Don't be surprised when Torkelson ends up going higher than Vaughn, perhaps even first. Rangers: Tekoah Roby, P, Pine Forest (HS) 87. Padres: Owen Caissie, OF, Notre Dame Catholic (HS)46. Rays: Ian Seymour, P, Virginia Tech58. Rays: Tanner Murray, SS, UC Davis 126. 4, 2017). Hancock does not have Lacy's top-end potential because he does not have Lacy's two top-end pitches. 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. Rockies: Sam Weatherly, P, Clemson 82. He has a pair of average or better secondaries. It's to be determined if he can stick at shortstop. He has an impressive feel for contact and for the strike zone, finishing his Commodores career with a .368 batting average and more walks than strikeouts. (He was the toughest batter to strike out in the power conferences.) He reclassified earlier in the year from the 2021 draft, putting the onus on his performance this spring. The most notable baseball alum from West Allegheny High School is Scott Patterson, who played Luke on Gilmore Girls. 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. Angels: David Calabrese, OF, St. Elizabeth Catholic83. Yankees: Trevor Hauver, 2B, Arizona State 100. Cardinals: Levi Prater, P, Oklahoma 94. Those two are the only Cardinals ever taken in the top 20, let alone the top 10. Mets: Isaiah Greene, OF, Corona (HS) 70. 6-keys: media/spln/mlb/reg/free/stories_live-blog, at Cardinals: Masyn Winn, SS, Kingwood (HS)55. (Lacy, in the same conference, walked nearly 11 percent.) 1 overall pick, which was expected. In redraft leagues, there is no better time than your draft prep and actual draft. (Lacy, in the same conference, walked nearly 11 percent.) Cubs: Burl Carraway, P, Dallas Baptist52. Rockies: Case Williams, P, Douglas County (HS) 111. Dodgers: Landon Knack, P, East Tennessee State, 61. If so, Kjerstad could be the first collegiate outfielder off the board. Given his athleticism and pair of top-end pitches, he has a better chance than most at defying the stigma against short righties. With the 92nd overall pick in the third round, catcher Zavier Warren was selected out of Central Michigan University. Red Sox: Blaze Jordan, 3B, DeSoto Central (HS)90. What's not to like? 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. 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. 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. Padres: Cole Wilcox, P, Georgia81. 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. Dodgers: Gavin Stone, P, Central Arkansas160: Astros: Shay Whitcomb, 2B, UC San Diego. He has some backers in the industry who think he could become the best hitter in the class. Archive for 2020 MLB Draft. 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. (He struck out in nearly a quarter of his plate appearances this season in 17 games.) Reds: Joe Boyle, P, Notre Dame144. Torkelson has the requisite eye, strength, and barrel control to profile as a quick-moving thumper. © 2004-2021 CBS Interactive. 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. 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. 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. Let’s talk baseball! Full round 2020 MLB mock draft projections, with trades and compensatory picks based on weekly team projections and college and amateur player rankings. Reds: Mac Wainwright, OF, St. Edward (HS)114. Indians: Logan Allen, P, Florida International57. At minimum, he has the highest upside and the best shot at realizing it among the pitchers in the class. Red Sox: Jeremy Wu-Yelland, P, Hawaii 119. The Detroit Tigers selected third baseman Spencer Torkelson from Arizona State University with the first overall pick in the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. 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. 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. His slider is also a quality offering, giving him three legit weapons. We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. Dodgers: Carson Taylor, C, Virginia Tech131. He does have a chance to become the first one in his family to reach the majors, however. Nationals: Brady Lindsly, C, Oklahoma124. 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 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. MLB shortened the 2020 draft from 40 rounds to five rounds this year in a cost-cutting move amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mitchell enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign the year prior, batting .349 (90-for-258) with 57 runs, 14 doubles, 12 triples, six home runs, 41 RBI and a .984 OPS to go along with a perfect fielding percentage. Wells' standing is tied to a team's belief that he can catch. Whatever team gets him should be thrilled. Even at 6′, Meyer’s lively arm speed allows him to routinely pepper fastballs in the mid to upper 90’s towards hitters along with an absolutely filthy slider. Obviously the long-term hope for Meyer is that he's a frontline starter. Orioles: Coby Mayo, 3B, Stoneman Douglas (HS) 104. BA's MLB Draft database with every pick, scouting reports, signing bonuses and analysis from 1965 through the 2020 MLB Draft. With the minor league season officially canceled and a ton of redraft content on tap, I found it appropriate to publish an updated, post-draft… 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). Athletics: Michael Guldberg, OF, Georgia Tech 99. Hassell, another well-regarded Vanderbilt commitment, is a legit prospect as a pitcher and outfielder. Nick Bitsko, RHP, Central Bucks East (HS). 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. 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. Cubs: Luke Little, P, San Jacinto College118. Detmers could help his own case by nursing along his slider and changeup. If one of the top-ranked hitters is going to slide on draft day, then it's probably going to be Gonzales. Twins: Alerick Soularie, OF, Tennessee60. Athletics: Dane Acker, P, Oklahoma128. Pirates: Carmen Mlodzinski, P, South Carolina 32. Angels: Adam Seminaris, P, Long Beach State 142. Nationals: Mitchell Parker, P, San Jacinto College 154. The first high school pitcher selected, Abel is a two-time player of the year in Oregon. Diamondbacks: A.J. Hancock has three pitches that could be classified as above-average: his low-to-mid-90s fastball, his changeup, and his slider. Giants: Ryan Murphy, P, Le Moyne College 145. Astros: Alex Santos, P, Mount Saint Academy (HS), 73. No pitcher ranked this highly on this list has less on file than Bitsko does. Walker is listed at 6-foot-5, which would tie him with Kris Bryant for the tallest third baseman in the majors. Marines: Zach DeLoach, OF, Texas A&M44. Scouts are less bullish on his bat. The five-round 2020 MLB Draft is in the books. 