319/.393/.611 in 2019. The 21-year-old was previously selected by the New York Yankees in the 40th round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft out of Teurlings Catholic High School (Lafayette, LA), but did not sign. We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. Athletics: Michael Guldberg, OF, Georgia Tech 99. Indians: Logan Allen, P, Florida International57. He led the NCAA and established a new single-season program record in triples and was a finalist for an American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Gold Glove Award. MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers tonight made four selections to complete the 2020 First-Year Player Draft, finishing this year’s class with five college position players – the first time the organization has selected position players with its first five picks since 2003. (It doesn't help his stock that he's from Illinois, a cold-weather state, either.) Over the last three seasons, six left-handed starters have averaged 150 innings and more than a strikeout per inning: Chris Sale, Robbie Ray, Patrick Corbin, Eduardo Rodriguez, Clayton Kershaw, and Matthew Boyd. There's disagreement on whether Soderstrom should remain behind the plate. Giants: Ryan Murphy, P, Le Moyne College 145. In conjunction with the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the draft will take place in Atlanta. Mariners: Tyler Keenan, 3B, Mississippi 108. The first-year-player draft is a time for bats, but I’m so excited for these arms that they keep jumping out at me. A data-driven team might find it hard to justify popping Gonzales so early, lest they end up with a singles-hitting second baseman who isn't a threat to run or win a Gold Glove. Dodgers: Gavin Stone, P, Central Arkansas160: Astros: Shay Whitcomb, 2B, UC San Diego. Hancock has three pitches that could be classified as above-average: his low-to-mid-90s fastball, his changeup, and his slider. Otherwise, he'll likely settle in as a mid-rotation starter who has stretches and seasons where he teases more (think the aforementioned Ray). Sabato, a draft-eligible sophomore, had an impressive college career that saw him hit .332/.459/.698 with 25 home runs in 83 games. Detmers will change that this summer. SAN DIEGO -- The First-Year Player Draft is about to take on a much more collegiate feel. Nationals: Samuel Infante, SS, Monsignor Pace (HS)72. Cardinals: Alec Burleson, 1B, East Carolina71. It could pay off, and some, if that team is right. A Conversation with Cincinnati Reds Pitching Coordinator Kyle Boddy. Rays: Hunter Barnhart, P, St. Joseph (HS) 97. Pirates: Jack Hartman, P, Appalachian State 109. If Crow-Armstrong's name sounds familiar, that's because his parents are both actors (Ashley Crow and Matthew Armstrong) and he's the same outfielder who made a terrific grab during the Under-18 Baseball World Cup. Some team that believes in his ability to stick in a rotation could take him earlier. Mets: J.T. Hancock is the top-rated player on Baseball America's early 2020 draft board, and he has the size (6-foot-4) and velocity that could make him the No. Martin, a top-of-the-order hitter and versatile defender, might be the most intriguing player in the class. His delivery features some recoil, yet he walked just over seven percent of the batters he faced in three years against top-end SEC competition. Nick Bitsko, RHP, Central Bucks East (HS). He's also a skilled baserunner with good speed and smarts. Twins: Alerick Soularie, OF, Tennessee60. Lacy's repertoire features four usable or better pitches, including a low-to-mid-90s fastball and a slider that each grade as elite offerings, according to Trackman data. Ranking the top 175 players for your first-year player drafts. Yorke doesn't appear to have the power required to stand out at either second or third base, so his defensive home could determine if he's more than a bench type. A draft-eligible sophomore, he hit .357/.476/.560 with seven home runs and more walks than strikeouts in 71 games with the Wildcats. Instead, he's likely to be popped early enough to justify beginning his pro career. The top of this class is loaded with good college arms, so Abel might slip outside of the top five. Royals: Will Klein, P, Eastern Illinois 136. MLB 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft: Complete results tracker; Detroit Tigers on the clock with No. Nationals: Brady Lindsly, C, Oklahoma124. Hendrick scorched good competition last summer, posting absurd exit velocities along the way, and that performance ought to protect him against the typical cold-weather state bias. The Detroit Tigers picked Arizona State infielder Spencer Torkelson with the No. (He played right in 2019 out of deference to former first-round pick Matt McLain, who moved to shortstop this season.) (Lacy, in the same conference, walked nearly 11 percent.) 