2020’s will be a supremely weird draft, but I’m geeked for it. 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). Orioles: Carter Baumler, P, Dowling Catholic134. 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. His precision gains have coincided with a velocity boost that enables him to touch into the mid-to-upper-90s. Besides, his offensive upside is such that moving him to another position could free up his bat and hasten his arrival. A draft-eligible sophomore, he hit .357/.476/.560 with seven home runs and more walks than strikeouts in 71 games with the Wildcats. Major League Baseball’s annual amateur draft has arrived. Royals: Tyler Gentry, OF, Alabama77. 30. Cardinals: Alec Burleson, 1B, East Carolina71. Come read up on the most comprehensive FYPD ranking anywhere. Cavalli has a fastball he can run into the mid-to-upper-90s as well as a quality slider. 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. To Crochet's credit, he does have the essential attributes teams desire in their starters: a big frame (6-foot-6), a strong arm (he can flirt with triple digits), and an out pitch (his slider). 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. You'd think Torkelson was a Joe Hill creation given the fear he invokes in opposing pitchers. Royals: Christian Chamberlain, P, Oregon State106. 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. 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. He has a track record of hitting against good pitching (.343/.421/.590 in three years of playing SEC competition), and this season he sliced into his strikeout rate, reducing it from 19.6 percent to 11.5 percent. Vukovich, 3B, East Troy (HS) 120. Indians: Tanner Burns, P, Auburn 37. 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. 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft: Complete results tracker; Detroit Tigers on the clock with No. Mets: Matthew Dyer, C, Arizona121. Blue Jays: Trent Palmer, P, Jacksonville 78. 10:51 pm ET, 2020 MLB Draft: Biggest Surprise Pick From Round One, Team-by-team draft grades can be found here. White Sox: Adisyn Coffey, P, Wabash Valley College84. Predictably, one of his top selling points is his power potential. The announcements were made by Vice President –. 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. Bitsko has to be convinced to forego his commitment to the University of Virginia, meaning whatever team takes him will have to put its money where its confidence is. Rays: Alika Williams, SS, Arizona State, 38. 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. A team who believes he can play third and hit in the middle of the order could pop him in the first round. It’s not easy to separate the fast movers from the slow on the pitching side, but that’s a good way to make a profit, and these two college-ace, first-round picks just scream fast-track to me. MLB shortened the 2020 draft from 40 rounds to five rounds this year in a cost-cutting move amid the coronavirus pandemic. Detmers will change that this summer. Crow-Armstrong may be a Vanderbilt commit, but he seems unlikely to ever caw on campus. He has combined to score 112 runs, draw 90 walks and steal 50 bases in 135 games throughout his collegiate career. A total of 160 selections were made over two nights in the abbreviated selection process. May 27, 2020. Jarvis has improved his velocity, now pitching in the mid-90s, and he has one of the draft's best changeups. Generally, having an undefined position is a negative. Hendrick could usurp Patterson if he someday lands the role of cleanup hitter. 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. 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. Astros: Zach Daniels, OF, Tennessee, 132. @Prospects365 Read the first edition of my 2021 FYPD list---including extensive player reports---by clicking here. The 2021 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft will take place on July 11–13, 2021. Over the last two springs, he has combined to bat .355 (108-for-304) with 90 runs, 25 doubles, nine home runs, 77 RBI, 74 walks, a .492 on-base percentage and a 1.028 OPS in 77 games. Along with blurbs for every single name listed, we included bonus college and prep players. (He also had a strong showing in the Cape Cod League, batting .308/.389/.526, albeit with a higher K rate.) Should he prove successful, he ought to be a quick-to-rise mid-rotation starter. He was the only Hurricane to start in each of the team’s 54 games that year, batting .303 (64-for-211) with 32 runs, 12 doubles, four triples, a home run, 28 RBI and 20 steals. Carson Tucker is the younger brother of Cole, an infielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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. 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. He also has the frame and demeanor scouts seek in their top-of-the-rotation prospects. He might have the higher floor, however, thanks to a well-rounded arsenal and a better feel for throwing strikes. A creative team could maximize his value by having him split time between the infield and the outfield, a la Whit Merrifield and Scott Kingery, among others. Rangers: Dylan Maclean, P, Central Catholic (HS) 116. Mets: J.T. That decision could have played in his favor under normal circumstances, but the spread of the novel coronavirus caused his season to be canceled. Mets: Anthony Walters, SS, San Diego State92. Mitchell (HS) 66. christopher jonot Send an email June 10, 2020. He also has more than enough bat speed and discretion at the plate to project as a potential middle-of-the-order hitter. He's committed to Texas, but figures to be signable. Mitchell is one of the fastest runners in the class, and he should have no problem remaining in center for the long haul. The major (and arguably only) flaw in his game is his command: even though he walked three batters per nine in this abbreviated season, he still finished his Aggies career having walked four per nine. In the first round on Wednesday, outfielder Garrett Mitchell was selected 20th overall out of the University of California, Los Angeles. Even more predictably, there are concerns he'll have to move away from the hot corner due to his size. 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. 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