2020’s will be a supremely weird draft, but I’m geeked for it. Blue Jays: CJ Van Eyk, P, Florida State43. MLB shortened the 2020 draft from 40 rounds to five rounds this year in a cost-cutting move amid the coronavirus pandemic. From the Orioles breaking Twitter at 2nd overall, to the Rangers’ head-scratching second round pick, to several notable omissions at the conclusion of the draft, the industry has plenty to unpack in the coming days. 1 pick. He could end up at the other end of the defensive spectrum, either at first base or in the outfield; alternatively, he could benefit more than any other draftee from robot umpires. He's more than adequate at the defensive tasks that matter most -- receiving and throwing -- and he has ample game-calling experience. Indians: Tanner Burns, P, Auburn 37. He was primarily a third baseman before this season, when he slid to center field to better leverage his wheels. Hendrick could usurp Patterson if he someday lands the role of cleanup hitter. Jarvis received a lot of attention in February, when he threw a perfect game against Cornell. Roundtable: Mets team to beat in NL East? He missed this spring with a right knee injury, but in his sophomore season a year ago he batted .296 (59-for-199) with 43 runs, 12 doubles, six home runs, 46 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 50 games. He walked in 31 of his 82 plate appearances during the abbreviated NCAA season, but he still managed to improve his career homer count to 54 in 498 at-bats. Sabato's game may not feature another average or better tool outside of his bat, so he'll have to hit, hit, and then hit some more in order to justify his selection and punch his ticket to the Show. Angels: David Calabrese, OF, St. Elizabeth Catholic83. The 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft took place on June 10 and 11, 2020. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they have selected three more players on day two of the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Predictably, one of his top selling points is his power potential. Detmers could help his own case by nursing along his slider and changeup. Torkelson has the requisite eye, strength, and barrel control to profile as a quick-moving thumper. In redraft leagues, there is no better time than your draft prep and actual draft. Evaluators favor him at the plate, where he employs an aesthetically pleasing left-handed swing that some believe will eventually produce above-average power. In addition, compensation picks were distributed for players who did not sign from the 2019 MLB draft and for teams who lost qualifying free agents. Orioles: Hudson Haskin, OF, Tulane 40. Diamondbacks: A.J. You read that right: he fanned more than two per inning, or 48 of the 91 batters he faced, and he did that while allowing 16 hits, three runs, and six walks. Howard isn't just the best bet among prep players in this class to remain at shortstop, he's arguably the purest shortstop to come along in years. The 2020 MLB Draft -- officially known as the First-Year Player Draft or the Rule 4 Draft -- finished up Thursday night. Brewers: Hayden Cantrelle, SS, Louisiana Lafayette152. Marlins: Jake Eder, P, Vanderbilt 105. Tigers: Gage Workman, 3B, Arizona State103. This Tucker has a broad base of skills, and he has enough arm strength and speed to stick at short. Of course, Hancock should be allowed to exist outside of the comparisons to Lacy. Ginn, P, Mississippi State 53. Rockies: Chris McMahon, P, Miami47. Per … 5, 2016) and two-way-player Brendan McKay (No. Once again, it appears baseball is on the horizon. Wiemer set a new school record by starting each of the team’s 62 games in 2019, batting .263 (63-for-240) with 42 runs, 13 doubles, two triples, six home runs, 28 RBI and 21 steals in his sophomore campaign. 2020 Top 90 Dynasty Baseball First Year Player Draft Rankings (1st Edition) 2019 prospects are old news. All Rights Reserved. Cardinals: Levi Prater, P, Oklahoma 94. Blue Jays: Nick Frasso, P, Loyola Marymount107. In the first round on Wednesday, outfielder Garrett Mitchell was selected 20th overall out of the University of California, Los Angeles. Astros: Ty Brown, P, Vanderbilt, 102. Tigers Complete 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft By 97.1 The Ticket. Mitchell (HS) 66. Pirates: Nick Garcia, P, Chapman80. Mitchell, a Type 1 diabetic, should serve as a positive role model regardless. Cardinals: LJ Jones IV, OF, Long Beach State 153. Let’s talk baseball! The draft order was set based on the reverse order of the 2019 MLB season standings. He's already reconfigured his swing once since high school, and a team hoping to help him unlock his star potential could task him with trying it again. Mitchell is one of the fastest runners in the class, and he should have no problem remaining in center for the long haul. Scouts are less bullish on his bat. ... To determine the value of each player and each pick, ... 2020 Mock Draft: Mach 1. by Eric Longenhagen. Rangers: Evan Carter, OF, Elizabethton (HS)51. Yankees: Trevor Hauver, 2B, Arizona State 100. Giants: Jimmy Glowenke, SS, Dallas Baptist69. Marlins: Zach McCambley, P, Coastal Carolina76. (He struck out three times in 69 plate appearances this season.) Nonetheless, the wide berth granted by his secondary skills should permit Howard to go early in the draft to a team looking for a potential starting shortstop. Reds: Jackson Miller, C, J.W. Marlins: Dax Fulton, P, Mustang (HS) 41. Indians: Mason Hickman, P, Vanderbilt 155. Giants: R.J. Dabovich, P, Arizona State115. Detmers, whose delivery and high three-quarters release will remind some of Drew Smyly or Tarik Skubal, pairs a low-90s fastball with a slow, knee-buckling curveball. You can find the full list of every selection below, and we here at CBS Sports provided analysis of each of the 29 first-round picks that were made Wednesday night. June 12, 2020 06/12/2020 1:29 pm. 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